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  • TIFF Film Financing 202: Christina Piovesan and The Whistleblower
    Thursday September 30th 2010

    The Whistleblower was the darling of the Ontario Media Development Corporation events this year at TIFF because it was a shining example of the work that can be achieved through the support provided by the producer development programs available during the festival. The film is a drama based on the experiences of Kathryn Bolkovac, a Nebraska cop who served as a peacekeeper in post-war Bosnia and outed the U.N. for covering up a disturbing sex-trafficking underworld in Bosnia. Christina Piovesan headed up the project and presented it this year at Producers Lab Toronto (PLT) – a new event that promotes co-production of Europe/Canada international film projects.

  • Telefilm boasts of increased foreign sales for Canadian film and television
    Thursday September 30th 2010

    Telefilm Canada says homegrown TV and movie productions gained a greater foothold in foreign markets last year. The federal agency says Canadian producers and distributors landed $17.6 million worth of sales and pre-sales in 2009. That’s a 26 per cent increase over the $14 million earned in 2008. The figures are part of Telefilm’s 2009 International Markets Report and include sales achievements by the dark feature, “Blindness,” co-written by Don McKellar. It looked at how Canadian companies fared at international markets and festivals including the Berlin Film Festival, MIPTV, the Cannes Film Market and MIPCOM.

  • Oprah Winfrey Network to launch in Canada
    Thursday September 30th 2010

    TORONTO – Canadian broadcaster Corus Entertainment is to launch OWN: The Oprah Winfrey Network in Canada early next year. The licensing deal is the latest for Corus as it looks to dominate female-skewing TV programming in Canada to target advertisers in search of women viewers. Toronto-based Corus, which already runs[…]

  • SAG, AFTRA start talks with studios
    Tuesday September 28th 2010

    Actors’ negotiations with the studios began Monday with hope for smooth sailing in the weeks ahead. For the first time in five years, SAG and AFTRA are again jointly negotiating with the AMPTP. A media blackout is in effect. The two unions caucused in the morning, then met with the AMPTP starting at 2 p.m. In the session, which ran for about an hour, the unions presented their proposals to management. Today, it’s the AMPTP’s turn.

  • TIFF Film Financing 101: OMDC Style
    Tuesday September 28th 2010

    “The nature of the enterprise is that it’s a very risky business based on intellectual property that has an intangible value until it becomes a product, and then it has big economic benefits as well as cultural benefits,” says James Weyman about his work with the OMDC. The Ontario Media and Development Corporation (OMDC), together with the Toronto International Film Festival, began things with a bang this year, hosting three top events targeted toward bringing together global funding from all over the world with Canadian and international producers: Celebrate Ontario, the Producers Lab and the International Financing Forum.

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Archives for: September 20105
  • TIFF Film Financing 202: Christina Piovesan and The Whistleblower
    Thursday September 30th 2010

    The Whistleblower was the darling of the Ontario Media Development Corporation events this year at TIFF because it was a shining example of the work that can be achieved through the support provided by the producer development programs available during the festival. The film is a drama based on the experiences of Kathryn Bolkovac, a Nebraska cop who served as a peacekeeper in post-war Bosnia and outed the U.N. for covering up a disturbing sex-trafficking underworld in Bosnia. Christina Piovesan headed up the project and presented it this year at Producers Lab Toronto (PLT) – a new event that promotes co-production of Europe/Canada international film projects.

  • Telefilm boasts of increased foreign sales for Canadian film and television
    Thursday September 30th 2010

    Telefilm Canada says homegrown TV and movie productions gained a greater foothold in foreign markets last year. The federal agency says Canadian producers and distributors landed $17.6 million worth of sales and pre-sales in 2009. That’s a 26 per cent increase over the $14 million earned in 2008. The figures are part of Telefilm’s 2009 International Markets Report and include sales achievements by the dark feature, “Blindness,” co-written by Don McKellar. It looked at how Canadian companies fared at international markets and festivals including the Berlin Film Festival, MIPTV, the Cannes Film Market and MIPCOM.

