MIP Junior 2017 features some familiar faces

CANNES — Another October brings me to the south of France to cover my fourth MIPCOM international television market. This time I came a day or two early to also check out MIP Junior, where those in the children’s TV racket gather to sell their wares to the world. For decades Canada has been a particularly robust… Read on



CMF waves funding flag for Canadian television

OTTAWA – Many politicians say they don’t have time to watch TV. They do, however, through various funding agencies, help to pay for it. One of the top agencies, The Canada Media Fund, brought TV stars and politicians together earlier this month in a talent showcase held directly across from Parliament Hill. Gathered inside the beautifully restored… Read on


CMF’s Creighton bullish on Canadian TV in world market

While in Cannes two weeks ago to attend MIPCOM, I had a lovely visit with Valerie Creighton, the President and CEO of the Canada Media Fund (CMF). Besides her funding responsibilities, Creighton is a tireless advocate for Canadian content and she has the passion and vigor for the job. We sat in these horribly uncomfortable chairs… Read on