Vancouver – Demonstrating marblemedia’s gold medal talent at the 2010 Cultural Olympiad, the award-winning production company announced today that it will be a contributing artist to the Vancouver 2010 Cultural Olympiad Digital Edition (CODE).
“All of us at marblemedia are excited and honoured to be a part of Canadian history,” said Mark Bishop, Co-Founder and Executive Producer of marblemedia. “We want to thank CODE for allowing marblemedia to go global at the Winter Games!”
Two of marblemedia’s kids properties, This is Daniel Cook-Figure Skating; and This is Emily Yeung-Learning Ballet (co-produced with Sinking Ship Productions) and two films from the marblemedia anthology series The Art of Seduction – Electric Chairs and On Fire (co-produced with the National Film Board and Bravo!FACT) have been selected to be featured on towering high-definition screens at the Vancouver and Whistler Celebration Sites during the 2010 Olympic Games.
Calgary – Digital Alberta invites you to come learn about Google at an event which will take place on the evening of February 23 at Mount Royal University. Come and meet some Canadian googlers at this exciting event where they will discuss some of the technical challenges faced at Google, with highlights from 3 areas of focus at Google Waterloo: Ads, ChromeOS and Mobile.
Digital Alberta also invites you to diversify and go global. Aiming to assist Alberta companies in exploring and expanding the market opportunities in the Greater China region, the Ministry of International and Intergovernmental Relations (IIR) of the Government of Alberta is pleased to present the Greater China: ICT Symposium.
The Symposium will connect Alberta participants directly with key industry players from the region. Speakers from Mainland China, Hong Kong and Taiwan will provide first-hand local market intelligence and share their business insights at the Symposium. Those companies interested in meeting with speakers, please register by contacting Constance Leung or Julia Mah.
Event Dates and Locations:
9 March 2010: Calgary – McDougall Centre, 455 – 6 Street S.W.
10 March 2010: Edmonton – Sutton Place, 10235 101 Street
Time: 08:00 – 14:30 each day
Montreal – Daydream Nation, a Telefilm-supported feature film currently in production in B.C., is the first Canadian film to break into the top ten movies on Vancouver-based MovieSet.com, a movie web site providing fans with daily news and content from films in various stages of production. Daydream Nation received great exposure on MovieSet, helping it achieve the number one spot by garnering more views than any movie ever featured on the site. MovieSet also benefited from Telefilm’s support through the Canada New Media Fund.
“MovieSet is a great tool for film producers, especially as we know how much social media campaigns are now playing an important role in our distribution and promotion strategies – basically getting the word out about films way before their theatrical release,” says Christine Haebler, producer for Daydream Nation at B.C.-based Screen Siren. “MovieSet allowed Daydream Nation to provide a behind-the-scene look at the shoot and production, something fans everywhere can appreciate. For us, it means an earlier buzz that can spread across social media networks and reach our audience efficiently.”
“There is tremendous potential in social media tools and the web when it comes to promoting Canadian films,” stated Earl Hong Tai, Telefilm Canada’s Western Regional Director, Business Development. “We want to support the industry’s adoption of online marketing tools – whether it’s MovieSet or other tools – as we believe it will help produce convincing box-office results. It is very exciting to see B.C.’s Daydream Nation achieve this success on an online platform this early in the production process; it highlights the effectiveness of social marketing as part of a solid promotional campaign.”
Daydream Nation, a provocative yet humorous romance about a rural community shaken by the arrival of an acerbic teenage girl, stars Kat Dennings (Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist, Defendor), Josh Lucas (Poseidon), Reece Thompson (Provinces of Night), Rachel Blanchard (Adoration, Where the Truth Lies) and Andie MacDowell (Groundhog Day). Written and directed by Mike Goldbach, the film is produced by Christine Haebler and Trish Dolman for Screen Siren in Vancouver (Year of the Carnivore), and Simone Urdl and Jennifer Weiss for The Film Farm in Toronto (Away from Her, Redacted), and executive producer Cameron Lamb. Daydream Nation is co-financed by Telefilm Canada and TriStar Film Finance and distributed in Canada by E1 Entertainment.