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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 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.

Aug 7, 2013 — News Article

Global’s fall TV schedule includes no original Canadian programming by Daniel Bettridge

Columnist says until we’ve weaned ourselves off of their American counterparts, then Canadian networks will be unlikely to stump up the cash to produce quality original programming of our own.

Jun 27, 2013 — News Article

UPDATED (3): Commission approves Bell/Astral takeover - with 13 conditions; boosts benefits by $72M by Greg O’Brien

Columnist says the CRTC has approved the $3.2 billion purchase of Astral Media by BCE Inc., but Bell’s regulatory people have a large amount paperwork to file before July 29th in order to satisfy the various conditions of the approval.

Jun 27, 2013 — News Article

CRTC Approves BCE's $3.4 Billion Takeover of Astral Media by Etan Vlessing

The regulator rejected an earlier bid for approval of the transaction, but agreed this time after the phone giant agreed to sell off assets and invest more money in Canadian content.

Jun 27, 2013 — News Article

CRTC grants exception allowing Bell to keep TSN 690

CRTC says TSN 690 must maintain English all-sports format for seven years.

Apr 6, 2013 — News Article

Outside the box by Kate Taylor

Columnist says the golden age of cable is reaching new heights, pushing audiences to different platforms and transforming what, and how, we watch.

Mar 26, 2013 — News Article

First Nations filmmakers use business skills, social media savvy to bring TV shows to niche markets by Jenny Lee

Columnist says it’s a tiny niche in an otherwise troubled industry, but B.C.-based aboriginal filmmakers are busy and working.

Mar 19, 2013 — News Article

Budget 2013: Millions axed last year, but deeper cuts likely on the way Thursday by Stephanie Levitz

Columnist says Statistics Canada used to survey how much the government spent on culture funding, but that study has been axed, one of almost three dozen reports either eliminated or pared back by the agency to save money.

Mar 13, 2013 — News Article

Drama, not music, on Bell Media TV spending program by Steve Ladurantaye

Bell Media wants to redirect millions of dollars in new program funding toward the creation of new dramas and comedies, citing a lack of interest and limited audiences for “high-end performing and visual arts programming.”

Mar 11, 2013 — News Article

Entertainment One Acquires Canadian Rights to David Hewlett Thriller 'Debug' by Etan Vlessing

Debug received financing from Telefilm Canada and the Ontario Media Development Corp.

Mar 8, 2013 — News Article

Bell Media Says No to Reopening Terms of Trade Pact With Canadian Producers by Etan Vlessing

Kevin Crull tells an Ottawa conference the current industry pact between Canadian producers and broadcasters remains "balanced and a win-win for the industry."

Mar 8, 2013 — News Article

Transition fund good way to help culture industry by Tim Tyler

Production company owner says he is thankful for the cultural industries transition fund because it will replace, with actual cash, the in-kind support received from Saskatchewan peers in the industry.

Mar 3, 2013 — News Article

Mainstream media meltdown! by Robert W. McChesney

Columnist questions what happens to democracy if the Web business model can't fund journalism.

Feb 7, 2013 — News Article

NFB names Ravida Din as English program director general by Kelly Anderson

The National Film Board of Canada (NFB) has appointed Ravida Din, who has been an executive producer and producer at the organization since 2007, as the director general of its English program.