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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.

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Cineplex revenues up despite 5.6% decline in annual attendance

The exhibitor saw strong quarterly and year-end growth in media, attendance revenues and amusements.

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Canada and Germany digi copros receive $326K in funding

Among the selected projects is Montreal-based Zone3′s collab with Berlin VR studio INVR Space, DNA Danse.

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BBTV adds interactive division

The Vancouver-based multi-channel network has launched BBTV Interactive, dedicated to building original games and apps for its talent.