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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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5th May 2014

Perspective Canada Showcases Compelling Slate Of Canadian Features Along With Not Short On Talent Short Film Initiative

Telefilm CanadaTelefilm Canada is pleased to announce its Perspective Canada line-up, a series of Canadian features to be screened during the Marché du Film, which runs parallel to the Cannes Film Festival (May 14 to 25, 2014). Also at the Market is Telefilm’s Not Short On Talent spotlight, featuring 45 homegrown short films. For more information on these titles visit the Canada At Cannes microsite. Telefilm’s ninth annual Perspective Canada is designed to increase the international visibility of Canadian features and to promote Canadian companies, films and talent to some 11,700 accredited buyers, sellers and producers. Read the rest of this entry »

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29th April 2014

Canada Media Fund Embarks On Cross-Country Outreach Tour To Meet With Stakeholders

Canada Media Fund The Canada Media Fund (CMF) will conduct a cross-country Outreach in spring 2014 to present changes to the 2014-2015 Guidelines, 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. All stakeholders are invited to register to take part in the outreach tour. Read the rest of this entry »

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29th April 2014

NextBC 2014 Top 25 Revealed

nextbcOn May 15th, BC’s tech community will gather to celebrate BC Technology innovation. The 25 companies listed below will showcase at NextBC, with a chance to be chosen as a Top 5 finalist. These 5 companies will be interviewed live by Paul Kedrosky of Bloomberg West. NextBC: The Showcase for Technology Innovation in BC that will Shape our Future, presented by DigiBC, will be held at Telus World of Science on Thursday May 15th from 6:00pm – 9:30pm. Read the rest of this entry »

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29th April 2014

Nintendo Gearing Up For A Busy E3 2014

Nintendo CanadaOver the last few years, Nintendo has repeatedly reinvented its approach to E3 by creating unique ways to break news and get fans at home involved in the fun, while also offering great experiences for on-site attendees. That mission continues in 2014 as Nintendo offers a series of new channels to communicate news directly to its key audiences, including fans, media, analysts, investors and business partners. This includes a new format for unveiling news: the Nintendo Digital Event; a Super Smash Bros. tournament; a full slate of live, in-depth game demos from the Nintendo booth; and an opportunity for fans to play Super Smash Bros. for Wii U for the first time at their local Best Buy. Read the rest of this entry »

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