Archive for September, 2006
Up to five Canadian filmmaking teams will be selected to receive $9,500 in cash, over $16,000 in services, a national broadcast license from CBC Television, a world premiere screening along with customized training in writing, directing and producing, mentoring from established filmmakers. Applications are now being accepted by the National Screen Institute (NSI) with a deadline […]
Twenty-nine professional dance companies, collectives and artists will receive a total of $230,000 in funding through the BC Arts Council’s professional dance grants. “These grants provide funding for everything from touring companies to individual productions, to the research and development of new works,” said Tourism, Sport and the Arts Minister Stan Hagen. “B.C. has produced some […]
The Canadian Film and Television Production Association (CFTPA) this week urged the CRTC to take steps to ensure a fairer partnership between Canadian independent film and television producers and broadcasters. The recommendation was made in a submission filed with the Commission with respect to the CRTC’s review of the regulatory framework for over-the-air television.
The 2006 Calgary International Film Festival (CIFF) will celebrate the final weekend of its 10-day event with four Gala film screenings on Saturday night and The Best of the Fest finale on Sunday. On Saturday, September 30 CIFF presents Gala screenings of four films including Pedro Almodуvar’s Volver, Larry Kent’s The Hamster Cage, Marc Evans’ […]
A lawyer from Yarmouth and a university vice-president from Windsor Junction are the newest board members of the Nova Scotia Film Development Corporation.
CEO Jon Feltheimer And Vice Chairman Michael Burns Slated To Extend Employment Agreements For Four-Year Terms
Chief Executive Officer Jon Feltheimer and Vice Chairman Michael Burns have agreed to the material terms of new employment agreements to extend their tenure as Lionsgate top management for another four years, the Company announced today.
In announcing the new agreements, […]
CBC/Radio-Canada yesterday filed its submission with the CRTC for its Television Policy Review, which is a crucial part of setting out Canada’s broadcast policy for the 21st century.
“CBC/Radio-Canada must be able to adapt to the realities of the fast-changing broadcasting environment,” said Robert Rabinovitch, President and CEO of CBC/Radio-Canada. “We welcome this opportunity to weigh […]
CRTC Television Policy Review
Over-the-air broadcasters like CTV, Global and CHUM should be required to spend a minimum of 7% of their advertising revenues on the production of Canadian drama, as well as more money on script and concept development. Those are the recommendations made by the Writers Guild of Canada in an individual and joint […]
BDC today named W.P. Griffin Inc., of Elmsdale, PEI as the first recipient of the CFIB Business Ownership Transition Award. The award will be presented during Small Business Week in October and was designed to raise awareness of a public policy issue that, if not addressed, holds serious consequences for the Canadian economy.
“We are seeing […]
BDC Transition Program offers consulting and financing to Canadian business owners passing the torch
BDC today introduced a Transition Program that will make consulting and financing solutions available under one roof to Canadian entrepreneurs who, in unprecedented numbers, must plan the succession of their business. Under the program, financing will be available for both tangible and […]