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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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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...

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...

Podcast: Our 9 Favourites of the Moment

In parallel to the launch of our Futur et médias podcast, we present to you our more recent and not-to-be-missed podcasting discoveries, this fully...