2nd June 2014

Shaftesbury and Youth Culture Launch Generation C-Focused Digital Agency shift2

shaftesbury films incFurthering its growth as a multiplatform content leader, Shaftesbury has partnered with millennial agency Youth Culture to launch new digital agency shift2, a co-venture between the two companies. shift2 will create, manage and market digital content targeting Generation C on YouTube.  The new agency will specialize in creating and managing custom YouTube content for brands across reality, how-to and scripted programming. In addition to creating digital content, shift2 will employ proprietary YouTube software to research and develop targeted content-driven campaigns, optimize audience engagement and deliver measurable results. Read the rest of this entry »

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2nd June 2014

Mario Kart 8 Sells Over 1.2 million Units Worldwide Over First Weekend

Nintendo CanadaMomentum is spelled M-A-R-I-O K-A-R-T, and the Mario Kart 8 game for the Wii U console just launched around the world to global acclaim, earning some of the strongest review scores in franchise history, including becoming the 14th Wii U game to launch in North America with a Metacritic score of 85 or higher. Nintendo reported today that the game sold more than 1.2 million* total units across Japan, Europe and the Americas during its first weekend on the market.** Read the rest of this entry »

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2nd June 2014

Healthy Me Week Comes To Family Channel, Disney Junior And Disney XD As They Encourage Active Lifestyles Amongst Youth

Family ChannelFamily Channel, Disney Junior and Disney XD are emphasizing the importance of balanced lifestyles this week as part of the national Healthy Me Week campaign, an initiative promoting physical activity and proper nutrition for Canadian families. Partnering with Companies Committed to Kids (formerly Concerned Children’s Advertisers), NBA Canada, the Canadian Produce Marketing Association and print and broadcast media across the country, the three kids networks will play host to a wide range of programming that empower viewers and their families to develop healthy habits to improve their lifestyles. Read the rest of this entry »

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2nd June 2014

Telefilm Canada Announces Production Financing For 13 English-Language Lower-Budget Feature Film Projects

Telefilm Canada Telefilm Canada has announced its support for the production of 13 English-language lower-budget feature film projects (budgets of less than 2.5 million dollars) through the Canada Feature Film Fund. The total allocation for the selected projects for the fourth quarter of 2013-2014 is more than $3.5 million. Read the rest of this entry »

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2nd June 2014

Tomodachi Life For Nintendo 3DS Sets Your Mii Population Loose On Hilarious Adventures

Nintendo CanadaWhen Tomodachi Life is on, all bets are off. You, your friends and family – alongside some of the coolest people you can imagine – can star as Mii characters in this madcap hand-held adventure launching June 6 for the Nintendo 3DS family of systems. The only difference will be that now you will watch their lives unfold in sillier, entirely spontaneous and hilariously dramatic ways. Read the rest of this entry »

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28th May 2014

Interbrand Canada Releases 2014 Best Canadian Brands Report

mini-orbyInterbrand Canada has released its fifth biennial 2014 Best Canadian Brands report, which examines and ranks Canada’s top 25 brands by brand value. The total value of the 25 Best Canadian Brands is C$72.8 billion – a four per cent increase over the total value of the 2012 ranking. Read the rest of this entry »

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27th May 2014

BC Government Asks Students And Institutions For Input On Private Career Training Legislation

Province of BCBC’s Government is inviting written submissions from students, the private career training sector and the public to guide the development of legislation and supporting regulations needed to regulate the sector in British Columbia. As a result of a core review, government announced its intention on April 17, 2014, to directly regulate the private career training sector. Before that can happen, legislation is required to dissolve the Private Career Training Institution Agency and transfer its functions to the Ministry of Advanced Education. Read the rest of this entry »

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27th May 2014

Invisivision Eyewear Technology Debuts On Kickstarter

invisivisionPatent-pending eyewear technology, Invisivision, is disrupting the film, gaming, and advertising industries with the ability to see multiple video streams on the same screen. Crowdfunding with a Kickstarter campaign to raise funds for a short film starring Aaron Ashmore and J.P. Manoux, Waterloo’s Invisivision has raised the interest of major Hollywood studios and producers with their cost effective technology. Read the rest of this entry »

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27th May 2014

CBC Recreates Events Of D-Day In Special D-Day Live Multiplatform Project

CBCImagine going back in time 70 years to June 6, 1944, and reliving the events of D-Day in real time. Using modern technology, CBC News will help you do exactly that. CBC News will be re-creating the events of this pivotal World War II event in an interactive breaking news timeline, online and on CBC News Network, CBC Radio, and during CBC Television live special programming. If World War II had happened in a multi-media era, this is how CBC News would have covered it. On June 5th and 6th, World War II veterans and world leaders will come together in France to mark the 70th anniversary of D-Day. To mark this historic event, CBC News launches the special multiplatform project D-DAY LIVE.
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26th May 2014

True Heroines Web Series Receives 4 Leo Nominations

movie orbyThe True Heroines web series has been nominated for 4 Leo Awards (May 31st, Fairmont Hotel Vancouver). Nominations are for Best Web Series and Best Performance by a Female in a Web Series for leading ladies/creators Paula Giroday, Jovanna Huguet and Fiona Vroom. The True Heroines are living up to their name, onscreen and off. Read the rest of this entry »

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