24th March 2015

TAAFI Announces Animation Job Fair

taafiThe Toronto Animation Arts Festival International  (TAAFI) is pleased to announce the 2015 TAAFI Animation Job Fair to be held on May 2 at George Brown College – Waterfront Campus. This free to attend, animation recruitment event is targeted at connecting top studios with animation, visual effects and gaming job seekers from across the GTA and across Ontario, in a turn-key, highly promoted event designed to make jobs happen! Read the rest of this entry »

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19th March 2015

A+E Networks President Nancy Dubuc To Present Opening Keynote At 2015 Banff World Media Festival

Banff World Media FestivalThe Banff World Media Festival (BANFF) today proudly announced that Nancy Dubuc, President and CEO of A+E Networks, will present the Opening Keynote at the 36th Banff World Media Festival, being held June 7-10, 2015. Dubuc will address the company’s leading role in the scripted and unscripted landscape, its progressive business models, and its position as a game changer in the industry. Read the rest of this entry »

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17th March 2015

CineCoup 2015 Is Live

cinecoupVia Cinecoup News: The new competition site is up and running and CineCoup Film Accelerator has published all eligible projects for fans around the world to see. The Accelerator has got a whole new batch of filmmakers fighting for $1 Million in production financing and they nail that Cineplex release without YOU! Read the rest of this entry »

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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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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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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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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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2nd March 2015

BC Showcases Tech Talent At Game Developers Conference

Province of BCBritish Columbia’s video game and interactive technology sectors are taking their skills to the next level at the Game Developers Conference (GDC) that opened today in San Francisco. The GDC is the world’s largest and longest-running professionals-only game industry event, showcasing the best and brightest in video game and interactive technology. It attracts over 24,000 attendees from around the world, including programmers, artists, producers, game designers, audio professionals and industry decision-makers, to exchange ideas and shape the future of the industry. Read the rest of this entry »

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2nd March 2015

27 CMF-Funded Productions Win 51 Canadian Screen Awards

Canada Media FundThe Canada Media FundThe Canada Media Fund (CMF) congratulates the winners and nominees of the 2015 Canadian Screen Awards, which have been recognized for their excellence by the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television, and industry professionals at a series of events which culminated with last night’s televised gala. A total of 27 CMF-funded productions won 51 Canadian Screen Awards, including top winners such as Call Me Fitz, Degrassi, Sensitive Skin, Tales from the Organ Trade, Bomb Girls, and the Fan’s Choice Award, Lost Girl. Read the rest of this entry »

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