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Ontario’s COVID-19 health and safety protocols published

The 45-page guideline, developed by the Section 21 committee, arrives as Toronto enters Stage 2 of the province’s reopening plans and begins issuing film permits once again.

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Industry orgs launch virtual series for underrepresented creators

The three-week workshop, led by CBC, CAVCO and CMPA, aims to equip emerging producers and creators with more business tools to advance their careers.

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Ontario working group submits COVID-19 protocols for approval

The Section 21 Committee has finalized a set of COVID-19 safety guidelines, which have now been submitted to the Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development for review.

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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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Ottawa unveils details on $500M Heritage emergency funds

Updated: CMPA will work with Telefilm and CMF on how to best distribute the $115.8 million dedicated to Canada’s audiovisual sector, with an application process on the way.

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Production sector could face $2.5B hit by end of June: CMPA

Around $1.4 billion of the total would have been spent on labour, according to the CMPA, with Reynolds Mastin calling the projected figures a “wakeup call for what’s at stake.”

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Solid gains for domestic production, FLS growth slows: CMPA Profile

Total production spending in Canada climbed to $9.32 billion in 2018/19, with across-the-board growth for domestic film and television.

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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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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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Tracey Friesen named managing VP of CMPA’s B.C. branch

Reporting to COO Liz Shorten, Friesen will oversee provincial operations as well as provide strategic counsel on a number of key files.

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In brief: CMPA becomes lead CFC Producers’ Lab sponsor

Plus, Apptopia reports Disney+ has reached 22 million downloads, Quebecor invests in Multicolore and P.E.I.’s Film4Ward program reveals its winners.

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Photo gallery: Welcome reception for new Heritage Minister

Minister Steven Guilbeault met with producers, broadcasters, union leaders and other senior figures at a reception hosted by the CMPA and Insight Productions.