Telefilm Canada to Face Filmmaker Protest For Rewarding Box Office Success

Telefilm Canada to Face Filmmaker Protest For Rewarding Box Office

TORONTO – Telefilm Canada looks set to face the wrath of young Ontario filmmakers for rewarding box office success at its annual general meeting in Toronto on Thursday. As the federal government’s film financier pushes ahead with plans to encourage more homegrown films to succeed at the local multiplex, Producers Roundtable Ontario, a group of … Read more

Telefilm Canada investigating allegations of misconduct against employee | CBC News

Telefilm Canada investigating allegations of misconduct against employee CBC

Film funding body Telefilm Canada says it has launched an investigation into allegations of misconduct made against one of its employees. The federal agency said the investigation is being conducted by a third party, consulting firm Le Cabinet RH, which specializes in complaints involving discrimination and psychological and/or sexual harassment. A statement from Telefilm does not name … Read more

Telefilm Canada Launches Investigation Into Top Film Executive Following Misconduct Claims

Telefilm Canada Launches Investigation Into Top Film Executive Following Misconduct

Canadian government funding org Telefilm has launched an investigation into one of its top film executives following allegations of misconduct. Telefilm has faced extensive backlash in the last week after Canadian independent filmmaker Pavan Moondi, who is now based in Los Angeles, raised questions about the org’s selection criteria for funding and demanded clarity around … Read more

Telefilm Canada pledges more diversity and inclusivity in new action plan – Eckville Echo

Telefilm Canada pledges more diversity and inclusivity in new action

TORONTO — Amid calls for Telefilm Canada to improve its diversity initiatives, the federal agency has unveiled a new Equity and Representation Action Plan it calls “a first step” toward creating a more inclusive industry. The new document has seven courses of action and strategies, including the expansion of financing programs to support creators from … Read more

Telefilm Canada Plans to Overhaul Internal Policies and ‘Abolish Systemic Racism’

Telefilm Canada Plans to Overhaul Internal Policies and ‘Abolish Systemic

Following a storm of criticism over ambiguous diversity and funding criteria, Canadian government funding org Telefilm revealed on Monday an Equity and Representation Action Plan designed to overhaul its internal system. The plan consists of several action points and strategies to achieve them. To “create a culture of mutual respect, dignity and inclusivity for Canada’s … Read more

Telefilm Canada announces inclusion drive to address industry ‘systemic racism’

Telefilm Canada announces inclusion drive to address industry ‘systemic racism

Telefilm Canada has announced a raft of inclusion initiatives as executive director Christa Dickenson said the industry needed to do more to address ”systemic racism that has existed within organisations like our own”. The organisation has created four new posts, established an action committee and pledged to expand financing programmes in a bid to support content … Read more

Telefilm Canada announces 16 projects for 2020-21 Talent To Watch programme

Telefilm Canada announces 16 projects for 2020 21 Talent To Watch

Telefilm Canada announced on Tuesday (August 18) the 16 filmmaker teams and first feature and narrative web projects selected for 2020-21 Talent To Watch programme. Telefilm and Talent Fund will invest more than USD $1663,000 (C$2.2m) in the English- and French-language work. Thirteen of the 16 teams are culturally diverse, with one who self-identifies as … Read more

How Telefilm Canada moved quickly to distribute Covid-19 relief to the industry

How Telefilm Canada moved quickly to distribute Covid 19 relief to

When Canada’s government first announced Covid-19 emergency relief measures for the country’s film and TV industries last spring, a speedy response was of the essence for Telefilm Canada, the government-backed organisation that works to finance, develop and promote the industry. “It was about turning on a dime, being rapid, being agile,” says executive director Christa … Read more

CANADA NOW Powered by Telefilm Canada Joins Forces with Telescope to Launch all New Film and Television Discoverability Tool in the U.S.

CANADA NOW Powered by Telefilm Canada Joins Forces with Telescope

TORONTO and MONTREAL, April 7, 2021 /PRNewswire/ – This spring, Telefilm Canada is excited to embark on a brand new initiative promoting the discoverability of Canadian content to audiences across the United States. Through a new website – www.canadanow.us – audiences can easily find where to watch their favorite Canadian films and some series as well as … Read more

Nelvana, Telefilm Canada and Youth Media Alliance Celebrate Canadian Children’s Media Day on July 26

Nelvana Telefilm Canada and Youth Media Alliance Celebrate Canadian Childrens

TORONTO, July 14, 2021 / CNW / – Corus Entertainment’s Nelvana, a world-leading international producer, distributor, and licensor of children’s animated and live action content, together with Telefilm Canada and the Youth Media Alliance today announced the proclamation of July 26, 2021 as the first Canadian Children’s Media Day. In honour of Nelvana’s 50th anniversary … Read more

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