Denis Seguin

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Why I should be head of Telefilm

With no obvious replacement in the wings, I would like to propose that I take over in the top job at Telefilm Canada. Now that Wayne Clarkson is heading off to trek the Camino de Santiago and Michel Pradier has told me personally he is not applying for the job, there are many good reasons to consider an outsider for the role of executive director.

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Cineplex to screen Oscar-nominated shorts

U.K. distributor brings popular program to theater chain, just in time for Oscar night

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Wayne Clarkson: Five years in the trenches

Time flies. It seems like only five years ago that Wayne Clarkson delivered his inaugural speech at Prime Time in Ottawa. The industry had tasted the Stursbergian whip only to witness the whipmaster’s defection to the CBC. Then Wayne arrived.

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Telefilm tests social media as marketing

Handful of French titles to receive funding for blogs, Facebook, Twitter and other online promotion

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3D at the B.O.: Avatar has changed everything

If you haven’t seen Avatar, you haven’t seen 3D. And you may soon find yourself in the minority, judging by the number of people who have seen the film around the world. Since its Dec. 18 debut, when it opened in 103 territories on more than 13,000 screens, James Cameron’s epic had earned $1.6 billion worldwide (at press time) and is poised to surpass Cameron’s own Titanic as the highest-grossing international film. The film is making money faster than the media can keep pace.

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CRTC okays Al-Jazeera

Three years after its November 2006 launch, Al Jazeera English has received approval from the CRTC for cable and satellite distribution in Canada. The 24-hour international news and current affairs channel is a division of the Qatar-based Arabic-language satellite service and is broadcast in 100 countries to an estimated 180 million households. AJE claims to have nearly 70 bureaus worldwide.

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A long time coming

It’s the biggest story of the year if not the decade. After hiding in plain sight for at least 30 years, it’s finally going to happen: the CBC will work with Telefilm Canada to make feature films for Sunday primetime national telecasts.

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Two Canuck titles headed for Sundance

IDFA winner Last Train Home and Grown Up Movie Star to play in competition

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Alliance to distribute CBS Films

Three-year deal with wing of U.S. network starts with Harrison Ford pic Extraordinary Measures

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CRTC okays Al-Jazeera

Qatar-based broadcaster gets nod for cable and satellite distribution in Canada

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D Films takes Max Manus

Sherry/Cianciotta start-up buys all media on Norwegian foreign-language Oscar submission

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Ontario plans rebate for development

Dust off that pile of screenplays. The Ontario government is introducing a new fund that will rebate development costs for content creators in the film, television and digital media sector. As with the current labor- and production-based tax credit in the province, the new rebate will be administered by the Ontario Media Development Corporation.