8th February 2013

Sue Milling Replaces Brian Topp At ACTRA Toronto

actra-torontoBrian Topp, Executive Director of ACTRA Toronto since 2001, has announced he is stepping down from his post and assuming a Senior Advisory role. Sue Milling, recently Director of the Independent Production and Broadcast Department at ACTRA Toronto, has been appointed by General Council to fill his position. Read the rest of this entry »

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30th January 2013

Opening the Book on Film 3

BC Film And MediaBC Film + Media (BCFM), in partnership with the Association of Book Publishers of British Columbia (ABPBC) and the Canadian Media Production Association – BC Producers’ Branch (CMPA-BC), is pleased to announce Opening The Book On Film 3, which will take place on March 27, 2013 at VIFF’s Vancity Theatre, at the Vancouver International Film Centre in downtown Vancouver. Read the rest of this entry »

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29th January 2013

Recipients of the Interactive Fund and Digital Media Development Envelope Announced

BC Film And MediaBC Film + Media has announced the recipients of the 2013 Interactive Fund and Digital Media Development Envelope.  The Interactive Fund is a program created in partnership between BC Film + Media and the BC Arts Council. The program is intended to support the production of high quality, original, interactive digital media content owned and controlled by BC companies or individuals. Funding is in the form of a non-recoupable advance of up to $50,000. This year’s successful applicants are as follows: Read the rest of this entry »

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27th January 2013

BC Hospitality Foundation Chooses Dominion Card Services And Launches Every Swipe Makes A Difference Program

dominion card servicesThe BC Hospitality Foundation (BCHF) is well known and respected in British Columbia for their tireless efforts of providing financial support for individuals within the hospitality community who are coping with a financial crises arising from a health or medical concern. The foundation has recently partnered with Dominion Card Services (DCS) for all of their payment solutions. Additionally, The BC Hospitality Foundation will be benefiting financially from Dominion Card Services ‘Every Swipes Makes A Difference’ program. When any hospitality driven business based in British Columbia partners with Dominion Card Services, DCS will be donating a portion of profits from every debit & credit card transaction to the BCHF. Read the rest of this entry »

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23rd January 2013

CWC Announces New Digital Media and Technology Council Empowering Women in the Digital Age

cwcThe Board of Directors of Canadian Women in Communications has announced the formation of the Digital Media and Technology Council,  an advisory leadership committee of senior women in technology, digital media and communications, to strengthen and advance CWC’s role as the premier national association advancing the careers of women in the digital age. The Council will be co-chaired by Shann McGrail, National Director, Education, Microsoft Canada and Lynda Partner, CEO, Partners Inc. Its mandate, in line with the mission and objectives of CWC, is to: Read the rest of this entry »

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23rd January 2013

The Message Is Simple: We Create BC

We Create BCLast evening at the Save BC Film townhall meeting held at North Shore Studios, the Motion Picture Production Industry Association of BC (MPPIA) officially announced We Create BC – an initiative to showcase and celebrate BC’s creative industries, kicking off with BC’s film and television production industry. Last fall Vancouver’s videogame sector held a townhall meeting hosted by DigiBC to discuss the challenges it is facing. I want to delve a bit deeper into several points that have been raised over the past few days, but as the research and communication is going to take some time, in the meantime, here’s your introduction to We Create BC. Read the rest of this entry »

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22nd January 2013

Registration Opens For The Canadian Internet Forum

ciraThe Canadian Internet Forum (CIF) is the place for Canadians to share their thoughts on the development, deployment and governance of the Internet in Canada. Consisting of an annual event and an online discussion forum, the CIF brings together leading thinkers and experts to discuss a variety of Internet-related topics. The next CIF will begin on February 28, 2013 with a national event in Ottawa, and registration is now open. This year the CIF national event will be kicking off an online discussion forum, as Canadians can further explore the topics being discussed at the national event online. Read the rest of this entry »

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22nd January 2013

CIRA Is Looking For A Few Good People

cira.CA is building Canada online – come help shape its future! Apply to join the Canadian Internet Registration Authority’s (CIRA) Nomination Committee. The Nomination Committee helps build a Board of Directors that represents a wide range of views and interests as it defines the strategic direction of .CA and contributes to Canadian Internet policy. It plays a critical role in soliciting and selecting qualified candidates for the Nomination Committee Slate of CIRA’s Board of Directors Election. Read the rest of this entry »

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14th January 2013

Félicitations à L’ACEI – CIRA

ciraThe Canadian Internet Registration Authority, the organization that manages the .CA Internet domain, now supports the use of all French characters in .CA domain names, allowing Canadians to register their .CAs correctly in both official languages for the first time. Previously, the only characters that could be used in a .CA domain name were the letters a-z, the numbers 0-9 and hyphens. Read the rest of this entry »

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10th January 2013

Update On CATAAlliance Advocacy Campaign for Canadian Innovation Box

CATACATAAlliance has launched an Advocacy Campaign to encourage the adoption of a Canadian form of the “Patent Box”, i.e., an “Innovation Box”. The Canadian “Innovation Box” would be tailored to provide a preferential, competitive tax regime for the successful exploitation and commercialization of Intellectual Property (IP), including patents, in Canada. The Innovation Box Campaign took the form of a “Live Brief” with updates continually posted based on the expert guidance of thought leaders across Canada. Read the rest of this entry »

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