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NFB reports progress on Indigenous Action Plan

The producer has committed to investing 15% of its spend on Indigenous-directed projects by 2020.

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Knowledge Network greenlights Lark docuseries

Executive produced by Lark’s Louise Clark and Erin Haskett, the 10-part docuseries will follow dispatchers at BC Emergency Health Services.

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Bell Fund marks 20 years with a new mandate

From Playback magazine: With a new directive from the CRTC, the funder had to overhaul its programs and adapt to an ever-changing industry.

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Mr. Wolf opens Vancouver VFX studio

Chad Cortvriendt will head up the B.C. operation as executive producer, and is currently leading a team creating effects for Syfy series Channel Zero.

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Hot Sheet: Top 30 TV programs, June 4 to 10, 2018

MasterChef Canada and Private Eyes break the top 10, while Ransom lands at #25.

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Monterey Media acquires The Sun at Midnight

California-based Monterey Media is planning a fall U.S. theatrical release for the Yellowknife-shot drama.

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Photo Gallery: 2018 Banff World Media Festival

Missed the 2018 Banff World Media Festival? See the Rockie Award winners, panelists and global media leaders here.

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Hot Sheet: Top 10 films June 8 to 14, 2018

Ocean’s 8 steals the #1 spot, followed by Deadpool 2 at #2 and Solo: A Star Wars Story at #3.

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Hot Sheet: Top 5 Canadian films June 8 to 14, 2018

Identites comes in at #1, followed by La Chute De Sparte at #2 and The Accountant of Auschwitz at #3.

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TAAFI’s growth goals

This year, the animation fest is spreading out its programming into three categories in an attempt to engage more industry professionals and the public.

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Space, Syfy set Killjoys, Wynonna Earp returns

The sci-fi originals will return in back-to-back Friday slots starting next month.

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Playback’s 2018 Hall of Fame: Valerie Creighton

An outspoken proponent of Cancon, the CMF president and CEO has devoted her career to growing the biz.

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YouTube launches Premium platform in Canada

The Premium service, formerly known as YouTube Red, is the latest entrant to the Canadian OTT market.

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Wattpad inks content partnership with Bavaria Fiction

The Munich-based prodco will have access to nearly 1 million German-language stories with a view to developing content for local markets.

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Cameras roll on Babe Nations’ first feature

The Rest of Us, starring Sophie Nelisse (pictured) and Heather Graham, is directed by Aisling Chin-Yee.