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Deals: Film Mode, Secret Location, Thunderbird

Wild Media’s Project Ithaca lands international sales at EFM, Thunderbird’s U.K. sales arm lands Sundance gem and Secret Location takes flight.

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Raja Khanna on bringing Dark Slope into the light

Serial entrepreneur Khanna discusses the formation of the new VR and AR company, which just added Steven DeNure to its board of directors.

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In Brief: CMF, Wallimage invest $600K in VR copros

Plus: Corus sets the return date for Big Brother Canada, Toronto actor Sheila Shah is named ambassador for an international script competition, and more.

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CMF awards $19.7M through digital innovation, francophone programs

Toronto’s Secret Location was awarded over $2 million for two games, and Montreal’s Felix & Paul Studios received $1.2 million for its next VR project.

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Innovate By Day heads West

The digital content studio has tapped long-time Thunderbird comms head Nicola Pender to run the new office. (Founder Deborah Day pictured).

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TFO’s virtual studio has real-world impact on its bottom line: O’Farrell

The French-language broadcaster’s CEO Glenn O’Farrell discusses how the innovation has created new revenue streams and production partnerships.

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Lucie Lalumiere named president and CEO at Interactive Ontario

Lalumiere has been appointed to the role on a permanent basis following the departure of Christa Dickenson.

VR Conference - Who will buy? The market for immersive content

VIFF’s Immersed tackles the thorny topic of ROI for VR content

Not daunted by a still-nascent market, panelists at the fest’s virtual reality-focused conference discussed creative ways producers are monetizing in the medium.

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How Secret Location took on The Great C

The eOne-owned studio continues to push the boundaries of virtual reality with its 30-minute “cinematic VR narrative” based on the short story by Philip K. Dick.

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Canadian projects pick up 34 Rockie Award noms

Travelers, Schitt’s Creek and How to Buy a Baby are among the series up for some hardware at the Banff World Media Festival program competition.

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CSAs ’18: peopleWatching, Secret Alberta claim top digital prizes

Cross-platform companion pieces to Wynonna Earp, Canada The Story of Us and Odd Squad also claimed awards at Screen Week’s third gala.

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CMF, Luxembourg launch $1.8M copro incentive

The two-year audiovisual codevelopment and coproduction agreement is open to TV and digital media projects.