How the Vancouver film industry went from bust to boom


“The feeling of the business is quite positive. There is a lot of activity and has been for some time,” Creative B.C. president and CEO Richard Brownsey told Playback.

Corus expands investment in Fingerprint Digital


The Canadian mediaco has boosted its investment in California-based Fingerprint’s proprietary learning and entertainment platform Play.

CMF awards $7.2M through Francophone Minority Program


The program aims to support productions that reflect the interests and realities of French communities outside of Quebec.

Engagement with TV through social on the rise: Seevibes


The report shows a greater percentage of Canadians talk about TV on Twitter than Facebook.

Tackling transmedia at Ryerson University


Charles Falzon on how Ryerson is taking on an area he says too few broadcasters, prodcos and agencies have invested in, putting them at risk of being “the Kodaks of tomorrow.”

eOne reveals growth plans for SO SO Happy


Entertainment One and its licensing arm are expanding its teen pop culture property SO SO Happy, with new comedy shorts and a line of cosmetics.

NFB, Guardian explore digital ‘Sins’ with interactive doc


The National Film Board of Canada is teaming up The Guardian to combat digital fatigue with the interactive project Seven Digital Deadly Sins (pictured).

Tricon Films to create Stage TEN channel (exclusive)


Under the agreement, Tricon Films & Television will create a digital media channel using Stage TEN’s virtual TV studio web app.

CHCH launches viewer loyalty program


Called Ch-Ching!, the program will allow viewers to rack up points in exchange for prizes, and help the channel kick off its 60th anniversary efforts.

iThentic launches simulation game at Stream Market


Launching in partnership with the David Suzuki Foundation and Earth 911, GreenYrLife is like FarmVille for the green-minded,

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WIFT-T Crystal Awards 2014

WIFT-T Crystal Awards 2014 - Deluxe Toronto’s Diane Cuthbert, Katie Docherty, Amanda Champion, Rhonda Lockwood of Kodak and Deluxe Toronto’s Nick Iannelli at the reception before the 2014 WIFT-T Crystal Awards. Credit: Yani Macute