CBC ANNOUNCES 2018-19 PROGRAMMING SLATE

May 24, 2018General

Television slate includes 17 new series and 36 renewed titles, one of CBC’s largest returning lineups. New Canadian scripted series include comedy CAVENDISH from the creators of Picnicface; female-driven procedural CORONER; legal aid series DIGGSTOWN featuring the first female black lead character in an original Canadian drama; family adventure NORTHERN RESCUE starring William Baldwin and … Read More

Palme d’Or Winner SHOPLIFTERS lands UK deal with Thunderbird Releasing

May 23, 2018General

  May 23rd, 2018: Thunderbird Releasing has acquired Hirokazu Kore-eda’s family drama SHOPLIFTERS for the UK, following its premiere in competition at this year’s Cannes Film Festival. SHOPLIFTERS- the seventh film directed by Kore-eda to screen at Cannesscooped the top prize at the festival amid fierce competition from Spike Lee and Jean-Luc Godard among others … Read More

PBS KIDS ORDERS FIRST ALASKAN NATIVE SERIES

May 10, 2018General

The US pubcaster has greenlit Molly of Denali, an Indigenous-focused animated series slated to premiere next summer. PBS KIDS is doubling down on diversity with a new greenlight for Molly of Denali (pictured), the first US nationally distributed children’s series to feature an Alaskan Native lead character. Co-Produced by WGBH Boston and Atomic Cartoons, the … Read More

Canadian Film Depicts Plight of Refugees

May 6, 2018General, Industry News

Allison Vuchnich/ Global National  For decades, Canadian businessman Frank Giustra has dedicated his life to philanthropy, but as Allison Vuchnich reports a trip to Greece and the plight of the Syrian refugees has fundamentally changed his life.

Michael Mayer’s The Seagull Picked Up by Thunderbird Releasing

May 3, 2018General

By Tom Grater / Screen Daily The Seagull, Michael Mayer’s drama that recently premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival, has been picked up for UK distribution by Thunderbird Releasing. ‘THE SEAGULL’ Starring Annette Bening, Saoirse Ronan, Elisabeth Moss and Corey Stoll, the film focuses on eight people at a country estate in Russia, all grappling … Read More

THUNDERBIRD TO BRING THE MARROW THIEVES TO TELEVISION

May 1, 2018General, Industry News

  Vancouver / May 1st, 2018 – Thunderbird Entertainment announced today that they have optioned Cherie Dimaline’s award-winning novel, The Marrow Thieves. The book, which won The Governor General’s Literary Award for Young People’s Literature – Text and the Kirkus Prize for Young Readers last year, will be adapted as a limited series for television. The … Read More

Leo Award Nominees 2018

April 30, 2018Entanglement, General, Great Pacific Media, Heavy Rescue: 401, Highway Thru Hell, I Am Heath Ledger, Industry News, Kim's Convenience, Never Steady, Never Still, Save My Reno, Somewhere Between, Thunderbird Releasing, Worst to First

The Thunderbird Group received 32 Leo Award Nominations this morning in 26 different categories. All Thunderbird nominees are listed below. Congratulations to all the nominees! “Through a system of peer adjudication, with final ballot tabulation by Ernst & Young Chartered Accountants, we are pleased to confirm the following 2018 Leo Award Recipients. We would like … Read More

The Canadian Screen Award winners agreed: ‘Representation matters’

March 12, 2018General

CBC Arts · March 12 Above all else, one thing rang clear throughout last night’s Canadian Screen Awards: the message of representation and strength in diversity on screen. Indigenous stories like The Secret Path took home awards alongside actors like Paul Sun-Hyung Lee from Kim’s Convenience and Nabil Rajo from Boost. Over the course of the awards, women, people of colour and LGBTQ+ artists … Read More