  • Oprah Winfrey Network to launch in Canada
    Thursday September 30th 2010

    TORONTO – Canadian broadcaster Corus Entertainment is to launch OWN: The Oprah Winfrey Network in Canada early next year. The licensing deal is the latest for Corus as it looks to dominate female-skewing TV programming in Canada to target advertisers in search of women viewers. Toronto-based Corus, which already runs[…]

  • SAG, AFTRA start talks with studios
    Tuesday September 28th 2010

    Actors’ negotiations with the studios began Monday with hope for smooth sailing in the weeks ahead. For the first time in five years, SAG and AFTRA are again jointly negotiating with the AMPTP. A media blackout is in effect. The two unions caucused in the morning, then met with the AMPTP starting at 2 p.m. In the session, which ran for about an hour, the unions presented their proposals to management. Today, it’s the AMPTP’s turn.

  • TIFF Film Financing 101: OMDC Style
    Tuesday September 28th 2010

    “The nature of the enterprise is that it’s a very risky business based on intellectual property that has an intangible value until it becomes a product, and then it has big economic benefits as well as cultural benefits,” says James Weyman about his work with the OMDC. The Ontario Media and Development Corporation (OMDC), together with the Toronto International Film Festival, began things with a bang this year, hosting three top events targeted toward bringing together global funding from all over the world with Canadian and international producers: Celebrate Ontario, the Producers Lab and the International Financing Forum.

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Archives for: September 20105
  • TIFF Film Financing 202: Christina Piovesan and The Whistleblower
    Thursday September 30th 2010

    The Whistleblower was the darling of the Ontario Media Development Corporation events this year at TIFF because it was a shining example of the work that can be achieved through the support provided by the producer development programs available during the festival. The film is a drama based on the experiences of Kathryn Bolkovac, a Nebraska cop who served as a peacekeeper in post-war Bosnia and outed the U.N. for covering up a disturbing sex-trafficking underworld in Bosnia. Christina Piovesan headed up the project and presented it this year at Producers Lab Toronto (PLT) – a new event that promotes co-production of Europe/Canada international film projects.

  • Telefilm boasts of increased foreign sales for Canadian film and television
    Thursday September 30th 2010

    Telefilm Canada says homegrown TV and movie productions gained a greater foothold in foreign markets last year. The federal agency says Canadian producers and distributors landed $17.6 million worth of sales and pre-sales in 2009. That’s a 26 per cent increase over the $14 million earned in 2008. The figures are part of Telefilm’s 2009 International Markets Report and include sales achievements by the dark feature, “Blindness,” co-written by Don McKellar. It looked at how Canadian companies fared at international markets and festivals including the Berlin Film Festival, MIPTV, the Cannes Film Market and MIPCOM.

  • Oprah Winfrey Network to launch in Canada
    Thursday September 30th 2010

    TORONTO – Canadian broadcaster Corus Entertainment is to launch OWN: The Oprah Winfrey Network in Canada early next year. The licensing deal is the latest for Corus as it looks to dominate female-skewing TV programming in Canada to target advertisers in search of women viewers. Toronto-based Corus, which already runs[…]

  • SAG, AFTRA start talks with studios
    Tuesday September 28th 2010

    Actors’ negotiations with the studios began Monday with hope for smooth sailing in the weeks ahead. For the first time in five years, SAG and AFTRA are again jointly negotiating with the AMPTP. A media blackout is in effect. The two unions caucused in the morning, then met with the AMPTP starting at 2 p.m. In the session, which ran for about an hour, the unions presented their proposals to management. Today, it’s the AMPTP’s turn.

  • TIFF Film Financing 101: OMDC Style
    Tuesday September 28th 2010

    “The nature of the enterprise is that it’s a very risky business based on intellectual property that has an intangible value until it becomes a product, and then it has big economic benefits as well as cultural benefits,” says James Weyman about his work with the OMDC. The Ontario Media and Development Corporation (OMDC), together with the Toronto International Film Festival, began things with a bang this year, hosting three top events targeted toward bringing together global funding from all over the world with Canadian and international producers: Celebrate Ontario, the Producers Lab and the International Financing Forum.

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