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So far in life, Leora has been a record store clerk, a CBC radio host, a Harvard Business School case writer, a blogger and a crossword puzzle clue. Currently she’s a media and technology consultant, working with clients in the US and Canada.
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Now & Next Podcast S3E5 – How the game industry is staying relevant during...

On this episode of Now & Next, we hear from several leaders in the gaming industry who discuss the challenges and opportunities that come...

Now & Next Podcast S3E3 – Staying eco-conscious on set during Covid-19

At a time when fast food restaurants all over North America are serving veggie burgers and most retailers are charging extra for plastic bags,...

Now & Next Podcast S3E3 – Virtual Production Techniques for Film & TV: Sky...

On this episode of Now & Next, host Leora Kornfeld sits down with Alberta-based producer Andrew Scholotiuk and director Dylan Pearce to discuss virtual...
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Now & Next Podcast S3E2 – The Time Is Now: Achieving On-Screen Racial Diversity

On this episode of Now & Next host Leora Kornfeld is joined by award-winning actor and founder of Reelworld Film Festival Tonya Williams to...
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Now & Next Podcast S3E1 – Practicing ‘Safe Sets’ In the Covid-19 Era

In this first episode of a brand new season of Now & Next, Alex Kolodkin the founder of Safe Sets International joins Leora Kornfeld...
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Artificial Intelligence in the Arts: An Enabling Technology, a Threat, or a Complement?

A computer science professor, a new media curator and critic, and an AI entrepreneur building audience demand analysis software ponder artificial intelligence (AI) in...

Now & Next Podcast: Six Takeaways from Season 2

An AI trailblazer, an eSports champ, Canada’s most celebrated Indigenous filmmaker, the foremost expert on podcasting, an advocate for environmental sustainability and a VP...

From Instagram Stars to Invisible Companies: New Approaches to Content Creation

“Everyone wants to be a creator,” says Eitan Pilipski, VP in charge of developing Snapchat’s ever-evolving augmented reality (AR) platform. Pilipski was one of...

Where Do Documentary Dollars Come From?

When it comes to financing documentaries, many think the options are either running up a tab on credit cards, shaking down family members for...

How Streamers Are Using Data: From Programming to Experiential Marketing

“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...

Trailers: How to Tell Your Story in Two Minutes or Less

Are trailers miniature versions of your film? Are they marketing tools? Are they fundraising tools? Or are they mood creators, offering just a taste...

Beyond Co-pros: The Many Faces of Production Partnerships in Documentary

There are official co-productions, with the close to 60 countries with which Canada has signed treaties, but there are also other ways to get...

Film and TV Production: Why It Doesn’t End with the Distribution Deal

One way to think of the world of theatrical releases and TV schedules is as limited shelf space. There are only so many cinemas...

From Cannabis to Branded Content, Creators Are in Demand

The proliferation of screens and platforms coupled with the blurring of boundaries between content and marketing have led to a flowering of new opportunities...

30 Years Later, Who’s in Charge of the Internet?

In 1993, when the consumer Internet* was still very much in its fledgling stage, the New Yorker magazine published a now famous cartoon, showing...

Could VR Be the Solution Socially Isolated Seniors Are Looking For?

Virtual reality can be a lot more than just a new-fangled way to entertain yourself. It can also be used as a therapy for...