We are proud to have worked with Howie on a number of projects he has developed and produced back home in Canada. Now he's joined forces with the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television (another one of our clients) to host the 2017 Canadian Screen Awards Gala, which took place last night at the Sony Centre for the Performing Arts.
Congratulations to Writer-Director Robert Eggers who recently won the Best First Feature Film and Best First Screenplay at the Independent Spirit Awards for "The Witch", produced by our client Daniel Bekerman/Scythia Films.
We were proud to have been consulting with Rob on certain elements of his latest project, a follow up documentary to his acclaimed film "Sharkwater". He was a talented and brave filmmaker and environmentalist who made a real difference in the world.
Rob's body was "found peacefully in the ocean" after he disappeared while diving in the Florida Keys. We take some comfort in knowing that Rob died doing what he loved and had devoted his life's work to and hope to honour his memory by doing our part to ensure his mission does not go unfinished....
THE HOXTON Nightclub, which has hosted popular EDM artists like Skrillex, Zedd, and Flume, is closing up. The club's joint owners, our clients Embrace and The Social Group, are moving on to other new and exciting ventures. Stay tuned for those!
"Race" - Best Film / Best Actor / Art Direction / Costume Design / Makeup / Effects / Sound / Sound Editing
"Two Lovers and a Bear" - Art Direction / Editing / Makeup / Music
JOBRO PRODUCTIONS /MOTEL PICTURES (Nicole Hilliard-Forde)
"The Other Half" - Best Actress / Best Supporting Actor
BREAKTRHOUGH ENTERTAINMENT - "Science Max" - Best Youth Non-Fiction / Directing
FRANTIC FILMS - "Still Standing" - Best Factual, Best Direction
"Baroness Von Sketch Show" - Best Comedy Program, Best Direction Variety or Sketch, Best Performance in Variety (ensemble)
CHARLOTTE ENGEL & MAUREEN JUDGE - "My Millenial Life" - Best Documentary Program
YAP FILMS - "Loretta Lynn: Still a Mountain Girl" - Best Bio or Art Documentary
KORTNEY & DAVE WILSON - "Masters of Flip" - Best Lifestyle Program and Best Hosts of Lifestyle
STEVE BYERS - "SLASHER" - Best actor in Drama Program
BARRY STEVENS - " War Story Afghanistan" - Best DIrection - Documentary
ALEX ORDANIS /ADAM BENZINE
"Claude Lanzmann Spectres of the Shoah" - Best Direction, Best Visual Research, Best Original Music , and Best Picture Editing
GURU ANIMATION - "Paw Patrol " - Best Direction Animated / "Justin Time" - Best Direction Animated
LARUE ENTERTAINMENT - "Amazing Gayl Pile" - Best Original Fiction, Digital
"True Dating Stories" - Best Original Non-Fiction, Digital
MORGAN WATERS & BROOKS GREAT - "Amazing Gayl Pile" - Best Direction
DAVID BEZMOZGIS - " Natasha" - Best Adapted Screenplay, Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role.
MOTEL PICTURES (Nicole Hilliard-Forde) / Jobro (Goldenberg’s client) film The Other Half was nominated for Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role, Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role
Picasso Chaser Pictures - "A Date with Miss Fortune" - Best Original Song
Director X's "Hotline Bling" selected as one of TIFF's 150 essential works in Canadian cinema history
Catch Cameron Bailey's interview with Director X on Jan 19th at the TIFF Bell Lightbox and check out TIFF's great retrospective on Director X’s greatest hits here:
Posted by Michael 01/06/17:
What do Adventure Time, Babar, Bee and Puppy Cat, Bravest Warriors, Beyblade, Caillou, Care Bears, Clone High, Dexters Labratory, Doodlebops, Droids, Eek the Cat, Ewoks, Fairly Odd Parents, Franklyn, George Shrinks, George and Martha, Inspector Gadget, Johnny Bravo, Johnny Test, Little Bear, Magic School Bus, Max and Ruby, Pelswick, Pippi Longstockings, Powder Puff Girls, Quads, Reboot, Redwall, Rolie Polie Olie, Tintin, and Wow Wow Wubbzy have in common? These are just some of the hit animated shows our team have built over the years. Now we look forward to working with you to discover new talent and make this generation’s favorite new cartoons.
Looking forward to a great new 2017, I would like to share my excitement for things to come. We are launching WOW! Unlimited Media into the global media environment. Together with long time colleagues and friends Fred Seibert, Bob Ezrin, Christian Davin, Neil Chakravarti and Michael Hefferon we are setting out to build the next great kids and youth multi-platform animation company. Headquartered in Toronto with offices and studios in Los Angeles, New York and Vancouver we are building a world wide leader in our field. I have been working in animation for more than four decades and believe in the power of animation to entertain and educate. Twenty years ago I coined the phrase 'World domination through animation' and have built and contributed to three outstanding studios Nelvana, Cookie Jar and DHX Media to contribute to achieving that goal.
As a group we have all been successful in our individual efforts over the years, but together we will offer exciting innovation, unprecedented network building and outstanding talent discovery. Today we look forward to building WOW! Unlimited into the next great disruptive entertainment company. I hope that you will be a part of our next chapter.
Best wishes and Happy New Year,
Montreal Gazette -- If you’re up for a show that champions human rights, celebrates diversity and shines a glitterball in the face of intolerance, Prom Queen: The Musical would seem to be the perfect date. It’s based on the famous case of Marc Hall, the blue-haired gay teen in small-town Ontario who took his Catholic school board to court in 2002 after it decreed that he shall not go to the ball, at least not with his boyfriend.
It’s an undeniably inspiring true story. But with so much goodwill gushing its way, does it achieve liftoff as that most elusive of things, a viable musical?
The answer is a resounding, giddy and — OK, I’ll admit it — teary-eyed “yes.”
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