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6th March 2015

Telefilm Canada Launches 2015-2018 Strategic Plan

Telefilm CanadaTelefilm Canada has revealed details regarding the course it intends to follow over the next few years, as set out in its strategic plan for 2015 to 2018. This morning in Ottawa, the Chair of Telefilm’s Board, Michel Roy, unveiled Telefilm’s strategic plan during a speech he delivered at Prime Time in Ottawa, an event organized by the Canadian Media Production Association. The plan, titled Inspired by Talent. Viewed Everywhere. (PDF), updates Telefilm’s commitment to support the industry so it can connect with target viewers on all screens, in Canada and elsewhere. The plan also defines how Telefilm aims to help the industry take on the challenges of the digital age at a time when fundamental changes are transforming the way audiovisual content is produced, distributed and consumed. Read the rest of this entry »

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2nd March 2015

CMPA Content Everywhere 2 Report Shows Canadian Producers Are Laying Claim To Online Video Gold Rush

CMPA2014 was a turning point for Canada’s digital-first media landscape, according to a new report released today by the Canadian Media Production Association (CMPA). The report, Content Everywhere (2): Securing Canada’s Place in the Digital Future, examines the emerging marketplace for English-language linear content created outside the traditional studio and broadcast system over the past four years. It also provides case studies to give producers a real-life instruction kit on how to benefit from digital markets. Read the rest of this entry »

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14th January 2015

2015 Keytrends Report Released By Canada Media Fund

Canada Media FundThe Keytrends Report 2015 – The Big Blur Challenge, which provides an in-depth look at the audiovisual industry in Canada and around the world, was published today following a presentation by the Canada Media Fund at Forum Blanc in Grand Bornand, France. Forum Blanc is an annual international event where industry experts meet to explore the development of multiplatform projects through case studies, workshops and debates. Read the rest of this entry »

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2nd December 2014

Emily Carr University Of Art + Design Granted Funding To Study The Art Of Data

Emily Carr UniversityEmily Carr University of Art + Design has received funding to study data aesthetics, which looks at the visual and cultural effects of how society manages and uses data. Emily Carr University’s Studio for Extensive Aesthetics was awarded almost $57,000 from this year’s BC Knowledge Development Fund. The money will go toward purchasing equipment for a dedicated research facility and the project supports the work of the Canada Research Chair in art and design technology. 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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19th November 2014

Hootsuite Announces The Love List

HootSuiteHootSuite has launched The Love List, a recurring monthly report which ranks more than 450 of the world’s top brands on which are seeing the most love on social media. The Love List uses data provided by uberVU via Hootsuite, a robust listening, social monitoring, and advanced analytics solution, to pull in hundreds of millions of publicly available social media posts. Brands are ranked in order on The Love List using three key data points, including the total number of brand mentions received, the sentiment score for the particular brand and the percentage of social conversations about the brand containing the word “love” over a month period of time. Using this formula, each brand is assigned a score between one and 100. Read the rest of this entry »

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10th November 2014

New Study On Monetizing Digital Media Released

CIAICThe Canadian Interactive Alliance / L’alliance interactive canadienne (CIAIC) has released Monetizing Digital Media: Trends, Key Insights and Strategies that Work, an examination of recent trends and key models being used to monetize digital media content. The study was conducted by Communications MDR and authored by Maria De Rosa and Marilyn Burgess, with the support of the Canada Media Fund (CMF), the Ontario Media Development Corporation (OMDC), the Bell Fund, the National Film Board (NFB) and Canadian Heritage. Read the rest of this entry »

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22nd October 2014

HootSuite Announces Social Business Benchmark And Global Agency Partner Program To Accelerate Social Business

HootSuiteSocial relationship platform HootSuite has released the results of its survey on social adoption in the enterprise from Connect via Hootsuite: New York. The Hootsuite Social Business Benchmark showed that the majority of organizations surveyed believe social media is critical to staying competitive and engaging audiences, yet they face challenges in deriving value from the data they mine from social and aligning departments. 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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