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A regional talk show broadcast on Facebook Live. Corporate videos. A podcast and a literary blog on romantic relationships. Absurd interview capsules. A presence in political debates. Regional news on the web. All that and more available from MediAT, a production company in the Abitibi-Témiscamingue region founded by François Munger four years ago. François Munger is a Val-d’Or native who...
This article is presented as part of an editorial partnership between CMF Trends and Méta-Media. © All rights reserved. After a difficult period following the generalization of the “story” format, Snapchat is making a strong comeback in the audience race. It recorded excellent results in July 2019 and recruited 13 million new active users in the last quarter. Through...
An article entitled “Where Are All the Kidcasts?” published in the March 31, 2016, edition of The Atlantic opines: “Podcasts could offer a way to entertain and educate kids without fear of burning their retinas or letting their imaginations go to ruin. Plus, they could fit seamlessly into existing routines, filling long car trips or down-time before bed.”...
With institutions such as the Cinémathèque québécoise launching semantic web projects, how can holders of documentary catalogues collaborate with these initiatives and make their data free, open and interoperable? Are they ready to incorporate this revolution into what they do? Those who hold the rights to multiple documentaries are not only concerned with marketing them. It’s also important to make...
Leaders in the film and television industry in Alberta say the Western province is a rising star when it comes to productions. Many argue Alberta has the greatest potential to substantially increase the number of productions filmed there each year when compared to other Canadian provinces – if a tax credit is introduced. Luke Azevedo, Calgary’s Film, Television and Creative...
“In the last 10 years, we’ve seen more changes than in the previous fifty, and it’s all due to digital technology,” said Hulu Chief Data Officer Jaya Kolhatkar while speaking at Collision, one of the tech world’s biggest conferences, held recently in Toronto. By now, most of us have heard about streaming services’ deftness with deep reservoirs of data to...
Summertime means vacation time, but it doesn’t mean you have to completely switch off your brain! To help you keep those brain cells active, you will find below a selection of books we recently discovered that you can enjoy at the beach or at the cottage. 1. Survivre au XXIe siècle: rester humain à l'ère du numérique (in French) How can...
The annual Internet Trends report, a “technology bible” prepared by American venture capitalist Mary Meeker and highly sought-after by investors, researchers and journalists alike, was recently published. Here are four key trends we have singled out from this 334-page document. Meeker, a former associate of venture capital firm Keiner Perkins and founder of Bond Capital, has been publishing the report...
The statistics boggle the mind. Over the course of the past 20 years, the show titled Love Bugs (Un gars, une fille in its French original version) has been exported to 30 countries and remains to this day one of the titles that has been the most adapted on the planet. To this day, some 5,000 episodes have been...
In the past 40 years, Asia’s economies have greatly contributed to global growth. Stimulated by the fast, catch-up phenomenon underway in many traditional fields of activity, these economies are now following suit in new sectors, the first of which is the digital economy. Leading the charge are Southeast Asian countries, strategically positioned between China, India and Australia. Attesting to this...
Are trailers miniature versions of your film? Are they marketing tools? Are they fundraising tools? Or are they mood creators, offering just a taste of what’s to come from the finished product? The answer is yes to all of the above. That’s because there’s more than one kind of trailer. Some are intended for fundraising, some are designed for audience...
In August 2018, renowned American producer Jeffrey Katzenberg announced the arrival of a new platform that would revolutionize the consumption habits of mobile audiences. Although the official launch won’t be until April 2020, Quibi continues to turn heads by dropping a series of tantalizing nuggets. Between its remarkable economic model and the announcement of collaborations that are impressive to...
Vacation rhymes with podcasts! Because you’ll be travelling long distances this summer, this is a wonderful opportunity to catch up with episodes of Futur et médias that you may have missed—or to binge all six episodes! Futur et médias provides you with in-depth interviews that analyze digital transformations in the media and entertainment industry. As we actively prepare for the...
Masters of cinema, such as Georges Méliès and Orson Welles, were also master magicians. Magicians are storytellers that harness the science and art of constructing captivating illusions. And storytellers have the ability to leverage these secrets of magic when creating all forms of content. My experience with magic began in preschool. I learned firsthand both the thrill of watching the...
In collaboration with Femmes du cinéma, de la télévision et des médias numériques (FCTMN), CMF Trends has set out to meet inspiring women as part of a series of articles on female entrepreneurship in the screen-based industries. For this fourth chapter, we met with Phyllis Laing who, for the past 25 years, has been heading one of the most...