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The feature ‘Once Were Brothers’ is the first time a Canadian documentary opens TIFF. The film follows Robbie Robertson from his early life in Toronto and on the Six Nations of the Grand River reserve to the creation of legendary roots-rock group The Band. Courtesy of TIFF

TIFF: Netflix and streaming means Canadian feature films struggle to find audiences

Even though a Crave produced film has become the first ever Canadian documentary to open TIFF, video streaming services like Netflix raises challenges for filmmakers looking for domestic audiences.
Charlotte Best in the Australian Netflix original drama Tidelands (2018). Research last year found that only around 1% of the Netflix Australia catalogue was Australian content. Hoodlum Entertainment

Netflix is opening its first Australian HQ. What does this mean for the local screen industry?

Netflix may be inching closer to becoming a “local” media company, with an increased presence in our small but profitable national market. Will this lead to more locally-made content?
More Australians rely on just one source to get their news. Shutterstock

Australians are less interested in news and consume less of it compared to other countries, survey finds

More than a third of Australians say they would prioritise a subscription for a video streaming service, such as Netflix, over a subscription for online news.
Netflix currently spends much more cash than it brings in, leading to consistent negative cash flow and a mountain of debt. sakhorn/Shutterstock.com

Will Netflix eventually monetize its user data?

Something about Netflix's business model just doesn't add up – unless you look at the streaming service as a massive data collection company.
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Do we really own our digital possessions?

When you buy a film, eBook or song, you might assume that you own it outright, but that's not always the case, meaning companies may have a right to take it back from you.
Ted Bundy, a day before his execution in January 1989. AP Photo/Mark Foley

How to distinguish a psychopath from a ‘shy-chopath

Psychologists are debating whether the presence of one trait – boldness – is the key to determining if someone is a psychopath, or just a garden-variety criminal.
An early comics book writer inspired today’s TV writing. The Umbrella Academy (Netflix), based on the comic book by Gerard Way and Gabriel Bá, tops binge-worthy TV lists this month. Mary J. Blige plays Cha-Cha, an assassin that can travel through time. Christos Kalohoridis / Netflix

How an X-Men writer inspired binge-worthy, character-driven TV from Buffy to Game of Thrones

Our current golden age of TV storytelling is influenced by comic books, in particular, one writer: Chris Claremont pushed boundaries and gave audiences strong female leads and deeply involved dramas.

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