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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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Heritage wraps China mission with $125M in deals

Item 7, Transfilm International and Breakthrough Entertainment are among those partnering with Chinese companies on upcoming projects.

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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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NFB inks deals with China’s CCTV, Bilibili

More than 70 NFB titles were acquired, including Stories We Tell and Hadwin’s Judgement.

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Melanie Joly kicks off trade mission in China

More than 50 Canadian companies, including Vancouver’s Rare Earth Media, are accompanying Canadian Heritage on the five-day trip.

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Rare Earth Media options Bethune biography

Adapted by Jordan Paterson (pictured), the Vancouver prodco will coproduce the feature with China’s Ray Production.

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Deals: CBC, Air Bud Entertainment, CTV

Netflix has acquired the worldwide distribution rights to CBC’s original soccer drama, 21 Thunder, plus more.

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Minister Joly to lead cultural trade mission to China in 2018

Announced Thursday at the Vancouver International Film Festival, the mission will focus on four areas, including film and TV and virtual reality.

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Banff ’17: AMPIA, China’s Guangdong province partner

The provincial association aims to increase copro opportunities and open up a potential market of 120 million viewers for Alberta producers.

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New Canada, China copro treaty comes into force

The government has also signed an updated treaty with New Zealand, which lowers the minimum financial contribution producers need to put toward a project’s budget.

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China institutes new rules on international formats

China’s satellite channels now need to secure local regulator approval prior to broadcasting imported programs. (The Voice of China pictured.)

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Look to Latin America, digi producers: report

Latin American markets offer digi producers a chance to work with partners with a similar cultural background who are open to collaboration, says a new industry guide.