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

Immersed Conference Makes Toronto Shine as Virtual Reality and Emerging Technologies Grab Hold

immersedOrganized by The Immersive Technology Alliance (The ITA), Immersed will foster new businesses and talent in the realms of virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR), stereoscopic 3D, gesture technology and more. Hosted in Toronto, Ontario on Sunday November 23rd and Monday November 24th, Immersed will feature two full days of sessions, plus training and networking opportunities with potential investors and immersive technology experts from around the world. 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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8th October 2014

Where Content Means Business – Merging Media 5 Market And Talks

merging media conferenceComing back for its fifth edition, Merging Media is proud to announce the launch of Merging Media 5 Market & Talks, a two day event comprising a marketplace for digital content and a series of speaker talks focused on the business of digital online programming. Co-produced by Merging Media Productions and the Canadian Media Production Association (CMPA), this event is Canada’s only marketplace devoted entirely to digital content and will provide direct access to decision makers, commissioners and buyers in a one-on-one or group setting.  Read the rest of this entry »

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23rd September 2014

Reminder: DigiBC Townhall Thursday September 25 2014

DigiBCvia DigiBC: Introduced in 2010, the Interactive Digital Media Tax Credit legislation is set to phase out in 2015 pending a review by the BC government in late 2014.  Our DigiBC survey indicates that from 2009 to 2013, 1,700 new jobs have been created and the industry has expanded to 5,700 direct jobs working in 142 companies in the video games sector. We estimate the government has paid over $100 million in cash based tax credits which have in turn resulted in a tax surplus of $135 million to the BC government. It is essential that the Interactive Digital Media tax Credit is extended at a minimum and better if it is enhanced if we want to become number one in Canada again. We need your support and help! Read the rest of this entry »

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13th September 2014

Canda Media Fund And São Paulo Cine Announce New Codevelopment Incentive

Canada Media FundThe Canada Media Fund (CMF) and SP Cine (São Paulo, BR) have entered into an agreement to provide financing for the development of coproductions. The announcement was made at Strategic Partners, a preeminent coproduction and cofinancing market held each year in Halifax, Nova Scotia. This agreement is part of the CMF’s Coproduction and Codevelopment Incentive announced earlier this year. The agreement is designed to foster the development of projects for television, games and other digital media content for multiple platforms. Read the rest of this entry »

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10th September 2014

Canada Media Fund Trends Website Goes Live

Canada Media FundThe Canada Media Fund (CMF) is pleased to provide stakeholders with a new and convenient location for all industry research published by the CMF. The new CMF Trends website is now the flagship destination for all blog posts, research studies, video interviews and white papers previously located on cmf-fmc.ca. The site is designed to merge CMF’s blog Trendscape, the Industry research section, and the Crowdfunding online resource all of which were previously hosted on the CMF website. Read the rest of this entry »

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9th September 2014

New Collaboration Between CMF And BDC Capital To Assist Creative Ventures

bdcCanada Media FundThe Canada Media Fund (CMF) and BDC Capital, a subsidiary of the Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC), announced today a collaboration to provide companies that have received CMF funding with greater access to capital in order to accelerate the commercialization of their projects and attract potential additional private sector investments.  BDC Capital will support eligible companies with a convertible note worth $150,000 to complement investments already committed by the CMF. Read the rest of this entry »

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4th September 2014

Canda Media Fund And Canadian Trade Commissioner Service Collaborate

Canada Media FundThe Canada Media Fund (CMF) has entered into an agreement with the Canadian Trade Commissioner Service (TCS) to further support digital media productions funded through the CMF’s Experimental Stream by providing access to the TCS’s Canadian Technology Accelerator program (CTA).  This agreement will allow eligible projects to achieve greater exposure, raise venture funding, access mentoring and develop new business opportunities. This announcement coincides with the launch of a CTA program in the United Kingdom while the Honourable Ed Fast, Minister of International Trade was leading a trade mission to the country. Read the rest of this entry »

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