Banff World Media Festival

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Rockie Awards add new $25K prize

All submissions from indie Canadian producers will be eligible for the new award.

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Banff ’16: Can data trump guts?

Execs from Blue Ant, eOne, A+E Networks and Vice debate the merits of data over instinct and the potential of platform-specific content.

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Banff ’16: For the love of the game

Day three at the Banff World Media Festival sees HBO dominate the session lineup, with key execs discussing talent-attraction strategies and new series.

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Banff ’16: The elusive quest to define the future of Cancon

Canada’s top programming execs take a stab at reading TV’s tea leaves and end up debating the definition of Cancon and strategies for future success.

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Banff ’16: Rockie Award Program Competition winners announced

Canadian productions took home seven awards, including one for Guru Studio’s Justin Time (pictured).

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Banff ’16: The intersection of culture, tech, and ownership

The annual media conference kicks off with a few nuggets from Melanie Joly about what lies ahead and a deep dive with broadcast leaders on content monetization.

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Canadian producers score 37 Rockies nominations

Vikings (pictured) and Highway Thru Hell are among the series nominated for the Banff World Media Festival awards.

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Ten (or so) takeaways from Banff: 2015 edition

A look back at key themes in the content business that emerged from the Banff World Media Festival last week.

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Banff ’15: In the news

In case you missed it: an overview of announcements that came out during this week’s Banff World Media Festival.

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Banff ’15: Amazon’s Joe Lewis on crafting a ‘house style’

The head of original programming at Amazon Studios discusses how the studio is customizing its production and storytelling process for a binge-watching world. (Transparent‘s Jill Soloway and Jeffrey Tambor pictured.)

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Bell Media names exec producer apprenticeship winners

Erica Landrock and Jennifer Little (pictured) each earn an internship with a Canadian prodco via the Bell Media Executive Producer Accelerator Lab.

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Shaftesbury, Banff AMP Accelerator finalists announced

Orphan Black writer/producer duo Hannah Cheesman and Mackenzie Donaldson are one of the three teams chosen to pitch their digital series project at Banff.