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Canadian producers score 37 Rockies nominations

Vikings (pictured) and Highway Thru Hell are among the series nominated for the Banff World Media Festival awards.

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Ten (or so) takeaways from Banff: 2015 edition

A look back at key themes in the content business that emerged from the Banff World Media Festival last week.

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Banff ’15: In the news

In case you missed it: an overview of announcements that came out during this week’s Banff World Media Festival.

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Banff ’15: Amazon’s Joe Lewis on crafting a ‘house style’

The head of original programming at Amazon Studios discusses how the studio is customizing its production and storytelling process for a binge-watching world. (Transparent‘s Jill Soloway and Jeffrey Tambor pictured.)

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Bell Media names exec producer apprenticeship winners

Erica Landrock and Jennifer Little (pictured) each earn an internship with a Canadian prodco via the Bell Media Executive Producer Accelerator Lab.

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Shaftesbury, Banff AMP Accelerator finalists announced

Orphan Black writer/producer duo Hannah Cheesman and Mackenzie Donaldson are one of the three teams chosen to pitch their digital series project at Banff.

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CineCoup 2015 unveils the final five

The film accelerator has announced the five teams still in the running to win $1 million in production financing. (CineCoup CEO J. Joly pictured.)

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CineCoup reveals shortlist

The top 15 teams will battle it out on social media to be a part of the final-five live pitch session at the Banff World Media Festival. (CineCoup’s J. Joly pictured.)

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Canada dominates Banff Rockie Awards with 39 noms

A raft of homegrown digital series fill out the Canadian contingent to compete against all comers in June.

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Shaftesbury, Banff launch branded entertainment contest

The pitch competition will focus on female-targeted scripted digital series. (MsLabelled pictured.)

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CineCoup Media preps sophomore feature film round

The new round will have a tighter focus on genre and “high-concept stories with franchise potential.” (CineCoup Media founder and CEO J. Joly pictured)

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Playback’s most-read stories of 2014

From development slates to cancellations to the Banff World Media festival, Playback takes a look back at our most-read stories from the past year. (Arctic Air pictured.)