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Story Money Impact: Funding Media for Social Change by Tracey Friesen

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Mark Achbar Mark Achbar, Big Picture Media Corporation, was the driving force behind the two most successful Canadian feature documentaries ever made. His five-year collaboration with Peter Wintonick resulted in Manufacturing Consent: Noam Chomsky and the Media (1992) and six years working with Joel Bakan and Jennifer Abbott gave us The Corporation (2003). Both surprise box office hits, they won a combined total of 48 awards, among them 14 audience choice awards, including Sundance. In recognition of The Corporation’s success, Telefilm Canada granted Achbar’s company a precedent-setting “performance envelope” of $2.4 million, allowing him to help finance and executive produce several award-winning feature ...

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