10th February 2014

2014 N100 Competition Open For Entries

N100Northumberland CFDC, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing financing and strategy for entrepreneurs has issued a call for entrants for its 2014 N100 competition. N100 is a competition for startup companies with the potential to grow, innovate and create jobs in Northumberland, Ontario. There is no need to be currently located in Northumberland to participate, and a $100,000 in investment capital is available. The competition runs through three rounds and features a high-level power panel. Further details are listed below, but please see the N100 website for complete information. Read the rest of this entry »

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5th February 2014

DriveBC Launches Route Planner For Truckers

Province of BCCommercial drivers in B.C. can organize smarter and more efficient trips thanks to a new DriveBC route planner. The Commercial Vehicle (CV) Route Planner is a free online feature that provides truckers with locations and details of potential clearance restrictions. This new planning tool will assist truckers when applying to the ministry for an oversize/overweight single trip permit. The CV Route Planner maps the shortest distance route and highlights restrictions along the route based on vehicle height and width. Read the rest of this entry »

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4th February 2014

Canada Media Fund Awards 6.5 Million In Funding To Twenty-Seven New Interactive Digital Media Projects

Canada Media Fund A total of 27 new interactive digital media projects have received a combined total of $6.5 million as part of the Canada Media Fund’s (CMF) Experimental Stream second round of funding for development and marketing support. Eight of those projects will receive a total of $1.6 million for Marketing Support, while $4.9 million will provide Development Support to 19 game, interactive content platform and social media projects. Read the rest of this entry »

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16th January 2014

Entry Applications And Input Sought For Canadian Activities At MIP 2014 Events

Canada Media FundTelefilm CanadaThe Canada Media Fund (CMF) and Telefilm Canada are seeking suggestions and ideas from the industry to feature Canadian productions and talent at upcoming MIPTV and MIPCOM events in 2014, the world’s premiere television markets. In 2012, Canada was featured as Country of Honour at MIPCOM. Combined marketing, public relations and media strategies heightened awareness of Canadian productions and talent as well as the country as a strong co-production partner. Several Canadian industry partners have since continued to work together with the CMF and Telefilm Canada at subsequent MIPTV and MIPCOM markets in 2013.  Read the rest of this entry »

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15th January 2014

DigiBC Town Hall Part Three

DigiBCDigiBC will be hosting another town hall meeting at the BC Showcase in Robson Square on the evening of Thursday, February 6th. Introduced in 2010, the IDMTC legislation is set to phase out in 2015 pending a review by the BC government in 2014. Your DigiBC Committee on Public Policy is actively discussing and working to ensure the program not only continues, but is expanded to meet the current and long-term needs of our evolving industry. Read the rest of this entry »

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13th January 2014

Telefilm Canada Funds Production Of Five Features

Telefilm Canada Telefilm Canada has announced that it is supporting the production of five feature films, two in English and three in French, through the Canada Feature Film Fund (CFFF). A total of $3.7 million in funding is being invested in the selected projects for the second quarter of 2013-2014. Please note that on September 19, 2013, Telefilm announced $12 million in funding support for nine feature-film projects for the first quarter of 2013-2014, and in an industry advisory on January 6, 2014, Telefilm announced $4 million in financing for 18 lower-budget feature-film projects. Read the rest of this entry »

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7th January 2014

Telefilm Canada Announces Over 4 Million Dollars In Production Funding

Telefilm Canada Telefilm Canada has announced its support for 18 lower budget English-language productions (with budgets under $2.5 million) from the Ontario and Nunavut, Western as well as Atlantic regions through the Canada Feature Film Fund. The total allocation for the productions selected, in the second quarter of 2013-2014, is slightly over $4 million. Read the rest of this entry »

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23rd December 2013

Dazzling Canadian Presence At The 25th Palm Springs International Film Festival

Telefilm CanadaThe new year will open in high style for Canadian cinema as the Palm Springs International Film Festival (PSIFF) has selected Canada as country of honour for the Festival’s 25th anniversary edition. This focus on Canada marks the dazzling renewal of the Telefilm Canada-PSIFF partnership launched in 2013, one that promises to be very fruitful for Canada’s film industry. Canadian filmmakers Louise Archambault (Gabrielle), Shawney Cohen (The Manor), Craig Goodwill (Patch Town), Bruce LaBruce (Gerontophilia), Don McKellar (The Grand Seduction), Richie Mehta (Siddharth), Sébastien Pilote (Le Démantèlement) and Wiebke von Carolsfeld (Stay) will be in the spotlight in Palm Springs. The Festival runs from January 3 to 13, 2014. Read the rest of this entry »

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16th December 2013

Telefilm Canada Announces Update To Production Program Guidelines And Performance Envelope Component

Telefilm CanadaAs part of its program redesign initiative and following a series of consultations with the industry, Telefilm Canada is making changes to the Performance Envelope component of its Production Program. The Performance Envelope component will be replaced with a Fast Track stream. The main goal of this latest revision is to recognize and reward the success of production companies that have demonstrated an ability to produce feature films that have achieved a very high level of success on a regular basis by offering them access to a fast track funding process. Read the rest of this entry »

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16th December 2013

Canada Media Fund Announces Improved And Streamlined Gross Sales And Exploitation Reports

Canada Media FundThe Canada Media Fund (CMF) informs all applicants that the Exploitation and Gross Sales Reports reports have been combined into one report. Applicants will benefit from filling out one streamlined report and will able to track its status once it has been submitted. Both reports have been simplified into an online form that will be available as of Thursday, January 2, 2014. The CMF will no longer accept hardcopy (paper) applications for this reporting period. All Exploitation and Gross Sales reports are due February 1st, 2014. Read the rest of this entry »

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