New Metric Media inks dev deals with Canadian authors

Letterkenny producer New Metric Media has struck a trio of development deals with Canadian authors. The Toronto-headquartered prodco, which is behind Netflix’s Bad Blood, has optioned the rights to projects from three authors, including criminologist Michael Arntfield; veteran author and Toronto Star lead investigative reporter for organised crime Peter Edwards; and online personality Anne T. Donahue. […]

Women sweep Canadian Screenwriting Awards’ drama, comedy categories

Women screenwriters have swept the TV drama and comedy categories for the Writers Guild of Canada’s Screenwriting Awards for the first time in their 23-year history. The awards celebrate Canadian screenwriting talent across Canadian-made TV, film, documentaries and webseries. This year, both the TV drama and TV comedy categories consist solely of female nominees, who […]

Canadian SVOD service goes country-wide

CraveTV, the Canadian SVOD service, has launched country-wide, meaning all consumers with an internet connection can now access the service. The streaming service had been restricted to consumers with specific pay TV and broadband packages, but is now open to all. Consumers can access a one-month free CraveTV trial before subscribing for C$7.99 (US$5.51). That […]

SVOD service Crave orders first original series

Canadian SVOD service Crave has ordered Letterkenny, an original half-hour comedy based upon the shortform digital series Letterkenny Problems. Crave is owned by Canadian telco Bell and will make Letterkenny with Bell’s specialty channel The Comedy Network. The six-part series and shorts were created by Jared Keeso, star of Bravo series 19-2. New Metric Media, […]