Sara Alessi of Worldscreen writes announcing that the Second Season of The Moblees has begun production. Produced by Shaftesbury and Boulevard, The Moblees is a live action kids’ show encouraging physical activity. The series is currently being produced in Halifax.
(via bellmedia) Bell Media Winnipeg beginning holiday season with Toy Mountain. In support of the Salvation Army, Bell Media TV and radio stations are promoting Toy Mountain Winnipeg, a mission to collect toys and send them to poor children. Participating in the event over at CF Polo Park on 1485 Portage ave are stations CTV Winnipeg, TSN 1290 Winnipeg, 99.9 BOB FM, and even 103.1 Virgin Radio. People are encouraged to either donate money or a new unwrapped toy to this event or give at Scotiabanks, fire halls, and police stations.
(via wireservice.ca) Whistler Film Festival has announced Joe Balass as the winner of inaugural Power Pitch competition. This is a contest for Canadian producers who get the rare chance to submit their project pitches to industry experts. Since Balass’s pitch was the best, he was awarded $1000 in cash by CMPA-BC, as well as $10,000 by Ironwood Studios and $2500 from Finale Post. He also got some feedback from Industry professionals on how to make strong connections for working on the film.
(via CBC) A documentary made in Manitoba, 1200+ explores the issue of MMIW. Co-produced by Sheila North-Wilson and Leonard Yakir, their documentary explains the issue of indigenous women and girls who go missing and how this affects the community. “We all have a part to come up with some of the solutions and find the answers for these cases because we’re all connected in some way,” says North-Wilson, who was once a journalist.