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WildBrain appoints Mark Trachuk as general counsel

Media | 04/22/2024 12:29 pm EDT

Portrait photo of WildBrain general counsel Mark Trachuk in a white shirt and grey suit, in front of a blue background.Toronto entertainment company WildBrain Ltd. has named Mark Trachuk as its general counsel. He will also serve as corporate secretary to the board of directors. He succeeds James Bishop, who has left the firm. Trachuk arrives from Norton Rose Fulbright, a global law firm....

Unscripted series the wave of the future for streamers, CMPA conference hears

Media | 02/06/2023 1:31 pm EST

OTTAWA–Streaming is the way of the future, a panel told the Canadian Media Producers Association with tweaks to the way content is produced. The Prime Time conference held a...

Creative groups lobbying for tax credits on content development

Media | 09/03/2019 5:44 pm EDT

Comcast Corp.’s NBCUniversal is lobbying both the Alberta and Ontario...

Content exporters ask consulting panel for CMF envelope they can access, match

Media | 03/12/2019 7:07 pm EDT

A trade association for Canadian-based television and content distribution...

Distributors ask for Canadian film exhibition quotas on broadcast, OTT

Media | 03/01/2019 12:11 pm EST

Both over-the-top services and broadcasters should be required to show a certain amount of Canadian feature films, the Canadian Association of Film Distributors and Exporters is asking the panel...

New CEO’s content background indicates shift at CBC: experts

Media | 04/03/2018 5:19 pm EDT

OTTAWA — Catherine Tait’s appointment as head of CBC/Radio-Canada is...

Mark Slone to head CAFDE

Media | 05/11/2017 5:45 pm EDT

Mark Slone has been elected president of The Canadian Association of Film Distributors and Exporters. The lobby group announced the election of Slone, who is currently Entertainment One Ltd.’s executive vice-president of theatrical distribution and marketing, in a Thursday press release. This year “is promising to be an exciting year of opportunity for Canadian content feature films, with the Cancon consultations coming to a close and Canadian Heritage putting in place policy based on these consultations,” Slone said in the release. Slone, who was previously vice-president of CAFDE, is succeeding Victor Loewy, who remains with the organization. The new president has over 20 years of industry experience and previously held a position as senior vice-president of acquisition at Alliance Films Inc., the...

Industry association for CanCon exports formed

Media | 11/17/2016 10:45 pm EST

An industry association representing Canadian distributors and exporters of TV and digital content has been formed, with the intention of helping develop content at home and export it abroad.   The Canadian Association of...

EOne acquires Secret Location

Media | 08/18/2016 5:51 pm EDT

Media-distribution company Entertainment One Ltd. has acquired the rest of digital studio Secret Location, completing an investment dating back to 2014. The company said in a Wednesday press release that Secret Location, which eOne describes as a content studio for emerging platforms, continued to see success since it first purchased a stake...

Entertainment One denies ITV acquisition deal

Media | 04/14/2016 6:02 pm EDT

Entertainment One Ltd. said Thursday in a statement that though there has been “press speculation regarding a potential offer” by U.K.-based TV broadcaster ITV PLC to buy the company, “no approach has been...

Marci Wiseman joins Entertainment One

Media | 05/07/2015 7:32 pm EDT

Entertainment One Ltd. said in a press release Thursday that Marci Wiseman is its new executive vice-president of global business and legal affairs. “She will direct legal and business affairs activities on a global basis,...