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Million dollar Telefilm new media envelope under scrutiny as producers call for change

News | 12/20/2002 5:00 am EST
Telefilm Canada has quietly undertaken a review of the Canada New Media Fund’s distribution assistance envelope amid criticism from producers that the program is misguided, Canadian NEW MEDIA has learned. Consultant David Ellis of Omnia Communications Inc. has been sounding out opinions on the program intended to help reduce the cost of buying interactive content to bodies such as content aggregators, portals and others. But many producers say the funding would best be spent on production to help lower the cost of licensing content to begin with.

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