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Everyone has been on a team at some point in their lives – whether in sports, acting in a play, volunteering, or at work. Human interactions were a common thread in the presentations made at this year’s Montreal International Game Summit (MIGS) at all levels of communication from within teams to collaborating with the industry at large. Why your team...
Content for the kids’ market is in its most dynamic phase ever. In addition to the broadcast channels, there are new opportunities with streaming services like Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon. Kids watch one thing and the next thing you know they’ve got hours of programming served up with just seconds in between the end of one show and the...
In collaboration with Femmes du cinéma, de la télévision et des médias numériques (FCTMN), CMF Trends meets inspiring women as part of a content series focused on female entrepreneurship in the screen-based industries. Our guest in Part Two of this series is Josette Normandeau, the energetic businesswoman at the head of Idéacom International, a production company whose documentaries and multi-platform...
In November 2017, Slovak artist Gramatik pulled off the feat of raising US$2.48 million in 24 hours. How did he manage to pull off this crowdfunding feat? By tokenizing his copyrights and selling off a portion of them to his fans. It’s as simple as that. So what would have happened if Xavier Dolan had done the same thing...
A video presenting Martha Wainwright singing in the early hours of the morning at Gaspé’s Festival Musique du Bout du Monde. A virtual reality experience showcasing Quebec talent and landscapes during the Francophonie Summit. A series of encounters between Sophie Cadieux and creators from different horizons—including Florent Vollant, Marie-Josée Lord and Louise Forestier—immortalized in podcasts. Since 2014, La Fabrique...
What do digital cats have to do with blockchain? The answer, it turns out, is quite a bit, and it’s because of the game CryptoKitties. In less than a year, CryptoKitties has become one of the world’s most successful blockchain applications. The gameplay is centred around the breeding, collecting, and trading of unique digital cats, with players using cryptocurrency for...
Does the issue of image rights raise particular issues in the world of documentaries? How has the context evolved since the era of direct cinema and what are the elements to keep in mind from a legal standpoint when producing a documentary? Here's a broad overview of things to take into consideration when it comes to using images before...
Following the recent creation of NFTS Platform! dedicated to young filmmakers, Kickstarter announced a major partnership with the XOXO independent art festival. This partnership is aimed at breathing new life into the subscription-based model which has been timidly embodied up to the present day by its Drip site. Both of these initiatives are intended primarily to build loyalty among...
The recently opened Artscape Daniels Launchpad brings together studio facilities, mentorship and educational programs as well as pathways to funding for digital, technical and artisanal creatives. There’s a lot more going on in Toronto’s east waterfront area than just condos, restaurants and retail outlets, although there are plenty of all of those popping up in the formerly industrial area that...
Why are some of the biggest TV networks now paying attention to the online written word? It’s because of Wattpad, an online platform with 65 million users worldwide, reading 500 million+ stories each month, written by 4 million writers. Wattpad started out a dozen years ago as a user-generated writing community, and 2 years ago launched a division called Wattpad...
This article was written jointly by Vincent Bergeron and Jean-François Normand from ROBIC. As is the case everywhere on the plant, we observe a great deal of interest in Europe since the last few years for everything digital. Several new laws have been passed in Europe to more effectively regulate the new digital reality, including the General Data Protection Regulation...
Your funding is not a problem to solve, it is an opportunity to generate success. Just be mindful of the ideal timing of the different sources of project financing and you’ll have a much greater chance of pulling it off. “I’ve got all the money I need to finish this project,” said no game developer, ever. Project financing is a constant...
The revenue of the global virtual reality (VR) industry is expected to reach $48.2 billion by 2022 according to Greenlight Insights and RoadToVR in their 2018 Virtual Reality Industry Report. Learn how to profit from the fast emerging category of VR entertainment according to Charlie Fink, one of the world’s leading voices in VR and AR, and Ryan Andal,...
This article is presented as part of an editorial partnership between CMF Trends, the Canada Media Fund’s (CMF) strategic monitoring platform, and Digital Alberta. © All rights reserved. The Digital Justice Lab was launched earlier this year to support communities in making informed decisions about digital issues. Here, the Digital Alberta team talked to founder Nasma Ahmed about the...
What’s fuelling the podcast boom? In this episode, we take a closer look behind the scenes of this audio renaissance with Steve Pratt and Dan Misener of the BC-based podcasting company Pacific Content. When most of us weren’t looking, audio made major strides toward becoming a new force in the media landscape, in the form of podcasting. Now, instead of being...

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