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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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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...

The African Film and TV Scene: Political Dramas, Russell Peters and Reality TV

What is Russell Peters doing playing a Canadian cop in a show set in India and shot in South Africa? He’s taking part in...

The Accidental Origins of Degrassi

The creator of Degrassi shares how this iconic Canadian TV franchise evolved from its first season in the 1980s to its newest instalment launched...

Tips From Canadian TV and Digital Producers

Six tips from some of Canada’s most successful TV and digital content exporters. Prior to the arrival of OTT and the multi-platform media world, creating...

Tube Life: How YouTube Creators Make a Living in an Increasingly Crowded Space

More than ever before, YouTubers are competing for views as well as revenue.Sustainability depends upon factors such as brand deals and partnerships seeing as...

What Brands and Advertisers Have Learned from YouTubers

Twelve years after the launch of YouTube, social media creators are now part of a full-fledged industry. Over the years, corporations have learned a...

The Latin American Media Landscape: Games, Mobile, and the Next Generation of Dramatic Serials

Latin America’s main broadcasters, primarily known for their telenovelas, are now focusing on creating high-quality content and sophisticated viewing experiences. Two CMF research reports...

The Industry of Virality (or what a raccoon video can teach us about the...

Once an organic phenomenon, Internet virality is now a well-oiled industry. The author of the recent Pearson Airport racoon video shares his insights on today’s viral...

TV Transformed: Inside the Shift to Streaming

How did streaming, binge watching and second-screening change the way TV content is written and distributed? A group of industry executives and academics share...

The Internet Economy: Insights on Canada vs. the U.S.

The results are in. The Internet is estimated to be worth $1.12 trillion to the U.S. economy. That translates to the equivalent of 4.1...

The Full Spectrum of Possibilities

Montreal’s Spectrum Productions uses media skills training to prepare youth on the autism spectrum for the workforce. “I made a chocolate chip cheesecake,” said Peter, “and we...

Doom and Gloom Or Boom? Canadian Content in the Internet era

What is the role of Canadian content in a digital world characterized by fewer borders, fewer regulations and more of everything else? A group...

Apps & games for cognitive fitness: A no brainer?

Are claims of  apps offering “workout for the brain” just interesting sales pitches, or are they actually indicative of pre-emptive steps we can take...

Our Top 5 Most-Read Articles in 2018

2018 is coming to an end and, this year again, many of you have followed us! Some of the articles have really caught your...