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2nd June 2014

Healthy Me Week Comes To Family Channel, Disney Junior And Disney XD As They Encourage Active Lifestyles Amongst Youth

Family ChannelFamily Channel, Disney Junior and Disney XD are emphasizing the importance of balanced lifestyles this week as part of the national Healthy Me Week campaign, an initiative promoting physical activity and proper nutrition for Canadian families. Partnering with Companies Committed to Kids (formerly Concerned Children’s Advertisers), NBA Canada, the Canadian Produce Marketing Association and print and broadcast media across the country, the three kids networks will play host to a wide range of programming that empower viewers and their families to develop healthy habits to improve their lifestyles. Read the rest of this entry »

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27th May 2014

CBC Recreates Events Of D-Day In Special D-Day Live Multiplatform Project

CBCImagine going back in time 70 years to June 6, 1944, and reliving the events of D-Day in real time. Using modern technology, CBC News will help you do exactly that. CBC News will be re-creating the events of this pivotal World War II event in an interactive breaking news timeline, online and on CBC News Network, CBC Radio, and during CBC Television live special programming. If World War II had happened in a multi-media era, this is how CBC News would have covered it. On June 5th and 6th, World War II veterans and world leaders will come together in France to mark the 70th anniversary of D-Day. To mark this historic event, CBC News launches the special multiplatform project D-DAY LIVE.
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26th May 2014

True Heroines Web Series Receives 4 Leo Nominations

movie orbyThe True Heroines web series has been nominated for 4 Leo Awards (May 31st, Fairmont Hotel Vancouver). Nominations are for Best Web Series and Best Performance by a Female in a Web Series for leading ladies/creators Paula Giroday, Jovanna Huguet and Fiona Vroom. The True Heroines are living up to their name, onscreen and off. Read the rest of this entry »

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26th May 2014

Mackenzie Gray’s Under The Bridge Of Fear Receives 8 Leo Nominations

movie orbyWell-known Vancouver actor, director, writer and musician Mackenzie Gray is making a splash – yet again – at BC’s prestigious Leo Awards. His Film Noir short Under The Bridge Of Fear was originally created for the 2013 Crazy 8’s filmmaking challenge and has since screened at the Cannes Festival, Whistler Film Festival, Vancouver Film Festival and has been purchased for broadcast this summer by the CBC. Under The Bridge Of Fear’s most recent achievement has been garnering no less than 8 Leo Nominations. They are: Read the rest of this entry »

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14th May 2014

Disney XD Canada Launches Nationwide Casting Tour For The Grizzly Cup

disneyxdDisneyXD ventures into the great outdoors this summer with a national casting search for this year’s installment of the reality competition series, the Grizzly Cup. Back for its second season, the Grizzly Cup is the ultimate battle of strength, wits and determination as teams compete in exciting challenges, in an attempt to take home the coveted title of Grizzly Cup champs. Open to all adventure-loving, thrill-chasing, competition-hungry kids across Canada, the summer casting tour stops in a total of 10 locations nationwide, setting up camp in North Bay, ON, on Saturday, June 14 and packing up in Regina, SK on Saturday, August 16. Participants who think they’re up for the challenge are encouraged to pre-register in partners online. Read the rest of this entry »

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14th May 2014

Alan Thicke To Receive Canadian Award Of Distinction At Banff Media Festival 2014

Banff World Media FestivalThe Banff World Media Festival is proud to announce beloved Canadian actor, songwriter and TV game and talk show host, Alan Thicke, as the recipient of this year’s prestigious Canadian Award of Distinction. Thicke will be honoured at the four day festival which takes place at the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel from June 8-11th.  Presented to a Canadian whose body of work illustrates outstanding achievement, the Canadian Award of Distinction will celebrate the new industry standards set by Thicke’s tremendous professional achievements. Read the rest of this entry »

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14th May 2014

Nintendo Of Canada Revs Up Fans For Mario Kart 8

Nintendo CanadaLadies and gentlemen, boys and girls, start your engines! Nintendo of Canada will celebrate the launch of the Mario Kart 8 game by giving Canadian fans the chance to play the game at Best Buy stores across Canada on Saturday, May 24 before it’s officially released on May 30. The celebration will continue with special karting events in Toronto and Montreal on Saturday, May 31. Read the rest of this entry »

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13th May 2014

Whistler Film Festival Weekend Adventure Film Series And Call For Submissions

whistler film festivalTaking place as part of inaugural GO Fest (Whistler Great Outdoors Festival) this weekend, Whistler Film Festival‘s Adventure Film Series features a 20-film lineup from six countries comprised of a selection of the world’s best independent outdoor, adventure films from extreme sport to activism through adventure. The series includes eight screenings over three days from May 16 to 18, 2014. Sailing, Surfing, Climbing, Mountain Climbing, Free skiing, Mountain Biking, Hiking, Ultra Marathon Running and Paddling are among some of the film themes, which include five features and three short programs. Read the rest of this entry »

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13th May 2014

More Venues Confirmed For Canada Media Fund Outreach Tour

Canada Media Fund The Canada Media Fund (CMF) continues its Outreach meetings throughout Canada and now confirms venues for Québec City, Montréal, and Ottawa. The CMF will meet with stakeholders in 18 cities during the cross-country Outreach tour to present changes to the 2014-2015 Guidelines, the 2013-2014 funding results, the application process and to answer questions. The meetings will be moderated by Nathalie Clermont, CMF Director of Program Management. She will be joined by representatives of the CMF Program Administrator|Telefilm Canada, Melissa Amer for the English market, and Dominique Lapierre for the French market. Read the rest of this entry »

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12th May 2014

Lionsgate Chairman Kevin Beggs To Present Opening Keynote

Banff World Media FestivalThe Banff World Media Festival (BANFF) today proudly announced that Kevin Beggs, Chairman of Lionsgate Television Group, will present the Opening Keynote at the 35th BANFF, being held June 8-11, 2014.  Beggs will be interviewed by broadcast legend Dan Rather, who is also attending BANFF to receive the Lifetime Achievement Award.  Beggs will speak about Lionsgate’s impressive television content production slate, innovative business models and role as an industry game changer. Read the rest of this entry »

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