10th November 2014

New Study On Monetizing Digital Media Released

CIAICThe Canadian Interactive Alliance / L’alliance interactive canadienne (CIAIC) has released Monetizing Digital Media: Trends, Key Insights and Strategies that Work, an examination of recent trends and key models being used to monetize digital media content. The study was conducted by Communications MDR and authored by Maria De Rosa and Marilyn Burgess, with the support of the Canada Media Fund (CMF), the Ontario Media Development Corporation (OMDC), the Bell Fund, the National Film Board (NFB) and Canadian Heritage. Read the rest of this entry »

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6th November 2014

Canada In The Spotlight At Los Cabos International Film Festival In Mexico

Telefilm CanadaTelefilm Canada is proud to announce that Canadian film will be in the spotlight at the 3rd Los Cabos International Film Festival (CIFF) in Mexico from November 12 to 16. Mommy by Xavier Dolan will unspool as a gala screening; Canadian directors Atom Egoyan and Denys Arcand will be honoured with screenings of two of their classic films; Tu dors Nicole (Stéphane Lafleur), Trois histoires d’Indiens (Robert Morin)and Violent (Andrew Huculiak) will be in official competition; Piers Handling, Director and CEO of the Toronto International Film Festival, will be a juror; and a Canadian delegation will take part in the first Mexico-United States-Canada Coproduction Forum. Read the rest of this entry »

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6th November 2014

Six Francophone Minority Productions Receive $2.5M In Funding

Canada Media FundThe Canada Media Fund announced today that 6 convergent productions have been awarded $2.5M from the second round of funding of the Francophone Minority Program which supports productions that reflect the realities and interests of French communities outside of Quebec. Since 2010, the CMF has contributed $49.2M to 134 Francophone Minority projects. Read the rest of this entry »

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3rd November 2014

Emily Carr University Names Preferred Proponent And Prospective Designer

Emily Carr UniversityA preferred proponent has been selected for the Emily Carr University of Art + Design campus redevelopment project, marking an important step toward a new home for the university at Great Northern Way. Applied Arts Team and its design partners have been selected as the preferred proponent that will enter into final negotiations with Emily Carr University of Art + Design to deliver the project. This follows an extensive evaluation of proponent teams that were shortlisted and invited to submit proposals to design, build, finance and maintain the new campus. Read the rest of this entry »

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31st October 2014

Construction Begins On Okanagan Innovation Centre

Province of BCPremier Christy Clark was joined by local technology entrepreneurs today to mark the beginning of construction on the much-anticipated Okanagan Centre for Innovation, a leading edge technology centre for the region. With the site fenced and excavated, shovels have officially hit the ground. The foundation for the six-storey, 9,850 square-metre (106,000 square-foot) centre is scheduled to be laid in mid-November and construction completed by early 2016, creating about 500 construction jobs in the process. Read the rest of this entry »

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16th October 2014

BCIC Marks A Decade Of service

bcicThis month marks the BC Innovation Council’s 10 year anniversary as a Crown agency. The BC Innovation Council (BCIC) is dedicated to strengthening B.C.’s technology ecosystem and creating jobs through the growth of start-ups. The organization provides support for programs, competitions and industry events and has delivered hands-on skills training and mentorship to hundreds of tech-minded entrepreneurs since opening its doors 10 years ago. Read the rest of this entry »

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16th October 2014

Voices.com Embarks On $3.6 Million Project With Federal Government Support

voices.comThe first full-service online marketplace of its kind, Voices.com has been awarded funding from the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario) through the Investing in Business Growth and Productivity (IBGP) initiative. It was formally announced yesterday that Voices.com will be embarking on a $3.6 million project to accelerate growth and job creation by supporting their markets, facilities, and technology. IBGP supports businesses that have global potential and that are pursuing innovative opportunities, which positively impacts economic development. This is the first Canadian project of its kind. Read the rest of this entry »

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10th October 2014

Canada At MIPCOM 2014

movie orbyCanadian produced and coproduced historical dramas, most notably Vikings, The Borgias and Pillars of the Earth, are sold in markets around the world and perform well in Canada as well as internationally. Figures from Eurodata TV Worldwide, which analyses and distributes programming and audience information, indicate that international audiences turn their attention to historical dramas produced by Canadians during prime time hours. Read the rest of this entry »

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8th October 2014

Telefilm Canada Strengthens Client Service For Atlantic Canada

Telefilm CanadaTelefilm Canada is pleased to announce that Anne Frank has been confirmed, on a permanent basis, in her role as Regional Feature Film Executive—Atlantic Region. In addition, Halifax industry veteran Denise Jamieson has been appointed as Project Leader—National Promotion and Communications. Read the rest of this entry »

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8th October 2014

Canada Media Fund Releases White Paper On Understanding Funding Organizations

Canada Media FundAudiovisual and digital media funding organizations in different markets are faced with common issues and challenges in order to adapt their funding mechanisms and programs to ongoing market changes in content consumption, production and distribution. A new white paper published by the Canada Media Fund in collaboration with the Société de développement des entreprises culturelles (SODEC) and Power to the Pixel, demonstrates that funding organizations have implemented policies and programs to meet current needs and are looking to creative means in order to face the future of the industry. Read the rest of this entry »

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