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Upcoming events

Just For Laughs ComedyPRO - 2019

Jul 24, 2019

Just For Laughs ComedyPRO is the most important annual global gathering of the biggest players in the comedy world.

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Finding Success at MIP Markets - Info Session 2019

Jul 25, 2019

The CMPA has scheduled an info session with Reed Midem, organizers of MIPCOM, MIPTV, and MIP CANCUN, to provide CMPA members with practical information about these events, including tools and strategies that producers can use to ensure their MIP attendance is successful.

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NATPE Streaming+ - 2019

Jul 30, 2019

DISCOUNT FOR MEMBERS - This must-attend, full day event navigates the market-wide disruption by delivering thought leaders from major and emerging platforms who will provide the competitive advantages necessary to grow and succeed.

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TIFF 2019

Sep 05, 2019

Industry registration for TIFF 2019 is open! Access screenings, networking opportunities, Industry locations, and the renowned Industry Conference by selecting a pass that best meets your business needs.

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Trans Atlantic Partners (TAP) - 2019

Sep 09, 2019

Trans Atlantic Partners (TAP) is an established training and networking program for experienced film and TV producers from Europe, Canada and the U.S. Founded in 2009, TAP is the only program worldwide that is dedicated to trans-Atlantic co-production.

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Content London - 2019

Dec 03, 2019

DISCOUNT FOR MEMBERS - Content London features an unrivalled conference programme with over 250 speakers across more than 50 sessions.

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T.O. WebFest 2019

Jul 11, 2019

DISCOUNT FOR MEMBERS - Since 2014, the IWCC presents their annual digital content festival, T.O. WEBFEST, to support, connect, promote and celebrate independent content creators from Canada and around the world.

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Film Screenings - Embassy of Kazakhstan to Canada

Jul 06, 2019

Presented by the Embassy of Kazakhstan to Canada, members are invited to attend screenings in Toronto and Ottawa.

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Produced By Conference - 2019

Jun 09, 2019

DISCOUNT FOR MEMBERS - Network with Oscar-winning filmmakers, Emmy-winning showrunners and the next generation of creative entrepreneurs
during a full weekend of panels, sessions, workshops and networking events.

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Banff World Media Festival - 2019

Jun 09, 2019

DISCOUNT FOR MEMBERS - Located in Banff, Alberta, Canada, the Banff World Media Festival is a marketplace and conference designed to help you create new development and production opportunities.

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ReelAbilities Toronto presents an Industry Workshop with AMI

Jun 01, 2019

Join Accessible Media Inc. (AMI) media accessibility specialist, Simone Cupid, as she explains the art of Integrated Described Video (IDV) and provides media accessibility tips and feedback.

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DGC/CMPA Meet Your Match: Producers & Designers

May 13, 2019

Building off the success of the DGC/CMPA Meet Your Match series, we are bringing producers and designers together in a "speed-dating" networking event in hopes of facilitating new connections.

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The Toronto Screenwriting Conference - 2019

May 04, 2019

DISCOUNT FOR MEMBERS - The Toronto Screenwriting Conference (TSC) is a two-day weekend event that brings together screen-based industry professionals and offers them advanced level of skills development and networking unparalleled by any other screenwriting event on the continent.

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DOXA Documentary Film Festival - 2019

May 02, 2019

DISCOUNT FOR MEMBERS - DOXA Industry brings together a diverse community of filmmakers and industry professionals to discuss the art and craft of non-fiction storytelling.

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Need to Know: Accessing Talent - Inclusion as a Competitive Advantage

May 01, 2019

Live-streamed online, Need to Know is a chance for members to access up-to-the-minute information that supports their businesses. An inclusive workforce ensures the greatest possible talent pool, and diversity among creators leads to innovation, widens audiences and builds a stronger industry.

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Hot Docs Festival & Industry Conference - 2019

Apr 25, 2019

DISCOUNT FOR MEMBERS - Hot Docs, North America’s largest documentary festival, offers an outstanding selection of over 200 films from Canada and around the world to Toronto audiences of more than 200,000.

