Canadian Heritage

China mission

Minister Joly on building ties with China

The Minister of Canadian Heritage talked to Playback magazine about the growing opportunities for Canadian prodcos in China, and the business challenges that remain.

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In brief: TIFF teams up with Inside Out

Plus: Amir Kahnamouee wins the 2018 Daryl Duke Prize, Canada honoured as a guest country at MICA and more.

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Heritage funds respectful workplaces initiative

The government and the Canada Council for the Arts will contribute more than $550K to the Cultural Human Resources Council.

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Netflix to develop training program with Quebec’s INIS

The new apprenticeship program is the streamer’s first agreement as part of its commitment to support industry development in Quebec.

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Trade mission debrief: coproducing with China

Producers returning from Canadian Heritage’s recent mission touted the vast opportunities for collaboration, but highlighted the urgent need for a TV copro treaty.

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White Pine, Ballinran partner with Chinese media co on doc slate

The Canadian prodcos signed a memorandum of understanding with CTV Golden Bridge International Media Group during Canada’s trade mission to China.

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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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Canada, Belgium to sign copro agreement

Heritage Minister Melanie Joly will sign a memorandum of understanding with Belgian communities today in Ottawa.

L to R: Deb Day from Innovate By Day, Jesse Wente from the Indigenous Screen Office and Tracey Deer from Mohawk Princess Pictures at Prime Time in Ottawa, ON.

Photo Gallery: Prime Time 2018

From panels to parties, check out a selection of photos from the annual conference in Ottawa.

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Prime Time ’18: Minister Joly talks trade, Netflix

Joly addresses the confusion around Creative Canada, and says the Netflix agreement was “always part of our transition plan” for a policy framework that includes digital players.

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Prime Time ’18: Mastin opens with a call for collaboration

As the Canadian TV industry looks ahead to this year’s Broadcasting Act review, the head of the CMPA asks the industry to consider both sides of the story.

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Joly, unions discuss harassment in creative sector

ACTRA National president David Sparrow said an industry-wide code of conduct could be ready by February.