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11th February 2014

The Fannies Return With Fourth Annual Awards Show On TELETOON At Night

teletoon at nightIn this fast-paced pop culture world, industry respect and admiration is overrated! Bring on the robots and cleavage! TELETOON at Night‘s The Fannies returns as the ultimate awards season underdog, redefining “contender” for a lifetime. Hosted by “Fearless” Fred Kennedy (102.1 the Edge in Toronto), the show is taped in front of a live audience, and hands out awards for what really matters; robots, cleavage, man bums, hair and swords. The Fannies, now in its fourth edition, air on Thursday, February 27, starting at 9 p.m. ET/PT during TELETOON at Night’s Fred at Night programming block. Read the rest of this entry »

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16th January 2014

Get Your Canadian Videogame Awards Nominations In

Canadian Video Game AwardsNominations for the 5th Annual Canadian Videogame Awards, to be held at the Carlu in Toronto this April 10th will close on January 24th. This year’s show will once again celebrate the best and brightest of the Canadian videogame industry. Developers, publishers and industry leaders from across Canada will gather in beautiful Toronto to recognize the outstanding achievements of 2013. Nominations are for work developed in Canada and released in 2013, and are welcome from all parts of Canada’s game industry. The award categories, as determined by a committee of industry leaders from across Canada, are:    Read the rest of this entry »

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16th December 2013

Call To Indies And Marketers For Game Connection America 2014

game connection europeGame Connection’s “Selected Projects” is once again giving independent developers the unique opportunity to pitch their games in front of some of the gaming world’s most influential people. Until January 10th, 2014, developers worldwide can submit their projects with a chance of taking home the ultimate accolade of “Best Project” at Game Connection America, March 17-19 at the Sir Francis Drake Hotel, San Francisco. Read the rest of this entry »

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5th December 2013

A Call For Projects To Celebrate Norman McLaren

nfbNorman McLaren, one of the most famous animation filmmakers in the world, would have been 100 years old in 2014. McLaren brought an energy and vision to animation filmmaking that live on to this day. To celebrate his centenary, the National Film Board of Canada (NFB) and the Quartier des Spectacles Partnership are inviting artists from around the world to respond to a call for projects entitled McLaren Wall-to-Wall. The selected artists will create four out of a total of eight video works that will be projected onto building façades in Montreal’s cultural district, the Quartier des Spectacles, from April 11 (McLaren’s birthday) to June 1, 2014, as a tribute to this animation filmmaker who holds an incomparable place in the history of world cinema. Read the rest of this entry »

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3rd December 2013

Janice McDonald Named A Recipient Of WXN Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Award

cwcCanadian Women in Communications and Technology (CWCT) announced earlier today that CWCT National Chair Janice McDonald is a recipient of the Women’s Executive Network 2013 Canada’s Most Powerful Women Top 100 Awards.  Ms McDonald was recognized in the RBC Champion Category for making a distinct and describable difference in the advancement of women in the Canadian workplace. Read the rest of this entry »

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2nd December 2013

Nominations Open For 5th Annual Canadian Videogame Awards

Canadian Video Game AwardsNominations opened today for the 5th Annual Canadian Videogame Awards (CVAs) as the show makes the move to Toronto, a city that is known for its thriving digital economy. The show will celebrate Canada’s spot on the world stage as a leader in interactive entertainment. This industry contributes $2.3 billion to Canada’s GDP and employs over 16,500 men and women in studios right across Canada. The show will also be broadcast nationally on City TV through the Rogers Network. Tickets for the event will go on sale to the general public in March. Read the rest of this entry »

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28th October 2013

My Singing Monsters Wins At GMIC 2013

Big Blue BubbleBig Blue Bubble’s hugely popular and critically-hailed My Singing Monsters is the winner of the Global Game Stars (GGS) competition at GMIC 2013, passing hundreds of other titles from around the world represented at the Silicon Valley technology conference this past Wednesday. The event kicked off Monday, October 21st, with three full days of seminars, panel discussions, and exhibitions, as well as talks from industry moguls and mobile specialists. The Global Game Stars competition was adjudicated by several major players, to include representatives from Onavo, PopCap, and Kabam, among others. Read the rest of this entry »

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28th October 2013

Game Connection Europe 2013 Selected Projects Nominees Revealed

game connection europeGame Connection Europe has unveiled the list of yet unsigned game projects nominated for the prestigious European Selected Projects 2013 Awards. On the morning of 3rd December at the Selected Projects Awards Ceremony, each of the 15 nominees will have 5 minutes to pitch their project in front of all the publishers, distributors and buyers at Game Connection Europe. The jury will then award 2013’s Overall Best Project from amongst the hugely impressive and varied, international array of entries – based on presentation quality, project innovation and market potential. Once the final selection has been made, the winners will be presented with their prizes by official sponsors of the Selected Projects program, Sony XDEV Studio Europe, Microsoft Studios and Namco Bandai Games. Read the rest of this entry »

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22nd October 2013

Merging Media Names Finalists For The 2013 Pitch 360 Award

merging mediaMerging Media 2013 has announced the 12 finalists who will be pitching at MM2013 on November 7 to vie for the $10,000 Pitch 360 Award. This year there are five Canadian finalists alongside seven European projects with Canadian co-production potential. Read the rest of this entry »

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21st October 2013

OpenText Named One of Canada’s Top 100 Employers

OpenTextEnterprise Information Management (EIM) developer OpenText announced it has been recognized by Mediacorp Canada, Inc. as one of the “Top Employers in Canada” for 2014. As part of the “Canada’s Top 100 Employers” project, the national competition awards Canadian employers for their leadership in the creation of exceptional workplaces for employees. OpenText’s selection as one of the Top 100 Employers in Canada was announced in a special section of The Globe and Mail today. Read the rest of this entry »

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