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Playback’s 2018 Hall of Fame: Valerie Creighton

An outspoken proponent of Cancon, the CMF president and CEO has devoted her career to growing the biz.

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Banff ’18: CMF adds digital-first funding trigger

Minister of Canadian Heritage Melanie Joly made the announcement during her keynote address, while also discussing the CRTC’s recent programming distribution report.

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Industry orgs commit to harassment-free creative workplaces

SODEC, CMF, Telefilm, and the OMDC are among the organizations supporting new guiding principles intended to improve workplace safety.

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In brief: HGF, Creative BC launch shorts program

Plus: The CMF’s Encore+ YouTube channel will now offer a Hot Docs Collection, plus more news.

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Production starts on Tribal Police Files

The second season of the doc series from Kwassen Productions follows officers in Rama, ON as they respond to calls.

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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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In brief: Marielle Poupelin to head International Promotion at Telefilm

Plus: CMU appoints Mark Prashun as president, Canada/New Zealand copros receive coin, and more.

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CMF and Wallonia renew digital media incentive

Riftworld: Chronicles spin-off mobile game Riftworld: Heroes previously received funding from the copro and codevelopment program in November 2015.

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CMF and Irish funder invest $225K across five projects

Sienna Films and Rezolution Pictures are two of the Canadian prodcos selected to receive coin.

The Future of Media: [Block] Chain reaction

Groupe Media TFO wants to reinvent the royalty model by using blockchain to provide more reliable real-time content consumption stats.

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Fractured landscape: Canada’s kids-content biz

Canadian producers are scrambling to adjust their business models in the face of a stalled domestic system and increasingly globalized production environment.

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In brief: CMF joins int’l partners for Arctic Indigenous Film Fund

Plus: Baywood Virtual FX adds a new face to its Toronto team and the National Screen Institute partners on a doc to further Indigenous culture.