28th February 2014

Fan Expo Coming To Regina This May

fan expo reginaDust off your comics, and bring out the costumes. It’s time to embrace your inner nerd: Fan Expo is finally coming to Regina. The all-ages pop culture convention, Fan Expo Regina™ is uniting fans of comics, sci-fi, horror, anime, and gaming. Thousands of fanatics will gather for a weekend of full frontal nerdity to meet film & TV stars, snag rare comics, and snap pictures with other fans dressed like their favourite characters. The pop culture convention will be packed with Q&A sessions, sketching duals, and retail and exhibitor areas to check out enough of the latest nerd-gear and tech ware to satisfy any Star Wars Jedi-Master. Fan Expo Regina has something for the nerd inside all of us.  Read the rest of this entry »

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25th February 2014

2014 Funding Roadshow Invitation To Entrepreneurs And Funders

fundicaThe 2014 Funding Roadshow, a national event with 10 city stops across Canada, today invited entrepreneurs and funders to register online. Organized by Fundica, the 2014 Funding Roadshow gives start-ups and SMEs the opportunity to pitch their businesses – and potentially secure financing – to a panel of financial institutions, venture capitalists, angel investors, government organizations and private lenders. Funders benefit from exposure to emerging opportunities and the chance to invest before the rest of the market. The objective of the Funding Roadshow is to better educate entrepreneurs and facilitate connections with private investors and public funders. Read the rest of this entry »

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25th February 2014

Support For Media Arts And Art Films In Montréal

Government of CanadaThe Government of Canada has is providing $90,000 through the Canada Arts Presentation Fund for the 32nd edition of the International Festival of Films on Art (FIFA), which will take place from March 20 to 30. Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages Shelly Glover made the announcement today. These funds will allow FIFA to present the world’s best media arts productions and art films. The Media Arts section will present a number of experimental art films. In addition to the screening of films and videos, there will be conferences, roundtables, and the production of a catalogue. Read the rest of this entry »

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25th February 2014

Nominees Revealed For Game Connection America 2014’s Selected Projects

game connection europeGame Connection has unveiled the list of yet unsigned game projects nominated for the prestigious American Selected Projects 2014. Competition was fierce this year with more than 200 submitted projects. On the morning of 17th March at the Selected Projects Awards Ceremony, each of the 15 nominees will have 5 minutes to pitch their project in front of all publishers, distributors and buyers at Game Connection America. The jury will then award 2014’s “Overall Best Project” from amongst the hugely impressive and varied, international array of entries – based on presentation quality, project innovation and market potential. The accolade of “Overall Best Project” is sponsored by Namco Bandai Games, while Microsoft Studios supports the “Best Console & PC Hardcore” Category. In addition, this year Develop has been announced as the official media partner of the initiative, giving even more visibility to nominees and winners. The 15 nominated projects for 2014 are: Read the rest of this entry »

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24th February 2014

2014 ACTRA Toronto Awards Winners

actra-torontoACTRA Toronto proudly announces the winners of the 12th Annual ACTRA Awards in Toronto, which were presented at The Carlu on February 22, 2014. The gala evening was hosted by Darrell Dennis with live music by Saidah Baba Talibah. The ACTRA Awards in Toronto recognize outstanding performances by ACTRA Toronto members. Read the rest of this entry »

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24th February 2014

The True Heroines Head To The Canadian Screen Awards

The True HeroinesThe True Heroines” received their first Canadian Screen Award nomination this year. The Vancouver based team behind the web drama series are walking the red carpet of the Canadian Screen Awards Gala at Sheraton Centre (123 Queen St W) on March 4, 2014. The carpet is being walked by “The True Heroines” team, including Jovanna Huguet (creator/star), Fiona Vroom (creator/star), Paula Giroday (creator/star), Michelle Ouellet (director), Nicholas Carella (creator/writer/producer), Nicholas Simon (producer) and Andrew Burke (producer). Read the rest of this entry »

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22nd February 2014

Canada Honours Its Stars Of The Awards Season At Inaugural Celebration In Los Angeles

Telefilm CanadaTelefilm Canada, the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television and the Consulate General of Canada in Los Angeles, in collaboration with Bell Media and the Toronto International Film Festival, will co-host a tribute celebrating Canadian excellence in the film and television industries. The event will take place in Los Angeles on Thursday, February 27th at L’Ermitage Beverly Hills. The invitees include Canadian Academy Awards nominees, select Canadian Screen Awards nominees, and other high-profile Canadian talent. Academy Award®-nominated filmmaker Norman Jewison (Moonstruck, Fiddler on the Roof, In the Heat of the Night) will act as Honourary Chair for the event. Read the rest of this entry »

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22nd February 2014

Bell Media 2014 National Fellowship Program Now Accepting Applications For Banff World Media Festival

bell mediaBell Media has announced that applications are now being accepted for this year’s Bell Media National Fellowship Program. Selected recipients will receive full registration for the 2014 Banff World Media Festival (BANFF) and round-trip air transportation to attend the event, which runs June 8 – 11, 2014 in Banff, Alta. Applications will be accepted until Friday, March 21 at 5 p.m. ET. Read the rest of this entry »

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22nd February 2014

World–Renowned Journalist Dan Rather To Accept 2014 Banff World Media Festival Lifetime Achievement Award

Banff World Media FestivalThe Banff World Media Festival has announced that Dan Rather will be presented the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award at the 35th annual Festival, being held June 8-11, 2014 in Banff.  The Award recognizes an individual who has significantly enriched the world of entertainment with their lifetime contribution to the industry. Past honorees of the Award include Sir David Attenborough, James Burrows, William Shatner, Larry King, and Christine Baranski. Read the rest of this entry »

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20th February 2014

Fan Expo Vancouver Adds Third Day

fan expo canadaFan Expo Vancouver™ 2014 is back – bigger, and better than before. With an extra day to embrace the best of Vancouver’s geekdom, fans are promised a lot more “pop” to go with the all-ages fan culture celebration of comics, sci-fi, horror, anime, and gaming. Last year, over 21,000 got their geek on at the Comicon of Hollywood North. Fan Expo Vancouver 2014 will now take over Hall B & C of the Vancouver Convention Centre’s West Building, providing 162,000 sq.ft and three days packed with full frontal nerdity. Read the rest of this entry »

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