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Kelly Wilhelm joins CMF

Media | 08/07/2019 2:31 pm EDT

The Canadian Media Fund has announced it is hiring former Heritage Canada strategist Kelly Wilhelm to a newly created role of chief strategy officer.  According to a release, Wilhelm will be “tasked with contributing to setting the future trajectory of the CMF, with a specific focus on innovation through the lens of industry-wide disruption and opportunities for growth.”   Before her time at Heritage Canada, Wilhelm spent 10 years at the Canada Council for the Arts, most recently as director of policy, planning and strategic foresight. “Kelly’s passion and dedication to Canadian culture, coupled with her experience and deep knowledge of the media landscape will be an asset to the CMF and the industry we serve,” CMF president and CEO Valerie Creighton said in a press release....

Netflix Canada’s first employee plucked from the CMF

Media | 08/30/2018 4:40 pm EDT

The Canada Media Fund (CMF) has confirmed that its vice-president of industry and public affairs, Stéphane Cardin, will be leaving to join Netflix Inc. as its director of public policy for Canada, according to a release on Thursday. The release comes after a La Presse...

Joly out at Heritage as Pablo Rodriguez named new minister

Media | 07/18/2018 5:00 pm EDT

Former chief government whip Pablo Rodriguez is the new heritage minister,...

CMF launches export program for CanCon

Media | 12/01/2017 3:40 pm EST

The Canada Media Fund (CMF) has announced a new export project to help Canadian content reach global...

CMF, Germany partner for coproduction fund

Media | 08/23/2017 5:53 pm EDT

The Canada Media Fund (CMF) and a German film funding and media business development body are setting up...

CMF budget down 5.8% due to decline in BDU contributions

Media | 04/03/2017 6:55 pm EDT

The annual program budget for the Canada Media Fund (CMF) for 2017-2018 is smaller than the previous year due to a decrease in contributions from broadcast distribution undertakings (BDUs). The CMF...

CMF teams with Screen Australia to fund digital projects

Media | 10/14/2015 3:57 pm EDT

The Canada Media Fund and the Australian government, through the Screen Australia agency, are investing $800,000 into an initiative for digital interactive projects. “With 50 film and television co-productions between Canada and Australia, it’s a natural fit to build on this relationship and create an incentive for interactive digital media co-production,” CMF president Valerie Creighton said in a joint press release Wednesday. Mike Cowap, investment manager at Screen Australia, said in the release that the Canada-Australia Interactive Digital Media Incentive “is...