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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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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