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.


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.


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.


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.