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In brief: HGF, Creative BC launch shorts program

Plus: The CMF’s Encore+ YouTube channel will now offer a Hot Docs Collection, plus more news.

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Bell Fund selects 33 projects to split $2M

Fresh TV, Shaftesbury and marblemedia are among the prodcos chosen to receive Slate Development coin.

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marblemedia teams up with Megan Follows for new web series

The Toronto prodco has enlisted the Canadian acting icon to direct its upcoming scripted drama Held.

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Hot Sheet: Digital Demand March 20 to 26, 2018

Marvel’s Jessica Jones tops the chart, followed by Stranger Things at #2 and Toronto-shot Star Trek: Discovery at #3.

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CMF program budget holds steady at $352 million

With a $15 million top-up from the feds to offset declining BDU revenues, the CMF says it’s found “more solid footing” to provide stable funding.

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In brief: Marielle Poupelin to head International Promotion at Telefilm

Plus: CMU appoints Mark Prashun as president, Canada/New Zealand copros receive coin, and more.

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Hot Sheet: Digital Demand March 13 to 19, 2018

Marvel’s Jessica Jones tops the charts, followed by Toronto-shot Star Trek: Discovery at #2 and Stranger Things at #3.

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NFB launches Indigenous Cinema initiative

The curated collection of over 200 English- and French-language titles is part of the organization’s three-year Indigenous Action Plan.

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Fresh TV spins its web with Lucas the Spider

The Toronto-based prodco known for Backstage has partnered with animator Joshua Slice to expand the animated spider’s adventures.

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CMF and Wallonia renew digital media incentive

Riftworld: Chronicles spin-off mobile game Riftworld: Heroes previously received funding from the copro and codevelopment program in November 2015.

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Hot Sheet: Digital Demand March 6 to 12, 2018

Marvel’s Jessica Jones leads the pack, followed by Toronto-shot Star Trek: Discovery at #2 and Stranger Things at #3.

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’90s cartoon band Prozzak set for a comeback

Toronto’s Portfolio Entertainment and digital producer Duopoly have teamed to produce an animated series featuring the Canadian band.