IO members nominated for Canadian Screen Awards
January 15, 2013
The Canadian Screen Awards
announced its first-ever nominees today. The new awards will replace the Gemini and Genie awards and honour achievements in Canadian film and television. IO members nominated are Shaftesbury, Smiley Guy Studios/iThentic, TVO, Nerd Corps Entertainment, Teletoon, Cookie Jar Entertainment, DHX Media, Astral, Radical Sheep Productions, Rogers Communications, White Pine Pictures, CFC, and CBC. Read the full list of nominees
Deadline: TiEQuest Business Venture Competition
January 15, 2013
is an annual business venture competition for aspiring entrepreneurs. It's an opportunity to present to, network with and be judged by fund managers, angel investors and venture capitalists. It offers over $150,000 in prizes plus an opportunity to win a $1 million investment from sponsoring funds. To learn more and apply, visit www.tiequest.org
. The deadline to register is January 31st.
Interact Networking Mixer at Bento Miso - January 22
January 9, 2013
We're excited to be hosting our latest Interact Networking Mixer
in conjunction with Bento Miso
, a collaborative workspace for web and game makers. The event will be happening on January 22 from 6:30-8:30pm at Bento Miso (#300-862 Richmond Street West, Toronto).
Attendees will have the chance to meet with Interactive Ontario and Bento Miso members, and learn more about both organizations. Meet your fellow creators, find a project partner, chat about challenges, discuss successes - and have fun! Your admission includes two drinks, appetizers and networking.
More information and registration is available here
MEIC's Mobile Accelerator Program
January 8, 2013
MEIC's Mobile Accelerator Program (MAP) begins January 17. MAP focuses on developing the business skills of mobile business entrepreneurs. Through a series of six half-day workshops, mobile developers, producers, and designers will have the opportunity to connect with industry advisors and each other to form new business connections and receive support to help grow their business.
For more information or to register visit http://map2013.eventbrite.com/
LAX transmedia mission participants announced
December 18, 2012
We're pleased to announce the nine companies selected for the final phase of LAX: The Los Angeles Connection, a business development program designed to foster deeper connections between Ontario and Los Angeles. Our LAX transmedia trade mission will be taking place February 19 - 22, 2013. Joining us in Los Angeles for the mission will be Creative D
, Game Pill
, Hop To It Productions
, In Sync Media
, The Mission Business
, Phantom Compass
, Queen Spade Creative
, Social Game Universe
, and XMG Studio
XMG launches The Mu$ic Biz
December 17, 2012
Just launched, The Mu$ic Biz
is mobile game that comes as the result of a collaboration between director Sudz Sutherland and XMG Studio. The game allows users to build a music business and create their own sounds. It also features beats by producers Rich Kidd (Drake, K-OS), Mr. Porter (Eminem) and others. Read more at The Hollywood Reporter
CEO of Obsidian to keynote GameON: Finance - tickets are now on sale
December 11, 2012
Entering its sixth year, the GameON: Finance conference
is dedicated to the business of games and will connect video game creators to investors and funding opportunities in the growing Canadian video game industry. GameON: Finance 2013 will take place on January 29th & 20th, 2013 at the Bram and Bluma Appel Salon (Toronto Reference Library).
The opening keynote address will be delivered by Obsidian Entertainment
CEO Feargus Urquhart. Obsidian recently made waves in gaming and crowdfunding communities when they raised over $3.9 million for their upcoming game Project Eternity on Kickstarter
, breaking the previous record held by Double Fine Adventures.
GameON: Finance will highlight emerging trends and help video game and other digital content companies stay ahead of the curve. GameON: Finance will present essential strategies and insights applicable to any industry that has seen its business model shift as a result of digital distribution - books, music, television and magazines, among others.
- Learn about how to finance your projects
- Meet investors and funders
- Discover which business model is right for you
- Book 1x1 Meetings with select speakers
Stay tuned for additional speaker and session announcements - past conferences have included speakers from XMG, Drinkbox Studios, Capybara Games, Konami, Capcom, Sony, KPMG, Telltale Games, Get Set Games, BlackBerry Partners Fund, RBC and many others.
Early bird tickets are on sale now! Visit gameonfinance.com
for information or to register.
Consulate General of Canada in Denver seeks participants for mission to Salt Lake City during Sundance
December 7, 2012
Join the Consulate General of Canada in Denver during Sundance Film
Festival 13 (SFF13) from January 18 – 21, 2013 in Park City & Salt
Lake City, UT. The consulate is looking for Canadian companies to
highlight digital media technologies in front of entertainment companies
Disney, H-P, Yahoo, Time Warner and more. Learn how you can partner
with Utah’s burgeoning digital media industry!
Sundance Institute (www.sundance.org)—an internationally recognized
resource for thousands of independent film, theatre and music
also host the seventh New Frontier, celebrating the convergence of
film, art and new media technologies as a hotbed for cinematic
innovation. The exhibition will take place during one of the
entertainment industry's largest events worldwide. In 2012, National
Film Board of Canada showcased its interactive technology through Bear
71—an official Sundance selected exhibit at New Frontier