Funding

RBC launches BIPOC Emerging Producers program

The initiative aims to help Indigenous and racialized producers access interim financing for eligible projects with budgets between $500,000 and $2 million.

In Brief: WIFTV announces participants for Tricksters and Writers program

Plus: Big Time Decent’s Backroad Truckers is in production for season two, 3 Arts Entertainment launches a Toronto office, and more.

IPF finances $1.5M across nine TV dramas

Among the projects supported are season two of The Porter and Crave limited series Little Bird.

APTN, CBC, ISO launch pre-development program for Indigenous creators

The Early Stage Scripted Development Program for Indigenous Creators follows CBC and APTN’s agreement to collaborate on increasing First Nations, Inuit and Métis programming.

Magnify Digital, OCAD, Telus Fund launch screen media content research project

Supported by Mitacs Accelerate and the Canada Media Fund, the project will measure how successful screen media content is and how it impacts audiences’ lives.

IPF’s Quebec office head resigning after 31 years

Claire Dion will resign effective July 1 to undertake new challenges.

Nova Scotia raises film fund cap, increases fund for 2022-23

The province is boosting the Film and Television Production Incentive Fund’s per-project cap by $6 million to make it easier for larger productions to film there.

Telefilm Canada announces $16.37M in production funding

The funding will go toward 12 English-language feature projects, including Ethel from Maudie director Aisling Walsh.

Inside Out announces lineup for sixth annual Finance Forum

Three Canadian directorial debut projects are in the lineup for the forum, set for June 2 to 4.

SODEC announces production assistance for nine French-language features

Several of the titles were also on Telefilm’s recent Production Program funding list, including André Forcier’s Ababouiné and Yan Lanouette-Turgeon’s Mlle Bottine.

Telefilm Canada announces $14.5M in production funding for French-language features

Simple comme Sylvain by Monia Chokri and Sophie Deraspe’s D’où viens-tu, berger? are among nine films funded under the Production Program.

Headspinner picks up speed with its digital-first content strategy

Gisele’s MishMash Adventures is the Toronto prodco’s third kids series in a row to head straight to production, thanks to financial support from CMF-Shaw Rocket’s digital-first animation fund.