23rd January 2015

Canadian Government Announces Support To Build Capacity Of BC’s Creative Industries

Government of CanadaEarlier today Cathy McLeod, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Labour and for Western Economic Diversification, and Member of Parliament for Kamloops — Thompson — Cariboo, on behalf of the Honourable Michelle Rempel, Minister of State for Western Economic Diversification, announced $1.2 million in funding to Creative BC to build the capacity of British Columbia’s creative industries. Read the rest of this entry »

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22nd January 2015

Telefilm Canada Renews Micro-Budget Production Program

Telefilm CanadaFor a third year, Telefilm Canada continues to support emerging feature film talent through its Micro-Budget Production Program. This Program seeks to stimulate the use of digital distribution platforms in order to increase audience access to the work of new Canadian talent. In its first two years, the Micro-Budget Production Program supported the production of 22 films, several of which have been exhibited at important festivals. Read the rest of this entry »

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22nd January 2015

Creative BC Slate Development Fund Recipients Announced

BC Film And MediaCreative BC has announced the recipients of the 2014/15 Slate Development Fund, a provincially funded program, administered by Creative BC, that provides BC-based film or television entertainment companies with an envelope of money to support the development of two or more eligible film, television or web series projects. The fund is intended to leverage investment from the private sector, develop a presence in the international marketplace and encourage the use of digital platforms for marketing, distribution and audience engagement. Funding is in the form of a non-recoupable advance of up to $25,000. Read the rest of this entry »

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22nd January 2015

Canada Media Fund Supports 31 Canadian Digital Media Productions

Canada Media FundThe Canada Media Fund (CMF) announced today a contribution of more than $8.0M in development and marketing support to innovative digital media projects as part of the second round of its 2014-2015 Experimental Stream funding. In December 2014, the CMF announced a contribution of more than $11.0M to 24 projects that received production support. Since 2010, the CMF has contributed $52.5M in development and marketing support to 235 interactive digital media projects as part of the Experimental Stream. Read the rest of this entry »

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22nd January 2015

The Development Executive Program is Coming To CIC

Banff World Media FestivalAre you a content creator, innovator, writer or producer? CIC’s Face-to-Face Meetings are your exclusive opportunity to meet with top executives and media leaders from the most forward-thinking digital networks, distribution platforms, production companies and advertisement and media buying agencies. Early Bird pricing for the February 26th, 2015 event at The Fairmont Royal York in Toronto ends tomorrow, January 23rd. Read the rest of this entry »

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22nd January 2015

Banff World Media Fest Looking For Rockie Award Jurists

Banff World Media FestivalThe Banff World Media Festival 2015 is looking for producers, directors, writers, broadcasters, distributors and critics to determine the BEST content in the world’s biggest program competition across 26 genres. The Rockie Awards Program Competition is the Festival’s signature event, recognizing quality television and web content from around the world and is a prestige coveted by producers of the world’s most prolific shows. Read the rest of this entry »

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22nd January 2015

BroadbandTV Partners With Hip Hop Heavyweights For Launch Of Opposition

BBTV_Blue_LogoVancouver media and technology company BroadbandTV (BBTV) has announced the launch of its new music network Opposition. The Hip Hop focused Opposition rolls-out with a diverse roster of industry heavyweight partners including rappers Crooked I – now known as KXNG Crooked – of Slaughterhouse, Twista and Yung Simmie; producers Jahlil Beats, 1500 or Nothin’ and Statik Selektah; directors Mr. Zae and Hi-Def; and brands WorldStarHipHop and All Hip Hop All The Time. Read the rest of this entry »

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22nd January 2015

Disney XD Canada Remains Canada’s Leading Digital Channel With Record Growth In Fall 2014

disneyxdRanking #1 with key kids demographics, DHX Media’s digital specialty network Disney XD Canada continues to be the country’s leading digital channel.1 The network is reporting its best fall on record since its launch in June 2011, positioning the channel for continued growth throughout the completion of the broadcast year.2 Read the rest of this entry »

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21st January 2015

Earthcore: Shattered Elements Brings Card Crafting Magic To Canadian App Store

tequila-gamesPoland’s Tequila Games invites you to engage in Earthcore: Shattered Elements a digital Trading Card Game for the iPad that the developers say is not just another Hearthstone rip off. Canada is the first country to which Tequila released the game, and the developers are very interested in any kind of feedback from Canadian gamers as they hope to bring come color into the TCG scene. Read the rest of this entry »

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14th January 2015

New Nintendo 3DS XL Launches In Canada February 13th

Nintendo CanadaDuring a Nintendo Direct presentation earlier today, Nintendo announced that the new Nintendo 3DS XL system will launch in Canada on February 13 at a suggested retail price of $229.99. New Nintendo 3DS XL offers a number of new enhancements designed to offer the smoothest and most engrossing portable gaming possible. New Nintendo 3DS XL features a wider range of controls with the addition of a C Stick and ZL/ZR buttons, super-stable 3D via face-tracking technology and built-in NFC functionality that allows for communication with amiibo figures. Read the rest of this entry »

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