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31st January 2015

AOL Canada Set To Launch In-House Video Production Studio

AOL CanadaAOL Canada has announced an extensive investment in video with the plans to launch a full-service in-house video studio. Pivoting off of AOL Canada’s success in video, which saw 53% growth year-over-year in total video views*, AOL continues to dominate as the leading online destination for premium video content**. The studio is the most recent initiative of a long list of significant investments in video by the media company. Read the rest of this entry »

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28th January 2015

Xbox Live Games With Gold For February 2015

Xbox 360Looking for something new and shiny to get you through the dreary month of February? Microsoft invites you to check out the latest Xbox Games with Gold offering, giving Xbox Live members one game for Xbox One and two additional games for Xbox 360: Read the rest of this entry »

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28th January 2015

Telefilm Canada Names Ten Canadians To Watch At 2015 Berlin International Film Festival

Telefilm CanadaTelefilm Canada has announced its list of the Ten Canadians to Watch who will be taking part in the upcoming Berlin International Film Festival and the European Film Market (from February 5 to 15). This list, presented for a second year running, comprises Canadians working in the film industry—emerging talents as well as seasoned professionals—who, through their creative talent or business acumen, are making their mark on the national and international scene. Read the rest of this entry »

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28th January 2015

Disney XD Canada Orders Second Season Of Gaming Show (In My Parents’ Garage)

disneyxdDisney XD Canada announced today a season two order for its innovative original series Gaming Show (In My Parents’ Garage) from Banger Films’ kids division, B-Minors. Ten new 30-minute episodes of the Canadian Screen Award nominated, live-action show brings the series total to 20, with production set to begin in Toronto next month. The series, which debuted in November with a six-episode run, currently ranks as the network’s #1 series for boys aged 6-12.1 Read the rest of this entry »

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27th January 2015

New Program Deadline For Canada-Wallimage Incentive

Canada Media FundThe Canada Media Fund (CMF) would like to inform all applicants of a change to the closing date for the Canada – Wallonia Digital Media Incentive for Multiplatform Projects program. Applicants can now submit their applications until February 17, 2015.  Read the rest of this entry »

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27th January 2015

Telefilm Canada Names Interim Director Of Business Affairs And Certification

Telefilm CanadaTelefilm Canada has announced that Roxane Girard, currently Director, Administration of the Canada Media Fund (CMF) Programs, will serve as Director, Business Affairs and Certification, for the coming months. Ms. Girard has nearly 20 years’ experience in the Canadian film and television industry. Read the rest of this entry »

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23rd January 2015

Canadian Government Announces Support To Build Capacity Of BC’s Creative Industries

Government of CanadaEarlier today Cathy McLeod, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Labour and for Western Economic Diversification, and Member of Parliament for Kamloops — Thompson — Cariboo, on behalf of the Honourable Michelle Rempel, Minister of State for Western Economic Diversification, announced $1.2 million in funding to Creative BC to build the capacity of British Columbia’s creative industries. Read the rest of this entry »

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22nd January 2015

Telefilm Canada Renews Micro-Budget Production Program

Telefilm CanadaFor a third year, Telefilm Canada continues to support emerging feature film talent through its Micro-Budget Production Program. This Program seeks to stimulate the use of digital distribution platforms in order to increase audience access to the work of new Canadian talent. In its first two years, the Micro-Budget Production Program supported the production of 22 films, several of which have been exhibited at important festivals. Read the rest of this entry »

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22nd January 2015

Creative BC Slate Development Fund Recipients Announced

BC Film And MediaCreative BC has announced the recipients of the 2014/15 Slate Development Fund, a provincially funded program, administered by Creative BC, that provides BC-based film or television entertainment companies with an envelope of money to support the development of two or more eligible film, television or web series projects. The fund is intended to leverage investment from the private sector, develop a presence in the international marketplace and encourage the use of digital platforms for marketing, distribution and audience engagement. Funding is in the form of a non-recoupable advance of up to $25,000. Read the rest of this entry »

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22nd January 2015

Canada Media Fund Supports 31 Canadian Digital Media Productions

Canada Media FundThe Canada Media Fund (CMF) announced today a contribution of more than $8.0M in development and marketing support to innovative digital media projects as part of the second round of its 2014-2015 Experimental Stream funding. In December 2014, the CMF announced a contribution of more than $11.0M to 24 projects that received production support. Since 2010, the CMF has contributed $52.5M in development and marketing support to 235 interactive digital media projects as part of the Experimental Stream. Read the rest of this entry »

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