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B.C.’s Interactive Fund distributes $641K

The funding for interactive media projects was shared between 14 B.C.-based companies, including Vancouver’s RocketChicken Interactive.

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Sabbagh lands heavenly talent for new short

Writer/director Geordie Sabbagh is targeting a major-festival run for Tomorrow’s Shadows, in which David Cronenberg plays G.O.D.

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B.C. cuts film/TV tax credit by 5%

Following consultations between government and industry, the basic production services tax credit has been cut from 33% to 28%.

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Telefilm, Rogers invest $1.6M across six docs

Anthropocene (pictured) from Jennifer Baichwal and Edward Burtynsky was among the projects to receive funding through the Theatrical Documentary Program.

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Heritage announces Cancon consultations

“The time is right to examine how we can help Canada’s creative sector seize the opportunities of the digital shift,” Heritage Minister Melanie Joly (pictured) said.

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Feature film pioneer Michael Spencer passes away

Spencer (pictured) was the first executive director of the Canadian Film Development Corporation, which later became Telefilm Canada.

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CMF, BAI launch copro development fund

The Canadian funder has announced a partnership with the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland to codevelop projects intended for broadcast.

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No joy in budget for Nova Scotia film, TV

The province’s Film and Television Production Incentive Fund will be left as-is.

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CMF announces 2016-17 performance envelope allocations

English Canadian broadcasters netted $167.8M of the fund, while French broadcasters received $83.9M.

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Production underway on River of Silence

The project, which tackles the subject of Canada’s missing and murdered indigenous women, was funded primarily through Telefilm’s Microbudget Feature film program.