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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.

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In brief: Queer Your Stories Film Competition winner revealed

Plus: BritBox hits a million subscribers in North America and Fund MELS, the $1-million production fund for Quebec film, returns for a second year.

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HGF supports buzzy slate of in-development film titles

Jay Baruchel, Mina Shum, Clement Virgo, Jamie M. Dagg and both Brandon and David Cronenberg received funding through the 2019/2020 script development program.

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Krempelwood extends its reach across the pond

The U.K.-based program financier plans to invest $17 million towards Canadian projects that have the potential to run for multiple seasons and sell internationally.

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In brief: Canadian projects receive $1.1M from CMF copro initiatives

Plus: HGTV Canada unscripted success Island of Bryan returns for season two and DGC donates to AFC’s mental health initiative in Prime Time Challenge.

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CMF teams with Creative BC and CMPA on predevelopment program

The $400,000 pilot program gives B.C.-based companies access to funds for script development, research and more.

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CMF awards over $13M across four programs

Plus, the inaugural edition of the WildBrain-CMF Kids & Family Development Program saw projects from Conquering Lion Pictures and Zone3 nab funding.

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CMF, CACE partner for $1.5M predevelopment program

The new program will allow Canadian distributors to trigger funding for projects in early development that are intended for the international market.