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Surge in animation drives demand for talent in B.C.: report

First-of-its-kind analysis of creative technology sector in B.C. highlights sector as key driver of economic growth and employment, despite pandemic impacts.

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How virtual production became a reality for indie prodcos

Canadian companies are offering cost-effective solutions for indie filmmakers so they can afford the latest filmmaking tech tools Hollywood already embraces.

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Emmys ’21: Felix & Paul Studios take TV to the next frontier

The studio’s co-founder and creative director Felix Lajeunesse shares production stories behind Space Explorers: The ISS Experience and how their U.S. partnerships have helped raise their profile with voters.

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Raja Khanna’s role expands as Dark Slope launches Lumeto

In addition to the launch of the new company, Dark Slope has secured $3 million in new capital through a funding round led by Mars IAF.

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U.K.-Canada Immersive Exchange participants unveiled

Chosen from nearly 500 applications, the talent development and coproduction program consists of 12 participants from Canada and 12 recipients from the U.K.

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CMF @ 10: Evolving in a time of crisis, pt. 2

The organization is not sitting still, innovating constantly. And with the industry at what Valerie Creighton characterizes as a turning point, there is rare opportunity on the horizon. “If we get this right, Canada will hold its place with the best in the world,” she says.

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CMF @ 10: Evolving in a time of crisis

The Canada Media Fund is not letting the pandemic slow efforts to better serve the industry as a whole.

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In brief: CMF opens Phase 2 funding for IDM sector

Plus: The NFB expands its short film collection The Curve, to which 40 creators and filmmakers contributed, and Saloon Media launches a new scholarship fund.

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Felix & Paul co-develop AR storybook with Jim Henson Co

The Seven Ravens is narrated by Neil Gaiman and will be demoed at a prestigious computer graphics conference next week.

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Raja Khanna named CEO of Dark Slope

The appointment comes as Dark Slope pivots toward immersive learning and closes a new round of bridge funding.

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WildBrain Spark tests AR for the first time

Teletubbies, In the Night Garden and Dragon & Boy are joining AR app AnibeaR, following US$17 million in new financing being earmarked for the AVOD to grow.

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IDM sector grapples with revenue tumble stemming from COVID-19

Small and micro businesses have lost on average 40% of their monthly income, while a further 33% have lost all monthly income, said a CMF Trends report.