16th April 2014

Time To Recycle Those Old Cell Phones

cwtaRecycle My Cell, Canada’s free cell phone recycling program, is calling on Canadians from coast to coast to recycle their old cell phones and accessories in support of Earth Day on Tuesday, April 22. Almost 582,000 devices were recovered through the Recycle My Cell program in 2013. Results from the 2013 National Cell Phone Recycling Study released today show that while Canadians replace their wireless device approximately every 30 months, only 10% of survey respondents recycled their old device when they purchased a new one, with 42% putting the old device in storage. Read the rest of this entry »

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7th April 2014

Canada Media Fund Webcast On Changes To 2014-2015 Programs

Canada Media Fund The Canada Media Fund (CMF) will hold a webcast to provide an overview of changes to the programs that were announced in March. The webcast will be hosted by Stéphane Cardin, Vice President, Industry and Public Affairs, and by Nathalie Clermont, Director of Program Management. You can register online for the webcast and test the page on your computer. Please note that Adobe Flash is required in order to view the webcast. You will be asked to provide your name and email address to access the broadcast page. You may need to sign in again on the day of the webcast. Read the rest of this entry »

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7th April 2014

Canada Shines Bright At MIPTV

eye on canadaToday a delegation of Canadian talent, content creators and business leaders in television and digital media will focus on the future of the industry at MIPTV 2014 in Cannes, France. MIPTV is the world’s most-established TV and digital content market and the biggest gathering of entertainment industry professionals. MIPTV will host a number of creative talents from the Canadian industry at notable events such as the MIPTV Red Carpet on Monday, April 7. Read the rest of this entry »

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3rd April 2014

Canadian Documentaries Out In Force At MIPDoc 2014

Canada Media FundTelefilm CanadaTelefilm Canada and the Canada Media Fund (CMF) are pleased to announce Canada’s presence at MIPDoc 2014, the world’s leading international documentary market, taking place April 5 and 6 in Cannes, France. The productions Inside the Mind of Leonardo, Secouristes de l’extrême, Arctic Defenders, Avatar Secrets, Burgundy Jazz and Who Killed Gandhi? will be screened at this forum devoted exclusively to documentary content. In addition, the documentary series Apocalypse: World War One and the production Fort McMoney will also be presented at conference sessions. Read the rest of this entry »

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3rd April 2014

Toronto Animation Arts Festival International Returns

taafiThe Toronto Animation Arts Festival International (TAAFI) is back for a third year, bringing the best of animation arts from Canada and around the world to Toronto’s Waterfront Corus Quay and the George Brown – Waterfront Campus from June 13-16 2014. Read the rest of this entry »

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3rd April 2014

Eileen O’Neill To Deliver Feature Address At Banff Media Festival 2014

Banff World Media FestivalAlong with yesterday’s official Schedule Launch, the Banff World Media Festival (BANFF) also announced that Eileen O’Neill will present a feature address at the 35th BANFF, being held June 8-11, 2014.  O’Neill is Group President – Discovery Channel, Science Channel and Velocity Networks, responsible for strategic direction at all three networks within the Discovery Communications umbrella.  Discovery Communications is the world’s #1 nonfiction media company, reaching more than two billion cumulative subscribers through 190 networks in over 220 countries and territories worldwide. Read the rest of this entry »

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1st April 2014

Game Connection Europe Issues Call For Speakers

game connection europeHaving added over 100 conference sessions and Master Classes to its successful formula over the previous three years, Game Connection Europe is back with a brand new edition and is looking for talented and experienced professionals interested in sharing their expertise. Previous speakers include companies such as Wooga, Insomniac Games, Naughty Dog, Epic Games, Bigpoint, Remedy, Amazon, Google, Gree, Pixar Animation Studios, Ubisoft, EA, Sony Computer Entertainment and many more.
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31st March 2014

Canadian Videogame Awards Announce Finalists From 2013

Canadian Video Game AwardsThe 2013 finalists for the Canadian Videogame Awards were announced today in seventeen categories. The winners will be revealed at the annual event to be held on November 21, 2014 at the Carlu in the heart of downtown Toronto.  Over 75 nominations for games released in 2013 were received from all parts of Canada, with ­­29 games represented in the list of finalists.  All awards are for work developed in Canada.  A body of industry experts from across the country will vote on the winners in each category. Members of the general public can get involved by casting their vote for the Fans’ Choice Award online. Voting will close April 21st. Read the rest of this entry »

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27th March 2014

Lionsgate To Receive Distinction Honour At Banff World Media Festival 2014

Banff World Media FestivalThe BANFF World Media Festival has announced that global entertainment producer Lionsgate will be the Company of Distinction honored at this year’s Festival, being held from June 8 – 11, 2014 at the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel, in Banff.  As the Company of Distinction, executives, producers and talent from Lionsgate will be featured during the four-day Festival in different facets of the event.  The Company of Distinction program, which was introduced in 2013 with CBS Corporation, allows the Festival to pay homage each year to a company demonstrating significant leadership in the world of screen-based entertainment. Read the rest of this entry »

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26th March 2014

True Detective Creator Nic Pizzolatto To Deliver Master Class At Banff World Media Festival 2014

Banff World Media FestivalThe Banff World Media Festival is proud to announce that Nic Pizzolatto will present a Master Class at the 35th annual BANFF, being held June 8-11, 2014.  Pizzolatto is the Creator, Executive Producer, and Writer of True Detective, the HBO anthology series that recently completed its first season to much critical acclaim. Read the rest of this entry »

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