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CMF reorganizes exec team

The organization has unveiled two new positions and made a number of promotions, including upping Sandra Collins to COO.

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Banff ’19: Is Rome burning for the Canadian broadcast industry?

Corus head Doug Murphy says Canada has three to five years to fix its regulatory environment or there will be severe consequences for the sector.

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Banff ’19: Distributors promote their value as commissioners

Distributors share their take on why they’ve started commissioning and producing their own content, and how producers can package their pitch for success.

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Baroness, Bodyguard take home Rockie Int’l Program prizes

Bodyguard won best English-language drama series, while Can You Hear Me? from Montreal’s Trio Orange picked up best non-English language drama series.

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Sinking Ship roars into the museum market

The Toronto-based company has hired Jennifer Lee Hackett as its manager of museum and non-theatrical sales.

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Hot Sheet: Top 10 films May 31 to June 6, 2019

Aladdin comes in at #1, followed by Godzilla: King of Monsters at #2 and Rocketman at #3.

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Hot Sheet: Top 5 Canadian films May 31 to June 6, 2019

The Grizzlies leads the list, while Nipawistamasowin: We Will Stand Up comes in at #2 and La Chute De L’Empire Americain lands at #3.

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Canadian gov’t, Banff unveil $2M women-owned business fund

The program is aimed at encouraging and training female entrepreneurs to build and grow their businesses within various screen-based industries.

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Netflix partners with APFC to support francophone creators

Telefilm Canada and the CMF have also committed funding towards the first year of the professional development program.

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Banff ’19: Is there room for small players in an industry of giants?

The festival opened its 40th year with a debate on whether the market is open to competitors or if recent U.S. consolidation has created companies too big to fail.

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CMF, Shaw Rocket award $3.3M across seven projects

Jeremy and Tunebug (pictured) and Galapagos X were some of the select few that netted funding through the Kids Digital Animated Series Program.

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CBC commits to better diversity hiring practices in scripted, factual

The pubcaster aims to have at least one key creative role for each of its factual and scripted series filled by a diverse worker by 2025.

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Shaftesbury lends immersive tech to clinical trials

The technology is meant to provide stress relief for pediatric patients, offering an alternative from sedatives and anti-anxiety medications.

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CBC, ABC Australia deepen collaboration through MOU pact

The pubcasters say the co-development and co-financing partnership will allow them to maximize their resources in a challenging landscape.

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Banff ’19: Quibi set for April 2020 launch in North America

As Jeffrey Katzenberg’s premium short-form platform builds out a critical mass of content, there may be opportunities for Canadian content creators and producers.