16th March 2015

LMI Technologies Announces Official Launch Of The Gocator 2320

lmi technologiesLMI Technologies (LMI), a Vancouver-based developer of 3D scanning and inspection solutions, is pleased to announce the official release of the Gocator 2320 Profile Sensor and an update to Gocator’s Firmware. The 2320 is the latest addition to the Gocator 2300 series of smart, all-in-one 3D sensors and features high resolution, high accuracy, and an expandable field of view, all in a thin industrial housing. Gocator Firmware 4.1 adds new features such as rich filtering, material selection, Countersunk Hole measurement, and improved visualization for displacement sensors. Read the rest of this entry »

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13th March 2015

Emily Hampshire Joins 12 Monkeys As Season 2 Regular

movie orbyMontreal-born actress Emily Hampshire (Schitt’s Creek, 12 Monkeys) has been signed to come back to Syfy’s 12 Monkeys for its second season as a series regular.  Hampshire plays Jennifer Goines the role previously portrayed by Brad Pitt in the film version, a recurring role in the first season . Read the rest of this entry »

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12th March 2015

Battle Aliens Using A Star-Spangled Strike Team In Code Name: S.T.E.A.M.

Nintendo CanadaDeveloped by Intelligent Systems, the creators of the beloved Fire Emblem and Advance Wars series, the single- and multiplayer turn-based strategy game Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. launches for the Nintendo 3DS family of systems on March 13. The game places players on the front lines of a series of intricately designed battlefields and requires them to use both brains and brawn to emerge from battle victorious. Players are thrust into the boots of some of the most original and unexpected playable characters ever assembled in a Nintendo video game. These agents of S.T.E.A.M. (Strike Team Eliminating the Alien Menace) are composed of literature- and folklore-inspired icons like John Henry, Tiger Lily, Tom Sawyer, Lion from The Wonderful Wizard of Oz and many more – all led by Abraham Lincoln. Players who dive into the action on New Nintendo 3DS XL can even take advantage of the new system’s enhanced controls and creative amiibo functionality. Read the rest of this entry »

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12th March 2015

Telefilm Announces Support For Three French-Language Feature Films

Telefilm CanadaTelefilm Canada is pleased to be funding three French-language feature films through the Canada Feature Film Fund (CFFF) for a total of more than $4 million. The films to be funded are Boris sans Béatrice, by Denis Côté, Mission Yéti, an animated movie by Pierre Greco and Nancy Florence Savard, and Votez Bougon—which will feature the well-known characters from the TV series Les Bougons—by Jean-François Pouliot. Telefilm announced its most recent English- and French-language funding decisions in December and September 2014. Read the rest of this entry »

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10th March 2015

Whistler Film Fest 2015 Open For Submissions

whistler film festivalThe Whistler Film Festival is seeking submissions for its 15th edition, which runs from December 2 to 6 2015, and will feature up to 90 films comprised of about 40 features and 50 shorts. Canadian and International filmmakers are invited to submit films of all lengths and genres by the following deadlines:  Read the rest of this entry »

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10th March 2015

SOVO Makes Giant Leap In Speech Recognition Technology For Realtime Transcriptions

sovoSOVO Technologies Inc, a Montreal-based supplier of closed-captioning and transcription, has announced the deployment of the results of its important research and development investments of the last few years, which leads to improved accuracy of closed captions produced in realtime through its proprietary speech recognition technology. The technological breakthrough, combined with best-in-class operational procedures honed in over the years at SOVO, will help yield closed-captioning intelligibility results that could never be attained previously with speech recognition systems. The intelligibility of closed captions produced for live programs, which depends among other things on the accuracy and the speed of the realtime audio transcription, is at the heart of some Canadian broadcasters’ regulatory obligations set by the CRTC since 2012. Read the rest of this entry »

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9th March 2015

ACISE-LA Golden Maple Awards Open For Nominations

acise-laACISE-LA (Academy of Canadians in Sports and Entertainment- Los Angeles) is proud to announce the first annual Golden Maple Award’s timetable. The Golden Maple Awards were created by ACISE-LA to promote and honour Canadian TV talent and athletes in the United States and will be timely done for to boost Canadian talent visibility during Emmy nomination campaigns. Read the rest of this entry »

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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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