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29th August 2013

Telefilm Canada And Maison Birks Pay Tribute To Ten Canadian Women Directors And Actors At TIFF

Telefilm CanadaTen Canadian women directors and actors who have had an outstanding year have been selected for tribute by a pan-Canadian selection committee made up of journalists specializing in the arts, culture and entertainment. The 10 women will be honoured on September 11, 2013, at the Maison Birks’ Bloor Street W. store in Toronto during the inaugural Birks Diamond Tribute to the Year’s Women in Film, in partnership with Telefilm Canada. Directors Louise Archambault, Deepa Mehta, Alanis Obomsawin, Sarah Polley and Chloé Robichaud, as well as actresses Évelyne Brochu, Geneviève Bujold, Sarah Gadon, Jessica Paré and Alison Pill, were selected for this honour. Read the rest of this entry »

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27th August 2013

Real Gangsters Wins Best Picture At Action On Film International Film Festival

movie orbyFrank D’Angelo‘s first movie production – Real Gangsters, a star-filled mob film – continues to receive accolades by picking up four more awards this past weekend at the ‘Action on Film International Film Festival’ in Pasadena California, including Best Teleplay, Best Screenplay, Best Soundtrack and Best Picture. The film was nominated for a total eight awards including Best Supporting Actress for Margot Kidder’s role. The film has now won awards at two consecutive film festivals, most recently winning best Canadian movie at the Italian Contemporary Film Festival in Toronto. Read the rest of this entry »

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26th August 2013

Headliners Announced For 14th Annual Canadian Comedy Awards Festival

Canadian Comedy AwardsThe Canadian Comedy Foundation for Excellence is pleased to announce that Alan Thicke, Tom Green, This is That, Jeremy Hotz and Harland Williams are among many great Canadian talents scheduled to appear at the the 14th Annual Canadian Comedy Awards Festival taking place in Ottawa from October 3-6, 2013 at four different venues across the city. Festivities will kick off on Thursday, October 3rd with a special live episode of Best Radio Program/Clip nominee CBC’s This is That featuring Pat Kelly and Peter Oldring in the studio space at Centrepointe Theatre. Read the rest of this entry »

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8th August 2013

Unity Awards Finalists Announced Plus Unite 2013 Sessions And Sponsor Information Revealed

UnityUnity Technologies has announced the long list of amazing projects included in the 2013 Unity Awards taking place during the company’s signature Unite 2013 conference taking place in Vancouver this August 28 – 30. Additionally, more information about the conference session schedule and sponsors has been released. The Unity Awards celebrate the talent and creativity from the Unity community, comprised of more than two million developers. Read the rest of this entry »

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7th August 2013

Casual Games Association Announces Winners Of Indie Prize Showcase

Casual ConnectThe Casual Games Association (CGA) has announced the winner’s of the first North American Indie Prize Showcase at its Casual Connect Conference in San Francisco. Of more than one hundred independent development teams chosen by the Indie Prize committee to demonstrate great unpublished games, ten teams walked away with Indie Prize Awards. Read the rest of this entry »

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12th July 2013

2013 Directors Guild Of Canada Awards Nominees Announced

directors guild of canadaThe Directors Guild of Canada congratulates the 2013 DGC Awards nominees, announced earlier this week in Toronto.  Selected from close to 200 submissions, the nominees in 19 categories represent a cross section of the industry’s outstanding talent working in the screen-based industry. The Awards will be presented at the annual Gala on Saturday, October 26, 2013 at the prestigious Royal York Hotel. Hosted by multi-talented comedian, actor and musician Seán Cullen, 2013 marks the 12th edition of the DGC Awards.  The evening will feature special surprise guests and a Nominees’ reception prior to the Gala. Read the rest of this entry »

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12th July 2013

CodeProject Announces Windows Azure Developer Challenge Grand Prize Winner

developermediaToronto-based DeveloperMedia‘s software dev online community CodeProject has announced that Phil Lee is the grand prize winner of its recent Windows Azure Developer Challenge. Over $16,000 in prizes was awarded to 21 individuals throughout the 10-week Windows Azure Developer Challenge.  The contest pitted developers from across the globe against each other in five stages of competitions that incorporated tasks like building a website, using SQL, spinning virtual machines, and building responsive mobile access for their Azure apps. Read the rest of this entry »

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12th July 2013

Canadian Videogame Awards Relocate To Toronto For 2014

Canadian Video Game AwardsProducers of the Canadian Videogame Awards (CVAs) announced yesterday afternoon that the fifth edition will take place in April 2014 in Toronto. This national award show celebrates excellence in Canadian-made video games and has been held in Vancouver for the past four years. At a launch reception held today at the Drake Hotel, industry leaders, government officials, sponsors and media gathered to celebrate the announcement that the show would move east for the first time in 2014. Read the rest of this entry »

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4th July 2013

EY Announces Entrepreneur Of The Year 2013 Finalists

Ernst & YoungEY is proud to announce the 2013 Entrepreneur Of The Year finalists today. The announcement marks 20 years of shining the spotlight on leading entrepreneurs revving the job creation engine across Canada and around the world. The theme of job creation was very clear at EY’s World Entrepreneur Of The Year (WEOY) awards held in Monaco last month. Together, the 47 companies gathered at the event represented a remarkable 59,000 jobs created in the last three years alone. Read the rest of this entry »

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4th July 2013

CASSIES 2014 Call for Submissions

mini-orbyThe CASSIES Awards come with bragging rights not just within the creative communications industry, but also within business boardrooms across Canada. The country’s only industry awards recognizing business effectiveness (based on rigorous published cases), has just announced its 2014 call for submissions and entries are due by Thursday August 1, 2013, 12:00pm ET. Read the rest of this entry »

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