VEEP exec readies kids’ series with Amaze Film + TV

MIPTV: The co-executive producer of HBO’s Emmy-winning political comedy Veep is developing an animated show based on her first series of children’s books. To read the original C21 article, click here. Film and television writer Georgia Pritchett is here in Cannes with Canada’s Amaze Film & Television pitching Wilf the Mighty Worrier to broadcasters and distributors. Pritchett has developed the comedy series alongside Amaze, the book’s illustrator Jamie Littler and UK-based Catherine Bailey Ltd, which is making its first moves into animation. Aimed at 6-9s, the 2D animated series follows…

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Alliston’s Madison Ferguson earns Canadian Screen Awards nomination

Alliston’s Madison Ferguson, one of the stars from the popular YTV show The Stanley Dynamic, has earned a nomination at the 2016 Canadian Screen Awards. To read the original Simcoe.com article, click here. The 11-year-old Grade 6 student at Ernest Cumberland Elementary School is among five actors nominated for Best Performance in a Children’s or Youth Program or Series. “I’m extremely excited,” she said. “(Winning an award) is a major goal in life for me but it’s also great to be nominated.” Madison made her debut on the show when…

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‘The Martian,’ ‘Straight Outta Compton’ Land Writers Guild Nominations

Documentary nominations went to “Being Canadian,” “Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief,” “Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck” and “Prophet’s Prey.” To read the original Variety article, click here. The Writers Guild of America has nominated “Bridge of Spies,” “Sicario,” “Spotlight,” “Straight Outta Compton” and “Trainwreck” for its original screenplay award and “The Big Short,” “Carol,” “The Martian,”  “Steve Jobs” and “Trumbo” for its adapted screenplay award. Documentary nominations went to “Being Canadian,” “Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief,” “Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck” and “Prophet’s Prey.”…

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The Stanley Dynamic goes to season two on YTV

The live action-animation hybrid from Amaze Film + Television – with animation by 9 Story – will bow its second season in 2016. To read the original Playback article, click here. Corus Entertainment has greenlit a second season of its live action-animation hybrid sitcom, The Stanley Dynamic. The 26 x 30-minute series, which features a live-action family with one animated family member, will go into production later this summer. Its first season was shot through 2014 at Revival Studios in Toronto. The new season is set to appear on YTV in…

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