People Watching

IPF invested $1.95M in web series in 2017: report

The fund backed 10 English-language web series, such as People Watching, and five French-language projects.

Cutie Pugs from Little Engine Moving Pictures

Cutie Pugs waddle onto TVO’s fall lineup

The Toronto-based Little Engine Moving Pictures’ new live-action series about four talking pugs will premiere on the pubcaster this fall.


Cogeco fund moves under IPF umbrella in restructure

As a result of declining revenues, all of the Montreal-based BDU’s contributions to independent production funds will be directed to and administered by the IPF.

Petrol web series

IPF invests $2 million across 15 projects

N5 Pictures’ Petrol and Lapaire Productions’ People Watching received production financing from the digital series funder.


IPF distributed $1.8M to digital projects in 2016

English-language productions took $1.15 million of the total, while French-language projects received $689K.

Petrol web series

N5′s high-speed thrills gain online traction

Having attracted more than 1.6 million YouTube views across its five episodes, web series Petrol is looking to further tap into the auto-enthusiast market.

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JASH picks up The Amazing Gayl Pile

The Canadian series has found a home on the YouTube comedy network that’s headed by Sarah Silverman, Michael Cera, and Reggie Watts.

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IPF publishes guide for web series producers

From raising money to meal catering, the Independent Production Fund’s Guide to Web Series Best Practices covers the ins and outs of online production. (Parked pictured)


IPF renews web series funding ‘indefinitely’

The outlook is good for web series producers eyeing coin from the Independent Production Fund, as its board of directors renews its commitment to funding the medium.


Insight Productions rolls out web comedy for Shaw Media

TV wrestler Chris Jericho stars in the online-only comedy, But I’m Chris Jericho, as he struggles to become an actor.

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Funders launch framework for int’l digital coproductions

Five Canadian funding bodies have pacted on a framework to address challenges producers have in structuring digital media copros.


Shaftesbury acquires Boland web series, rolls cam on choir doc

The prodco and distributor is shopping actor Katie Boland’s Long Story, Short (pictured) and one-hour TVO doc Unsung in Cannes this week.