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In a young market such as extended reality (XR), development, financing and distribution need to be considered as forming a whole. Here is an overview of the strategies that producers seeking to bring their projects to completion need to adopt. Multiplying the sources of financing If it was once possible to find a single source of funding to finance the first...
Fiction publishers have accessed a brand new model of monetary success for both themselves and their authors in recent years. On the other end, television and film producers have also seemed to access a similar new model of financial surplus that has a greater blockbuster effect. Book to screen adaptations continue to proliferate in tandem with each other as...
Somewhat of a mix between a social network, a virtual world and a creative platform, Roblox has just reached the level of 100 million users… and is on its way to reaching 1 billion. Portrait of an astounding success that was carefully prepared over the space of more than a decade. These days, fans of Roblox (which is a blend...
Jack Zhang, founder of Greenlight Essentials, joins Leora Kornfeld in the studio to talk about how artificial intelligence could completely transform the filmmaking industry—from the creative process to international distribution. Listen on: How AI could reshape audiovisual production For several decades, placing long-shot bets and hoping for the best was pretty much all there was when it came to making TV shows...
When it comes to financing documentaries, many think the options are either running up a tab on credit cards, shaking down family members for cash or calling in one favour after the next. And all the while, colleagues and acquaintances are probably starting to seriously think about blocking your calls and texts. But it doesn’t necessarily have to be that...
1944. Following the attack on Pearl Harbor, all Japanese living in Canada are considered as enemies of the state. Under the orders of Mackenzie King, 22,000 Japanese Canadians—including the young Joy Kogawa and her family—are taken from their homes and communities and interned in camps in the Rockies. Joy Kogawa is an author, a prominent figure of Canada’s literary hall...
At the top of the list of the technological promises most often mentioned in the media, the upcoming deployment of 5G wireless networks is somewhat reminiscent of the enthusiasm surrounding virtual reality, wearables and chatbots these past few years. The Consumer Electronics Show, which each year showcases the present and the future of technology, went so far as to...
Entertainment is being redefined, disrupting existing industries, along with consumer behaviour. There are outliers among our already creative industries that are pushing the limits on existing storytelling practices, harnessing deep consumer understanding and leveraging technology to close the gap on their ultimate vision for what story can become. The future of entertainment is an ever-evolving story of its own. But...
If the key factors of a campaign’s success or contributors’ motivations are dominant themes when it comes to research on crowdfunding, the overfunding phenomenon remains largely under-documented. Yet, although it may be desirable, hoped for or even planned, surpassing the initial goal comes with certain responsibilities that, in certain cases, may cause headaches. For example, think of the need—or...
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...