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13th March 2015

Emily Hampshire Joins 12 Monkeys As Season 2 Regular

movie orbyMontreal-born actress Emily Hampshire (Schitt’s Creek, 12 Monkeys) has been signed to come back to Syfy’s 12 Monkeys for its second season as a series regular.  Hampshire plays Jennifer Goines the role previously portrayed by Brad Pitt in the film version, a recurring role in the first season . Read the rest of this entry »

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6th March 2015

Telefilm Canada Launches 2015-2018 Strategic Plan

Telefilm CanadaTelefilm Canada has revealed details regarding the course it intends to follow over the next few years, as set out in its strategic plan for 2015 to 2018. This morning in Ottawa, the Chair of Telefilm’s Board, Michel Roy, unveiled Telefilm’s strategic plan during a speech he delivered at Prime Time in Ottawa, an event organized by the Canadian Media Production Association. The plan, titled Inspired by Talent. Viewed Everywhere. (PDF), updates Telefilm’s commitment to support the industry so it can connect with target viewers on all screens, in Canada and elsewhere. The plan also defines how Telefilm aims to help the industry take on the challenges of the digital age at a time when fundamental changes are transforming the way audiovisual content is produced, distributed and consumed. Read the rest of this entry »

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2nd March 2015

BC Showcases Tech Talent At Game Developers Conference

Province of BCBritish Columbia’s video game and interactive technology sectors are taking their skills to the next level at the Game Developers Conference (GDC) that opened today in San Francisco. The GDC is the world’s largest and longest-running professionals-only game industry event, showcasing the best and brightest in video game and interactive technology. It attracts over 24,000 attendees from around the world, including programmers, artists, producers, game designers, audio professionals and industry decision-makers, to exchange ideas and shape the future of the industry. Read the rest of this entry »

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2nd March 2015

27 CMF-Funded Productions Win 51 Canadian Screen Awards

Canada Media FundThe Canada Media FundThe Canada Media Fund (CMF) congratulates the winners and nominees of the 2015 Canadian Screen Awards, which have been recognized for their excellence by the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television, and industry professionals at a series of events which culminated with last night’s televised gala. A total of 27 CMF-funded productions won 51 Canadian Screen Awards, including top winners such as Call Me Fitz, Degrassi, Sensitive Skin, Tales from the Organ Trade, Bomb Girls, and the Fan’s Choice Award, Lost Girl. Read the rest of this entry »

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26th February 2015

Canada Featured At RioContentMarket In Brazil

Canada Media FundCMPAA Canadian delegation of 13 content creators and audiovisual industry leaders from 12 organizations are taking part in RioContentMarket, Brazil’s premier audiovisual content conference and market, to  pursue efforts to develop business opportunities between both countries. Organized by the Canadian Media Production Association (CMPA) and the Canada Media Fund (CMF), the trade-focused delegation will discuss and present Canadian television, feature film, and digital media productions to an international market during conference panels, business to business meetings and a number of networking events.   Read the rest of this entry »

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17th February 2015

New Support For BC Film And Interactive Digital Media

Province of BCBritish Columbia is expanding the Digital Animation or Visual Effects tax credit to post-production activities, and extending the Interactive Digital Media tax credit to 2018, Minister of Finance Michael de Jong announced today with the introduction of Balanced Budget 2015. As promised, the Digital Animation or Visual Effects (DAVE) tax credit will apply to labour expenditures on eligible post-production activities for productions where principal photography begins on or after March 1, 2015. Read the rest of this entry »

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4th February 2015

ESAC Announces Student Video Game Competition

ESACThe Entertainment Software Association of Canada is pleased to announce the 1st annual ESAC Student Video Game Competition. This competition will grant one winner currently enrolled in a Canadian post-secondary institution the opportunity showcase their game at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) in Los Angeles this coming June as part of an all-expense paid trip. The competition is designed to encourage game development skills that are crucial to the future of the domestic video game industry.   Read the rest of this entry »

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27th January 2015

Telefilm Canada Names Interim Director Of Business Affairs And Certification

Telefilm CanadaTelefilm Canada has announced that Roxane Girard, currently Director, Administration of the Canada Media Fund (CMF) Programs, will serve as Director, Business Affairs and Certification, for the coming months. Ms. Girard has nearly 20 years’ experience in the Canadian film and television industry. Read the rest of this entry »

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23rd January 2015

Canadian Government Announces Support To Build Capacity Of BC’s Creative Industries

Government of CanadaEarlier today Cathy McLeod, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Labour and for Western Economic Diversification, and Member of Parliament for Kamloops — Thompson — Cariboo, on behalf of the Honourable Michelle Rempel, Minister of State for Western Economic Diversification, announced $1.2 million in funding to Creative BC to build the capacity of British Columbia’s creative industries. Read the rest of this entry »

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22nd January 2015

Telefilm Canada Renews Micro-Budget Production Program

Telefilm CanadaFor a third year, Telefilm Canada continues to support emerging feature film talent through its Micro-Budget Production Program. This Program seeks to stimulate the use of digital distribution platforms in order to increase audience access to the work of new Canadian talent. In its first two years, the Micro-Budget Production Program supported the production of 22 films, several of which have been exhibited at important festivals. Read the rest of this entry »

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