Mark Dillon

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Looking back on Vancouver, ahead to London

Alon Marcovici insists he is not a conspiracy theorist, but even he can hardly believe how perfectly Vancouver 2010 unfolded for the Olympic Broadcast Media Consortium. A gold-medal game against the Americans, with Sid the Kid stuffing in the OT winner? It sounds scripted.

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Remote, yet immediate

Technology has changed storytelling – especially when it comes to the worst disasters

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Bronfman’s sunny forecast for Toronto

There is one lone book adorning the table in the lobby of William F. White’s west-end Toronto headquarters: Pinewood Studios: 70 Years of Fabulous Filmmaking. Until last year, as far as the local industry was concerned, Pinewood was just the place where the James Bond franchise and countless other British films were shot. But now it is the preeminent soundstage operator in town, after having taken over management of the city’s megastudio from the Filmport folks.

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Feds give Sheridan a digital boost

Imagine being a film student and heading off to school knowing you could run into a top filmmaker like Jim Sheridan or a DOP ace like Paul Sarossy. That is a possible scenario for Sheridan College students following the January opening of the institute’s Centre for Real-time Production, located at Pinewood Toronto Studios.

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The NFB’s mobile move

Digital platforms have opened up a world of opportunity for the National Film Board, and it has had the good sense to seize the day. The NFB’s revamped website and new application for Apple’s iPhone provide a wealth of content that shames other comers, and they allow the public agency to reach consumers more directly than ever before.

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Scavenger hunt for digital dollars

More producers and broadcasters see the need to get into the interactive space, which is good news, but major private and public funders warn that their capacity to assist them is, as a result, becoming increasingly strained.

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Scavenger hunt for digital dollars

Funders of interactive content are feeling the squeeze, making sponsorship deals an increasingly attractive option for producers

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NextMEDIA, Banff come together

TV and new media execs to co-mingle at next conference. OMDC teases intellectual property fund

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Word of mouse

Facebook has become a part of so many people’s lives that you couldn’t imagine a movie or a TV series not having a presence on it. And Canadians are among the world’s biggest users of the social media site, a point reinforced a couple of years ago when Toronto became the first city to register its one-millionth Facebook member. (Presumably my fellow citizens just can’t get enough of the blow-by-blow daily goings-on of the school chums they had successfully avoided for the previous 20 years.)

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Why HBO continues to thrive

Company co-president Richard Plepler says it’s all about giving consumers fair value

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Building bridges with Oz

When Shawn Bailey speaks at this month’s GameON: Finance event in Toronto, he will impress upon the games industry crowd that it really is a big world out there, and that his multi-platform company is well-positioned to take advantage.