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CMF earmarks $13.3M of COVID-19 funds for underrepresented groups

Around $4 million will be reserved for companies and organizations owned and led by Black people or People of Colour.

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In brief: CMF, SODEC partner on new fund

The predevelopment fund is aimed at French-language TV series adapted from Quebec literary works, plus imagineNATIVE’s 21st festival goes online.

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Some producers falling through cracks of COVID-19 support funds

Factual, kids and digital producers have found they aren’t eligible for the phase-one emergency funds, which are intended as a lifeline to ensure business continuity.

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Funders release eligibility criteria for Emergency Support Fund

Starting tomorrow, companies will be able to apply for up to $800,000 through the CMF and $400,000 through Telefilm to support business continuity and safeguard jobs.

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CMF lays out amended guidelines for projects affected by COVID-19

Among them, CMF relaxed the timelines on which funded projects must enter production, and gave added flexibility around performance envelope allocations.

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Shaftesbury, LaRue projects among Development Packaging picks

Of the 164 projects submitted for the IPF and CMF program, 13 English-language and seven French-language short-form scripted series made the cut.

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CMF to give ‘maximum flexibility’ to 1,500 projects affected by COVID-19

The organization also assured the domestic content sector that its program budget for 2020/21 will be “comparable” to the previous year. (Unlocked)

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COVID-19 task force releases impact-assessment survey

The national survey aims to quantify the cost of production interruptions and measure the impact on companies’ operations. (Unlocked)

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Feds to provide support to those who aren’t eligible for EI

Justin Trudeau pledged $900 bi-weekly for up to 15 weeks, as Canada and U.S. unveiled border closures. Plus: Canadian Heritage provides an update on its funding programs.

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In brief: Canadian projects receive $1.1M from CMF copro initiatives

Plus: HGTV Canada unscripted success Island of Bryan returns for season two and DGC donates to AFC’s mental health initiative in Prime Time Challenge.

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CMF teams with Creative BC and CMPA on predevelopment program

The $400,000 pilot program gives B.C.-based companies access to funds for script development, research and more.

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CMF awards over $13M across four programs

Plus, the inaugural edition of the WildBrain-CMF Kids & Family Development Program saw projects from Conquering Lion Pictures and Zone3 nab funding.