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HGF distributes $329K across 27 film projects

Scripts backed through Harold Greenberg Fund’s Script Development Program include David Cronenberg’s Consumed and Mary Walsh’s Come Home Year.

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Harold Greenberg Fund backs Dolan, de Pencier features

The funder has revealed the latest round of features supported through its Equity Investment Program. (Director Miranda de Pencier pictured.)

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Photo Gallery: CFC Garden Party 2016

A selection of pictures from the Canadian Film Centre’s Annual Garden Party.

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Creative BC, CMPA-BC launch TV scriptwriter intern program

The initiative aims to support the development of emerging TV scriptwriters in British Columbia.

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Nova Scotia increases production incentive fund

The fund, which replaced the province’s tax credit program last year, has been increased by $1.5 million.

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Canada hosted 9% of the biggest films released in 2015: report

The FilmL.A. study annually tracks California’s share of production of feature films released theatrically in the U.S, and how it ranks against competing jurisdictions.

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Felix & Paul Studios secures $6.8M in Series A funding

Comcast Ventures is among the companies investing in the Montreal VR studio. (Founders Paul Raphael and Felix Lajeunesse pictured.)

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IPF distributes nearly $2 million across 16 projects

The funding went to scripted drama series for digital platforms, including Yellow Bear Studios’ Riding Hood and iThentic’s Save Me.

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Bell Fund distributes $6.4M across 39 projects

Among the series and digital media projects receiving funding are CBC’s Canada’s Smartest Person and Comedy Network’s upcoming The Beaverton (pictured).

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Op/Ed: Why Cancon deregulation is not the answer

Valerie Creighton, president and CEO, Canada Media Fund, argues that smarter, not smaller, regulation is the road to future success for the Canadian screen industry.