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3rd December 2013

Canada Media Fund To Host Let’s Talk TV Webcast

Canada Media FundJoin the Canada Media Fund (CMF) for a discussion about the current state of television as part of the Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications Commission’s (CRTC) Let’s Talk TV initiative. Share your thoughts with webcast hosts Valerie Creighton, President and CEO, and Stéphane Cardin, Vice President, Industry and Public Affairs, about the Canadian television industry during this bilingual online event. Intended for producers, broadcasters, and content creators, the webcast will cover questions in three important areas of the television industry. Click on the following topics to find the questions that will guide the discussion during the webcast: Content, technology, and viewer experienceRead the rest of this entry »

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2nd December 2013

Nominations Open For 5th Annual Canadian Videogame Awards

Canadian Video Game AwardsNominations opened today for the 5th Annual Canadian Videogame Awards (CVAs) as the show makes the move to Toronto, a city that is known for its thriving digital economy. The show will celebrate Canada’s spot on the world stage as a leader in interactive entertainment. This industry contributes $2.3 billion to Canada’s GDP and employs over 16,500 men and women in studios right across Canada. The show will also be broadcast nationally on City TV through the Rogers Network. Tickets for the event will go on sale to the general public in March. Read the rest of this entry »

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27th November 2013

Maker Moms Triumph At Startup Weekend Toronto

mini-orbyGriflens, the new startup that hopes to spark a playground craze, are the winners of Startup Weekend Maker Edition Toronto. Their team beat out stiff competition from ten other innovative hardware startup ideas to win the contest that empowers entrepreneurs to launch businesses in a single weekend. They impressed judges with their 3D printed story beads that combine to tell an interactive online story that changes depending on which beads you have in your collection. Read the rest of this entry »

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27th November 2013

Call For Applications: WIDC Aspects Of Camera And Post Production

Banff centre mountain festival world tourThe Banff Centre has issued a call for applications for WIDC Aspects of Camera and Post Production, a mini master class led by award-winning cinematographer and senior picture editor (TBA)Roger Vernon. Beginning with the end picture in mind, this class is facilitated by Women in the Director’s Chair producer Carol Whiteman and will be run January 15th through 19th, 2014 – the application deadline is December 11th. This program is open to up to eight Canadian women directors. Read the rest of this entry »

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25th November 2013

Art Canada Institute Releases Free Expert-Authored Online Art Books

Art Canada InstituteMore than 50 leading Canadian art historians, curators, and museum professionals have come together to launch the Art Canada Institute (ACI), a non-profit organization that is redefining, compiling, digitizing, and distributing Canadian art and its history for free, in both English and French. The institute is a non-governmental initiative, made possible through private and corporate donations. The inaugural program of the Art Canada Institute is the “Canadian Online Art Book Project.” The project launches this Thursday, November 28th, with the release of Jack Chambers: Life & Work, the first title in a series of 50 free online art books. Read the rest of this entry »

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23rd November 2013

Xbox One Breaks One Million Absorption Point

Xbox CanadaFollowing a worldwide celebration, Xbox One launched in 13 markets yesterday to great fanfare. The team is excited to confirm the launch of Xbox One was the biggest launch in Xbox history, with more than one million consoles sold through worldwide in less than 24 hours – surpassing day one Xbox 360 sales and setting a new record for Microsoft. Xbox One is now sold out at most retailers, but Microsoft is working towards replenishing stock as fast as possible to meet the unprecedented demand from its customers. Read the rest of this entry »

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22nd November 2013

Xbox One Greets The World

Xbox CanadaXbox One has landed store shelves and became available online today, delighting the millions of fans participating in global launch celebrations, watching a live broadcast on Spike TV and lining up at retail stores to be among the first to grab an Xbox One. The hotly anticipated, new-generation games and entertainment system from Microsoft Corp. brings the best games, live TV, Skype, sports, fitness, music and more to one single device at the center of the living room, all available at the command of your voice, powered by Kinect and Bing.* Xbox One is available now in 13 markets worldwide, including the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Australia, New Zealand, the U.K., France, Germany, Spain, Italy, Ireland and Austria. Read the rest of this entry »

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22nd November 2013

Toronto Celebrates The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds

Nintendo CanadaOn this past Saturday, November 16th, over 600 fans joined Nintendo of Canada to celebrate the launch of The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds in Toronto, which launches today for Nintendo 3DS and 2DS systems. In addition to getting to play the game before it hits stores, fans were treated to a live art performance by local artist Adam Gorham, who created a mural of Link, as a new ability in the game is the power to transform into a drawing. There were also photo opportunities with professional costumer and character actor Li Kovacs, who was dressed as Link from The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds. Read the rest of this entry »

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21st November 2013

Ubisoft Launches Watch Dogs Live Phase 2

ubisoft canadaUbisoft has extended the Watch Dogs Live campaign into the new year to amplify awareness and anticipation for the 2014 release of Watch_Dogs. The hit hacking app, available for free for both iOS and Android devices, will feature more weekly challenges and prizes, including a new grand prize of a trip for four to Chicago, the setting of the game. The campaign extension will also include an additional live stunt leaving three to be completed before the promotion ends this Spring. Read the rest of this entry »

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20th November 2013

International Expert Summit On Crowdfunding In Montreal Tomorrow

finansoSeveral international experts from Paris, London, Beverly Hills and San Francisco will be present during the FINANSO 2013 conference on crowdfunding, to be held in Montreal this Thursday, November 21 at the new Marriott Montreal Downtown Hotel. FINANSO is a non -profit organization that aims to support the achievement of economic, social and community projects through the use of participatory web solutions such as crowdsourcing and crowdfunding. Read the rest of this entry »

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