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Cream names Johnny Kalangis head of digital

The former marblemedia and CBC exec will oversee Cream’s digital efforts with an emphasis on expanding its reach into emerging digital content and distribution spaces.

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Reflector Entertainment looks to build a new kind of platform

Alexandre Amancio and Guy Laliberte’s company is trying to build something akin to a streaming service for multimedia story universes.

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Epic Story, DHX build out Slugterra universe

Ken Faier’s Epic Story Media has inked a multi-faceted deal with DHX that will see the pair develop transmedia content based on the kids property.

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Shaftesbury lends immersive tech to clinical trials

The technology is meant to provide stress relief for pediatric patients, offering an alternative from sedatives and anti-anxiety medications.

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CMF unveils ‘impactful’ changes to 2019/20 programs

Val Creighton says the changes, which include expanded triggers for digital projects and development funding, are among the most significant in CMF history.

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Deals: Film Mode, Secret Location, Thunderbird

Wild Media’s Project Ithaca lands international sales at EFM, Thunderbird’s U.K. sales arm lands Sundance gem and Secret Location takes flight.

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Raja Khanna on bringing Dark Slope into the light

Serial entrepreneur Khanna discusses the formation of the new VR and AR company, which just added Steven DeNure to its board of directors.

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In Brief: CMF, Wallimage invest $600K in VR copros

Plus: Corus sets the return date for Big Brother Canada, Toronto actor Sheila Shah is named ambassador for an international script competition, and more.

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CMF awards $19.7M through digital innovation, francophone programs

Toronto’s Secret Location was awarded over $2 million for two games, and Montreal’s Felix & Paul Studios received $1.2 million for its next VR project.

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Innovate By Day heads West

The digital content studio has tapped long-time Thunderbird comms head Nicola Pender to run the new office. (Founder Deborah Day pictured).

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TFO’s virtual studio has real-world impact on its bottom line: O’Farrell

The French-language broadcaster’s CEO Glenn O’Farrell discusses how the innovation has created new revenue streams and production partnerships.

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Lucie Lalumiere named president and CEO at Interactive Ontario

Lalumiere has been appointed to the role on a permanent basis following the departure of Christa Dickenson.