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In brief: Netflix’s David Wells to step down as CFO

As well: The NFB’s first interactive VR project Museum of Symmetry launches on Steam and Viveport, a new travel channel launches on Telus Optik, plus more.

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NFB animated feature Wall gets theatrical release

Directed by Calgary filmmaker Cam Christiansen, the film is adapted from a play by acclaimed British playwright and screenwriter, David Hare.

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Rex Tasker, NFB Atlantic founder, dies at 85

The producer and filmmaker helped reshape the NFB in the 1970s, opening an East Coast regional office to foster local filmmaking and storytelling.

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Ron Mann’s Carmine Street Guitars to debut at Venice

Two Canadian virtual reality projects have also been selected to compete at the Italian festival.

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In brief: CMF, Ireland relaunch codev program

TLN Media Group launches new magazine series, NSI names its Online Short Film Fest winners, plus more.

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Behind the NFB’s big jump in audience engagement

The producer’s various properties garnered 67.6 million views overall in 2017/18, up 13.6 million from the prior year.

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OIAF selects nine Canadian projects

Felix Dufour-Laperriere’s Ville Neuve (pictured) has been selected to compete in the Ottawa animation festival’s feature competition category.

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NFB reports progress on Indigenous Action Plan

The producer has committed to investing 15% of its spend on Indigenous-directed projects by 2020.

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Seven24, Nomadic, Spotlight earn Rosies

Fargo picked up best international coproduction, while Heartland and Living Proof were also recognized at the 44th annual awards.

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NFB hits the court with Red Bull

True North, the NFB’s first online docuseries, is produced by the NFB’s Shirley Vercruysse and distributed with Red Bull Media House.

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Radio-Canada inks multiple content deals for ICI Tou.TV

More than 700 hours of French-language TV content has been added to the platform as the Quebec industry looks to pool its resources in a bid to compete with global SVODs.

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NFB inks deals with China’s CCTV, Bilibili

More than 70 NFB titles were acquired, including Stories We Tell and Hadwin’s Judgement.