All Production Funding Articles

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.

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.