Kelly Townsend

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CMF, Quebecor Fund partnership extends global market efforts

The funding partners’ second program focuses on providing support to French-language dramas in need of a budget boost to appeal to international buyers.

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Deals: Sinking Ship, Toon-A-Vision, Raven Banner, Portfolio

Netflix acquires a pair of Portfolio Entertainment projects, Halifax’s Toon-A-Vision picks up its first anime series, Raven Banner’s latest horror acquisition and more.

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In brief: Telefilm New Voices and WIFT-T winners announced

Plus: Wolf Joe starts production, Canadian producers head to Cannes and Burden of Truth joins The CW’s summer lineup.

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Two Canadian films among the 2019 Cannes lineup

Xavier Dolan’s Matthias et Maxime and Monia Chokri’s A Brother’s Love will compete for the Palme d’Or and Un Certain Regard, respectively.

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POV: The Apology wins Peabody award

The National Film Board feature is among eight documentaries to receive this year’s honour.

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NCFD celebrates 100 years of domestic filmmaking

Executive director Jack Blum and artistic director Sharon Corder on how the annual event is changing the conversation around Canadian film.

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Jean La Rose to depart as APTN CEO in December

La Rose, who has served as CEO of the network for 17 years, will exit the role at the end of the year.

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TVO, TFO greenlight Breakthough copro Book Hungry Bears

The animated preschool series is created by New Zealand’s Pukeko Pictures and coproduced by Breakthough Entertainment and China’s Hengxin Shambala Kids.

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Disney streamer to hit U.S. market in November 2019

The House of Mouse will launch the SVOD service with more than 35 original titles to start, but details on the Canadian launch date have not been revealed.

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Ontario government to review tax credit application process

The province also announced plans for a film and television advisory board to further explore opportunities for “high-value film and television production.”

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In brief: Canadians get Peabody noms, New York tax credit renewed

Plus: Toronto distributor Juice Worldwide expands into post-production services and CBC Gem unveils a new partnership.

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BANFF to host Jed Mercurio’s first North American engagement

The U.K. showrunner behind Bodyguard and Line of Duty will take part in the festival’s ‘In Conversation With’ series.