28th July 2014

BC Premier Announces $6 Million For Cutting-Edge Innovation Centre

Province of BCPremier Christy Clark and Minister of Technology, Innovation and Citizens’ Services Andrew Wilkinson were joined by local technology entrepreneurs today to announce that the Province has made a commitment to invest up to $6 million toward the development of the new state-of-the-art Okanagan Centre for Innovation. Read the rest of this entry »

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28th July 2014

Casual Connect USA Announces Indie Prize Showcase Winners

Casual ConnectThe Casual Games Association, the host of Casual Connect USA, declared 13 winners of the Indie Prize Showcase during a special awards ceremony. This showcase was sponsored by Facebook, Everyplay, Unity, and SKYmobi, with award prizes donated by Unity, App Promo, Photon Realtime, deltaDNA, 5th Planet Games, Intel, polljoy, Splitforce, Plantronics, Marmalade and Everyplay. The Indie Prize Scholarship provides the opportunity for qualified indie development teams to showcase their games at Casual Connect, a conference for professional developers and publishers in the video game industry. Read the rest of this entry »

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28th July 2014

Go Behind The Scenes With SIGGRAPH 2014 Dailies

siggraph 2014SIGGRAPH 2014 will showcase more than 40 contributor Dailies with presenters ranging from students to industry giants on Wednesday, 13 August at the Vancouver Convention Centre. SIGGRAPH Dailies celebrate excellence in computer animation and are presented as part of a two-hour program of images and short animations that take attendees behind-the-scenes of major production sequences. Read the rest of this entry »

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28th July 2014

BuildDirect.com Announces New Chief Technology Officer

build directBuildDirect Technologies Inc. has announced the appointment of Tal Ball as its first Chief Technology Officer (CTO). As CTO, Tal will lead the company in creating and leveraging highly innovative technology to accelerate BuildDirect on its path to creating a smarter, simpler and more empowered home improvement industry. Read the rest of this entry »

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28th July 2014

Family Channel, Disney XD And Disney Junior Summer Programming Highlights For July 28 Through August 3

mini-orbyHere is a chronological listing of detailed program highlights for June 30 to July 6 from Family Channel, Disney Junior and Disney XD. All programming is subject to change – all times listed are ET/PT unless otherwise specified. Read the rest of this entry »

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28th July 2014

Fifteen Projects Receive Support From The CMF Aboriginal Program

Canada Media Fund The Canada Media Fund (CMF) announced today a contribution of $6.3M to 15 projects that applied to the Aboriginal Program. Canadian and international audiences will enjoy five new Children’s & Youth productions, nine Documentaries, and one Drama. Since 2010, the CMF has provided more than $30.3M to 82 Aboriginal productions.  Read the rest of this entry »

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24th July 2014

Five Sports In One Package: Wii Sports Club Launches In Stores On July 25

Nintendo CanadaIt’s a full count. One more out will win you the game. Standing on the pitcher’s mound, you study the batter and aim for the outside corner. You take a deep breath and unleash the baseball toward home plate. The ball curves just as you planned. Suddenly and unexpectedly, the bat cracks and the ball soars into the air. You thrust your arms in the air, poised to catch the fly ball. Catch it and the game is over. You win. The ball falls closer and closer to your outstretched hands … Read the rest of this entry »

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23rd July 2014

How To Build A Better Boy Premieres August 15 On Family

Family ChannelFamily Channel proves that geek is chic this summer with the premiere of the newest Disney Channel Original Movie How to Build a Better Boy. Debuting Friday, August 15 at 8 p.m. ET/PT, day and date with Disney in the US, the futuristic flick features recording artist China Anne McClain (A.N.T. Farm) and Disney XD’s Kelli Berglund (Lab Rats) as tech-savvy high school sophomores who design the perfect boy with a computer program and, in the process, trigger a national incident. The adventure comedy is part of an exciting Night of Premieres, beginning at 7 p.m. ET/PT, featuring brand new episodes ofGirl Meets World and Jessie. Read the rest of this entry »

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23rd July 2014

Documentary Film Fest Partnership Produces Four Supporting Roles

DOXAThe Documentary Media Society is providing four people with behind-the-scenes work experience, thanks to more than $25,000 in Job Creation Partnership funding. The DOXA Engagement Project will provide up to 29 weeks of on-the-job training at the non-profit media society that runs the DOXA Documentary Film Festival. In addition to the support provided at the DOXA festival, workers are evaluating how the event can be run more efficiently, while expanding its audience. Read the rest of this entry »

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22nd July 2014

The Force Is Strong On Family Channel With The Premiere Of Phineas And Ferb: Star Wars

Family ChannelFamily Channel travels to a galaxy far, far away this summer with the premiere of the new crossover special Phineas and Ferb: Star Wars. Debuting Friday, August 8 at 5:30 p.m. ET/PT, the perilous parody takes place in a parallel universe during Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope and follows the spontaneous stepbrothers as they embark on an epic adventure across the galaxy. English actor, writer and comedian, Simon Pegg, guest stars as the voice of C-3PO and Candace’s Commanding Officer, along with MythBusters hosts, Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman, who voice members of the Empire. Read the rest of this entry »

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