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Aug 15, 2014 — News Article

CMF Funding for Digital Media Triggers Legacy Documentaries, Speeding Bullets and More

Digital media creativity and supplemental interactive content are key components of more than two-thirds of the successful applicants for funding in the latest round of content contributions from the Canada Media Fund.

Aug 5, 2014 — News Article

Canada Media Fund - 30 Canadian companies receive more than $6.7M for their innovative projects

Since 2010, the CMF has contributed $44.5M in development and marketing support to 204 interactive digital media projects as part of the Experimental Stream.

Aug 4, 2014 — News Article

CMF Supports Digital Media, Interactive Content, Video Game Projects

A total of 18 Canadian companies received support totaling $4.3M to develop six applications, one interactive platform, and 11 games.

Jul 14, 2014 — News Article

Why Now Is the CRTC's Make or Break Moment by Michael Geist

When Canada's broadcast regulator embarked on the third and final phase of its consultations on the future of television regulation earlier this year, it left little doubt that a total overhaul was on the table.

Jul 11, 2014 — News Article

Even the content creators are stealing content by Simon Houpt

Columnist discusses those who make their living from the content-creation economy and yet think it’s fine to steal content that somebody else created.

Jul 8, 2014 — News Article

CBC wants 'Netflix tax'

In a submission to the CRTC, CBC argues any "over-thetop" streaming service, such as U.S.-based Netflix, that earns more than $25 million a year in Canada, should be required to pay into the Canadian Media Fund.

Jul 7, 2014 — News Article

CBC: Netflix Should Pay Tax To Subsidize CanCon by Daniel Tencer

In a submission to a CRTC review of Canadian TV regulations, the public broadcaster argues that any “over-the-top” streaming service, such as Netflix, that earns more than $25 million a year in Canada should be required to pay into the Canadian Media Fund.

Jul 7, 2014 — News Article

Canadian producers renew call for Netflix Canada tax by Etan Vlessing

Canadian indie producers have used media regulator the CRTC’s current Let’s Talk TV consultation to renew their call for Netflix Canada to subsidize local Canadian content production.

Jun 13, 2014 — News Article

MuchMusic an unwitting victim of its own success by Simon Houpt

Columnist says that while the magnitude of MuchMusic’s problems are unusual, its struggles reflect some of the hurdles the domestic TV industry faces in adapting to a wave of foreign competition.

May 27, 2014 — News Article

Struggling Canadian Broadcasters Embrace Paid Product Placementsby Etan Vlessing

Columnist says conventional networks are following Hollywood and slipping brands and logos into their channel offerings to boost revenues.

May 26, 2014 — News Article

Follow the money: Canadian TV really is a racket by John Doyle

Columnist says that the broad story of Canadian TV, as it is understood by many, is that the CBC gets about $1-billion from the public to fund its endeavours and commercial broadcasters get little or nothing while taking risks to deliver any Canadian content, but that isn't true.

May 3, 2014 — News Article

WATCH: Rob Ford joke gets laughs at White House Correspondents’ Dinner by John R. Kennedy

Comedian plays up how tax credits for film and television bring  jobs to cities like Vancouver, Toronto and Vancouver again.

Apr 2, 2014 — News Article

A New Story from Attawapiskat by Lisa Charleyboy

Program trains young journalists in remote First Nation communities to report their community's news.

Mar 10, 2014 — News Article

Rogue Quebec billionaire not so much going into politics as launching a takeover bid by Andrew Coyne

Columnist says Pierre Karl Péladeau's supposed free-market leanings have not prevented him from "lunching at the state buffet", whenever it suited him.

Mar 9, 2014 — News Article

John Doyle on Canadian TV: the good, the bad and the weird by John Doyle

Columnist offers 10 observations and thoughts about the Canadian TV industry.

Jan 14, 2014 — News Article

Telefilm Canada invests $3.7M in five feature films by Julianna Cummins

Telefilm Canada announces a $3.7 million investment in five feature films – two in English and three in French – through the Canada Feature Film Fund for the second quarter of 2013-2014.

Jan 13, 2014 — News Article

Avi Federgreen unveils IndieCan $10K film challenge by Etan Vlessing

Film distributor Avi Federgreen is giving eight filmmakers key industry mentorship and services if they can make their first film a feature shot for under $10,000 by the end of 2014.

Dec 26, 2013 — Blog Post

What a year!

Video looking back at a remarkable 2013 - the movement that we are building together has never been stronger and more needed. 

Dec 2, 2013 — News Article

Rogers Doc & Cable Fund doles out $3.15M by Nick Krewen

In its latest round of funding, Rogers has announced that 11 projects will share $3,158,790 in equity investment via its Rogers Documentary and Cable Network Fund.

Nov 5, 2013 — News Article

Studio behind Happy Tree Friends turning to Canada for next big idea by Simon Houpt

Mondo Media, producer of the YouTube hit Happy Tree Friends, is teaming up with Toronto-based Blue Ant Media for a $3-million project to turn up to 30 pitches from Canadian writers and producers into pilots for shows.