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Kelly Wilhelm named chief strategy officer at CMF

The former Canadian Heritage senior policy advisor will “focus on innovation through the lens of industry-wide disruption and opportunities for growth.”

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In brief: BTLR panel member resigns

Plus: CMF launches new codevelopment fund, eOne ups its presence in Asia and The Amazing Race Canada sees a ratings uptick in season seven.

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Digi-media titles from Shaftesbury, Cream land CMF coin

In a $12-million funding round, the CMF also announced the recipients of its Francophone Minority Program, including $1.4 million for Manito Media’s drama series Edgar.

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CMF reorganizes exec team

The organization has unveiled two new positions and made a number of promotions, including upping Sandra Collins to COO.

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Netflix partners with APFC to support francophone creators

Telefilm Canada and the CMF have also committed funding towards the first year of the professional development program.

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CMF unveils ‘impactful’ changes to 2019/20 programs

Val Creighton says the changes, which include expanded triggers for digital projects and development funding, are among the most significant in CMF history.

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Shaw Rocket, CMF aim to spur animation production

The organizations are partnering for the first time to jointly fund animated projects created for digital platforms.

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CMF signs audiovisual agreement with Argentina’s INCAA

Signed during this week’s Canadian Heritage trade mission to Latin America, the deal will see the organizations establish a co-development incentive program.

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CMF, industry partner to rally domestic pride

A new consumer-facing campaign aims to familiarize Canadians with homegrown talent who have made an impact internationally.

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CMF invests in new seasons of Chateau Laurier, Gayl Pile

The funder invested a total of $10 million across 49 digital media projects in three different sections.

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CMF invests in eight projects with Luxembourg, South Africa funders

Vancouver’s Omnifilm Entertainment and Toronto’s Six Island Productions are among the Canadians working with Luxembourg-based producers.

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CMF awards $19.7M through digital innovation, francophone programs

Toronto’s Secret Location was awarded over $2 million for two games, and Montreal’s Felix & Paul Studios received $1.2 million for its next VR project.