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Canada Country of Honour at Sunny Side of the Doc 2016

June 13, 2016   Canada is the country of honour at Sunny Side of the Doc 2016, the international market dedicated to linear and interactive documentaries that runs this year from June 20 to 23 in La Rochelle, France. For the event, Telefilm…
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SOCAN Annouces Record High in Royalties for Music Creators and Publishers

June 13, 2016 SOCAN today announced final financial results for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2015, reporting that it brought in $307.8 million in total domestic and international royalties, the first time in its history exceeding $300 million in total revenues from the…
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CBC to Increase Number of Females Directing CBC Scripted TV

June 13, 2016 CBC today announced its commitment to increase the number of women directing CBC scripted television series, with women making up half or more of all directors or directing 50 percent or more of all episodes on upcoming seasons of Murdoch Mysteries (Season 10), Heartland (Season…
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CCSA Announcement

June 13, 2016 Announcement (June 9, 2016) Please be advised that Alyson Townsend is no longer with CCSA. A search for her replacement will commence shortly. In the interim, Jenny Bosien will assume the responsibilities of the President and CEO role. Please speak…
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Ethnic Channels Partners with Dr. Oz to Launch JungoTV

June 13, 2016 Canadian-based Ethnic Channels Group Limited  today announced it is a major content provider for JungoTV,  a new international content OTT service and innovative platform that provides the best foreign language television and film content from around the globe. ECG’s partner, Nextologies, will manage…
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Shaftesbury Appoints Director, Communications & Marketing

June 13, 2016 Shaftesbury today announced that Judy Lung has been promoted to Director, Communications & Marketing. In this role, Lung will oversee publicity, marketing and brand management for the company’s roster of award-winning television and film projects including Murdoch Mysteries, Houdini &…
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marblemedia and Omnifilm Partner to Develop New Scripted Series

June 13, 2016 marblemedia  and Omnifilm Entertainment today announced they are joining forces to develop their newest scripted series, The Odyssey. The Odyssey — a fun and suspenseful adventure with a tone reminiscent of the classic adventure comedy The Goonies — will be adapted…
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Discovery and National Geographic Announce New James Cameron Doc

June 13, 2016   Discovery Canada, together with National Geographic Channel and production partners Associated Producers announced today that principal photography is underway on the James Cameron documentary, Search for Atlantis. Production is now underway on the two-hour special, on location in Sicily,…
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Bell Fund Announces May Funding Decisions

June 13, 2016 The Board of Directors of the Bell Fund has announced its decisions for the May 2, 2016 round of applications. Over $6.4M in grants has been approved for 39 of the 60 (English and French) applications received, as follows: The following…
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National Geographic’s Show Cancelled after Watchdog finds Privacy Violation

June 13, 2016 Canada’s border agency is pulling the plug on the controversial reality TV program Border Security” after the federal privacy commissioner found the agency violated the rights of a construction worker filmed during a raid in Vancouver. Privacy commissioner Daniel Therrien…