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26th September 2014

New Study Released On How Canadians Select Their Audiovisual Content

oldTVNew technologies are influencing the viewing habits of Canadian consumers with regard to audiovisual content and at the same time enhancing the availability of such content. A study, How Canadians Select Audiovisual Content (PDF), was commissioned by Telefilm Canada, the Société de développement des entreprises culturelles (SODEC) and the Canada Media Fund (CMF). Based on results of focus groups convened across the country, indicates, notably, that Canadians are now increasingly choosing to watch TV series instead of feature films and confirms that most film-viewing is done through television. The study found, moreover, that consumers are increasingly seeking on-demand access to audiovisual products across a wide variety of platforms. Read the rest of this entry »

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24th September 2014

Telefilm Canada To Fund Seven English- And French-Language Films

Telefilm CanadaTelefilm Canada has announced its support, through the Canada Feature Film Fund, for the production of seven English- and French-language feature films, five of which are lower budget (budget of less than $2.5 million). The total investment amounts to more than $7 million. The films selected are Chameau Lion Enfant (Stéphane Beaudoin),The Colossal Failure of the Modern Relationship (Sergio Navarretta), The End of Days at Godfrey Global Inventory (Jennifer Liao), Natasha (David Bezmozgis),October Gale (Ruba Nadda), Remember (Atom Egoyan) and Le Scaphandrier (Alain Vézina). Read the rest of this entry »

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23rd September 2014

Interactive Ontario Releases Coproduction Guide For Canadian Producers

Interactive OntarioVia The Canada Media FundInteractive Ontario has launched a new report designed to guide Canadian interactive digital media (IDM) producers in taking advantage of international coproduction opportunities. International Digital Media Coproduction: A Guide for Canadian Companies (PDF) was created in association with DEEP Inc and Amythos Media, with funding from the Ontario Media Development Corporation, the Canada Media Fund and the Bell Fund. Read the rest of this entry »

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23rd September 2014

Reminder: DigiBC Townhall Thursday September 25 2014

DigiBCvia DigiBC: Introduced in 2010, the Interactive Digital Media Tax Credit legislation is set to phase out in 2015 pending a review by the BC government in late 2014.  Our DigiBC survey indicates that from 2009 to 2013, 1,700 new jobs have been created and the industry has expanded to 5,700 direct jobs working in 142 companies in the video games sector. We estimate the government has paid over $100 million in cash based tax credits which have in turn resulted in a tax surplus of $135 million to the BC government. It is essential that the Interactive Digital Media tax Credit is extended at a minimum and better if it is enhanced if we want to become number one in Canada again. We need your support and help! Read the rest of this entry »

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15th September 2014

30 Canada Media Fund Supported Productions Receive 66 Gémeaux Awards

Canada Media FundThe Canada Media Fund (CMF) congratulates the winners of the 29th prix Gémeaux who received awards on September 11 and 14. With these awards, the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television (ACCT) recognizes the outstanding work of industry professionals in the French language market. The Academy nominated 85 CMF-funded projects that received a combined total of 267 nominations. Of those, 30 productions won a total of 66 Gémeaux Awards, including top winners such as Série Noire, Les Beaux Malaises, Infoman, and the People’s Choice Award winner, Unité 9. Read the rest of this entry »

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13th September 2014

Canda Media Fund And São Paulo Cine Announce New Codevelopment Incentive

Canada Media FundThe Canada Media Fund (CMF) and SP Cine (São Paulo, BR) have entered into an agreement to provide financing for the development of coproductions. The announcement was made at Strategic Partners, a preeminent coproduction and cofinancing market held each year in Halifax, Nova Scotia. This agreement is part of the CMF’s Coproduction and Codevelopment Incentive announced earlier this year. The agreement is designed to foster the development of projects for television, games and other digital media content for multiple platforms. Read the rest of this entry »

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10th September 2014

Canada Media Fund Trends Website Goes Live

Canada Media FundThe Canada Media Fund (CMF) is pleased to provide stakeholders with a new and convenient location for all industry research published by the CMF. The new CMF Trends website is now the flagship destination for all blog posts, research studies, video interviews and white papers previously located on cmf-fmc.ca. The site is designed to merge CMF’s blog Trendscape, the Industry research section, and the Crowdfunding online resource all of which were previously hosted on the CMF website. Read the rest of this entry »

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9th September 2014

New Collaboration Between CMF And BDC Capital To Assist Creative Ventures

bdcCanada Media FundThe Canada Media Fund (CMF) and BDC Capital, a subsidiary of the Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC), announced today a collaboration to provide companies that have received CMF funding with greater access to capital in order to accelerate the commercialization of their projects and attract potential additional private sector investments.  BDC Capital will support eligible companies with a convertible note worth $150,000 to complement investments already committed by the CMF. Read the rest of this entry »

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4th September 2014

Canda Media Fund And Canadian Trade Commissioner Service Collaborate

Canada Media FundThe Canada Media Fund (CMF) has entered into an agreement with the Canadian Trade Commissioner Service (TCS) to further support digital media productions funded through the CMF’s Experimental Stream by providing access to the TCS’s Canadian Technology Accelerator program (CTA).  This agreement will allow eligible projects to achieve greater exposure, raise venture funding, access mentoring and develop new business opportunities. This announcement coincides with the launch of a CTA program in the United Kingdom while the Honourable Ed Fast, Minister of International Trade was leading a trade mission to the country. Read the rest of this entry »

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3rd September 2014

Telefilm Canada And Rogers Group Of Funds Renew Theatrical Documentary Program For 2014-2015

Telefilm CanadaTelefilm Canada and the Rogers Group of Funds are pleased to announce the extension of their partnership and the opening of the 2014-2015 Theatrical Documentary Program, once again joining forces to underwrite the Program with the intent to co-finance films that can meet key audience-building objectives.  Successful projects will be identified as having strong potential for box office earnings, international awards, and prominent festival selections. Read the rest of this entry »

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