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Creative groups lobbying for tax credits on content development

Media | 09/03/2019 5:44 pm EDT

Comcast Corp.’s NBCUniversal is lobbying both the Alberta and Ontario governments about their tax credit policies on film and television production in the provinces.  The registrations, filed this month, seek to encourage the promotion, or maintenance of, tax benefits...

Content exporters ask consulting panel for CMF envelope they can access, match

Media | 03/12/2019 7:07 pm EDT

A trade association for Canadian-based television and content distribution companies is seeking new federal incentives it says would lead to increasing up-front distributor...

Distributors ask for Canadian film exhibition quotas on broadcast, OTT

Media | 03/01/2019 12:11 pm EST

Both over-the-top services and broadcasters should be required to show a certain amount of Canadian feature films, the Canadian Association of Film Distributors and Exporters is asking the panel...

New CEO’s content background indicates shift at CBC: experts

Media | 04/03/2018 5:19 pm EDT

OTTAWA — Catherine Tait’s appointment as head of CBC/Radio-Canada is...

Mark Slone to head CAFDE

Media | 05/11/2017 5:45 pm EDT

Mark Slone has been elected president of The Canadian Association of Film Distributors and Exporters. The lobby group announced the election of Slone, who is currently Entertainment One Ltd.’s executive vice-president of theatrical distribution and marketing, in...

Industry association for CanCon exports formed

Media | 11/17/2016 10:45 pm EST

An industry association representing Canadian distributors and exporters of TV and digital content has been formed, with the intention of helping develop content at home and export it abroad.   The Canadian Association of...

EOne acquires Secret Location

Media | 08/18/2016 5:51 pm EDT

Media-distribution company Entertainment One Ltd. has acquired the rest of digital studio Secret Location, completing an investment dating back to 2014. The company said in a Wednesday press release that Secret Location, which eOne describes as a content studio for emerging platforms, continued to see success since it first purchased a stake in May 2014, winning a series of awards including the first Emmy for a virtual reality project.  “As the industry continues to evolve, we are pleased to bring new content formats and platform expertise more deeply into our business,” Darren Throop, president and CEO of eOne, said in the release. “The completion of our acquisition further builds on our core capabilities and augments our ability to bring the best content to the world.” Financial details about the acquisition were not disclosed. Secret Location’s brand will continue to exist under eOne, the release said. ...

Entertainment One denies ITV acquisition deal

Media | 04/14/2016 6:02 pm EDT

Entertainment One Ltd. said Thursday in a statement that though there has been “press speculation regarding a potential offer” by U.K.-based TV broadcaster ITV PLC to buy the company, “no approach has been...

Marci Wiseman joins Entertainment One

Media | 05/07/2015 7:32 pm EDT

Entertainment One Ltd. said in a press release Thursday that Marci Wiseman is its new executive vice-president of global business and legal affairs. “She will direct legal and business affairs activities on a global basis,...