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NS film technicians see hours worked drop by 55%: union

Jenny Reeves, president of IATSE Local 849, says the steep drop in labour is evidence that the province’s current incentive fund isn’t working.

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CMF awards $4.5M across nine digital media projects

Relish Interactive and Felix & Paul Studios each netted $1.2 million in the latest round of the funder’s commercial projects pilot program.

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Cogeco fund moves under IPF umbrella in restructure

As a result of declining revenues, all of the Montreal-based BDU’s contributions to independent production funds will be directed to and administered by the IPF.

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CMF funds 11 diverse-language projects

Season two of Blood and Water is one of the projects splitting $3 million from the funder.

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Deals: Thunderbird, Mongrel, Starfield, Super Channel

Thunderbird inks a U.S. theatrical deal with Dark Star Pictures for the Thomas Middleditch-starring comedy feature Entanglement, plus more deals.

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CMF awards $2.7M across five projects

Carte Blanche Films’ Amelie et Compagnie received the lion’s share of the funding, with more than $800,000 going to the TFO series and its digital media component.

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Canadian copros net Eurimages coin

Three projects, including Kim Nguyen’s The Hummingbird Project, received approximately $1.35 million in the European funder’s latest round.

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Alberta ups film, TV investment with new grant program

The new Screen-Based Production Grant replaces the Alberta Production Grant.

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Bell Media ends BravoFACT, MuchFACT

The decision to cancel the programs comes after the CRTC in May deleted the condition of licence requiring Bell Media to contribute to the funds.

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Bell Fund launches four pilot programs

The changes come after the fund retired a number of its programs last month following the CRTC’s revised policy framework for Certified Independent Production Funds.

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CMF inks development pact with NFVF

The $120,000 fund is an extension of the existing copro treaty with South Africa, which has produced titles such as The Book of Negroes and Winnie.

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CBC reveals second wave of Breaking Barriers recipients

Red Snow from Metis-Cree filmmaker Marie Clements was one of three projects to receive financing through the fund for underrepresented creators.