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10th March 2014

ESAC Announces New Vice-President, Policy And Legal Affairs

ESACThe Entertainment Software Association of Canada has announced the appointment of Tanya Woods as its new Vice-President, Policy and Legal Affairs. Tanya joins ESAC from Bell Canada (BCE) where she acted as Legal Counsel on regulatory and copyright matters in Ottawa.  At Bell, Tanya’s primary role was to serve as BCE’s in-house copyright expert advising senior executives on a range of policy matters such as multi-platform licensing, anti-piracy, legislative reform, international trade agreements and corporate policy. Tanya has experience dealing with government and regulatory issues, having participated in a number of multi-sectoral coalitions and working groups and has appeared as a witness at parliamentary committees reviewing legislation such as copyright reform.  Read the rest of this entry »

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10th March 2014

Gem Wizard Now Available For iOS And Android

pixelmaticPixelmatic has announced the worldwide simultaneous launch of Gem Wizard for iOS and Android devices. Gem Wizard is a new match-3 title that uniquely combines blitz gem popping gameplay with RPG item collection and crafting mechanics. In Gem Wizard, players can send free gifts and compete with their friends in a Weekly Battle tournament. Players are rewarded with gems and materials after each game, which can be combined through a simple match-3 crafting system to create mighty weapons and high level mystical gems. By socketing gems into magic wands and other fantasy themed weapons, players can completely customize their abilities to suit their style of play. Read the rest of this entry »

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10th March 2014

33 CMF-Funded Productions Win 55 Canadian Screen Awards

Canada Media FundThe Canada Media Fund (CMF) congratulates the winners and nominees of the 2014 Canadian Screen Awards, which have been recognized for their excellence by the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television, and industry professionals at a series of events which culminated with last night’s gala. A total of 33 CMF-funded productions won 55 Canadian Screen Awards, including top winners such as Degrassi, Borealis, Call Me Fitz, Less Than Kind, Rick Mercer Report, and The Defector which received the Diversity Award. Read the rest of this entry »

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