With other Canadian partners on board, the web video platform’s subscription-based services will launch in 10 world markets.
The fund, which is open to indie producers of Alberta and Manitoba, will begin accepting applications for its second round starting in July.
The agreement with BMO allows the production rental giant to continue stocking up on new equipment to serve a resurgent Canadian production sector.
This week’s package of briefs include news of construction starting on a new Canadian Film Centre pavilion (VIP sod-turning pictured).
The indie distributor acquires the Coen brothers’ film ahead of its Cannes world premiere, and plans a winter theatrical release.
The Ryerson RTA School of Media study, which was based on 266 responses to a survey of the Writers Guild of Canada’s membership, found industry concentration is sending scribes to Toronto and Hollywood.
The pubcaster spars with Barry Kiefl’s media trends blog over the impact of the fall 2012 NHL lockout on overall viewership.
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