Festivals

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Jumping into bed with competitors, and 4 other Banff takeaways

Do network brands even matter any more? What content is selling globally? Five insights from the top media execs from around the world.

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Banff ’17: Breaking down the techy future of content

Between voice search, AI and Facebook commissioning scripted content, media leaders assess technology challenges and opportunities on the horizon.

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Banff ’17: JP Blais’ last stand

The outgoing CRTC chair didn’t mince words when he tackled the CBC, broadcasters and the government.

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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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Banff ’17: Int’l buyers talk commissioning strategies

Execs from NBC, Lifetime and Discovery weigh in on what shows they’re looking for and how they’re trying to distinguish their brands in a crowded market.

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Banff ’17: NFB, Spin Master win Rockie Awards

Canadian productions took home seven awards, including trophies for best lifestyle program and best preschool program.

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Banff ’17: Joly unveils Indigenous Screen Office

The Canadian Heritage Minister also revealed when she’ll present her highly anticipated cultural policy framework.

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Banff ’17: Broadcasters in the hot seat

A panel of Canadian broadcasters (and one producer) tackled Cancon funding and the ever-growing OTT threat on day one of the festival.

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Whistler Film Festival names 2017 feature lab project selections

Projects produced by Toronto’s Wildling Pictures and B.C.’s Silverlight Entertainment are among those tapped for the program.

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Lana Slezic’s Bee Nation to open Hot Docs ’17

Other Canadian titles world premiering at the festival include Attiya Khan and Lawrence Jackman’s A Better Man and Marie Clements’ The Road Forward.

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Before the Streets wins big in Whistler

The debut feature from Chloe Leriche won awards for best Canadian feature and best director in the Borsos program.

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Whistler ’16: Power Pitch, Doc Lab, Stars to Watch finalists named

Producers Andrew Jenkins and Christine Falco are among those selected for the second annual pitch boot camp.