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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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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2nd December 2014

Rockie Awards Early Bird Submission Deadline Coming Up

Banff World Media FestivalIt’s now December, which means the early bird deadline for the Rockie Awards is around the corner! The Rockie Awards is the world’s biggest program competition that honours the highest quality in television and digital programming. Celebrated at the Banff World Media Festival in June, the Rockie Awards is now accepting submissions across 26 categories. In addition to some of the world’s most critically acclaimed dramas and comedies, each year the Rockie Award nominee roster includes the most thought-provoking documentaries in current affairs and science, inspiring kids and animated material, engaging factual programs such as the best in lifestyle and reality TV, and some of the most innovative web content. Read the rest of this entry »

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1st December 2014

Telefilm Canada Annual Public Meeting Speeches Available Online

Telefilm CanadaFor those of you who were unable to be at the meeting in Ottawa this morning, Telefilm Canada has made available the speeches from Michel Roy, Chair of the Board, and Carolle Brabant, Executive Director. Find them on on the Telefilm Canada website. The event was attended by representatives of government departments and organizations as well as members of Canada’s audiovisual industry.

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28th November 2014

Belgium And Canada Announce Interactive Digital Media Incentive

Canada Media FundThe Canada Media Fund and Wallimage (Wallonia, Belgium) announced today an agreement to establish an incentive to encourage the codevelopment and coproduction of eligible interactive digital media projects between transatlantic producers. The Incentive is only available to co-productions between Canada and Belgium, but does not exclude third-party co-producing partners from other territories, even if such partner is the majority co-producer of a project that receives financing from the Incentive. Read the rest of this entry »

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25th November 2014

Make Family Channel Your Ho-Ho-Home For The Holidays

Family ChannelIt’s the most wonderful time of the year on Family Channel as the network’s annual Twistmas campaign returns to spread holiday cheer. Family’s giving gifts galore this December by treating fans to seasonal crossover episodes from Jessie and Liv and Maddie, jaw-dropping season finales of Austin & Ally, The Next Step and Jessie and epic guest stars by way of Girl Meets World. Filling out the holly jolly lineup are merry marathons and movies, plus, Family.ca is the #1 Twistmas vacation destination stocked with exclusive contests, winter games and activities. Read the rest of this entry »

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21st November 2014

TELETOON December 2014 Programming Highlights

teletoonSnow Whaaat?! Tis the season for all types of awesome holiday themed specials and movies starting Monday, December 15 with a marathon of Ice Age movies starting at 7 p.m. ET/PT.  Then after the holidays, tune into TELETOON for continuing new episodes and marathons of fan-favourite shows. Celebrate retro-style as TELETOON Retro brings the best of the classics in holiday form, and Teletoon At Night believes that laughter is the best gift of all! Watch brand new holiday themed episodes of American Dad and Family Guy on Thursday, December 18 and 25 beginning at 9 p.m. ET/PT. Read the rest of this entry »

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21st November 2014

Telefilm Canada Announces Opening Date Of Production Program For French Market Projects With Budgets Over $2.5M

Telefilm CanadaOn November 20th, 2014, Telefilm Canada opened the doors of its Production Program, for fiscal year 2015/2016, to French-market projects with budgets over $2.5M. Opening dates for applications of projects with budgets under $2.5M will be announced later. The Production Program of the Canada Feature Film Fund is available to Canadian production companies looking to finance their feature film projects in the production and/or post-production stages. Read the rest of this entry »

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21st November 2014

Second Edition Of The Shortest Day Is A Treat For Families, Kids And Movie-Lovers Of All Ages

Telefilm CanadaThe Shortest Day returns for a second year across the country on December 19, 20 and 21, 2014, with an outstanding program of new, classic and award-winning shorts by some of Canada’s most talented filmmakers. This year’s free event—a fun way for families and movie-lovers to celebrate the lead-up to the winter solstice on December 21, the shortest day of the year, and usher in the holiday season—features 27 shorts organized into three thematic programs Kids Under 8 (56 minutes), Family (88 minutes) and Comedy (13 , 99 minutes). 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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