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CMF Webcast on Changes to 2019-2020 Programs

Apr 09, 2019

The Canada Media Fund (CMF) will hold a webcast to provide an overview of changes to the 2019-2020 programs budget, guidelines and deadlines.

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Producing Dramatic Film - LIFT

Feb 25, 2019

Hone your producing skills in this two-evening crash course in producing independent film. In this workshop, participants learn the process of taking a dramatic film project from development to delivery from a producer’s perspective.

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Kidscreen Summit - 2019

Feb 11, 2019

Kidscreen Summit is renowned as the kids entertainment industry’s most important annual event. In 2018, the conference welcomed more than 2,000 attendees from 50-plus countries. Top executives attend Kidscreen Summit to take advantage of the year’s best business networking, and to engage in critical dialogue on issues that affect the industry.

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Need to Know: Admin Fees 101

Feb 06, 2019

Live-streamed online, Need to Know is a chance for members to access up-to-the-minute information that supports their businesses. This live-streamed webinar will focus on the various member dues and administration fees that are payable to the CMPA.

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Prime Time 2019

Jan 30, 2019

DISCOUNT FOR MEMBERS - The CMPA’s Prime Time in Ottawa conference is a national networking event for some 600 of Canada’s most prominent business leaders from the feature film, television, interactive media, broadcasting and telecommunications industries.

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Digital Media at the Crossroads - 2019

Jan 25, 2019

DM@X is a conference organized by five university faculties with programs focused on key aspects of the digital future of the cultural industries.

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Jumpwire Half Day Seminar on Social Media Best Practices

Jan 18, 2019

DISCOUNT FOR MEMBERS - David de Souza’s presentation will highlight best practices for the top social platforms and case studies to illustrate how social media can help people who work in the creative industries to reach their professional goals.

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Breakfast at TIFF: Creating Transformative Stories

Dec 07, 2018

DISCOUNT FOR MEMBERS - Michael Hauge is one of the industry's most sought-after script consultants. He works with both independent filmmakers and Hollywood heavyweights to help them bring their script — and their pitch — to life. In this enlightening and empowering Breakfast at TIFF presentation, he will discuss valuable techniques than can be utilized to transform your stories and ignite your readers and audiences.

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Heart of the City Speakers Series: LIGHTS. CAMERA. SUCCESS

Dec 05, 2018

On Wednesday, December 5, 2018 at 7pm,  St. Andrew's Heart of the City Speakers Series presents filmmakers Miranda de Pencier (The Grizzlies, Anne with an E), Tassie Cameron (Mary Kills People, Rookie Blue) and Amy Cameron (Little Dog, Book of Negroes) in a panel discussion, followed by a reception, on the development and creation of film and television in Canada.

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Congress '18

Nov 27, 2018

DISCOUNT FOR MEMBERS - Registration is now open for Congress ’18, presented by the World Congress of Science and Factual Producers!  The world’s leading content creators and decision-makers working in science, history, natural history and other non-fiction media will gather in beautiful Brisbane, Australia, for 4 days of valuable workshops, inspiring sessions, and dynamic networking and market events. 

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C21 International Drama Summit 2018

Nov 27, 2018

Undoubtedly the most significant annual gathering of the global scripted community. Unrivaled three-day conference with a screenings program, co-production marketplace, networking cocktails, drama awards and much more.

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Accessing Talent: Inclusion as a Competitive Advantage

Nov 23, 2018

An inclusive workforce ensures the greatest possible talent pool, and diversity among creators leads to innovation, widens audiences and builds a stronger industry.

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IO Keynote Speaker Series - Patrick Lauzon on Building an Audience

Nov 21, 2018

DISCOUNT FOR MEMBERS - At this keynote presentation, Patrick Lauzon will offer strategies based on his extensive background in Canada’s media industry.

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DGC/CMPA Meet Your Match

Nov 12, 2018

Join us on November 12 in Toronto for our third DGC/CMPA Meet Your Match event that brings producers together with new directing talent.

