Funding

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Canadian gov’t, Banff unveil $2M women-owned business fund

The program is aimed at encouraging and training female entrepreneurs to build and grow their businesses within various screen-based industries.

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CMF, Shaw Rocket award $3.3M across seven projects

Jeremy and Tunebug (pictured) and Galapagos X were some of the select few that netted funding through the Kids Digital Animated Series Program.

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Cogeco TV Production awards $2.5M across 16 projects

Coroner (pictured), The Transplant and L’Academie were among the series that walked away with funding.

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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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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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Will new CMF guidelines be a boon for Canadian screenwriters?

WGC’s Maureen Parker talks to Playback about how the Early Stage Development program could benefit domestic showrunners and writers.

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In brief: Intervention Canada set for T+E debut

Plus: Digital copros in Denmark and New Zealand land CMF funding, Jessi Cruickshank to host and produce new Facebook Watch series, and more.

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HGF awards $148K through Shorts-to-Features program

Filmmakers to receive funding include Karen Chapman (pictured) for Esequibo Rapture and Kevin Dempster for Bookworm.

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Shaw Rocket, CMF aim to spur animation production

The organizations are partnering for the first time to jointly fund animated projects created for digital platforms.

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Frappier doc among 14 projects selected for SODEC funding

Additional SODEC production assistance recipients include directors Vali Fugulin, Jean-Francois Lesage and Zayne Akyol.

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In brief: Natty Zavitz wins ‘Mammoth’ accolade

The Shape of Water and A Series of Unfortunate Events win big at CAFTCAD awards, while Canada/Germany digital projects get funding.

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SODEC funds 33 projects through screenwriting program

Notable documentary filmmakers Carole Laganiere, Serge Giguere and Genevieve Dulude-De Celles are among the recipients.