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14th May 2014

Alan Thicke To Receive Canadian Award Of Distinction At Banff Media Festival 2014

Banff World Media FestivalThe Banff World Media Festival is proud to announce beloved Canadian actor, songwriter and TV game and talk show host, Alan Thicke, as the recipient of this year’s prestigious Canadian Award of Distinction. Thicke will be honoured at the four day festival which takes place at the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel from June 8-11th.  Presented to a Canadian whose body of work illustrates outstanding achievement, the Canadian Award of Distinction will celebrate the new industry standards set by Thicke’s tremendous professional achievements. Read the rest of this entry »

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24th April 2014

Fifteen Finalists Named For Telefilm Canada Micro-Budget Production Program 2014-2015

Telefilm CanadaTelefilm Canada is pleased to announce the finalists of its 2014-2015 Micro-Budget Production Program. The 15 emerging talents, including three Aboriginal filmmakers, come from all regions of the country. This is the second edition of filmmakers selected as finalists of this initiative created in June 2012. Telefilm will contribute up to $1.5 million to this year’s program. The Micro-Budget Production Program supports new filmmakers seeking to produce their first feature-length films, with an emphasis on the use of digital platforms for distribution and marketing. Candidates for this year’s program were recommended to Telefilm through a network of 32 institutional partners from the film education and training community across Canada. Read the rest of this entry »

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16th April 2014

Henry Winkler To Receive Award Of Excellence At Banff World Media Festival 2014

Banff World Media FestivalThe Banff World Media Festival (BANFF) has announced that legendary actor Henry Winkler will receive the prestigious Award of Excellence at the 35th annual BANFF, being held June 8-11th, 2014. Since 1982, the Award has been presented annually to an individual whose body of work in entertainment has profoundly touched the lives of audiences around the world. Past honorees of the Award include Walter Cronkite; Nigel Lythgoe; Eugene Levy; Victor Garber and William Shatner. Read the rest of this entry »

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16th April 2014

BDC And CYBF Announce 2014 BDC Mentorship Award Regional Finalists

Canadian Youth Business FoundationbdcThe Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC) and the Canadian Youth Business Foundation (CYBF) today announced the regional finalists of the 2014 BDC Mentorship Award. The annual award aims to raise awareness about the importance of mentorship and the role mentors play in the development of their mentees’ professional skills and abilities. Read the rest of this entry »

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31st March 2014

Canadian Videogame Awards Announce Finalists From 2013

Canadian Video Game AwardsThe 2013 finalists for the Canadian Videogame Awards were announced today in seventeen categories. The winners will be revealed at the annual event to be held on November 21, 2014 at the Carlu in the heart of downtown Toronto.  Over 75 nominations for games released in 2013 were received from all parts of Canada, with ­­29 games represented in the list of finalists.  All awards are for work developed in Canada.  A body of industry experts from across the country will vote on the winners in each category. Members of the general public can get involved by casting their vote for the Fans’ Choice Award online. Voting will close April 21st. Read the rest of this entry »

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25th March 2014

2014 Canadian Videogame Award Sponsorship Opportunities

Canadian Video Game AwardsJoin industry leaders, media and fans to gather for the 5th Annual Canadian Videogame Awards. As the third largest developer of videogames in the world, this industry is an important part of Canadian culture. This year, the CVAs move to Toronto for the first time and are certain to garner even more national media and industry attention. This is your chance to be part of history as a sponsor of the awards, which will be held at The Carlu on November 21st. Read the rest of this entry »

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24th March 2014

Toronto Screenwriting Conference Announces Telefilm Canada New Voices Award Winners

toronto screenwriting conferenceThe Toronto Screenwriting Conference (TSC) has announced the recipients of the Telefilm Canada New Voices Award. Out of the forty-seven applicants representing nine provinces, from Newfoundland to the Northwest Territories, five emerging writers have received the award; Katherine Di Marino, Elene Mekete, Lea Nakonechny, Ashley Park and Jon Wayne Brown. The fifth annual Toronto Screenwriting Conference takes place at Ryerson University’s Ted Rogers School of Management on April 5 & 6, 2014. Each winner will receive a complimentary registration to the TSC as well as an exclusive lunch with representatives from Telefilm Canada, and TSC founder and president of Meridian Artists Literary Agency, Glenn Cockburn. Read the rest of this entry »

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20th March 2014

Arcade Fire, OneRepublic, And Sarah McLachlan Join 2014 Juno Awards Broadcast

Juno AwardsCTV and The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) announced today that six-time JUNO Award winners Arcade Fire, rockers OneRepublic, and eight-time JUNO Award winner Sarah McLachlan, are the latest performers confirmed for CTV’s broadcast of The 2014 Juno Awards on March 30th. Leading the 2014 JUNO Award nominations with six, including Album of the Year, Arcade Fire, unable to attend The 2014 Juno Awards due to touring commitments, take part in broadcast via a taped performance. The world premiere, exclusive performance – dedicated by the band to the JUNO Awards – will be a one-of-a-kind recorded experience for viewers of Canada’s biggest night in music. 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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5th March 2014

Writer’s Guild Of Canada Announces Screenwriting Awards Finalists

Writer's Guild of CanadaThe Writers Guild of Canada has announced the finalists for the 18th annual WGC Screenwriting Awards. The WGC Screenwriting Awards will celebrate the excellence of Canada’s best screenwriters with a gala event on April 28, 2014, at Toronto’s Koerner Hall. This year, more than 190 scripts were nominated for awards in seven categories, with 30 chosen as finalists. In total, 50 screenwriters are up for awards. Several special awards, including the WGC Showrunner award and the Alex Barris Mentorship Award, will also be handed out at the gala event. Read the rest of this entry »

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