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CMF earmarks $13.3M of COVID-19 funds for underrepresented groups

Around $4 million will be reserved for companies and organizations owned and led by Black people or People of Colour.

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In brief: CMF, SODEC partner on new fund

The predevelopment fund is aimed at French-language TV series adapted from Quebec literary works, plus imagineNATIVE’s 21st festival goes online.

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ISO names Netflix Apprenticeship and Cultural Mentorship recipients

Helen Haig-Brown (Edge of the Knife), Tasha Hubbard (We Will Stand Up) and Red Marrow Media are among those in the Cultural Mentorship section.

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Cogeco TV Production supports 12 projects

Tribal, Coroner and Transplant were among the four English-language and eight French-language titles that picked up financing.

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Funders release eligibility criteria for Emergency Support Fund

Starting tomorrow, companies will be able to apply for up to $800,000 through the CMF and $400,000 through Telefilm to support business continuity and safeguard jobs.

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CMF lays out amended guidelines for projects affected by COVID-19

Among them, CMF relaxed the timelines on which funded projects must enter production, and gave added flexibility around performance envelope allocations.

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Hot Docs, Slaight Foundation look to amplify Canadian music docs

The newly unveiled, $450,000 Hot Docs-Slaight Family Fund will support development and production for music-focused domestic documentaries.

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Ontario Creates tweaks OPSTC regulations

The organization says the “small but important” change will help streamline the review and certification process for qualifying production expenditures.

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Industry orgs sign on for Communities Create initiative

Led by digital creator and associate professor at FCAD, Ramona Pringle, the program aims to stimulate creativity through a series of workshops and micro grants.

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CMF offers stability with its 2020/21 program budget

The funding body will invest $353 million in TV and digital projects in the upcoming fiscal year, with minimal changes to its programs in light of the COVID-19 crisis. (Unlocked)

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CMF to give ‘maximum flexibility’ to 1,500 projects affected by COVID-19

The organization also assured the domestic content sector that its program budget for 2020/21 will be “comparable” to the previous year. (Unlocked)

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Manitoba’s cost-of production tax credit upped to 38%

The province is aiming to lure more post-production, VFX and animation work following another record-setting year in which production volume hit $269.4 million.