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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.

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Cancon consultations roll through T.O.

Incentives to export content and Canadian spending requirements: Consultation participants share their ideas. (Minister of Canadian Heritage Melanie Joly pictured.)

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ON Entertainment opens Montreal animation studio

The Paris-based company plans to hire 300 animation specialists for its Montreal subsidiary over the next three years.

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Heritage launches Cancon consultations

The industry and public consultations “Canadian Content in a Digital World,” first announced in April, are now underway.

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Canadian Heritage names Cancon advisory group

The 12-member expert advisory group includes a range of Canadian film/TV industry figureheads and stakeholders. (DHX’s Michael Donovan pictured.)