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iVentures 2018

Nov 06, 2018

DISCOUNT FOR MEMBERS - iVentures, Interactive Ontario's fall annual fall conference, connects business leaders in the interactive digital media (IDM) industries with each other and with business leaders in overlapping sectors.

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FactualWEST

Nov 03, 2018

DISCOUNT FOR MEMBERS - FactualWEST is a one-of-a-kind, one day conference for mid-career and senior creators, producers and crew working in factual, lifestyle, reality and documentary television.

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Breakfast at TIFF: Music Video Evolution

Nov 02, 2018

DISCOUNT FOR MEMBERS - This session of Breakfast at TIFF coincides with the launch of the Music Video Production Project (MVP Project), a new fund from RBC and the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television.

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BC Books on Screen

Oct 29, 2018

In partnership with the Association of Book Publishers of BC (ABPBC), CMPA-BC is organizing Books on Screen, a publisher-producer B2B event to be held on Monday, October 29, 2018.

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interNATIONal Networking Day

Oct 19, 2018

imagineNATIVE is looking to for Canadian content agents, producers and exhibitors interested in
collaborating with Indigenous screen and music creatives on new and upcoming projects as part of the
first InternNATIONal Networking Day, October 19, 2018.

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MIPCOM

Oct 15, 2018

MIPCOM brings together the world’s top TV and digital content executives for four days of meetings, screenings and conferences.

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Ottawa International Animation Festival + The Animation Conference (TAC)

Sep 26, 2018

DISCOUNT FOR MEMBERS - From September 26-30, 2018 downtown Ottawa will once again be the stage where you can enjoy the world's most cutting-edge, thoughtful, funny and provocative animation films while mingling with many of animation's most celebrated stars, studios and characters.

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Need to Know: Anti-Harassment Tools & Resources for Producers

Sep 25, 2018

Marguerite Pigott (Vice-President, Outreach & Strategic Initiatives) will guide you through the tools and resources the CMPA has created for members relating to anti-harassment, discrimination, and bullying.

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CMPA-BC Export Market Preparation Workshop

Sep 24, 2018

Thinking of attending MIPCOM, AFM, Content London or other markets? Prepare for the fall markets and conferences with this export readiness workshop.

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Content Canada

Sep 12, 2018

DISCOUNT FOR MEMBERS - C21Media is proudly launching its inaugural Content Canada conference during TIFF, with TIFF as an event collaborator. Taking place on September 12, 2018 at the Four Seasons Hotel in Toronto, the one-day event will see Catherine Tait, the newly appointed president of CBC/Radio-Canada, making her first industry address.

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CMF Industry Consultation

Sep 10, 2018

The Canada Media Fund (CMF) embarks on a cross-country consultation as part of a comprehensive consultation process. The process comprises a number of components, including focus groups in 18 cities (in all provinces and territories) and industry working groups.

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CMPA Indiescreen Awards

Sep 06, 2018

Kick off the 2018 Toronto International Film Festival ® at the CMPA's 13th annual Indiescreen Awards where we're celebrating some of the best and brightest talent in the Canadian film industry.

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TIFF 2018

Sep 06, 2018

Industry registration for TIFF 2018 is now open! Access screenings, networking opportunities, Industry locations, and the renowned Industry Conference by selecting a pass that best meets your business needs.

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IO & CMPA Meet + Mix

Aug 28, 2018

Based on the success of our first Meet + Mix in 2017, Interactive Ontario and the CMPA are once again hosting this stellar networking opportunity for film & TV producers and interactive digital media producers to network in order to spark new and innovative collaborations.

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National Roadshow - Broadcast and Telecommunications Review

Jul 30, 2018

The CMPA is launching a national roadshow to hear from members on issues that could determine key elements of the future of independent production in Canada. We are traveling across Canada to hear from you, and hope you will participate when we come to your city. 

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JFL ComedyPRO

Jul 25, 2018

JFL ComedyPRO is the most important annual global gathering of the biggest players in the comedy world that explores all facets of comedy.

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Stareable Fest

Jul 20, 2018

Stareable Fest is a three day celebration of excellence in independent television, July 20–22, 2018 in Tribeca NYC, brought to you by the largest community of web series creators, Stareable.com.

