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In brief: NFT film auction raises more than $93,000

Plus: The NFB unveils a new interactive installation in Dubai, the ROM hosts a special world premiere for a film honouring Alanis Obomsawin, and more.

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CMF names first recipients for Pilot Program

The Pilot Program for Racialized Communities was one of seven programs that unveiled funding, totaling $49.3 million across 112 projects.

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Hot Sheet: Digital Demand for Sept. 20 to 26, 2021

Ted Lasso tops both the digital originals and overall demand list.

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EXCLUSIVE: Canadian Academy adds new board member

Cineplex’s Thomas Santram is elevated to vice chair, Scott Henderson takes on secretary role, and Bell Media VP Justin Stockman is added to the board of directors.

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Returning Home offers pathway to reconciliation

The first documentary produced by Canadian Geographic kicked off its festival run this month in Calgary, heading to Vancouver next.

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Sinking Ship inks raft of pre-MIPCOM distribution deals

The kids prodco and multi-Emmy award winner unveiled sales to over 70 international and Canadian buyers as it plans to attend MIPCOM and MIPCOM Junior virtually next month.

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APTN clears Indigenous aviation docuseries for takeoff

Filming has begun on Northern Air Rescue, which follows female First Nation medevac pilots across the province of Manitoba and will land in APTN’s fall 2022 schedule.

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Deals: eOne, NFB, Radio-Canada

Entertainment One marks its first Spanish-language acquisition, the NFB acquires Reel Injun ahead of museum exhibit debut, and more.

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CTV Comedy orders scripted original from Tina Keeper’s Kistikan Pictures

Acting Good stars co-creator Paul Rabliauskas, with fellow creators Amber-Sekowan Daniels, Eric Toth and Pat Thornton set to co-showrun.

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Canadian Indigenous stories on the global stage

VIDEO: Indigenous filmmakers Loretta Todd, Jeff Barnaby, JJ Neepin and Shane Belcourt discuss how the markets are responding to their work in this replay from BANFF ’21.

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TIFF co-head moving to Sundance Institute

Following three years at TIFF, Joana Vicente will take the helm of one of the U.S.’s preeminent film festivals.

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Apple TV+ greenlights Boat Rocker children’s series

Boat Rocker is producing Amber Brown, an adaptation of the bestselling book series, with Bonnie Hunt writing and showrunning on the project.

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Indigenous Screen Office launches new grant programs

The Sector Development and Story Fund supporting training and representation, as well as post-production, marketing and distribution, will be led by a new four-member funding team.

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How Canada’s broadcasters are honouring truth and reconciliation

Producers and programmers discuss pulling together projects such as the multi-network special National Day for Truth and Reconciliation in time for Sept. 30.

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Hot Sheet: Top 30 TV programs for Sept. 13 to 19, 2021

Murdoch Mysteries and the series premiere of Global’s Family Law make the list.