All Production Funding Articles

May 17, 2016 — News Article

Six Corus Principles for Innovation and Success

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

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.

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.

Feb 12, 2016 — News Article

Internet-only content could drastically limit Canada's cultural policy options by Michael Geist

Columnist says that while he is not supporter of extending CanCon contributions to companies like Netflix, including such a restriction within a trade agreement is bad policy.

Feb 12, 2016 — News Article

Heritage minister Mélanie Joly under pressure to protect Quebec television by Daniel LeBlanc

Columnist says a battle is brewing between the Heritage Minister's bureaucrats – who are cutting back on eligibility for the Canadian Production Tax Credit that for years has helped underwrite Quebec talk shows – and Ms. Joly herself, who is under political pressure to intervene in favour of the television producers.

Feb 9, 2016 — News Article

Minister Bill Fraser wants to make arts funding more efficient

ArtsNB executive director says the provincial arts board may not survive if thousands of dollars in funding is cut.

Feb 9, 2016 — News Article

Revolutionary cure needed to restore health of ailing CBC by Kirk LaPointe

Columnist suggests that in order to fund Canadian programming private networks should be let out of their requirements to broadcast Canadian content, but that they should still be held to their requirements to direct 30% of their revenue to finance English Canadian content production.

Feb 1, 2016 — News Article

Editorial: Don't forget community TV

Editorial says the CRTC is looking at changing the way it doles out funding for local coverage, but giving the funds to big broadcasters not the answer.

Jan 5, 2016 — News Article

Canada’s new TV rules could erode jobs, funding, report warns by James Bradshaw

A new study, commissioned in part by FRIENDS, warns that rules designed to unbundle large cable and satellite packages could cause nearly 7,000 job losses and take away about $400-million in funding for Canadian programs.

Dec 25, 2015 — News Article

Can YouTube kill YTV? Networks grapple with shakeup in kids’ television by Robin Levinson King

Columnist says as children everywhere start to turn off their television sets and tune into streaming services, our homegrown industry is undergoing growing pains.

Dec 17, 2015 — News Article

Federal government must restore Local Programming Improvement Fund to help

Union leaders call on the federal Liberal government to reverse the decision to cut the local programming fund and to not just commit to infrastructure in new buildings and roads, but also fund vital communications infrastructure like our community television stations.

Dec 9, 2015 — News Article

Feature Film Directors Overwhelmingly Are White Men, Says DGA Report

According to the DGA’s inaugural Feature Film Diversity Report, just 6.4 percent of the 376 features released in 2013 and 2014 were directed by women, and 12.5 percent by ethnic minorities — and of films that did over $100 million in domestic box office, 96.8 percent were directed by men.

Dec 8, 2015 — News Article

Canadian Performers and Independent Producers Reach New Agreement

Canadian performers and producers have reached a new Independent Production Agreement (IPA) governing English-language production in Canada.

Nov 18, 2015 — News Article

How Trudeau plans to undo Harper’s legacy, brick by brick by Susan Delacourt

Columnist says nearly every minister has some Conservative handiwork to undo, according to the mandate letters and Heritage Minister Mélanie Joly will be reversing funding cuts to the CBC.

Nov 16, 2015 — News Article

Love Canadian Content? Rogers Unveils World-Class Canadian Production Studio, Nine New Series and New Specialty Channel

Rogers and VICE Media, the youth media brand and digital content studio announced the development of VICE Canada, a new production facility that is now in development in the heart of Toronto. 

Nov 16, 2015 — News Article

Mélanie Joly joins Montreal culture club by Martin Knelman

Columnist says Quebec dominance in federal arts leadership should temper Toronto arts world’s post-election euphoria.

Nov 5, 2015 — News Article

New heritage minister Mélanie Joly says money coming to the arts, CBC

Just hours after being sworn in, Canada's new Heritage Minister outlined priorities that include increasing the budgets of the Canada Council for the Arts and the CBC.

Nov 4, 2015 — News Article

Statement by the Prime Minister of Canada following the swearing-in of the 29th Ministry

In his statement, Prime Minister says his government will reinvest in Canada's cultural and creative industries.

Nov 3, 2015 — News Article

Arts awards celebrate Peter Herrndorf’s legacy by Martin Knelman

Columnist says award felt like a key moment in the long fight to enhance Canada’s identity by supporting its talent.