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So far in life, Leora has been a record store clerk, a CBC radio host, a Harvard Business School case writer, a blogger and a crossword puzzle clue. Currently she’s a media and technology consultant, working with clients in the US and Canada.
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Toronto’s Creative Launchpad with an ‘End-to-end Ecosystem’

The recently opened Artscape Daniels Launchpad brings together studio facilities, mentorship and educational programs as well as pathways to funding for digital, technical and...

Filling the Value Gap: Where are the YouTube Millionaires?

As online creators struggle with declining ad rates and fractions of pennies payments for streams, platforms and artist-entrepreneurs respond with new options. During the closing...

The Doc Uptick: In a Post-Truth World, Documentary Comes to the Fore

In today’s world, where disorder seems to be the new order, it shouldn’t come as much of a surprise that the documentary format is...

How and Why Creators Are Staying in Canada

For many creative industry professionals working in Canada, one of the definitions of success has long been ‘making it’ not just in Canada but...

The Race for Content: The Global Streaming Landscape in 2018

When you’re the world’s largest subscription video on demand service, it may be tempting to just get comfortable on the couch and count the...

Digital Rights and Distribution: From Building Buzz on YouTube to Monetizing over the Long...

What should you know before posting a film or video online? This question was brought before a panel of experts at Hot Docs Festival 2018....

The International Buyers’ Coalition: An Alternative to the Goliaths of Streaming

What are the best options for producers when it comes to selling and distributing a film or TV series? A consortium of documentary buyers...

The Blockchain’s Building Blocks for the Entertainment Industry

From smart contracts to real-time tracking of credits, Canada is emerging as a major player in blockchain development. In a recent segment of This Week...

The Long Tail in 2018: Niches Meet Streaming and Social Media

How can producers and creators successfully connect and cater to niche audiences around the world? You may have heard the business principle which states that...

When The World Is Your Market: Globalized Media from a Canadian Perspective

The CMF white paper titled Adjust Your Thinking: The New Realities of Competing in a Global Media Market maps today’s global media landscape and implications for...

TV Formats: Riskier Productions That Present Higher Rewards

Creating TV formats for the global market has all the elements of a winning strategy. Format producers share ideas on how to make it...

Managing Film and TV Industry Transformation: Perspectives from Broadcasters and Producers

It’s now more important than ever to sell globally, establish international partnerships and explore new deal structures. Key players in Canada’s film and TV...

Pitching to Netflix: Tips from the Top

Four months after it was announced that Netflix would be investing CDN$500 million in original productions in Canada over a 5-year period, Netflix’s now...

Media and Tech in India: Different Kinds of Digital Divides

India’s media and technology sectors are unique in the global marketplace. A recent report published by the CMF looks at opportunities for TV and...

China and South Korea: Tech and Media Powerhouses

Most of us are reasonably aware that China’s and South Korea’s media and tech industries are global forces to be reckoned with and growing...

Making Money With VR: Emerging Methods

The revenue of the global virtual reality (VR) industry is expected to reach $48.2 billion by 2022 according to Greenlight Insights and RoadToVR in...