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15th April 2013

Deadline For Sara Kirke Award for Entrepreneurship and Innovation Nominations Extended

CanWITThe Sara Kirke Award for Entrepreneurship and Innovation is presented to the woman who has shown the most outstanding technological innovation and corporate leadership — leadership that has significantly expanded the frontiers of Canada’s advanced technology industry. The purpose of the Award is to celebrate innovation, entrepreneurship and create positive role models for women in Canada’s technology sector. The Sara Kirke Award for Entrepreneurship and Innovation is presented annually to the woman who has demonstrated consistent innovation and leadership skills, resulting in the creation and international acceptance of significant world-class products and/or services. The Call for Nominations for 2013 is now open until April 19th. Read the rest of this entry »

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12th April 2013

The Late Late Show Host Craig Ferguson To Receive The Sir Peter Ustinov Comedy Award At The Banff World Media Festival

Banff World Media FestivalBanff World Media Festival has just announced that (our favourite) late night talk show host and comedian Craig Ferguson will be presented the Sir Peter Ustinov Comedy Award at this year’s Festival. Mr. Ferguson will also be featured in a one-on-one VIP session at BANFF, open to all delegates. The Sir Peter Ustinov Comedy Award recognizes a creative talent that has made an outstanding comedic contribution to the media industry. Past honorees include Ricky Gervais, Martin Short, Kelsey Grammer and last year’s recipient, Chuck Lorre. Read the rest of this entry »

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4th April 2013

Canadian Videogame Awards Tickets Now On Sale

Canadian Video Game AwardsFans of our Canadian videogame development industry are invited to be part of an amazing evening as the Canadian videogame industry gathers in Vancouver to celebrate its best and brightest. General admission tickets for the 2013 Canadian Videogame Awards are available now for only $29.00. The Awards Gala will be held Saturday, April 20, 2013 at the Vancouver Convention Centre in conjunction with Fan Expo Vancouver. This year’s show will feature the hosting talent of Elias Toufexis, the voice of Adam Jensen in Deus Ex: Human Revolution.  Read the rest of this entry »

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2nd April 2013

Emmy Award-Winning Actress Christine Baranski To Receive Lifetime Achievement Award

Banff World Media FestivalThe Banff World Media Festival has just announced that celebrated screen and stage actress Christine Baranski will be presented the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award on June 11, 2013. The Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes an individual who has made a significant contribution to the media industry with their esteemed body of work in screen-based entertainment. Baranski will also be featured in a VIP one-on-one interview at BANFF, which is open to delegates. Read the rest of this entry »

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25th March 2013

2013 Canadian Music And Broadcast Industry Award Winners

mini-orbyThe 2013 Canadian Music & Broadcast Industry Awards were held on Thursday, March 21 at the Kool Haus in Toronto as part of Canadian Music Week, celebrating the outstanding achievements of Canada’s music and broadcast industry in over 40 categories. Each category is judged based on a vote by the recipient’s peers in the industry. Read the rest of this entry »

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19th March 2013

Intel Canada Innovation Award For SMEs To Be Presented At CATA Innovation Awards Gala

intelThe Intel Canada Innovation Award recognizes visionary SME (small to midsized enterprises, typically fewer than 250 employees) who are leading the charge in adopting information management’s latest capabilities in innovative, cutting-edge, unique and exciting new ways. The winner is chosen from companies featured in the Intel/CATA Small Business Showcase, judged to have met criteria spanning from usage of innovations for improvement of efficiency, increasing marketability, cost savings, environmentally friendly approach and improvement of market position. Read the rest of this entry »

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18th March 2013

2013 Canadian Videogame Awards Finalists Announced

Canadian VideoGame AwardsThe finalists in sixteen categories were announced today for the upcoming Canadian Videogame Awards, which will be held in Vancouver on Saturday, April 20, 2013 at the Vancouver Convention Centre in conjunction with  Fan Expo Vancouver.  Over 100 nominations were received this year from all parts of Canada, with ­­25 games represented in the list of finalists. All awards are for work developed in Canada and released in 2012. A body of industry experts from across the country will vote on the winners in each category. Read the rest of this entry »

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14th March 2013

Game Connection America And [a]list Daily Announce Marketing Award Nominees

game connectionGame Connection and [a]list, a knowledge sharing division of Ayzenberg Group aimed at entertainment marketers, have announced the nominees for their Marketing Awards, which will honor the best the video game marketing industry has to offer in areas spanning digital, print, mobile and public relations campaigns.  Winners will be announced at an awards ceremony on March 25, 2013, held from 4:30 to 5:30 pm at San Francisco’s Sir Francis Drake Hotel. Read the rest of this entry »

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12th March 2013

Toronto Screenwriting Conference Announces Telefilm Canada New Voices Award Winners

toronto screenwriting conferenceThe Toronto Screenwriting Conference (TSC) has announced the recipients of the Telefilm Canada New Voices Award. Of the fifty-five applicants from across the country, five emerging writers have been selected. Each winner will receive a complimentary registration to the 2013 conference as well as an exclusive lunch with TSC founder and president of Meridian Artists Literary Agency, Glenn Cockburn. The fourth annual Toronto Screenwriting Conference takes place on April 6 & 7, 2013. Read the rest of this entry »

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11th March 2013

Elias Toufexis Announced As Host For The 4th Annual Canadian Videogame Awards

Canadian Video Game AwardsI was very happy to see this announcement – I had tweeted several weeks ago that I’d like to see Elias as this year’s host. The producers of the Canadian Videogame Awards are delighted to announce that Elias Toufexis will be the host for this year’s show, to be held at the Vancouver Convention Centre on April 20, 2013. Elias has garnered a loyal and enthusiastic following in the videogame world with dozens of roles in popular games like the Assassin’s Creed and Splinter Cell series and most notably for his 2012 CVA Best New Character winning role of Adam Jensen in Deus Ex: Human Revolution. Elias is also known for his television roles in Supernatural, Smallville, Alphas, Eureka, Lost Girl, and dozens more. Read the rest of this entry »

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