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CMF makes the case for an Indigenous Screen Office

To bolster representation of Aboriginal Peoples in Canadian media, a new report argues for a dedicated body modelled on the Screen Australia Indigenous office.

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CMF-triggered production up 8% for 2015-16: report

The organization’s annual report shows an overall $371 million investment in Canadian projects.

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User experience expectations driving media innovation: report

Bots, dynamic pricing apps can help improve business and better the user experience, says the latest Key Trends report from the Canada Media Fund.

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CMF awards $8.1M through Francophone Minority Program

This round of funding is awarded to 23 television and digital media projects from across the country.

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The diversity puzzle

While the calls for gender parity in the industry grow and it struggles to respond, Playback looks at the progress already made – and asks whether an even bigger issue is on the horizon.

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CMF, BAI launch copro development fund

The Canadian funder has announced a partnership with the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland to codevelop projects intended for broadcast.

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CMF announces 2016-17 performance envelope allocations

English Canadian broadcasters netted $167.8M of the fund, while French broadcasters received $83.9M.

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John Hamilton’s Unlimited tackles longer-form VR

The former co-president of Seville Pictures and eOne has launched a VR prodco with two partners, set to focus on premium content. (Trinity pictured.)

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The CRTC releases its three-year plan

Set-top box measurement, English and French-channel renewals and local TV decisions are all on the books for the regulator through 2019.

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CMF sets program budget for 2016/17 at $371.2M

The funder has also announced it will introduce two new pilot programs for the coming year.

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In brief: CMF/Screen Australia coin; Dead of Summer’s B.C. shoot

Screen Australia and the CMF distribute $700,000 across three digital coproductions, Dead of Summer starts production in Vancouver, plus more news from the week.

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Canada/Italy fund invests 200K across 6 docs

Foundry Films’ copro A Life Beyond Earth was among the projects to pick up development coin.