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Changes needed to sustain, support Ontario filmmakers: report

“Focus On Features: The Future of Filmmaking in Ontario” dissects challenges like audience behaviour, static funding structures and the need for more career opportunities.

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CMPA, WGC spar over authorship in Copyright Act hearing

Members of the organizations went before the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage to argue who should be considered the author of a screen-based work.

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B.C. orgs, Netflix partner on screenwriting initiative

The Pacific Screenwriting Program, supported by Creative BC, CMPA and WGC, is part of the streamer’s $25-million pledge to invest in Canadian creatives.

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Jill Golick named Women in View exec director

The former WGC president replaces Rina Fraticelli, who stepped down in March.

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WGC names Dennis Heaton new president

The Vancouver-based showrunner replaces outgoing president Jill Golick, whose term expired last week.

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Industry orgs adopt Canadian Creative Industries Code of Conduct

Born out of the November roundtable meetings, the Code sets out to ensure safety and respect are the norm in work and work-related environments.

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Screenwriters, producers extend IPA

At a time of industry uncertainty, the CMPA, AQPM and WGC have agreed to an 18-month extension.

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Unions, Guilds officially appeal CRTC licence renewal decision

A joint petition from the CMPA, DGC and ACTRA and a separate WGC appeal ask Minister Joly to reject the May decision.

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Unions, guilds react to CRTC licensing decision

The CMPA, DGC and other associations have come out in opposition to the decision to set PNI at 5% of revenues.

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Who won big at the WGC Awards?

X Company, Letterkenny and Maudie scribes nabbed some hardware at the annual Writers Guild of Canada gala. Check out who else picked up a trophy.

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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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In Brief: Shaw Rocket joins Emerald Code

The Writers Guild of Canada has launched the Denis McGrath Memorial Fund, plus more news.