26th February 2015

Canada Featured At RioContentMarket In Brazil

Canada Media FundCMPAA Canadian delegation of 13 content creators and audiovisual industry leaders from 12 organizations are taking part in RioContentMarket, Brazil’s premier audiovisual content conference and market, to  pursue efforts to develop business opportunities between both countries. Organized by the Canadian Media Production Association (CMPA) and the Canada Media Fund (CMF), the trade-focused delegation will discuss and present Canadian television, feature film, and digital media productions to an international market during conference panels, business to business meetings and a number of networking events.   Read the rest of this entry »

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17th February 2015

New Support For BC Film And Interactive Digital Media

Province of BCBritish Columbia is expanding the Digital Animation or Visual Effects tax credit to post-production activities, and extending the Interactive Digital Media tax credit to 2018, Minister of Finance Michael de Jong announced today with the introduction of Balanced Budget 2015. As promised, the Digital Animation or Visual Effects (DAVE) tax credit will apply to labour expenditures on eligible post-production activities for productions where principal photography begins on or after March 1, 2015. Read the rest of this entry »

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4th February 2015

ESAC Announces Student Video Game Competition

ESACThe Entertainment Software Association of Canada is pleased to announce the 1st annual ESAC Student Video Game Competition. This competition will grant one winner currently enrolled in a Canadian post-secondary institution the opportunity showcase their game at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) in Los Angeles this coming June as part of an all-expense paid trip. The competition is designed to encourage game development skills that are crucial to the future of the domestic video game industry.   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

The Development Executive Program is Coming To CIC

Banff World Media FestivalAre you a content creator, innovator, writer or producer? CIC’s Face-to-Face Meetings are your exclusive opportunity to meet with top executives and media leaders from the most forward-thinking digital networks, distribution platforms, production companies and advertisement and media buying agencies. Early Bird pricing for the February 26th, 2015 event at The Fairmont Royal York in Toronto ends tomorrow, January 23rd. Read the rest of this entry »

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21st November 2014

SIGGRAPH 2015 Call For Submissions Now Open

siggraph 2014SIGGRAPH 2015 invites you to showcase your expertise and unique technical and creative skills during the 42nd International Conference and Exhibition on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques, 9-13 August 2015 in Los Angeles. Read the rest of this entry »

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21st November 2014

Majority Of Canadians Back Continued Support Of Canada’s Video Game Industry

ESACA majority of Canadians support continued public investment in Canada’s video game industry according to new research published by the Entertainment Software Association of Canada (ESAC). In the new Essential Facts 2014 PDF report produced by the NPD Group for ESAC, 71% of Canadians say that governments have a role to play in choosing which industries will drive the economy of the future. What’s more, 55% of Canadians believe that the video game industry has an overall positive impact on the Canadian economy, and 62% also believe that it is an innovative sector which is helping to shape the Canadian economy of the future. Envisioning the opportunity that lies ahead, a strong majority (67%) also believe that the video game industry provides good opportunities for young people currently planning their careers. Read the rest of this entry »

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17th November 2014

World’s Leading Immersive Products, Experts, And Industry Join Forces At Immersed

immersedOrganized by the Immersive Technology Alliance, the Immersed conference features two days of sessions by worldwide virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR), and 3D experts. It takes place at 99 Sudbury in Toronto on Sunday, November 23rd and Monday, November 24th. Full registration includes sessions, meals and priority exhibit access. Read the rest of this entry »

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