15th October 2014

Banff World Media Festival Proudly Announces A+E Networks As 2015 Company Of Distinction

Banff World Media FestivalThe Company of Distinction Program is an opportunity for the Banff World Media Festival to pay homage to a prestigious company demonstrating significant leadership in the world of screen-based entertainment. As 2015’s Company of Distinction, A+E Networks’ executives, producers and talent will be featured throughout the four-day Festival, taking place from June 7-10, 2015 at the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel. Read the rest of this entry »

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10th October 2014

Comedic Original Movie Pants On Fire Premieres November 9 On Disney XD

disneyxdPopular Disney sitcom star Bradley Steven Perry Joshua, J. Ballard and Disney XD favourite Tyrel Jackson Williams star in the comedic adventure Pants on Fire, an original movie premiering Sunday, November 9 at 7 p.m. ET on Disney XD Canada. Filmed in Vancouver, the funny, fantastical story introduces 15-year-old Jack Parker as all the lies he’s ever told suddenly become real – including a possessive girlfriend, a roving duo of alien body-snatchers, and Mikey, the made-up friend that Jack claims to tutor.  Now it’s up to Jack and his buddy Ryan to figure out who or what is behind this crazy situation, all while chasing down a plush purple hippo who may hold the key to unlocking this mind-boggler. Read the rest of this entry »

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10th October 2014

Innovative Social Selling App Leverages the Strength of Weak Ties

nudgeSelling will never be the same. Nudge Social Selling announces a revolutionary new app, Nudge—the only business app to leverage your large network of weak connections. Nudge, the brainchild of ex-Eloqua execs Paul Teshima and Steve Woods, opened its doors in January 2014, quickly raising $2.8 million in funding. The company is launching the Nudge app at this year’s Dreamforce Conference, where Nudge is a Bronze Sponsor. Read the rest of this entry »

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10th October 2014

Super Smash Bros. Super Smash Club Rules And Events Revealed

Nintendo CanadaAccording to Super Smash Bros. fans, the first rule of Super Smash Club is that you must talk about Super Smash Club.  This rule and nine others were created by die-hard Canadian Super Smash Bros. fans after Reggie Fils-Aime, president and chief operating officer of Nintendo of America, issued a challenge to create the rules for the Canadian-exclusive Super Smash Club in advance of the launch of the Super Smash Bros. for 3DS game. Reggie’s video challenge was a Canadian-inspired production, featuring maple syrup and hockey players. In it, Reggie also asked Canadian Super Smash Bros. fans and players, noted among the best in the world, to share their excitement for the franchise on social media using the hashtag #SuperSmashClub, and show their support by attending upcoming Super Smash Club events across the country. Read the rest of this entry »

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10th October 2014

Canada At MIPCOM 2014

movie orbyCanadian produced and coproduced historical dramas, most notably Vikings, The Borgias and Pillars of the Earth, are sold in markets around the world and perform well in Canada as well as internationally. Figures from Eurodata TV Worldwide, which analyses and distributes programming and audience information, indicate that international audiences turn their attention to historical dramas produced by Canadians during prime time hours. Read the rest of this entry »

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10th October 2014

Catwalk Queens Rule GameTV This Fall

gametvThree fashion icons. Eight episodes. One ultimate contest. International supermodels Naomi Campbell, Erin O’Connor and Caroline Winberg will compete against each other in the Canadian premiere of The Face UK Edition on GameTV, Tuesday, October 14 at 8 p.m. ET. In the series, Naomi Campbell is joined by fellow supermodels Erin O’Connor and Caroline Winberg as they take on their biggest fashion challenge to date: finding The Face, the undiscovered model who has what it takes to front a world-renowned brand. Read the rest of this entry »

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10th October 2014

Immersed Conference Makes Toronto Shine as Virtual Reality and Emerging Technologies Grab Hold

immersedOrganized by The Immersive Technology Alliance (The ITA), Immersed will foster new businesses and talent in the realms of virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR), stereoscopic 3D, gesture technology and more. Hosted in Toronto, Ontario on Sunday November 23rd and Monday November 24th, Immersed will feature two full days of sessions, plus training and networking opportunities with potential investors and immersive technology experts from around the world. Read the rest of this entry »

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8th October 2014

Telefilm Canada Strengthens Client Service For Atlantic Canada

Telefilm CanadaTelefilm Canada is pleased to announce that Anne Frank has been confirmed, on a permanent basis, in her role as Regional Feature Film Executive—Atlantic Region. In addition, Halifax industry veteran Denise Jamieson has been appointed as Project Leader—National Promotion and Communications. Read the rest of this entry »

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8th October 2014

Canada Media Fund Releases White Paper On Understanding Funding Organizations

Canada Media FundAudiovisual and digital media funding organizations in different markets are faced with common issues and challenges in order to adapt their funding mechanisms and programs to ongoing market changes in content consumption, production and distribution. A new white paper published by the Canada Media Fund in collaboration with the Société de développement des entreprises culturelles (SODEC) and Power to the Pixel, demonstrates that funding organizations have implemented policies and programs to meet current needs and are looking to creative means in order to face the future of the industry. Read the rest of this entry »

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8th October 2014

Where Content Means Business – Merging Media 5 Market And Talks

merging media conferenceComing back for its fifth edition, Merging Media is proud to announce the launch of Merging Media 5 Market & Talks, a two day event comprising a marketplace for digital content and a series of speaker talks focused on the business of digital online programming. Co-produced by Merging Media Productions and the Canadian Media Production Association (CMPA), this event is Canada’s only marketplace devoted entirely to digital content and will provide direct access to decision makers, commissioners and buyers in a one-on-one or group setting.  Read the rest of this entry »

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