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CMF launches new funding program

Web series in search of second-season funding get a boost, with a new program dedicated to financing drama and youth programs.

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IPF shortlist: 27 web series projects make the cut

Sixteen English- and 11 French-language projects are in the running for financing from the Independent Production Fund. (Shortlisted project Mutha pictured.)

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IPF announces web series funding shortlist

A total of 23 projects were shortlisted after evaluators in Toronto and Montreal reviewed 188 applications.

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Shaftesbury acquires Boland web series, rolls cam on choir doc

The prodco and distributor is shopping actor Katie Boland’s Long Story, Short (pictured) and one-hour TVO doc Unsung in Cannes this week.

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Canucks clean up at LA Webfest

Multiple award winners include Ruby Skye P.I. (pictured), Out With Dad, Guidestones and The Casting Room.

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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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CBC acquires Everyone’s Famous web series for broadcast

Andrew Bush, Walter Forsyth and Angus Swantee are shooting the hybrid comedy in Halifax, ahead of a February internet launch.

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Finding right partners key to web series success: Jill Johnson

The Yoga Town producer says using social media and building partnerships with local companies can help boost a project’s audience, leading to monetization opportunities.

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Canadian producers lobby for web series coin ahead of Prime Time

The internet is filled with DIY web series like The Guild and Between the Ferns and Canadian producers want in on the action.

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Smiley Guy lands development deal at JFL

The Toronto studio earned the prize for its web series pitch at the Montreal-based comedy conference.

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IPF awards $1.4 million to 15 web series

Executive director Andra Sheffer tells Playback about the selection process and how a new international jury helped keep evaluation fresh.

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IPF releases new guide for marketing web series

Titled How to Build an Audience for Your Web Series, the report is designed to help producers of funded projects achieve online success.