Bell Media showrunner bootcamp underway in Toronto, L.A.

A group of three Canadian writer/producers are participating in the advanced professional program from the CFC and Bell Media designed to put experienced TV writers on track to becoming successful showrunners.


Photo gallery: CFC 25th Anniversary Gala and Auction

Industry execs and luminaries gathered on Feb. 6 to kick off the CFC’s 25th anniversary year at its annual gala and auction event at The Carlu in Toronto.


Eugene Levy, Gary Slaight join the CFC’s board of directors

Pat Di Bratto of Holt Renfrew and RBC exec George Lewis are also newly appointed to the organization’s board (Levy, Slaight pictured top).


CFC unveils first Comedy Exchange teams

Don’t Talk to Irene, Preggoland and True Patriot Love have been selected for the program that provides script feedback and marketplace expertise from comedy and business execs.


Eight digital projects get ideaBoost from Canadian Film Centre

The advanced training centre is breaking new ground by accelerating high-risk entertainment content plays from the idea stage, with the help of voting by the internet community.

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Principal photography starts on Cruel & Unusual

The feature film is being lensed in Vancouver until Nov. 17, and is the first British Columbia shoot by the Canadian Film Centre.

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Cameras roll on Rhymes for Young Ghouls

The feature film debut from writer-director Jeff Barnaby (pictured left), developed and financed under the CFC Features program and produced by Prospector Films, will shoot through to Nov. 22 in Montreal.

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CFC unveils Slaight Music Residency lineup

Jeffery Morrow, Todor Kobakov, Allie Hughes and Chris Bartos will take part in the program, which aims to build Canada’s onscreen musical talent.


Digital sector focus of fed’s $3.5M CFC commitment

The announcement was made during the centre’s annual BBQ, which raised $190,000 for the CFC.

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CFC partners with Bell Media for Prime Time TV program

Bell is on board as a broadcast partner for the five-month advanced training program for episodic television writing and series development.


Jeremy Ball debuts Frost at TIFF

The B.C. filmmaker (pictured) tells Playback how an Arctic snowscape was created on a soundstage with green screen techniques and visual effects.


CFC Media Lab unveils ideaBOOST

The program will look to help small teams and businesses fund and develop their digital ideas, but applicants must first prove an audience exists.