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.
Corus enters event business
The media co is launching the new division with CMT Music Fest this July.
Broadcasting Accessibility Fund distributes $724K
Seven projects that aim to advance accessibility of broadcast content were awarded grants through the fund.
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.
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.
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.
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.)
CMF, Screen Australia launch digi fund
The approximately $800,000 incentive fund for interactive digital projects will start accepting applications Nov. 1.
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.
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.”
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.
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.