6th March 2015

Join The Cold Water Cowboys In A New Interactive Strategy Game

PapernyNew from Vancouver studio Switch United is an interactive companion feature for Paperny Entertainment‘s Cold Water Cowboys, returning to Discovery for Season 2 on March 10th. Atlantic Empire is an immersive multiplayer HTML5 gaming experience that captures the essence of a high-stakes Newfoundland fishing adventure with a combination of both strategy and skill-based gameplay, including in-depth information about show characters and locations. Using map-based gameplay, players customize their harbours and their fishing operations, reaping as much crab, herring and mackerel as they can in order to build their fishing dynasty. Read the rest of this entry »

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6th March 2015

Telefilm Canada Launches 2015-2018 Strategic Plan

Telefilm CanadaTelefilm Canada has revealed details regarding the course it intends to follow over the next few years, as set out in its strategic plan for 2015 to 2018. This morning in Ottawa, the Chair of Telefilm’s Board, Michel Roy, unveiled Telefilm’s strategic plan during a speech he delivered at Prime Time in Ottawa, an event organized by the Canadian Media Production Association. The plan, titled Inspired by Talent. Viewed Everywhere. (PDF), updates Telefilm’s commitment to support the industry so it can connect with target viewers on all screens, in Canada and elsewhere. The plan also defines how Telefilm aims to help the industry take on the challenges of the digital age at a time when fundamental changes are transforming the way audiovisual content is produced, distributed and consumed. Read the rest of this entry »

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5th March 2015

Creative BC And BC Arts Council Announce 2015 Interactive And Arts Innovation Fund Recipients

creativebcCreative BC and the BC Arts Council would like to congratulate the recipients of the 2014-2015 Interactive and Arts Innovation Funds. The Interactive Fund is a partnership between the two organizations, and helps to support the productions of high quality, original interactive digital media content and software applications. This year a record number of 114 applications were submitted, and the Interactive Fund is able to support the following nine organizations: Read the rest of this entry »

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5th March 2015

Find Waldo Now In The First Social Waldo And Friends Mobile Game From Ludia

LudiaGreetings, globetrotter! Ludia Inc. and DreamWorks Animation have announced the launch of the all-new hidden object adventure, Waldo & Friends exclusively on the App Store. Will you be the first to find Waldo as he travels across the wondrous worlds made famous by the classic books? Join the search and find out! Read the rest of this entry »

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5th March 2015

DHX Television Commissions Radical Sheep’s Animated Comedy Action Series Fangbone

dhx mediaDHX Television, the broadcasting division of DHX Media Ltd., is heading to the drawing board for more animation after ordering the new comedy adventure series Fangbone! from Radical Sheep Productions. It was announced today that production has commenced on 52 x 11-minute episodes of the animated series, based on the bestselling graphic novel series Fangbone: Third Grade Barbarian by Michael Rex. DHX Television plans to debut the series on Disney XD Canada and has slated it for a Spring 2016 release. Read the rest of this entry »

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5th March 2015

Telefilm Canada Announces Winner Of The 2014 Guichet D’or Award

Telefilm CanadaAt an event held yesterday morning, Telefilm Canada presented its eighth annual Guichet d’or award to director and screenwriter Xavier Dolan for his film Mommy, the French-language feature that had the highest domestic box-office earnings in 2014, at $3.3 million. The award comes with a cash prize of $40,000 ($20,000 for the director and $20,000 for the screenwriter). Attending the event were actress Anne Dorval, producer Nancy Grant of Metafilms, Victor Rego, Senior Vice-President – Marketing and Distribution, of Les Films Séville, Anick Poirier, Vice-President of International Sales, also of Les Films Séville, as well as several major players in Canada’s audiovisual industry. Read the rest of this entry »

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5th March 2015

Turnstyle Solutions And Subway Restaurants Redefine Consumer Loyalty Experience

TurnstylesubwayToronto-based Turnstyle Solutions, a company that helps businesses monetize their Wi-Fi, has formed a new partnership with SUBWAY® Restaurants that redefines how businesses interact with their customers. Gone are the days of wallets full of punch cards, customers need only opt-in to the Wi-Fi network at any SUBWAY location in Northern Ontario to be rewarded for doing what they do best – being a valued customer. Read the rest of this entry »

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5th March 2015

Penn Zero: Part-Time Hero Premieres March 16 On Disney XD

disneyxdThere’s a new hero in town and he’s zapping onto Disney XD Canada this March to star in the hilarious adventure series Penn Zero: Part-Time Hero. Premiering Monday, March 16 at 6 p.m. ET, the animated comedy stars BC-native Thomas Middleditch (Silicon Valley) as the titular character and follows Penn and his friends as they zap to other dimensions to fill in for heroes in need. The side-splitting show headlines Disney XD’s Massive March Break lineup, a can’t-miss programming event running from Monday, March 16 – Sunday, March 22. 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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3rd March 2015

Bad Hair Day Premieres March 20 On Family Channel

Family ChannelThis March Break, frizz meets feds in the new Disney Channel Original Movie Bad Hair Day. Premiering Friday, March 20 at 8 p.m. ET/PT, the comedic caper stars Laura Marano (Austin & Ally) as Monica, a high school tech-whiz whose prom day abruptly shifts into a wild ride across town thanks to a down-on-her-luck cop (Leigh-Allyn Baker, Good Luck Charlie) and a cunning jewel thief. The buddy comedy headlines Family Channel’s Mega March Break lineup, a not-to-be-missed programming event overflowing with magnificent marathons and exciting episodes from the network’s top series. Read the rest of this entry »

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