31st January 2013

Seriously, Victoria? This Is Your Solution?

we create bcI’m just going to toss this out for you – I’d say more, but I am so disappointed in the BC Liberals right now, and I really don’t want to get started on a full-0ut rant. Yes, these initiatives are great – for the long run – but WHERE are these young people going to work once they get their education? Oh that’s right, they’ll be working in other provinces and countries, because this government does not believe in seeking immediate solutions to help our creative industries compete on a level playing field in the here and now – but you can bet that if this were a natural resource sector crisis, the Liberals would be all over it like talc on a gymnast. With an election coming up, for the first time in decades, I may have to seriously reconsider the person and the party I choose to support. In what appears to be a slapstick attempt at feigning support for our creative sectors, the B.C. government announced earlier today that it is launching BC Creative Futures, a three-part strategy to support sustainable, long-term success for the province’s creative sector. But I digress….continue on for the government’s big plan…more smoke and mirrors to wow everyone and confuse the issues in hopes that come election day we don’t spoil their love-in. Read the rest of this entry »

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31st January 2013

CTV Original Drama Motive Picked Up by ABC for US Broadcast

CTVJust five days before CTV’s newest Original Series Motive is set to premiere in Canada, Phil King, President of CTV Programming and Sports, confirmed today from NATPE that the series has been picked up by ABC for broadcast in the United States. The thrilling, 13-episode Canadian scripted series, originally green-lit by CTV last May, is scheduled to air in Summer 2013 on the ABC Television Network. Set and shot in Vancouver, the one-hour crime procedural is distributed by NBC Universal. Read the rest of this entry »

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31st January 2013

Big Blue Bubble Releases Pin Something

Big Blue BubbleBig Blue Bubble is proud to announce that their latest photo – physics based game, Pin Something, is now available on iTunes!  Pin Something is a simple but challenging game where you must pin flying photos to a cork board until it is completely covered, but be careful of bombs – they explode if touched. Photos fly faster and faster so be quick to pin because three strikes and you’re out! Read the rest of this entry »

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31st January 2013

Communitech’s HYPERDRIVE Program Announces Second Cohort Of Eleven Companies

communitechThe second cohort of companies participating in Communitech’s HYPERDRIVE program – a $30+ million startup incubator – was announced today, with 11 diverse up-and-coming startups ready for the spotlight. Still less than one year old, the HYPERDRIVE program has made its mark as a strong and unique incubator, seeing significant interest from funders and partners. Read the rest of this entry »

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30th January 2013

Garry’s Adventure Now On Kickstarter

Wild Game StudioBased in Montreal’s growing game community, Wild Games Studio and game designer Stephane Woods are excited to bring a whole new adventure game to the gamers. Wild Game Studios are creating a whole new approach of First Person Shooter, RPG and adventure game genre. Day One: Garry’s Incident is a mature Adventure FPS Survival Game of a whole new kind. A successful Kickstarter project will allow Wild Games Studio to complete episode one and eventually bring the complete series on game consoles. Between the different episodes Wild Games Studio will take the users feedback to add gameplay elements and to include the elements fans want to see in the game. Read the rest of this entry »

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30th January 2013

Strategy First Announces Anmynor Puzzles For PC, Mac and Linux

strategy firstMontreal game publisher Strategy First and Spanish developer Pyxel Arts Digital Entertainment are pleased to announce the release of Anmynor Puzzles available to all participating worldwide digital distribution networks.  Developed by Pyxel Arts Digital Entertainment the PC Puzzles game features 100 challenging levels of magic and alchemy. Order Anmynor Puzzles today from Strategy First for your PC, Mac or Linux machine and receive a 25% discount from the original price of $9.99. Read the rest of this entry »

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30th January 2013

IPF Digital Marketing Workshop Coming To Winnipeg and Vancouver

IPFJoin the Independent Production Fund for an intensive two day Digital Marketing Workshop in Winnipeg on February 21st and 22st or Vancouver on March 14th and 15th. You will have the opportunity to strategize and develop marketing plans for your project. Plus, you will get consultation on your project from digital marketing experts Julie Giles (GreenHAT Digital) with Annelise Larson (Veria Seach Media Marketing) and Sue Biely (Nudge Consulting). Blog, pin, tag, vlog, search, schedule, execute, engage, channel, outreach, influence… Read the rest of this entry »

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30th January 2013

Opening the Book on Film 3

BC Film And MediaBC Film + Media (BCFM), in partnership with the Association of Book Publishers of British Columbia (ABPBC) and the Canadian Media Production Association – BC Producers’ Branch (CMPA-BC), is pleased to announce Opening The Book On Film 3, which will take place on March 27, 2013 at VIFF’s Vancity Theatre, at the Vancouver International Film Centre in downtown Vancouver. Read the rest of this entry »

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30th January 2013

New Full Service Talent Agency Launches In Canada

movie orbyThe team of Hero Artists (Jessica Martins and Breann Thordarson) are pleased to announce that their full-service talent agency is launching in Canada and expanding their services. The agency represents some of the country’s top actors, models, children, celebrities and voice over actors. With their head office in Toronto and affiliates in Vancouver and Montreal, the team brings years of experience representing talent throughout Canada and the United States. The seasoned team has been breaking ground for years with their collective skills in casting, acting, modeling, marketing and production. Their talented artists perform regularly in all areas of the industry, including film, television, commercials, print, voice, endorsements, branding and public appearances. Read the rest of this entry »

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30th January 2013

Shaw Media and CIBC partner for HGTV Canada’s Income Property

hgtv canadaShaw Media announced an industry leading partnership with CIBC for HGTV Canada’s Income Property. Hosted by Scott McGillivray, Income Propertyhas attracted enormous attention across the country over its first six seasons, and with its recent expansion to a full hour, the hit show is poised to build on its already impressive audience. Read the rest of this entry »

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