19th March 2014

Telefilm Canada Funds Production Of Five Feature Films

Telefilm Canada Telefilm Canada has announced its support of the production of five feature films, two in English and three in French, through the Canada Feature Film Fund (CFFF). A total of $4.7 million in funding is being invested in the selected projects for the third quarter of 2013-2014. On January 13, 2014, Telefilm announced $3.7 million in funding support for five feature-film projects for the second quarter of 2013-2014. In an industry advisory released on January 6, 2014, the organization announced over $4 million in financing for 18 lower-budget feature-film projects. Read the rest of this entry »

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19th March 2014

Vancouver Fan Expo Offers Fan-tastic Easter Break Escape

fan expo canadaFan Expo Vancouver™ will mark its third year by delivering a fan-tastic Easter Break escape for geeks and superheroes of all ages. The celebration of comics, sci-fi, horror, anime, and gaming returns April 18-20, 2014 at the Vancouver Convention Centre. In the wise words of Jedi Master Yoda “Do or do not, there is no try.” At Fan Expo Vancouver™ fans can ‘do’ it all: Q&A’s with celebrities and industry pros, sketch duels, photos opportunities with the entire Star Wars 501st Legion crew, retail and exhibitor areas bursting with rare comics and collectibles to the latest nerd-wear and tech-gear, and gatherings of fellow minded superheroes in and out of disguise (Batman or Bunny costume optional). Read the rest of this entry »

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19th March 2014

PerfectCloud Introduces Two New Enterprise-Class Security Products

perfectcloudPerfectCloud, a Toronto-based provider of enterprise, cloud and mobile security solutions, today announced SmartSignIn Enterprise version and SmartCryptor – two new enterprise-class security products that provide absolute privacy and security of cloud data both behind and in front of a corporation’s network security perimeter. PerfectCloud is the first and only security provider to offer both data encryption and Identity Management (IDM) in an integrated solution, providing organizations with a simple and secure means to manage and control access to all of their cloud applications. Read the rest of this entry »

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19th March 2014

Roadhouse Interactive Announces Publishing Division

roadhouse interactiveRoadhouse Interactive Limited has announced the launch of its publishing services division. This new division will partner and collaborate with leading developers from around the world to help them plan and implement every facet of live game operations. This new division will be led by the team from the newly acquired Chunky Pig, an industry-leading digital marketing company. The marketing and distribution experience of the Chunky Pig team will perfectly complement the game design and service expertise of Roadhouse Interactive. Read the rest of this entry »

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18th March 2014

Teletoon April Programming Highlights

teletoonTELETOON premieres the new series Steven Universe this April. Described as “the romantic misadventures of a weird looking boy and a flame-spewing princess” in the New York Times, the show follows Steven and three gem-covered female superheroes Amethyst, Garnet and Pearl. April Fool’s Day includes the premiere of a one hour Mightly Mighty Monsters: Pranks for the Memories special as well as the Total Drama All-Stars’ “alternate ending” finale episode where the season’s loser ends up winning! Both Packages From Planet X and Ultimate Spider-Man also air their season finale episodes this April. Lego Ninjago drops two brand new episodes back-to-back! Easter weekend celebrations includes a Ben 10: Omniverse all-day marathon, a Looney Tunes day and Easter Monday marathons of the network’s most watched shows. Read the rest of this entry »

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18th March 2014

Telefilm Canada Announces Closing Date For Large Budget French-Language Productions

Telefilm CanadaTelefilm Canada wishes to inform Production Program clients that they have until March 24 to submit funding applications for projects with budgets of $2.5 million or more. The Program will then be closed for the remainder of fiscal 2014-2015. The Production Program for projects with budgets of $2.5 million or more opened on December 16, 2013. Since then, Telefilm has received numerous applications and the requested funding unfortunately exceeds the resources available. Read the rest of this entry »

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17th March 2014

Final Approach For Arctic Air

CBCIt is with great sadness that we announce news that we found out this past Friday morning. CBC has cancelled Arctic Air, a dramatic series starring  and . The series, which featured a family-run bush pilot charter plane service based in Yellowknife, is coming to an end after three eventful seasons. While there was some location shooting done in the Northwest Territories, the majority of the shooting was actually done around the Lower Mainland, with the show’s main sound stage located in Aldergrove, where the show also made use of the local Best Western Hotel, the Aldergrove branch of the Royal Canadian Legion and other properties. Arctic Air had become a fixture here, as well as at the Langley, Boundary Bay and Pitt Meadows Municipal Airports. As the official mover of “Adam’s plane” the company Scott and I work for to pay the bills, one of that company’s trucks is now moving the Beaver for the final time, returning it to its owner. Read the rest of this entry »

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14th March 2014

Unpeeling A Canadian Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze Mystery

Nintendo CanadaAfter almost a month of enticing Canadians with the Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze Banana Mania Contest, Nintendo of Canada has finally unpeeled the closely guarded secret about the number of bananas found frozen in a block of ice deep in the Canadian wilderness.  Check out the behind-the-scenes video below to see all of Donkey Kong’s hilarious Banana Mania shenanigans. Our review of the new game is available here. Read the rest of this entry »

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14th March 2014

BattleGoat Announces Supreme Ruler 1936 Release Date

battlegoat studiosBattleGoat Studios has been thrilled with the positive response to the Steam Early Access beta of Supreme Ruler 1936, their WWII strategy game currently under development. Originally planned for release late Q1 2014, the changes and additions from player feedback have resulted in a slight delay of the anticipated release date to May 9th 2014. Read the rest of this entry »

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14th March 2014

Celebrate The Start Of Spring With Free Trial Access To Wii Sports Club On Wii U

Nintendo CanadaSpring is almost here! As the cold weather slowly creeps away, welcome the new season by tossing away the blanket and hopping off the couch to play Wii Sports Club. Starting on March 21 at 9 a.m. PT, Wii U owners can download and play the Wii Sports Club game for free until March 23 at 11:59 p.m. PT. This promotion includes free access to all three currently available sports (Wii Sports Club – Golf, Wii Sports Club – Bowling and Wii Sports Club – Tennis) and is open to all Wii U owners, even those who have previously tried or have already downloaded Wii Sports Club. As an added bonus, the Resort Course, a new nine-hole course in Wii Sports Club – Golf that was originally featured in Wii Sports Resort, will be permanently added to the game via an update that is available today. Read the rest of this entry »

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