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CMPA launches Diversity Mentorship Program

Alongside a Production Mentorship Program, 15 new and mid-level producers will get a 20-week placement at an independent prodco.

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Government will not impose a ‘tax on the internet’

The feds won’t adopt a recommendation from the House of Commons Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage for a 5% levy to fund Cancon.

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Hot Sheet: Top 5 Canadian films June 2 to 8, 2017

Bon Cop Bad Cop 2 tops the chart for a fourth week, followed by Maudie at #2 and Misericorde at #3.

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Jumping into bed with competitors, and 4 other Banff takeaways

Do network brands even matter any more? What content is selling globally? Five insights from the top media execs from around the world.

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Hot Sheet: Top 10 films June 2 to 8, 2017

Bon Cop Bad Cop 2 is at # 7, with Wonder Woman at #1 and Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales at #2.

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In Brief: Who won the Rogers Prize of Excellence in Cancon?

TVO sets the premiere for marblemedia’s Opie’s Home (pictured), plus more news.

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Murdoch Mysteries heads to camera

The CBC ratings driver will film until December and hit the pubcaster during the fall schedule.

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Banff ’17: Breaking down the techy future of content

Between voice search, AI and Facebook commissioning scripted content, media leaders assess technology challenges and opportunities on the horizon.

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Wattpad, The Coup partner

The two Canadian cos are launching a short-film competition, tapping source material from the self-publishing platform as story fodder.

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Hot Sheet: Top 30 TV programs, May 29 to June 4, 2017

MasterChef Canada is at #4, with Private Eyes at #17.

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Banff ’17: JP Blais’ last stand

The outgoing CRTC chair didn’t mince words when he tackled the CBC, broadcasters and the government.

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Bell Fund dishes out $4.2 million to 18 projects

Blue Ant’s cross-platform, Snapchat-inspired series Snap-Wrap and the first season of Shaftesbury’s Frankie Drake are among the recipients.

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Banff ’17: AMPIA, China’s Guangdong province partner

The provincial association aims to increase copro opportunities and open up a potential market of 120 million viewers for Alberta producers.

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Lone Eagle to bring The Toy Box to Canada

The Toronto prodco inked a format option deal with Electus International for the branded toy reality series.

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TIFF Studio to focus on storytelling in 2017

Hello Destroyer‘s Kevan Funk and Werewolf‘s Ashley McKenzie are among this year’s 12 program participants.