IMAX makes major VR moves
IMAX will develop a cinema-grade VR camera with Google, and partner with StarVR headset company Starbreeze on VR exhibits.
B.C.’s Interactive Fund distributes $641K
The funding for interactive media projects was shared between 14 B.C.-based companies, including Vancouver’s RocketChicken Interactive.
CMF sets program budget for 2016/17 at $371.2M
The funder has also announced it will introduce two new pilot programs for the coming year.
Screen Nova Scotia names exec director
Erika Beatty will take the reins of the organization on April 4 in the newly created role.
2016 AToMiC Awards shortlist revealed
Take a look at the campaigns that stand out in advertising, media creativity, tech and content.
Annedroids, Odd Squad nab Daytime Emmy noms
Other Canadian and Canadian copro series up for Daytime Emmy awards include Peg + Cat and Wild Kratts. (Annedroids pictured.)
CMF invests $1.1M across three digital copros
The projects were backed by the Canada-New Zealand Digital Media Fund, now in its second year.
IDM Fund distributes $6M across 52 companies
Among the companies to pick up funding were marblemedia, Mark Media and Yellow Bear Studios.
The innovators: Canadian media cos in emerging sectors
From Playback magazine: We sought out four digital media companies making an impact in emerging sectors – are they onto something you should be too?
Ontario trims R&D tax credits but leaves film/TV unchanged
However, Interactive Ontario has issued a statement noting the reduction in two innovation-related tax credits is “cause for concern.”
Cineplex bags Roundhouse Park location for new Rec Room
The media and entertainment co has announced its third Rec Room location will be in a major Toronto tourism centre.