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Roundtable: Cross-territory common ground

In the first of an occasional series, producer-association heads from the U.K., Canada and Australia pinpointed points of divergence and opportunity in the disrupted TV landscape.

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Looking ahead to tomorrow’s Telefilm

Industry stakeholders weigh in on areas for the national funder to focus on as it faces a leadership change and the continued shakeup of the film and media business.

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Don Carmody Television adds to team

With the company in “heavy development mode,” Jane Beaubien has been appointed senior director of finance.

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The 2015 New Establishment: David Cormican

From Playback magazine: One of Playback‘s 10 to Watch in 2012, producer David Cormican’s career has lit up in the three years since.

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MarbleLIVE, OCAD play together at Game Jam

Mark Bishop says the competition was created in order to inject fresh thinking and ideas into the planned water park’s development.

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A new play on IP: marbleLive’s ‘amazement parks’

From Playback magazine: marblemedia’s Mark Bishop and entertainment lawyer John Barrack on the origin story and strategy behind their waterpark play.

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marblemedia unveils plans for $60M Toronto waterpark

The Splatalot producer aims to create a next-generation theme park with digital storytelling and content at its core.

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Prime Time 2013: Ottawa reinvigorates co-pro policy

Indie producers greeted the federal government’s push to “make it easier” to get projects off the ground with optimism.

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John Barrack named strategic counsel at marblemedia

While expanding brands at the indie producer, the former CMPA exec (pictured) will also continue his legal practice.

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John Barrack works with iThentic on iFestivus online platform

The former Canadian Media Production Association COO (pictured) is working at the nexus of online communities and live events to develop business opportunities.

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John Barrack leaves Canadian Media Production Association as COO

The producer association’s top negotiator has left “to pursue other opportunities,” a spokesman confirmed Tuesday.

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Breakthrough in Producer-Broadcaster terms of trade talks

Drum roll: a first-time terms of trade agreement between Canadian broadcasters and indie producers appears in sight.