Via Merging Media : Heads Up, Cross-media Producers! Do you have a killer cross-media or transmedia project in development? For the first time, the annual Merging Media Pitch 360 Competition  this year is open to all Western Regions – British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba. Enter your latest cross-media project NOW until September 30th for your chance to win a cool $10,000 Cash Development Prize! Inter-Provincial applications are also eligible, where the majority co-applicant is from the Western Region.
And that’s not all – if you hail from Alberta or British Columbia, you could be eligible for an additional $5,000 Pitch 360 TELUS Optik™ Local Grant. This unique production grant will be yours to use to produce your winning project for TELUS Optik™ Local (TELUS Community TV).
Mark your calendars, set your alarms and apply online  before September 30th, 2013 at 5PM (PST). And if you’re curious to know how the Pitch 360 Contest went down last year, check out our #MM2012 video:
EP#2  of the CMPA-Merging Media Podcast: Twilight’s Lara Hoefs Chats With Christopher Sandberg is now available. Tune in as the CMPA-Merging Media brings together a couple of top-notch transmedia innovators who are joining us at #MM2013 in November. This Epsiode features Hollywood based Lara Hoefs , Brand Manager of the mega-successful (and filmed in Vancouver) Twilight Saga, and Emmy Award- winning Transmedia producer Christopher Sandberg  of The company P in Sweden – as they chew over what it takes to be a Story Entrepreneur  in the digital media ecosystem.