Industry members oppose rumoured Telefilm, CMF merger
A letter to the government signed by 51 Canadian filmmakers and producers touts the benefits of the film funder.
CMF distributes $2M across 10 digital projects
N5 Pictures’ Petrol and LaRue Entertainment’s The Amazing Gayl Pile nabbed the maximum investment through the new fund for returning web series.
CMF program budget cut by 5.8%
The Canada Media Fund will operate with $21 million less than last year, attributing the decline to falling BDU subscribers.
CMF, Telefilm to showcase docs, VR at MIP 2017
The funding bodies will take Rezolution Pictures Rumble and Secret Location/Banger Films’ Welcome to Wacken to market.
Canada, Denmark launch digi media incentive
The $300,000 codevelopment fund is aimed at digital projects that experiment with formats and platforms.
CMF, BAI invest $170K in TV projects
Farpoint Films and Cream Productions are two of the Canadian prodcos that have received funding through the Canada-Ireland codevelopment incentive.
CMF to launch gender balance initiatives
The funder will require broadcasters to commit a minimum 15% of their performance envelopes to women-led projects, among other measures.
CMF launches new copro incentive
The fund will support the codevelopment and coproduction of projects from Canadian and Jerusalem-based producers.
Discovery Oligopoly, AI latest challenges facing media cos: report
The latest CMF trends report argues a handful of global giants control the tech underpinning discovery platforms.
CMF awards $4.7M across 21 digital media productions
Games from A71 Productions and Shaftesbury Tech were among the projects to receive development support.
CMF, Google partner on Cancon initiative
A new YouTube channel, managed by BBTV, will host classic Canadian film and TV series from as early as 1995.
CMF awards $19.5M across 31 digital projects
Secret Location’s VUSR platform received the largest chunk of change, with $1.1 million going to fund the VR distribution tool.