29th April 2014

Nintendo Gearing Up For A Busy E3 2014

Nintendo CanadaOver the last few years, Nintendo has repeatedly reinvented its approach to E3 by creating unique ways to break news and get fans at home involved in the fun, while also offering great experiences for on-site attendees. That mission continues in 2014 as Nintendo offers a series of new channels to communicate news directly to its key audiences, including fans, media, analysts, investors and business partners. This includes a new format for unveiling news: the Nintendo Digital Event; a Super Smash Bros. tournament; a full slate of live, in-depth game demos from the Nintendo booth; and an opportunity for fans to play Super Smash Bros. for Wii U for the first time at their local Best Buy. Read the rest of this entry »

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29th April 2014

Final CMPA White Paper For Branded Entertainment Study Series Now Available

CMPAThe ship is slowly starting to turn in the global branded entertainment marketplace as content is better integrated into entertainment platforms that consumers want to watch. And, according to The Future of Branded Entertainment, released today by the Canadian Media Production Association (CMPA), this shift is driven by recurring themes of convergence, the blurring of the lines between brand marketing and storytelling, an increased use of video and an emphasis on experiential, authentic content. Read the rest of this entry »

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29th April 2014

Telefilm Canada Delays Development Program Opening Date To May

Telefilm CanadaTelefilm Canada advises all members of the industry that, due to technical difficulties, the opening date of its Development Program has been pushed from April 30th 2014, to May 8th, 2014. The organization appreciates your patience and assures you that this delay will ensure smooth processing of your application. Closing date will remain six (6) months following the opening date, now pushing it to Monday, November 10th, 2014. No further changes to the program have been made since the advisory communicated on April 17th. Visit the Telefilm Canada Development Program page for more information and full details on the program.

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24th April 2014

Fifteen Finalists Named For Telefilm Canada Micro-Budget Production Program 2014-2015

Telefilm CanadaTelefilm Canada is pleased to announce the finalists of its 2014-2015 Micro-Budget Production Program. The 15 emerging talents, including three Aboriginal filmmakers, come from all regions of the country. This is the second edition of filmmakers selected as finalists of this initiative created in June 2012. Telefilm will contribute up to $1.5 million to this year’s program. The Micro-Budget Production Program supports new filmmakers seeking to produce their first feature-length films, with an emphasis on the use of digital platforms for distribution and marketing. Candidates for this year’s program were recommended to Telefilm through a network of 32 institutional partners from the film education and training community across Canada. Read the rest of this entry »

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24th April 2014

The NFB Returns To Annecy Animation Festival With Nine Films

nfbAt the Annecy International Animation Film Festival, which takes place from June 9 to 14, 2014, the National Film Board of Canada (NFB) will present a rich selection of innovative films showcasing the talents of animation filmmakers from here and elsewhere. This year’s program boasts no less than nine short films produced or co-produced by the NFB: seven of them are in competition, six are receiving world-premiere screenings, and four are international co-productions. The NFB is extremely pleased to play a part in the worldwide renown of Canadian animated films. Animation has always had pride of place at the NFB, and is the genre par excellence through which audiences can discover the daring creativity of some of today’s finest filmmakers. Read the rest of this entry »

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24th April 2014

Ludia Sends Pako King: Dreamworks Adventures Bouncing Onto Facebook

Ludia Ludia Inc. has announced the launch of Pako King™: DreamWorks Adventures on the Facebook platform. Pako King™ is a never before seen blend of game favorites like pachinko, pinball and breakout, all seamlessly fused with your favorite characters and worlds from DreamWorks Animation. Read the rest of this entry »

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24th April 2014

The Black Watchmen – A New Breed Of Alternate Reality Games

human equationAlternate reality games, or ARGs, have always been an important part of ‘The Secret World‘, Funcom‘s modern-day massively multiplayer game of myths, legends and conspiracies. Ever since the game was initially announced through puzzles, clues and mysteries, the community following the game have had the opportunity to put their investigational skills to the test through a series of these alternate reality games tied to ‘The Secret World’ in a variety of ways. The keenly aware (which is always a good thing to be if you are planning on solving these things), have most likely already noticed the murmurings of a new ARG taking shape.  Read the rest of this entry »

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24th April 2014

Canada Set To Make Waves On La Croisette

Telefilm CanadaOn the heels of last week’s historic moment in which the Cannes Film Festival announced David Cronenberg’s Maps To The Stars (sales agent: eOne Films International), Atom Egoyan’s The Captive (sales agent: eOne Films International) and Xavier Dolan’s Mommy (sales agent: Seville International) will all screen in Competition in Cannes, Telefilm Canada is proud to announce that additional Canadian films and filmmakers are set to make waves in Cannes. Read the rest of this entry »

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24th April 2014

New Watch Dogs Video Features Commented Multi-Player Walkthrough

ubisoft canadaUbisoft invites you to check out Watch_Dogs‘ groundbreaking multiplayer modes where everything and everyone is connected. Learn how Watch Dogs is blurring the line between single and multiplayer, and get a glimpse into three distinct and exciting modes including Online Hacking Contracts, ctOS Mobile Companion App, and Competitive Decryption Combat. Read the rest of this entry »

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22nd April 2014

Batman: Arkham Origins – Cold, Cold Heart Story Add-On Now Live

WB Games MontrealWarner Bros. Interactive Entertainment has released Cold, Cold Heart, the action-packed story add-on for Batman: Arkham Origins. Set on New Year’s Eve,Cold, Cold Heart sheds light on the tragic origin story of Mr. Freeze and players will discover how he earned his place as one of Gotham City’s greatest villains.Cold, Cold Heart is available today for purchase on the PlayStation®Network, Xbox Live Games Store and STEAM for $9.99 and also for players who have purchased the Batman: Arkham Origins Season Pass and are connected to the Internet.  Read the rest of this entry »

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