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CBC launches new $2 million fund to help Canadian creatives


TORONTO – Knowing creators, whose jobs have all but stopped during the coronavirus pandemic, need immediate support the CBC today launched the Creative Relief Fund. The unprecedented new fund will provide $2 million in development and production funding “for a diverse range of innovative, original Canadian storytelling, including scripted comedies and dramas, unscripted entertainment, kids and young adult programming, podcasts, play adaptations and short documentaries,” the public broadcaster announced today. Applications will be accepted here until April 24th. “In this time of challenge and change, we are working as quickly as we can to provide much-needed support to Canadian creators...