From Etan Vlessing of The Hollywood Reporter:
Link: How Canada became a springboard for female directors
A 2017 Telefilm study shows a 27 percent increase in agency-backed projects directed by women since 2015. And it’s not just Telefilm: The National Film Board of Canada, the Canadian Broadcasting Corp. and the Canada Media Fund also have unveiled plans to achieve gender parity by 2020. But with its deep pockets â€” the agency invests around $100 million annually in homegrown filmmaking â€” Telefilm is leading the way. Continue reading.