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."
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.
Feb 1, 2013 — News Article: Film industry scoffs at B.C.’s new arts strategy
A new non-profit society will consolidate the responsibilities of the B.C. Film Commission and BC Film + Media when it begins operations, working with film and television, digital media, music, publishing and other creative sectors to identify new growth opportunities.
Oct 30, 2012 — News Article: Letter From the Chair by Kathleen Sharpe
CCA came to the conclusion to shut down operations immediately due to lack of funding.
Columnist says When Jean-Pierre Blais, the CRTC’s new chair, scolded Bell last week for failing to present a vision for how it would use the Astral radio assets, it seemed he and Mr. Crull were in different universes.
Aug 30, 2012 — News Article: Mitt Romney And The Arts: How He Plans To Gut Federal Funding by Lucas Kavner
Columnist says chopping into already meagre arts funding has been a Republican priority for a few years now.
Jun 27, 2012 — News Article: City seeks proposals for multimedia studio to kick-start film industry by Tony Lofaro
Columnist says that the City of Ottawa has issued a ‘request for proposals’ for a multimedia studio just as film and television production in the city seems to have stalled.
May 2, 2012 — News Article: Drama funding in crosshairs as Telefilm looks at further cuts by Guy Dixon
In addition to $2.7-million in spending cuts announced last month, Telefilm plans to slash nearly $8-million in funding and administrative costs over the next two years, including money for the production and distribution of dramas.
The federal budget singles out the CBC for vindictive cuts that break the Conservative’s election promise to maintain or increase funding to the national public broadcaster.
Feb 14, 2012 — News Article: Who's paying what into LPIF
The CRTC has released new numbers for the Local Programming Improvement Fund which indicate Shaw Communications paid the most into the fund, followed by Bell Canada and Rogers Cable.
Jan 31, 2012 — Blog Post: Conservative MPs seek to "de-fund" the CBC
Over the past months, at least six Conservative MPs have presented petitions to the House of Commons seeking to "de-fund" the CBC.
Jan 12, 2012 — News Article: Film world hits back over PM's call to focus on blockbusters by Tom Peck
Film-makers, actors and critics argue British Prime Minister David Cameron's call for film funding to focus on "commercially successful" pictures would "dilute the quality of the product and mean we don't move forward culturally".