Sally Lee

Sally Lee to lead the Canadian Independent Screen Fund

Lee will work to establish a $10-million annual fund to support screen-based content by Black and people of colour professionals.


Bell Fund taps 15 projects for $3M in short-form digital series program

The program has provided $740,000 to English-language projects for audience development through a new pilot initiative in addition to $2.2 million in production funds for English and French projects.


Indie theatres worry they won’t survive in the future, says Telefilm study

The Canadian Content and Independent Cinema study found theatre owners fear government subsidies will lapse before moviegoers are ready to fully return.


Toronto’s Blink Studios gets ‘significant’ investment from INSP LLC

The Indian Land, S.C.-based entertainment network says it wants to expand its relationships in the international film and production community.

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CMF opens $3M development program for doc, kids producers

The program allows producers to tap up to $75,000 in development funding without a broadcaster attached.


Quebec adds $46.1 million to cultural sector recovery

The funds will be added to the province’s temporary assistance programs, which were created in summer 2020 to offset the cost of safety protocols and potential shutdowns due to COVID-19.

Tamara Dawit

REMC report calls for better race-based data collection

The Racial Equity Media Collective says its report on screen industry funding inequity was hindered by a lack of necessary data.


IPF picks 10 projects for Short Form Series Production Program

Six of the projects chosen by the Independent Production Fund are in English and four are in French.

Mehernaz Lentin, Telefilm's new National Director of Feature Film for the English Market

Telefilm appoints new national director of feature film

Mehernaz Lentin joins Telefilm for a five-year term, after serving as CBC Films senior director since 2017.


Cameras roll on Letterkenny spinoff, Shoresy

Production on Crave’s small-town hoser comedy is underway in Sudbury, Ont., in association with New Metric Media, WildBrain and Play Fun Games.


Creative BC, Rogers Group of Funds partner on Indigenous-focused fund

Applications are open now for a knowledgeable Indigenous lead to spearhead the design and delivery of the joint venture which will begin in the new year.


BSO names inaugural projects for development fund

TD has joined the program to support mentorship opportunities at two key stages of project development.