Thursday, October 18, 2018

MURDA BEATZ MADE A KILLING AT FORTNITE — AND GAVE IT TO NORM KELLY,...

It’s been a pretty busy few days from Canadian hip-hop producer Murda Beatz. On Tuesday, he competed in the first Fortnite Pro Am in Los Angeles, finishing 11th with his partner, Valkyrae, winning $20,000 for charity.

TWO TORONTO-MADE VIDEOGAMES ARE REACHING FOR THE SPOTLIGHT AT E3

This is going to be an important week for two Toronto-made games, but for very different reasons. One is a big gamble for the largest studio in the city, the other a long-awaited title from one of the most highly regarded indie studios in Canada.

SHAW ROCKET FUND KICK-STARTS ONLINE KIDS’ SAFETY PROGRAM FOR CANADIAN DIGITAL CONTENT IN PARTNERSHIP...

Rocket Fund will finance 100 per cent of the cost of kidSAFE Seal Certification over the first year of the program, further demonstrating the Shaw Rocket Fund's commitment to supporting producers in an evolving digital environment.

#StopCBC from destroying a part of Canada’s broadcast history

The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation has quietly launched a systematic process that will destroy a vital component of Canada’s cultural and broadcast heritage. And the Canadian public knows virtually nothing about it.

Video game giant Ubisoft to open Winnipeg office

Ubisoft will invest $35M in Manitoba, create 100 jobs over 5 years, company says

ANNOUNCING THE 2018 IDEABOOST ACCELERATOR COHORT 7

Based in Toronto and tailored to select digital media-focused startups, the four-month Accelerator offers a bespoke curriculum powered by a team of experienced staff, mentors, executives and investors.

Feds looked into taxes for Netflix, other foreign streaming services, docs show

Newly released documents show that federal officials have taken a close look at ways to have online services, such as Netflix and Amazon voluntarily agree to remit sales taxes.
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Far Cry 5 hopes for a cult following

For new game set in the U.S. and made partly in Toronto, finding a charismatic villain to go with its political territory was one of the challenges.

Netflix Movies Banned From Competing At Cannes, Artistic Director Explains Decision

Should movies produced for Netflix and other streaming services be eligible to compete alongside theatrical films at the prestigious Cannes Film Festival?

CMF INVESTS MORE THAN $6.2M IN 27 CANADIAN INNOVATIVE DIGITAL MEDIA PRODUCTIONS

The Canada Media Fund (CMF) announced today an investment of more than $6.2M in development and marketing support to 27 innovative digital media projects as part of the 2017-2018 second round of funding of the Experimental Stream Innovation Program.

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