24th March 2015

TAAFI Announces Animation Job Fair

taafiThe Toronto Animation Arts Festival International  (TAAFI) is pleased to announce the 2015 TAAFI Animation Job Fair to be held on May 2 at George Brown College – Waterfront Campus. This free to attend, animation recruitment event is targeted at connecting top studios with animation, visual effects and gaming job seekers from across the GTA and across Ontario, in a turn-key, highly promoted event designed to make jobs happen! Read the rest of this entry »

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3rd March 2015

Ubisoft And Amblyotech Create The First Therapeutic Video Game Based On Method For Amblyopia Treatment

ubisoft canadaUbisoft Montreal and Atlanta-based Amblyotech Inc. announced their collaboration on the development of Dig Rush, the first video game based on a patented method exclusively used for the treatment of Amblyopia, also known as “lazy eye.” Using inventions initially patented by Drs. Robert Hess, Benjamin Thompson, Behzad Mansouri, Jeremy Cooperstock, Long To and Jeff Blum at McGill University, and subsequently licensed to Amblyotech, Ubisoft is applying gameplay principles to create an entertaining method that can improve patients’ engagement and experience during Amblyopia therapy. This new video game offers the potential of long-lasting treatment for this condition. Read the rest of this entry »

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2nd March 2015

BC Showcases Tech Talent At Game Developers Conference

Province of BCBritish Columbia’s video game and interactive technology sectors are taking their skills to the next level at the Game Developers Conference (GDC) that opened today in San Francisco. The GDC is the world’s largest and longest-running professionals-only game industry event, showcasing the best and brightest in video game and interactive technology. It attracts over 24,000 attendees from around the world, including programmers, artists, producers, game designers, audio professionals and industry decision-makers, to exchange ideas and shape the future of the industry. Read the rest of this entry »

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26th February 2015

Nova Scotia Gaming Companies Ready For GDC In San Francisco

Your Studio HereNine Nova Scotia gaming and interactive media companies have been preparing for months and are set to share their latest game releases and virtual reality creations at the Game Developers Conference (GDC) in San Francisco on March 2-6, 2015. Known in the industry as the world’s largest and longest-running professionals-only game industry event, it is the primary forum where professionals gather to exchange ideas that drive and shape the future of the industry. 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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2nd December 2014

Vancouver’s Nerd Corps Acquired By DHX Media

dhx mediaDHX Media, a key player internationally in the creation of content for families and children, announced today that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Vancouver-based Nerd Corps Entertainment Inc. and its subsidiaries for approximately $57 million. The transaction is anticipated to close by December 24, 2014. The acquisition increases DHX’s operating leverage, adding Nerd Corps’ animation studio in Vancouver, which features five lines of production, as well as Nerd Corps’ interactive apps, gaming expertise, and licensing opportunities with Nerd Corps’ brands. 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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11th August 2014

BC Takes Centre Stage With The Opening Of SIGGRAPH 2014

siggraph 2014This week, British Columbia takes centre stage to demonstrate the province’s growing strength in technology and digital arts during SIGGRAPH 2014, the world’s foremost computer graphics and art conference held at the Vancouver Convention Centre. Vancouver first hosted SIGGRAPH in 2011 and is the only city outside of the U.S.A. that has ever been selected for the North American conference. SIGGRAPH 2011 broke previous convention attendance records for the city, generating an estimated $38.5 million in direct spending for the local economy. Read the rest of this entry »

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11th August 2014

Voices.com Comes To SIGGRAPH 2014 With The Ontario Pavilion

siggraph 2014Voices.com will be exhibiting at the SIGGRAPH 2014 conference and exhibition in Vancouver at the Vancouver Convention Centre, with the exhibition component taking place August 12th to the 14th. Voices is part of a delegation representing the province of Ontario. SIGGRAPH’s commercial exhibition attracts hundreds of exhibitors from around the world. As in previous years, Voices.com staff will join their fellow delegates in the Ontario Pavilion and share about how SIGGRAPH attendees can incorporate voice-over more effectively in their productions. Read the rest of this entry »

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8th August 2014

Sony Pictures Imageworks At SIGGRAPH 2014 Vancouver

siggraph 2014Sony Pictures Imageworks will be an active participant at SIGGRAPH 2014, the 41st International Conference and Exhibition on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques, which is being held August 10th – 14th, in Vancouver.  SIGGRAPH 2014 highlights from our Academy Award®-winning visual effects company, which recently centralized its production headquarters in Vancouver, will include the following:   Read the rest of this entry »

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