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TV & Film News – DGC urges an end to Telefilm automatic funding tracks

The Independent Filmmakers Committee of the Directors Guild of Canada (DGC), led by Clement Virgo, has published a “Directors Manifesto” calling for an overhaul...

TV & Film News – Major construction begins on Pinewood Studios expansion

Pinewood Toronto Studios has started major construction on its multi-stage expansion of more than 200,000 sq. ft. of new sound stage and support space....

TVO taps former CFL commissioner Jeffrey Orridge as CEO

Former CFL commissioner and CBC Sports executive Jeffrey L. Orridge has been named the new CEO of TVO, effective Nov. 30. Ontario Education Minister Stephen...

TV & Film News – Marci Ien among WIFT Toronto’s 2020 Crystals honourees

WIFT Toronto has named its 2020 Crystal Awards honourees. They include Beth Janson, CEO at the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television, who receives...

Jeopardy! host Alex Trebek succumbs to cancer at age 80

Alex Trebek succumbed to pancreatic cancer early Sunday morning. The Sudbury, ON-native was 80. The long-running Jeopardy! host went public with his Stage 4 diagnosis back...

TV & Film News – Deepa Mehta’s ‘Funny Boy’ to represent Canada at Oscars

Funny Boy, Deepa Mehta’s film adaptation of Shyam Selvadurai’s coming-of-age novel, will represent Canada in the race for Best International Feature Film at the...

Deepa Mehta’s Funny Boy to represent Canada at 2021 Oscars

Funny Boy, Deepa Mehta's film adaptation of Shyam Selvadurai's coming-of-age novel, will represent Canada in the race for Best International Feature Film at the...

TV & Film News – Applications open Friday for federal COVID-19 insurance

The Short-Term Compensation Fund for Canadian Audiovisual Productions (STCF) will open for applications Oct. 30. The temporary federal measure is aimed at minimizing the...

Ginella Massa jumps to CBC to helm new weeknight program

Ginella Massa is joining CBC News where the network says she'll helm a new weeknight, prime time program, set to launch early next year. Massa,...

TV & Film News – CBC ramps up political coverage with new shows

CBC/Radio-Canada is once again making 24-hour news channels, CBC News Network and ICI RDI, more widely available as Canadians face a resurgence of COVID-19....

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