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Announcing the Playback Film Summit

Accelerating Canadian film from script to screen is the goal of the two-day conference aimed at bolstering the independent feature film industry.

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Panel tackles actionable solutions to Asian racism

Creators lament inaccurate depictions of cultural norms, lack of opportunities to work on creating authentic Asian stories and how internalizing racism impacted their careers.

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Hot Sheet: Digital Demand for Aug. 23 to 29, 2021

Ted Lasso continues to top the digital originals list for a third week, as Walking Dead steps in to lead the overall demand list.

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CBC unveils fall podcast lineup

Six new shows, including a trilogy exploring radical extremism, join returning titles like Pop Chat, Party Lines and SickBoy.

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CMF contributions spark production despite pandemic: annual report

The 2020/21 report outlines the contributions made towards equity and inclusion initiatives and declines in viewership of CMF-funded Canadian programs except in Quebec.

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Liberal platform looks to get Broadcasting Act back on track

Additional funding for Telefilm, Canada Media Fund and the Indigenous Screen Office are included in the 82-page plan.

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TIFF ’21: Filmmaker Lab, Talent Accelerator and Rising Stars picks

Two Learn to Swim actors chosen as Rising Stars while Sing Me a Lullaby ‘s Tiffany Hsiung and Finding Sally ‘s Tamara Dawit among 10 Canadian filmmakers chosen for the annual Filmmaker Lab.

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9 Story Media’s Dylan gets the greenlight

The CBC original series will also debut on Cartoon Network and HBO Max this fall as part of the Cartoonito preschool programming block.

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Adriana Maggs tapped as Coroner showrunner as season four rolls

The veteran scribe and producer replaces Morwyn Brebner for the upcoming 12-episode season, which will also see star Serinda Swan make her TV directorial debut.

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Zombie comedy Brain Freeze secures U.S. distribution

The film from writer-director Julien Knafo is set to open Fantasia International Film Festival in August.