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22nd February 2014

Canada Feature Film Fund Opening dates For Lower-Budget English And French Projects

Telefilm CanadaTelefilm Canada wishes to inform its clients that applications for funding to the Canada Feature Film Fund for lower-budget projects (projects with budgets of less than $2.5 million) will be accepted as of the following dates for English- and French-language markets. Please note that these dates are not “deadlines;” they are opening dates. Telefilm will continue to accept applications for lower-budget projects after these dates until the closing date. Closing dates for the coming fiscal year will be announced at a later date. Read the rest of this entry »

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22nd February 2014

Recipients Of The Interactive Fund And Arts Innovation Fund Announced

creative bcThe recipients of the 2013/14 Interactive Fund and Arts Innovation Fund were announced yesterday by Creative BC. The Interactive Fund is a program created in partnership between Creative BC and the BC Arts Council intended to support the production of high quality, original, interactive digital media content and software applications owned and controlled by BC companies or individuals. Funding is in the form of a non-recoupable advance of up to $50,000. This year’s successful applicants are as follows: Read the rest of this entry »

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14th February 2014

Angry Birds Movie Nests In Vancouver

imageworksRovio Entertainment has chosen Sony Pictures Imageworks, Inc. in Vancouver as its primary animation house for the production of the Angry Birds movie, the upcoming animated film based on Rovio’s globally beloved brand. The film is being produced by John Cohen and Catherine Winder and executive produced by Mikael Hed and David Maisel. The movie is being directed by Fergal Reilly and Clay Kaytis; the screenplay is by Jon Vitti. Angry Birds is slated for a July 1, 2016 release and will be distributed worldwide by Sony Pictures. Read the rest of this entry »

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14th February 2014

Dashboard Startup Klipfolio Secures $1.7 Million In VC Funding

klipfolioCloud-based web and mobile dashboard solutions developer Klipfolio Inc announced this morning that the company has secured $1.7-million (CDN) in funding, led by the BDC Venture Capital IT Fund, Mistral Venture Partners and including several leading early-stage investor groups from both Canada and the United States including Fundfire (Ottawa), BOLDstart Ventures (New York), Acadia Woods (New York), and CommonAngels Ventures (Boston). Read the rest of this entry »

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13th February 2014

Sandvine To Empower Network Operators With Managed Business Services

sandvineSandvine has announced a virtual offering that provides Communications Service Providers (CSPs) the ability to offer Sandvine’s entire suite of network policy control solutions as managed services to their business customers. The new offering is made possible by Sandvine’s fully virtualized policy control platform – the first of its kind. Virtualization allows Sandvine’s DPI-based policy enforcement (PCEF) and policy decision (PCRF) elements to be deployed as Virtual Network Functions (VNFs) on commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) hardware at a business’s premise, or in a multi-tenant environment at the CSP’s data center. Read the rest of this entry »

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12th February 2014

DHX Media Announces Toy Licensing Deal For Johnny Test

dhx mediaDHX Media Ltd. has announced that the studio has signed a toy licensing deal with Quebec company Imports Dragon for its children’s animation series Johnny Test. Under the terms of the deal, licensee Imports Dragon has acquired the rights to create collectable figures of the action adventure star Johnny Test, set to launch at retail for this Fall 2014 in North America. One of the top rated kid’s TV shows globally since 2005, Johnny Test is among the most aired shows on Cartoon Network in the U.S., and also airs on the broadcaster’s international channels. Read the rest of this entry »

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12th February 2014

HootSuite Announces “Connect via HootSuite” For Enterprise Social Business

HootSuiteTo help enterprise companies capitalize on social media across their organizations, HootSuite, the world’s most widely adopted social relationship platform, has announced a new global event series, Connect via HootSuite. The first event takes place in San Francisco on February 26, 2014 and will focus on social business in the enterprise. Connect via HootSuite will give attendees the opportunity to hear from thought leaders, experts and HootSuite Enterprise customers on actionable best practices to empower broad social media adoption and business success. Read the rest of this entry »

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12th February 2014

Bell Media Opens New Regional Production Development Offices In Vancouver And Winnipeg

bell mediaBell Media is pleased to reinforce its commitment to Canadian independent production with the addition of regional production development offices in Vancouver and Winnipeg, opening Monday, February 17 and Monday, March 3 respectively. Bell Media has hired senior industry executives Michele McMahon and Brandice Vivier as Development Managers in Vancouver and Winnipeg respectively. Both will report to Susan Makela, Director, Independent Production, Canadian Programming Management, Bell Media. Read the rest of this entry »

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12th February 2014

Startup Canada Applauds Federal Government’s Dedication To Entrepreneurship

startup canadaStartup Canada is pleased with the Government of Canada’s continued commitment to fostering entrepreneurial success, as demonstrated by the allocation of $40 million to the Canada Accelerator and Incubator Program (CAIP) in its Economic Action Plan 2014. Read the rest of this entry »

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11th February 2014

Payfirma Launches Automated Recurring Billing For Businesses

PayfirmaVancouver-based mobile and eCommerce payment processing company Payfirma has introduced a Recurring Billing solution to its growing suite of payment products. Designed for installment payments, subscriptions and memberships, Payfirma’s Recurring Billing helps businesses avoid the hassle associated with billing customers on a regular basis by offering an automated solution that’s easy to use. Read the rest of this entry »

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