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Feds send CRTC GLR decisions back for reconsideration

Industry unions and guilds have commended Minister Joly’s action and are urging the Commission to overturn its decisions.

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Industry calls on Minister Joly to reject PNI decision

Nineteen organizations, including the CMPA, DGC and WGC, have penned an open letter urging the feds to reconsider the English-language group licence renewal decisions.

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Gov’t creates committee to recommend CBC board members

Tom Clark will chair the advisory group, which aims to achieve gender parity and ensure Indigenous and minority groups are represented.

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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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New Canada, China copro treaty comes into force

The government has also signed an updated treaty with New Zealand, which lowers the minimum financial contribution producers need to put toward a project’s budget.

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Industry members oppose rumoured Telefilm, CMF merger

A letter to the government signed by 51 Canadian filmmakers and producers touts the benefits of the film funder.

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Melanie Joly heads to L.A.

The Minister of Canadian Heritage will meet with execs from YouTube and the Academy, as well as the city’s mayor.

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What to keep in mind when choosing the next CRTC chair

Industry groups are calling for gender balance, greater visible minority presence and a stronger background in media production for upcoming appointments.

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Funding, modernization big themes in Cancon consultation report

After months of public and online discussion, Canadian Heritage has released a summary of its findings, which will help inform its upcoming cultural policy toolkit.

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Prime Time ’17: What’s the key to export success?

Panelists tackled partnering with distributors early and looking to niche European SVODs, while Melanie Joly talked about removing red tape and working with China.

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Broadcasters call for new funding models

Increased flexibility, changes to the tax credit system and a debate over rights ownership: the media cos make their cases for operating in a new digital world.

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Canadian Heritage spotlights talent

Melanie Joly launched Movie Nights Across Canada in Ottawa yesterday with a screening of Two Lovers and a Bear.