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Telefilm hires two for exec team

With the addition of Rene Bourdages and Marie-Claude Lavigne, Telefilm says its executive leadership team is now complete.

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Telefilm updates theatrical doc program

After more than a decade, Rogers Group of Funds will no longer be a funding partner on the program for feature-length documentary projects.

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Liberals highlight film funding, digital tax in election platform

If re-elected, the Liberal Party said it will nearly double Telefilm’s annual budget and take “appropriate measures” to ensure digital players contribute towards creating Cancon.

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Funders unite for workshop geared toward diverse creators

The One-Stop Funding Workshop gathers industry funders, including CMF, Telefilm, CBC and IPF, to discuss how they jointly finance content.

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Telefilm achieves gender parity for female producers in 2018/19

The funder did not see the same gains for female writers and directors, calling on the industry to put more women at the helm of big budget productions.

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In Brief: WIFT-V winners, Canadian shorts; Ganatra’s Sundance record

Canada gets the spotlight in French short film fest, WIFT-V names From Our Dark Side Winners and Canadian director Nisha Ganatra makes a splash in Utah.

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Attraction Images, Caramel Films wrap production on Mafia Inc

Directed by Daniel Grou and penned by Sylvain Guy, the French-language crime drama shot in Montreal and Cuba.

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Telefilm’s Jean-Claude Mahe to retire

The organization’s director of public and governmental affairs has spearheaded a number of influential initiatives during his two-decade tenure, including the launch of Telefilm’s Talent Fund.

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Christopher MacBride’s Education of Fredrick Fitzell underway in T.O.

The psychological thriller is produced by Lee Kim of Toronto’s Resolute Films and Entertainment and financially backed by Telefilm and eOne.

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Telefilm adjusts export, int’l marketing programs

Among the changes, Telefilm doubled the maximum amount that a single project can receive through its Export Assistance program to $90,000.

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Telefilm’s gender parity results and the challenges that remain

A panel discussion on advancing women in the industry points to progress made, but more support for women-led projects at bigger budgets is still needed.

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Fall Back Down rolls in Vancouver

From writer/director Sara Beth Edwards, the indie romantic comedy has lined up some big-name exec producers.