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OMDC addresses workplace safety, culture for funded projects

The organization has implemented a revised set of guidelines for funding recipients that seek to improve work environments.


In brief: Maudie wins at Women’s Image Awards

Plus: Montreal’s MELS Studios and Postproduction adds a new face, SK Films’ Amazon Adventure honoured and more.

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Zuchlinski on career wins, challenges and a changing industry

Playback Daily caught up with Ontario film commissioner Donna Zuchlinski ahead of her Oct. 9 retirement from the position.


Anxietyville gets hybrid format release

Xenophile Media’s Patrick Crowe on why the producers are releasing Anxietyville as both a web series and feature film.

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Industry, fans get behind Canadian Film Day

Events linked to the Reel Canada initiative will be taking place in over 75 communities across the country.

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Diminishing fees, scope creep concern screen composers: report

A new baseline study by the Screen Composers Guild of Canada shines a light on issues facing Canadian composers and the businesses they run. (SCGC president Marvin Dolgay pictured)


Web series production in Ontario on the rise: report

The report, which looked at the state of web series production in Canada, was presented at the inaugural TO WebFest conference held this weekend.


Insight Productions rolls out web comedy for Shaw Media

TV wrestler Chris Jericho stars in the online-only comedy, But I’m Chris Jericho, as he struggles to become an actor.

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The Calling starts principal photography

The thriller, toplined by Susan Sarandon and Ellen Burstyn, is being shot in the Hamilton, Ont. area.


Domestic TV production lifts Ontario to record activity in 2012

Local shoots like Rookie Blue and Bomb Girls to Lost Girl and Degrassi accounted for 68% of the $1.28 billion spent in the province on film and TV production.

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Weekly roundup: Indie production news, awards and release dates

This week’s roundup includes the start of production on CFC alumni Audrey Cumming’s (pictured) directorial debut and details of the Women In Film and Television Vancouver’s 2013 Spotlight Award Winners.


OMDC and Telefilm lead India mission to drum up copros

The week-long visit, which starts today, will make stops in Mumbai, Goa and at major Bollywood studios and facilities.