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CMF funding up 3% in 2014/15: report

The CMF’s latest annual report says the organization contributed $365.6 million to Canadian TV and digi projects this past fiscal year, up $11 million over the year prior.

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Deals: PNP, Search Engine, Picture Box, Secret Location

Pacific Northwest Pictures and Search Engine have jointly acquired the Canadian rights to Learning to Drive (pictured), and more deals of the week.

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CMF distributes $6.2M across 28 projects

Development and marketing support for innovative digital media projects was given via the CMF’s Experimental Stream.

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CMF invests $6.1M across 12 projects

The funding, distributed through the CMF’s Aboriginal Program, was awarded to five kids’ productions, five docs and two drama projects.

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On Screen Manitoba lands $3.9M in government funding

The federal funding will go towards promoting Manitoba-based businesses regionally and internationally, as well as a new transmedia lab.

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Look to Latin America, digi producers: report

Latin American markets offer digi producers a chance to work with partners with a similar cultural background who are open to collaboration, says a new industry guide.

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Felix & Paul Studios ink multi-project deal with Oculus

Previous Oculus-powered projects from the Montreal studio include immersive experiences for Cirque du Soleil Media and the feature film Wild.

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The Moblees move beyond the TV screen

Extensions for the Boulevard- and Shaftesbury-produced preschool series now include an iPad app and a live summer tour that kicked off last week.

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NFB appoints Andre Picard to director general post

The former director general of the NFB’s French Program also held VP posts with Canadian comedy fest Just For Laughs and IMAX.

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Mark Media names creative digital kids producer

In her new position, Laurinda Shaver (pictured) will lead development and production of Mark Media’s digital media products for kids.