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Temple Street Media Ventures launches Boat Rocker Studios

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Working with YouTube, the original digital content studio will create a hub for online creators to produce next-gen content.



David UK, Stephen Tapp combine to launch Bent venture

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The cross-platform branded entertainment upstart will also have industry veterans Christopher Grimson and James Hyslop as founding partners (UK pictured).



Canadian OTT market to be worth $614 million by 2017: PWC

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The consulting firm projects the North American electronic home video market will be $14.8 billion in 2017, bigger than the theatrical film market’s $13.5 billion.



New media guru Alexander Manu on full spectrum entertainment

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The Stream conference keynote speaker (pictured) talks about technology as a behaviour space, and content that attacks and pleases the senses.



CDMN announces key Canadian digital economy trends

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A key message that emerged from the organization’s conference, held earlier this month, was that Canadian creators must focus on their end-user instead of a tech “wow factor.”



Canadian youth screen industry celebrated at Awards of Excellence

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Canada’s Youth Media Alliance recognized creators breaking ground in children’s screen entertainment at its annual awards gala Tuesday night.



Weekly roundup: Awards, festivals and distribution news

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This week’s briefs include details of the VIP-heavy Cannes Film Festival screening of restored The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz (VIPs pictured).



ideaBOOST unveils spring cohort

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Projects including Wondereur (pictured), Motion Panels+ and Lightning Platform will participate in the spring session of the CFC Media Lab’s business accelerator program.



Kirstine Stewart on plans for Twitter Canada

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The former CBC EVP English services talks to Playback about plans for a local Twitter arm as she takes the reins as managing director of Twitter Canada.



Sardine Productions launches Leon interactive comic book app

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The Montreal-based animator is partnering with Societe Radio-Canada to finance and promote the apps for the Leon kids series.

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NFB75Anniversary - (Left to right) Kat Cizek (Filmmaker in residence, director of the NFB’s Highrise), Jerome Zwicker (former NFB board member), Michelle van Beusekom (‎Assistant director general, English program), Anita Lee (NFB Ontario executive producer), Luisa Frate (NFB director general - CFO, COO, CTO), Lieutenant Governor of Ontario David Onley, Anne-Marie Applin (former NFB board member), Claude Joli-Coeur (NFB Acting government film commissioner and chairperson), Deborah Drisdell (NFB director general, accessibility and digital enterprises), Kristine Collins (NFB director, education and institutional markets), Jérome Dufour (NFB director general of marketing and communications)

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