Mark Dillon

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Aaron Douglas – Actor

Aaron Douglas is not your typical leading man. But then The Bridge is not your typical cop show.

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Allan Hawco – Writer/Producer/Actor

Forget what you’ve heard – Allan Hawco is the CBC’s real triple sensation.

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Gunn gets ready for Games 2.0

It might not be difficult to turn a profit in the casual gaming market, but Nathon Gunn is gunning for more with his new venture, Social Game Universe.

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A new online approach

Cross-platform media strategist Gavin McGarry has a thought for producers and broadcasters: maybe TV programs aren’t meant for the Internet after all.

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Interactive sector bullish on CMF – so far

To producers of pure interactive media, the most worrisome aspect of bringing together the Canada New Media Fund and the Canadian Television Fund into one financing body was the belief that, going forward, all digital projects eligible for support would have to be tied to a TV program.

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30th Rockies fest focuses on the biz

The Banff World Television Festival has never seen a prolonged economic slump on par with the current recession, but organizers of the 30th anniversary edition plan to address the challenging times head-on at this year’s conference.

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nextMEDIA slides into Banff

If the Banff World Television Festival is cutting edge, then nextMEDIA is bleeding edge.

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Number two: E1 leaps onto the charts

The new kid on the block in Playback’s ranking of indie prodcos is E1 Entertainment. Well, sort of.

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Bucking the trend: Carmody’s business up all ’round

Last year was disastrous for Toronto service production, due to a threatened Screen Actors Guild strike, an on-par Canadian dollar, and the trend of the city losing out to Vancouver on major projects.

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Hockey casters innovate in face-off for online eyeballs

The 2009 Stanley Cup Playoffs are proving to be a breakout when it comes to online offerings, as each Canuck broadcaster tries its own digital power play. Whether it’s online video streaming or offering up new forms of digital content, the casters are pulling out all the stops in a bid to keep hockey fans engaged right up until Lord Stanley’s Mug is hoisted in June.

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The trouble with metrics

The Canadian media industry needs better systems of measuring and analyzing digital user data if it is ever going to fully exploit emerging platforms. At least that was the consensus at IN 09: The Interactive Exchange, Interactive Ontario’s digital media conference held in Toronto in March. According to the best minds attending, Canada lags far behind the U.S. in this regard.

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Cronenberg on Egoyan

Their names are often mentioned in the same breath.