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Netflix expands int’l production hubs to Europe

The global streamer has set up a studio and programming commitment in Spain, offering an opportunity to compare its strategy for international markets.

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CMF’s cross-country consultation set for 18 cities this fall

Focus groups will give stakeholders the chance to weigh in on how evolving market conditions and a challenging regulatory environment will affect CMF’s funding programs in the future.

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Creative Export Strategy includes $7-million funding program

The government’s five-year, $125-million export strategy will also provide increased funding to Telefilm and other Canadian Heritage programs.

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Netflix backs National School of Humour screenwriting program

The new initiative is part of the $25 million development fund that Netflix pledged to invest in Canadian creators and talent.

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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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Prime Time ’18: How to pitch Netflix

Netflix exec Elizabeth Bradley sits down with Halfire’s Noreen Halpern to talk shop on getting shows on the platform.

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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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Quebec to ‘act alone’ in pursuing streamer tax

Provincial finance minister Carlos Leitao says Quebec is prepared to impose a sales tax on SVODs in 2018, though he hopes for a coordinated effort with the feds.

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Column: Is it time for a new points system?

To stand out in the global marketplace, Irene Berkowitz argues the industry needs a platform-agnostic points system.

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Netflix once again centre stage as Joly addresses Toronto crowd

At Toronto’s Empire Club, Creative Canada took a backseat to tax talk but Minister Joly reaffirmed her mission to update the Broadcasting Act to reflect the new digital reality.

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Op/Ed: There’s much to like in Creative Canada

CMPA chair and Shaftesbury exec Scott Garvie argues that the hoopla around Netflix misses the forest for the trees in Minister Joly’s cultural policy.

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Netflix fires back to critics, sheds some light on key details

The company released a public statement Tuesday morning in reaction to criticism over its agreement with the Canadian government to invest in the cultural sector.