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Inside the sale of William F. White International

Following this morning’s breaking news, Paul Bronfman discusses how the deal transpired and why Ashtead Group is the right company to lead Whites into the next decade.

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Government to move forward with digital tax plans

Finance Minister Bill Morneau reiterated the intent to place a 3% tax on revenues generated through the sale of online advertising and user data by tech giants.

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Executive of the Year: Catherine Tait

The CBC/Radio-Canada president and CEO discusses how she is building a pubcaster for the future.

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Photo gallery: Telefilm Canada’s 2019 Public Assembly

The funder presented its 2018/19 results at a public event held at Ottawa’s National Arts Centre.

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Hot Sheet: Top 5 Canadian films Nov. 29 to Dec. 5, 2019

Stand! dances its way to the top, while Antigone comes in at #2 and Les barbares de La Malbaie lands at #3.

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Hot Sheet: Top 10 films Nov. 29 to Dec. 5, 2019

Frozen 2 comes out on top, followed by Knives Out at #2 and Ford v Ferrari at #3.

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Whites acquired by British equipment rental firm

William F. White International CEO Paul Bronfman says the deal with Ashtead Group will position the company for a new phase of growth servicing streamers.

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Awards roundup: from Whistler to Golden Globes

Sophie Deraspe makes history in Whistler, plus other nods from the TFCA, Critics’ Choice Awards and the Golden Globes.

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Media Company of the Year: Blue Ant Media

After building an expansive global enterprise over the past eight years, Michael MacMillan’s company is going all-in on its North American strategy.

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Wattpad to open second HQ in Halifax

CEO Allen Lau said the new office will “supercharge our business” as Wattpad expands its roster of high-profile partnerships and the capabilities of its platform.

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No hope of saving Anne with an E, creator confirms

Creator and showrunner Moira Walley-Beckett announced via Instagram there is “no way to revive” the series after an outpouring of fan demand to #renewannewithane.

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CMF, Shaw Rocket increase budget for round two of joint fund

The CMF-SRF Kids Digital Animated Series Program will have a total budget of $5.06 million, up from $3.3 million during its inaugural round.

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NFB restructures its Creation and Innovation division, cuts five jobs

The organization will bring its digital and interactive studios under its English and French program umbrella to “establish a national vision” for its programming.

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Pandora’s Box opens up global conversation around period equity

The $1-million feature-length doc, premiering today at Whistler, is produced by the newly formed production banner Inner Revolution Films.

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Dickenson teases ‘major overhaul’ of Telefilm’s Success Index

The organization’s executive director Christa Dickenson said a full consultation will begin in the new year, with changes set to come into effect for fiscal 2021/2022.