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Frontières International Co-Production Market

Jul 19, 2018

DISCOUNT FOR MEMBERS - FRONTIÈRES is an international co-production market and networking platform specifically focused on genre film financing and co-production between Europe and North America.

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CMPA-BC Annual Summer BBQ

Jul 11, 2018

CMPA-BC is once again hosting a summer BBQ for all CMPA members on Wednesday July 11, 2018.

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Need to Know - The Global OTT Marketplace

Jun 26, 2018

FREE FOR MEMBERS - Join international OTT content/licensing expert Wendy Bernfeld of Rights Stuff BV for the return of our member exclusive Need to Know sessions! Live-streamed online, Need to Know is a chance for members to access up-to-the-minute market knowledge with industry experts.

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Toronto Screenwriting Conference

Jun 23, 2018

DISCOUNT FOR CMPA MEMBERS- The Toronto Screenwriting Conference (TSC) is a two-day weekend event that brings together screen-based industry professionals and offers them advanced level of skills development and networking unparalleled by any other screenwriting event on the continent.

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SelectUSA Investment Summit

Jun 20, 2018

Members are invited to participate in the SelectUSA Investment Summit, to be held June 20 - 22, 2018 in Washington, D.C. SelectUSA offers a unique opportunity for any Canadian company interested in expanding into the United States and learning more about how to maximize their success south of the border.

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ICFF Industry Day

Jun 15, 2018

Presented by ICFF, the Istituto Italiano di Cultura and Deluxe, ICFF Industry Day is designed to build a stronger connection between Canadian and Italian filmmakers.

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Banff World Media Festival

Jun 10, 2018

DISCOUNT FOR CMPA MEMBERS - For 38 years, the Banff World Media Festival has brought top leaders from across the evolving media landscape to the heart of the Canadian Rockies for a totally unique experience.

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Produced By 2018

Jun 09, 2018

DISCOUNT FOR CMPA MEMBERS - Reaching across film, television and new media, the Produced By Conference is an educational forum conducted by acclaimed producers, including numerous Oscar and Emmy award winners, as well as the next generation of creative entrepreneurs. 

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CBC Info Session & Pitch Fest

Jun 08, 2018

CBC executives from Scripted Drama, Comedy, Unscripted and CBC Kids, representing both television and digital platforms, will be in Vancouver next month to hold an information session for writers, creators and producers as well as take 70 one-on-one pitch meetings.

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True North Confrence

May 29, 2018

DISCOUNT FOR CMPA MEMBERS - True North is a ground-breaking conference that will bring together 2,000+ visionaries, leading influencers, innovators and policymakers for an honest and critical conversation about how we reaffirm tech as a force for good in the world.

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T.O. WebFest

May 25, 2018

DISCOUNT FOR CMPA MEMBERS - Hundreds of podcasters, vloggers and web series creators will gather from across Canada and around the world to screen their series and partake in the festival’s panel programming.

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2018 Ontario election town hall for screen-based production industry

May 24, 2018

In anticipation of the upcoming Ontario election, the CMPA is co-hosting an election town hall with Film Ontario and the Academy.

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Inside Out LGBT Film Festival

May 23, 2018

In 1991, Inside Out celebrated its first film and video festival with a small community of people who yearned to see film and video created by and about lesbians, gays, bisexuals and trans (LGBT) people.

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Diversity Live Read

May 06, 2018

UBCP/ACTRA Diversity and Inclusion Committee will be holding a live script reading of an episode of "Friends". Under the guidance of our director, Carmen Aguirre, we hope to showcase our incredible pool of diverse talent, encourage engagers to think beyond the typical casting, and further discussions as to how we can foster more opportunities for UBCP/ACTRA members from diverse communities.

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Telefilm Canada Outreach Tour (St. John's, NL)

May 04, 2018

Telefilm Canada invites its clients from the Atlantic region to come meet members of its senior management team as we go over recent successes, discuss hot topics and give you the scoop on our strategic priorities for the next six months.

