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Netflix fires back to critics, sheds some light on key details

The company released a public statement Tuesday morning in reaction to criticism over its agreement with the Canadian government to invest in the cultural sector.

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Melanie Joly to discuss cultural trade mission at VIFF

The event marks the first public followup from Minister Joly following the Creative Canada policy reveal last week.

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Creative Canada leaves many questions unanswered

With details still to be revealed, producers welcome CMF changes and find cautious optimism in Netflix’s investment, while some broadcasters fume over the streamer’s status quo.

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Netflix looms large in Cancon cultural policy

In addition to revealing a $500 million investment – and a new local production house – from the SVOD, the government also commits to stabilizing CMF funding.

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Netflix investment news rocks CMF Showcase

As industry players converged on Ottawa to promote the screen industry, a news leak about a $500 million investment from the SVOD set the room abuzz with questions and anticipation.

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Canadian Heritage announces cultural policy release date

Minister Melanie Joly also announced five part-time appointments to the NFB board of directors.

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Industry orgs call for increased support in digital era

More than 30 organizations, including ACTRA and the CMPA, are asking the government to update its policies to ensure Canadian and foreign companies are treated equally.

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CRTC chair Ian Scott makes his debut

After only a few days on the job, Jean-Pierre Blais’ successor has issued his first statement, offering a hint at his objectives.

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Canadian directors back CRTC appeal

More than 80 filmmakers, including David Cronenberg, Sarah Polley and Denis Villeneuve, have signed a letter as part of a final push to overturn the licence renewal decision.

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Broadcasters fire back at production industry’s CRTC appeal

Bell Media, Rogers and Corus have jointly taken out a full-page ad in the Hill Times asking the feds to maintain the commission’s English-language group licence renewal decision.

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Industry calls on Minister Joly to reject PNI decision

Nineteen organizations, including the CMPA, DGC and WGC, have penned an open letter urging the feds to reconsider the English-language group licence renewal decisions.

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Culture must be a priority at NAFTA talks: industry

ACTRA submitted recommendations to the government this week, following the Trump administration’s release of its trade renegotiation objectives.