Robert Greenblatt at the Banff World Media Festival 2018

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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Telefilm’s gender parity results and the challenges that remain

A panel discussion on advancing women in the industry points to progress made, but more support for women-led projects at bigger budgets is still needed.

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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.

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NSI updates Totally Television program

Among the changes, producers with adaptations from existing IP can now apply for the 11-month course.

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Taking Quebec’s French-language TV to the world

From Playback magazine: For decades the French-Canadian industry has punched above its weight. Now it wants to play on the global stage.

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Bruce Hills named JFL president

The longtime festival COO takes over as the Montreal-based company comes under new ownership.

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9 Story appoints Angela C. Santomero CCO

The announcement comes five months after 9 Story acquired New York-based children’s media co Out of the Blue, which Santomero co-founded.

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Eight Canadian producers head to Trans Atlantic Partners

Shaftesbury’s Stephanie Ouaknine and Compass Productions’ Joe Balass are among the Canadian independent producers set to take part in the copro program.