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Telefilm Canada Outreach Tour (Halifax, NS)

May 03, 2018

Telefilm Canada invites its clients from the Atlantic region to come meet members of its senior management team as we go over recent successes, discuss hot topics and give you the scoop on our strategic priorities for the next six months.

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DOXA: Documentary Film Festival

May 03, 2018

DISCOUNT FOR CMPA MEMBERS - DOXA is presented by The Documentary Media Society, a Vancouver based non-profit, charitable society (incorporated in 1998) devoted to presenting independent and innovative documentaries to Vancouver audiences.

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Tom Schlesinger's Dramedy Workshop

Apr 28, 2018

DISCOUNT FOR CMPA MEMBERS - Learn the key storytelling secrets to write, produce and edit dramatic comedies that reach vast audiences on heartfelt levels. And network with other film and TV industry professionals in a relaxed atmosphere. CMPA members receive 20% OFF registration under the "Guild Member" category.

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Hot Docs Festival and Industry Conference

Apr 26, 2018

DISCOUNT FOR CMPA MEMBERS - Hot Docs, North America’s largest documentary festival, offers an outstanding selection of over 200 films from Canada and around the world to Toronto audiences of more than 200,000. The 2018 Hot Docs Festival will run April 26 to May 6, 2018.

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Vancouver Web Fest

Apr 19, 2018

DISCOUNT FOR CMPA MEMBERS - Vancouver Web Fest & Conference (VWF) is the premier festival focused on the world’s digital storytelling industry.

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Meet the Funders

Mar 22, 2018

CMPA-BC is pleased to present for our members a day of presentations from national and provincial funding organizations, including CMF, CAVCO, Telefilm Canada, Bell Fund, Shaw Rocket Fund, TELUS Fund, and Creative BC.

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BANFF Connect TO

Mar 08, 2018

Presented annually by the BANFF World Media Festival, BANFF Connect TO is an exclusive networking event connecting producers, broadcasters, distributors, content creators and executives across the film, television, advertising and digital media industries.

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iLunch: Leading Creative Teams

Mar 05, 2018

DISCOUNT FOR CMPA MEMBERS - There are unique considerations for leading teams in interactive and convergent media. Often overseeing 4 key areas converging: creative, technology, finance, and policy, the leadership role’s creative challenge is the human factor. At our March iLunch, award-winning producer Victoria Evans of Digital Vic will share practical insights into effective leadership for teams creating digital content.

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CBC Business & Rights: "Connecting with Communities"

Mar 02, 2018

CBC B&R would like to invite CMPA members to attend upcoming "Connecting with Communities" sessions across the country, with the first in our nation's capital. The focus will be Working With Indies: A round table conversation between new and emerging independent producers and the CBC staff who work with them. 

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Computer Animation Studios of Ontario (CASO) VR/AR Event Day: The Business of VR/AR for Screen-based Industries

Feb 27, 2018

Please join CASO (Computer Animation Studios of Ontario) with SIRT for a full day's active sharing of learning, hands-on with test materials, content solutions and potential business partners, (including company testing booths), along with several panels on business development and commercial research opportunities.

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Designing VFX

Feb 23, 2018

The Directors Guild of Canada is delighted to invite you to an exclusive pre-broadcast screening of SYFY's Toronto-shot The Expanse season 3 opener, followed by an extensive discussion breaking down key design, VFX, editing and workflow elements with many of the key creatives.

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Anti-Harassment Training for Producers

Feb 15, 2018

Harassment is an issue at the forefront of many workplaces today, whether in the office, on set or at a remote location. As the employers, producers have unique responsibilities, obligations and liabilities. To learn how to keep your workplaces and your business safe, we are presenting a workshop with Janice Rubin and Cory Boyd.

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Kidscreen Summit

Feb 12, 2018

Kidscreen's premier annual event, which has quickly grown into the world's leading conference on the business of kids entertainment, hosting nearly 2,000 attendees from around the world. Top decision- and deal-makers attend to engage in critical dialogue, network and find new ideas that will drive their businesses forward.

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