CMF invests $8.1M across 31 digital media projects

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A total of 23 companies received funding for digital media projects and eight received funds for marketing support.



Blog: Sundance ’15 marks record year for Canada

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Blogging for Playback from Sundance, Alan Bacchus (pictured) looks at Canada’s recent successes at the festival and how it might bode for this year’s record presence.



Cineflix Rights acquires series from Yap Films, Hive Content

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Cineflix’s U.K. distribution arm has picked up Canadian prodco Yap Films’ Battle Factory and Hive Content’s Food, Booze & Tattoos (pictured).



Super Channel invests $850,000 in 34 new projects

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Projects selected in the latest round of financing from the Super Channel Development Fund include Jason Priestley’s The Day Santa Didn’t Come.



Greenbergs’ FACET4 Media unveils reality slate

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Stephen Greenberg’s production shingle – run with Anna-Sue and Jamie Greenberg – will be shopping the new series at Realscreen Summit.



Serendipity Point launches scripted TV division

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Alyse Rosenberg (pictured) has been tapped to lead the prodco’s new division.



BravoFACT mandates 50% of funds to female filmmakers

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Starting in February, half of the funds awarded by BravoFACT and BravoFACTUAL will go to projects with a female director or producer. (Juror Amy Jo Johnson pictured.)



Vimeo expands distribution network

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The video player is partnering with publishers like The Atlantic and TV Guide to broaden the reach of its VOD system.



Shomi inks deal with Sony Pictures TV for Amazon Originals

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The deal includes exclusive SVOD rights to series such as Transparent (pictured).



How to get your debut feature into the Canadian Screen Awards

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Christian Sparkes’ Cast No Shadow and Kyle Thomas’ The Valley Below (pictured) got tickets to the big party via Telefilm Canada’s Micro-Budget Production Program.

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