Banff World Media Festival

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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.)

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Banff 2014: Top 10 takeaways

From the 2014 Banff World Media Festival, 10 key trends shaping the TV business right now.

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Shaw Media mentorship program recipients announced

A total of 11 participants were selected across two programs, with writers receiving a two-week internship in the writer’s room of a Canadian drama or comedy series.

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Canadian producers lead Banff Rockies field

Among the Canadian series nominated are Big Brother Canada (pictured) in the best reality category, and Orphan Black in the best serial competition.

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Nathan Lane to receive Ustinov comedy award in Banff

The Good Wife star (pictured) will receive the tribute on June 10 at the Rockie Awards gala.

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Banff honours Happy Days star Henry Winkler

The veteran TV actor, director and producer (pictured) will be honoured at the Rockie Awards gala on June 10.

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Banff plans love-in with Lionsgate as company of distinction

The honour will see top Lionsgate executives, producers and talent feted during the upcoming Canadian Rockies industry retreat.

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Buck Productions options CineCoup finalist BAD

BAD was among the top five films that came through CineCoup’s film accelerator program. (Buck Productions CEO and founder Sean Buckley pictured)