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Banff ’19: Is there room for small players in an industry of giants?

The festival opened its 40th year with a debate on whether the market is open to competitors or if recent U.S. consolidation has created companies too big to fail.

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APTN @ 20: How the broadcaster found its footing

Part two of Playback magazine’s feature examines how former CRTC policy analyst Patrick Tourigny played a key role in APTN’s origin story and the evolution of its news division.

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Indigenous content needs support to travel: report

A new report from imagineNATIVE looks at the routes Indigenous screen content can take to reach international audiences.

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Bringing Indigenous voices to the forefront

In his keynote address at the Hot Docs Film Festival, Indigenous Screen Office director Jesse Wente laid out his goals for the newly launched office.

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NFB, APTN partner to strengthen role of Indigenous creators

An MOU signed by the organizations pledges to develop best practices for the production and distribution of Indigenous-led content and share data to better serve audiences.

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Jesse Wente named director of the Indigenous Screen Office

The office was established to create a long-term strategy to support Indigenous talent development in Canada.

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TMN reveals upcoming doc slate

The Bell Media pay TV channel revealed a raft of projects in various stages of development and production, including eOne’s Out of the Mouths.

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Tim Burton takes over TIFF

The TIFF Bell Lightbox is gearing up for Burtonmania, as the new home of the film fest opens its doors to the iconic filmmaker with an exhibition and a host of special programming and events, including appearances by Tim Burton himself.