Articles Tagged ‘OMDC’

Canadian film and TV has a new star: a plunging loonie


With the Canadian dollar plunging in value, industry players expect a strong year for Canadian film and TV production.

How do you sell Canada to Hollywood as loonie plunges?


Talk tax credit stability and talent, not as much about currency, local players tell Playback Daily.

Hot Docs to spotlight documentaries from India


The Made In program spotlight comes as Hot Docs’ Chris McDonald and 14 indie producers head to India as part of a trade mission this month.

How agile digital producers innovate with non-official coproductions


Canadians, no strangers to the coproduction, are urged via a new industry guide to collaborate with foreign projects on interactive digital media content.

Cameras roll on Alain Desrochers’ ESC in Sudbury


The Molly Parker-starrer will be released in Canada by Suki Releasing. (Parker pictured)

Ontario’s total 2013 production spend slips: report


Gains in animation and local movie production in Ontario failed to offset drops in U.S. film and TV budgets, causing a decline in overall production activity.

Cameras roll on The Girl King


Finnish director Mika Kaurismaki’s film about Queen Kristina of Sweden, co-produced by Galafilm and Triptych Media, has financing from Telefilm Canada, SODEC and the OMDC. (Actors Malin Buska and Sarah Gadon pictured)

Insight Productions rolls out web comedy for Shaw Media


TV wrestler Chris Jericho stars in the online-only comedy, But I’m Chris Jericho, as he struggles to become an actor.

Producers Lab Toronto to host Aussie and Kiwi film producers


Timed to coincide with the Toronto International Film Festival, the co-production forum uses global players gathered at the prestigious event to forge relationships and possible co-productions between producer partners.

Guidestones’ Jay Ferguson on brand integration to fund web series


“I want to create a genuine business model that creates a profit. There isn’t enough (fund) money to make it sustainable,” the Toronto filmmaker tells Playback about lining up sponsors for next-generation storytelling.

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