All Production Funding Articles

Sep 26, 2016 — News Article

Heritage Minister says she will not reverse Cancon rules for TV industry by Ian Bailey

Federal Heritage Minister Mélanie Joly says Canada’s TV production sector, alarmed at new CRTC regulations that reduce the need to hire Canadians to obtain funding, should not count on her for any immediate help to reverse the situation.

Sep 22, 2016 — News Article

Does loosening Cancon rules hobble Canadian TV creators? by Jessica Wong

Creators blast CRTC ruling's suggestion that Canadians need foreign help to make TV hits.

Sep 22, 2016 — News Article

Eastlink contributes $690,000 to help fund TV projects in Nova Scotia

The media company has given the money to the Nova Scotia Independent Production Fund, a not-for-profit support program for producers and filmmakers in the province.

Sep 21, 2016 — News Article

New Brunswick filmmakers take scrappy, innovative approach to cable changes by Julia Wright

Columnist says Pick-and-pay, basic cable packages may be great for cable subscribers, who get to choose which channels they pay for, but they are also changing the game for smaller, independent media production companies.

Sep 6, 2016 — News Article

Keeping Canadian TV Canadian by Tony Wong

The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission has decided it will now take just six points out of 10, instead of eight, for a production to qualify as Canadian.

Aug 27, 2016 — News Article

Cinéastes en plein désarroi au FFM by Odile Tremblay

Reporters explain how the troubles of the World Film Festival have serious repercussions. As the Montreal film festival has plunged in chaos, some foreign cinematographers travel find out upon arrival their films won’t be projected, artists are unable to discuss with the public and the media because they don’t have access to conference rooms, and the public won’t have access to many of the movies screened for critics.

Aug 26, 2016 — News Article

CRTC overhauls indie production fund framework by Katie Bailey

Projects now open to qualify for CIPF funding will now only have to generate six points out of 10, down from the previous eight

Aug 18, 2016 — News Article

Cultural communities at odds with administrators over heritage spaces by Robert Everett-Green

Columnist says the same municipal leaders who are saying no to Kabane77 are heavy promoters of one of the collective’s primary goals - protecting creative workshops and artists’ spaces.

Aug 15, 2016 — Policy Brief

Broadcasting Notice of Consultation CRTC 2016-225

FRIENDS comments on the renewal of television licences held by large English- and French-language ownership groups.

Aug 9, 2016 — News Article

BitTorrent backs indie filmmakers through Discovery Fund by Bree Rody-Menthe

Director of creative initiatives Missy Laney says the struggle for creators to get noticed online is real, which is why marketing matters.

Jun 24, 2016 — News Article

Does Canadian cinema accurately reflect our culture, or has it been soaking in maple syrup for far too long? by Calum Marsh

Film director Evan Rissi says eight out of 10 people he asked couldn’t even name a Canadian film. 

Jun 14, 2016 — News Article

Library and Archives Canada Announces $1.5 Million in Funding to Help Local Communities Preserve Canada's Documentary Heritage

The Library and Archives Canada program will provide $1.5 million in funding to 40 projects led by archives, libraries and heritage institutions across Canada.

Jun 13, 2016 — News Article

Vancouver Film Studios and EveryWhere Studios launch 50° North Productions by Craig Takeuchi

50° North Productions will have full in-house production capability in Vancouver with development offices in Vancouver and Los Angeles.

May 17, 2016 — News Article

Six Corus Principles for Innovation and Success

Corus Entertainment presents a manifesto containing six principles for innovation and success.

May 13, 2016 — News Article

How do we apply Canadian content rules to a world in which we’re all creating all the time? by David Berry

Columnist says one of the best ways of supporting artists — content creators, whatever you want to call them — has always been a direct approach: grants and other sources of funding, sure, but also more grassroots things like education and promotion, to help create a base-level interest that’s crucial to the survival of our cultural artifacts.

Apr 23, 2016 — News Article

Heritage Minister Mélanie Joly urges change at CBC, CRTC to boost Canadian content in digital age

Heritage Minister says Canada's cultural and creative industries are important drivers of innovation and a vibrant part of the Canadian economy.

Apr 18, 2016 — News Article

Netflix picks up Berwick-based TV show by Lisa Blackburn

A Berwick, N.S., based television series has struck a deal with Netflix which will take their show to a worldwide audience.

Mar 22, 2016 — News Article

Liberal Budget Follows Through On Promise To Restore CBC Funding by Stephanie Levitz

Columnist says the cultural sector received a $1.87 billion boost over five years Tuesday in a Liberal budget that aims to reshape the narrative of the economy.

Mar 8, 2016 — News Article

Canada Bankrolling More Female Directors to Close Gender Gap by Etan Vlessing

The National Film Board of Canada, the country's public filmmaker, has promised half the movies it finances will be directed by women.

Mar 4, 2016 — News Article

EDITORIAL: Cable providers risk alienating their own customers

The big cable providers managed to fall short of even the dramatically lowered expectations of TV viewers with their new ‘skinny basic’ services.