TV

Chrystia Freeland delivering 2021 budget in House of Commons

Federal budget proposes millions in much-needed investment for domestic screen sector

Under the Liberal government’s 2021 budget, the Indigenous Screen Office will receive $40.1 million over a three-year period, while Telefilm and the CMF will receive $105 million and $60 million, respectively, over the same time frame.

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MADE | NOUS Launches the Seek More Campaign

VIDEO: In this special Playback Sessions edition, Simu Liu, Shamier Anderson, Kawennáhere Devery Jacobs and campaign director Raha ‘Euphoria’ Moshfeghian discuss why now is the moment to push for greater representation on our screens. [Sponsored Content]

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Incendo, Screentime New Zealand expand rom-com-focused partnership

The companies are producing a new rom-com, Written in the Stars, for Citytv’s Fall in Love Fridays programming block, while Incendo goes to camera on another project in Montreal today.

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Deals: Hollywood Suite, 9 Story, Black Fawn

Hollywood Suite acquires another premium drama, 9 Story sells Fugget About It and more.

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The nominees up for the 2021 CCE Awards

Editors from Schitt’s Creek are among the nominees in Best Editing in a TV Comedy, plus Amelie Labreche and Matthew Hannam both secured two nods each on the feature film side.

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OUTtv is ready and waiting for Canadian producers to take notice

OUTtv COO Philip Webb discusses the channel’s continued desire to commission Cancon, as well as its latest unscripted series, Vice Studios-produced Shine True.

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Cancon commissioning decline limiting opportunities for diverse TV scribes: WGC

A new report from the Writers Guild of Canada suggests that while the overall percentage of writers from underrepresented groups is increasing, a decline in overall commissioning is creating fewer opportunities.

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Cream Productions launches podcast division

Cream Podcasts’ audio slate will focus on original content and spin-offs of its TV and streaming programming.

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CSAs ’21: Powerhouse Canadian comedies go head to head

This year’s Canadian Screen Awards comedy contenders look back on the meteoric rise of domestic comedy in the last five years.

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Portfolio adds to distribution team; locks up int’l sales for two series

As the prodco diversifies its slate with new shows and new audiences, it has upped Chelsea Reichert to distribution manager.

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Fridge Wars opens up more sales for CBC

The series co-created by CBC and The Gurin Company was acquired by Aito Media in Finland and WeMake in France, in addition to other sales.

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Saloon Media unveils first scripted series with Ghost Walk

Ghost Walk is the first non-factual title announced since Melissa Williamson (pictured) joined as SVP, scripted content, and is being developed by Blue Ant Media’s T+E.