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CMF invests $6.3M across 31 digital projects

Projects from Quebec’s Frima Studios and Ontario’s Finish Line Games were among those to pick up funding in this latest round.

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Corus enters event business

The media co is launching the new division with CMT Music Fest this July.

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Broadcasting Accessibility Fund distributes $724K

Seven projects that aim to advance accessibility of broadcast content were awarded grants through the fund.

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Secret Location unveils latest VR project at Davos

The Toronto-based agency is at The World Economic Forum with Project Literacy and will tour it internationally following the summit.

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CMF invests $14.3M across 24 digital projects

Groupe PVP’s Illusion puzzle-adventure game was among the projects backed in the latest round of funding from the CMF’s Experimental Stream.

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Smokebomb builds out exec ranks with new hire

Jay Bennett hires Ted Biggs to lead convergent and tech-focused projects at the digital division of Shaftesbury.

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NFB, imagineNATIVE expand partnership

The new program will include a residency at NFB’s Digital Studio Vancouver. (Interactive installation Ice Fishing, the winning project from last year’s program, pictured.)

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CMF, Screen Australia launch digi fund

The approximately $800,000 incentive fund for interactive digital projects will start accepting applications Nov. 1.

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Digital Howard hires Alex Lalonde as COO

Lalonde takes the operations helm at the digital content studio while founders Daniel Dales and Jarrett Sherman focus on development and sales.

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CMF proposes new financing framework

As the funder kicked off its cross-country consultation in Toronto, execs presented proposals for three new funding verticals and pitched the concept of “landmark content.”

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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.