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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.

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CRTC allows Sportsnet 360 tangible benefits change

After consultation with schools, the channel got the greenlight to divvy up its $2.5 million digital media production scholarship budget to include other educational initiatives.

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Bell Fund distributes $5.4M across 30 projects

Among the series and digital media companions receiving funding were W Network’s The Bachelorette Canada and the second season of City’s Between (pictured).

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Bedward’s Foreigner wins two WIFT-T Showcase prizes

The winners of the WIFT-T BravoFACT Pitch Competition were also revealed at the event. (The Foreigner pictured.)

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In brief: CMF/Screen Australia coin; Dead of Summer’s B.C. shoot

Screen Australia and the CMF distribute $700,000 across three digital coproductions, Dead of Summer starts production in Vancouver, plus more news from the week.

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Fed turns on the culture taps

The Liberal government delivered its first budget this week, promising millions in funding for the CBC/Radio-Canada, as well as Telefilm and the NFB.

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CMF invests $1.1M across three digital copros

The projects were backed by the Canada-New Zealand Digital Media Fund, now in its second year.

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Quebecor Fund distributes $644K across three projects

Attraction Images’ Pieds nus dans l’aube was among the projects to receive funding through the Event and Film Production Assistance Program.