14th May 2014

Disney XD Canada Launches Nationwide Casting Tour For The Grizzly Cup

disneyxdDisneyXD ventures into the great outdoors this summer with a national casting search for this year’s installment of the reality competition series, the Grizzly Cup. Back for its second season, the Grizzly Cup is the ultimate battle of strength, wits and determination as teams compete in exciting challenges, in an attempt to take home the coveted title of Grizzly Cup champs. Open to all adventure-loving, thrill-chasing, competition-hungry kids across Canada, the summer casting tour stops in a total of 10 locations nationwide, setting up camp in North Bay, ON, on Saturday, June 14 and packing up in Regina, SK on Saturday, August 16. Participants who think they’re up for the challenge are encouraged to pre-register in partners online. Read the rest of this entry »

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14th May 2014

Alan Thicke To Receive Canadian Award Of Distinction At Banff Media Festival 2014

Banff World Media FestivalThe Banff World Media Festival is proud to announce beloved Canadian actor, songwriter and TV game and talk show host, Alan Thicke, as the recipient of this year’s prestigious Canadian Award of Distinction. Thicke will be honoured at the four day festival which takes place at the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel from June 8-11th.  Presented to a Canadian whose body of work illustrates outstanding achievement, the Canadian Award of Distinction will celebrate the new industry standards set by Thicke’s tremendous professional achievements. Read the rest of this entry »

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14th May 2014

Nintendo Of Canada Revs Up Fans For Mario Kart 8

Nintendo CanadaLadies and gentlemen, boys and girls, start your engines! Nintendo of Canada will celebrate the launch of the Mario Kart 8 game by giving Canadian fans the chance to play the game at Best Buy stores across Canada on Saturday, May 24 before it’s officially released on May 30. The celebration will continue with special karting events in Toronto and Montreal on Saturday, May 31. Read the rest of this entry »

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13th May 2014

Whistler Film Festival Weekend Adventure Film Series And Call For Submissions

whistler film festivalTaking place as part of inaugural GO Fest (Whistler Great Outdoors Festival) this weekend, Whistler Film Festival‘s Adventure Film Series features a 20-film lineup from six countries comprised of a selection of the world’s best independent outdoor, adventure films from extreme sport to activism through adventure. The series includes eight screenings over three days from May 16 to 18, 2014. Sailing, Surfing, Climbing, Mountain Climbing, Free skiing, Mountain Biking, Hiking, Ultra Marathon Running and Paddling are among some of the film themes, which include five features and three short programs. Read the rest of this entry »

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13th May 2014

TransGaming Launches GameTree TV Service On Panasonic Viera Connect

transgamingTransGaming Inc., provider of on-demand family friendly and social games to the TV, today announced the availability of GameTree™ TV on Panasonic’s VIERA TVs with Internet Apps capability.  Smart TV market penetration has been experiencing rapid growth over the past few years and the connected TV has become a mainstream appliance in living rooms all over the world. The smart TV ecosystem offers consumers a variety of entertainment options and gaming has proven to be an important part of this offering. Through partnerships with all the major TV manufacturers, TransGaming’s GameTree TV service is ubiquitous on smart TVs and the unquestioned leader in the space. GameTree TV has made gaming on connected TVs a mainstream activity by delivering an entertaining and interactive experience that can be enjoyed by everyone. Read the rest of this entry »

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13th May 2014

More Venues Confirmed For Canada Media Fund Outreach Tour

Canada Media Fund The Canada Media Fund (CMF) continues its Outreach meetings throughout Canada and now confirms venues for Québec City, Montréal, and Ottawa. The CMF will meet with stakeholders in 18 cities during the cross-country Outreach tour to present changes to the 2014-2015 Guidelines, the 2013-2014 funding results, the application process and to answer questions. The meetings will be moderated by Nathalie Clermont, CMF Director of Program Management. She will be joined by representatives of the CMF Program Administrator|Telefilm Canada, Melissa Amer for the English market, and Dominique Lapierre for the French market. Read the rest of this entry »

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12th May 2014

Lionsgate Chairman Kevin Beggs To Present Opening Keynote

Banff World Media FestivalThe Banff World Media Festival (BANFF) today proudly announced that Kevin Beggs, Chairman of Lionsgate Television Group, will present the Opening Keynote at the 35th BANFF, being held June 8-11, 2014.  Beggs will be interviewed by broadcast legend Dan Rather, who is also attending BANFF to receive the Lifetime Achievement Award.  Beggs will speak about Lionsgate’s impressive television content production slate, innovative business models and role as an industry game changer. Read the rest of this entry »

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8th May 2014

Grants Available For BC’s Media Artists

Province of BCIndependent media artists can now apply for project grants from the BC Arts Council. Project assistance up to $25,000 are available to independent media artists to support the creation of new works in the areas of film, video, audio/sound art and new media, including new information and communications technologies used for artistic expression. Applications may be made by individuals or a collaboration of two more artists. The deadline for applications is June 2, 2014. Read the rest of this entry »

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7th May 2014

Autodesk Transforms Education Business Model To Help Advance 21st Century Skills In the US And Canada

Autodesk3D design, engineering, and entertainment software developer Autodesk, Inc. has announced that it will offer schools in the United States and Canada free access to its professional 3D design software and creativity applications. This represents the next step in the continued transformation of Autodesk’s education business model in order to fulfill its mission of helping students and educators imagine, design and create a better world. Autodesk’s pledge is valued at over $460 million, and empowers educators at more than 35,000 middle schools, high schools, and higher education institutions in the United States and Canada. Read the rest of this entry »

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5th May 2014

Perspective Canada Showcases Compelling Slate Of Canadian Features Along With Not Short On Talent Short Film Initiative

Telefilm CanadaTelefilm Canada is pleased to announce its Perspective Canada line-up, a series of Canadian features to be screened during the Marché du Film, which runs parallel to the Cannes Film Festival (May 14 to 25, 2014). Also at the Market is Telefilm’s Not Short On Talent spotlight, featuring 45 homegrown short films. For more information on these titles visit the Canada At Cannes microsite. Telefilm’s ninth annual Perspective Canada is designed to increase the international visibility of Canadian features and to promote Canadian companies, films and talent to some 11,700 accredited buyers, sellers and producers. Read the rest of this entry »

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