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Calling All Ladies: The Difference Engine Initiative

The Hand Eye Society invites you to apply to one of two free Game-Making incubators!  These incubators are part of TIFF Nexus and supported by the OMDC.  They will take place in August-September and October-November.  Applications for the incubators are being accepted now and are due by midnight on Sunday July 31st.  There will be an info session hosted at TIFF Bell Lightbox on July 26th at 7pm.

The Incubators

Each incubator has a maximum of six participants. Participants will attend a 3-hour session once a week for six weeks.

These sessions will provide participants with:

  • experience with several point-and-click gamemaking tools that do not require programming;
  • feedback and support on their gamemaking process from experienced gamemakers;
  • a peer-mentorship atmosphere that has more in common with crafting circles or writers’ groups than a traditional classroom setting;
  • snacks, drinks and good times.

Between sessions, participants will have required assignments generally needing 2 to 4 hours.

Visit this site http://handeyesociety.com/project/the-difference-engine-initiative/ to read more about the coordinators, FAQs and find out how you can be involved!

CFC Media Lab Gears Up for nextMEDIA+Banff 2010!

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nextMEDIA+Banff2010 will be chock-full of inspiring conversations and exciting keynotes!
Still trying to decide when to be where and where to be when? Check out the CFC Media Lab’s top picks!

SUNDAY, JUNE 13, 2010
ROOKIES IN THE ROCKIES

WHEN: 3-4pm
Location: Sir Edward Beatty
In Partnership with: Calgary Economic Development

To kick-off the Banff World Television Festival, first-timers and veterans alike are invited to meet and question top Canadian and International broadcasters who will provide insider information how to get the most out of the Festival. Find out what potential broadcast partners are looking for and how best to approach them. Festival veteran and independent producer Joe Novak, President, Bow River Productions, steers a stellar team of experts to help delegates tweak pitches, build critical relationships, and ‘work’ the Festival.

Moderated by Joe Novak, Co/Founder, Executive Producer – Bow River Productions Ltd.

Speakers
Elaine Frontain Bryant
, Vice President, Non-Fiction & Alternative Programming – A&E Network & Bio Channel
Victoria Ha
, Partner and Producer – Stitch Media; CFC Media Lab Alumnus
Jocelyn Hamilton, Vice President, Programming & Production – Corus Kids Television
Chris Harris, Director, Online Content – Canwest
Linda Laughlin
, Senior Producer – Independent Documentary Unit – CBC

MONDAY, JUNE 14, 2010
TELEFILM TV REFRAMED

Storytelling of Tomorrow: Interactive & Transmedia
WHEN: 2-3pm
In Partnership with:
Ontario Media Development Corporation (OMDC)

Join international, award winning interactive producers who have successfully helped producers and broadcasters navigate dual-platform TV projects that have generated results and additional revenues. Listen as they discuss how to breakthrough and what you need to be considering to go interactive and across platforms. Themes to explore include:

    • How to carry a narrative and story arc across platforms.
    • What needs to change when the size of the screen changes?
    • What needs to change when the level of interaction changes?

Moderated by Ana Serrano, Director – CFC Media Lab

Speakers
Victoria Ha
, Partner and Producer – Stitch Media; CFC Media Lab Alumnus
Anthony Lilley
, Chief Creative Office and CEO – Magic Lantern
Nathan Mayfield
, Chief Creative Director and Co-Founder – Hoodlum
Christopher Sandberg, CEO and Founder – The company P

SHAKEN @ BANFF TV + NEXTMEDIA

WHEN: 9pm
WHERE: Donald Cameron Hall, The Banff Centre

Brought to you by artsScene Edmonton, Banff New Media Institute, and Canadian Film Centre Media Lab, we’re celebrating the industry’s emerging talent by throwing the newest and hottest party at the Banff World Television Festival and nextMEDIA 2010. It’s a fresh new event in Banff featuring DJs, drinks, digital visualizations, photo booths and more in a two story venue like no other at The Banff Centre. Contact Cindy Fulton or Ken Bautista at info@artssceneedmonton.com for more information.

No Cover. Register today at shakentheparty.com

TUESDAY, JUNE 15, 2010
iPAD: SMOKING HOT iPAD CONTENT

WHEN: 4:30-5:30pm
In Partnership with: MEIC & Trapeze

nextMEDIA will be announcing the winners of the iPAD Tablet competition to find the hottest new ideas using iPad/tablet devices. The winning entry will receive a development deal worth $25,000 to make their concept a reality via leading interactive development agency Trapeze and the Toronto-based Mobile Experience Innovation Centre.

Hosted by Sara Diamond, President – Ontario College of Art & Design

Speakers
David Dougherty
, VP Strategic Innovation – Trapeze
Mike Kasprow
, Vice President and Creative Director – Trapeze; CFC Media Lab Alumnus

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 16, 2010
BANFF CONNECT: PROGRAM EXECUTIVE

WHEN: 11am-12pm
Location: Oak Room & Norquay Room
In Partnership with: Canada Media Fund

Experience the chance of a lifetime to sit down face-to-face with an international Program Executive. You have ten minutes to make an impression. Take a deep breath, pitch your project, load on the “WOW”…and leave with a deal.

Development Executives
Lydia Antonini
, Director, Digital Development – Warner Premiere
Matt Di Paola, Senior Vice President, Managing Director – Proximity
David Dougherty
, VP Strategic Innovation – Trapeze
Dr. Vitaly Fedko
, President & CEO – Corona Films
Chris Harris
, Director, Online Content – Canwest
Steven Hein
, Vice President, Branded Entertainment – FOX Digital Entertainment
Mike Kasprow
, Vice President and Creative Director – Trapeze; CFC Media Lab Alumnus
Alon Marcovici, Vice President, Digital Media – CTV Inc.
Simon Nelson, Controller, Portfolio & MultiPlatform – BBC Vision
Larry Tanz
, President – Vuguru

To register for Banff2010, visit: https://registration.achillesmedia.com/delegate_registration/list_products?event_id=19

To check out the full schedule, visit: http://www.banff2010.com/schedule.dynamic.php?

OMDC Provides Refund for Early Stage Development

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OMDC Intellectual Property (IP) Development Fund assists Ontario corporations by providing a refund of 30% of prior costs incurred in direct support of eligible early stage development activities to bring screen-based content properties closer to production or market ready stage.

Qualifying Ontario corporations may apply for expenditures incurred over the course of a taxation year that relate to a slate of early stage development activities undertaken by the corporation.

Eligible expenditures are those incurred after March 31, 2009 up to and including March 31, 2010.

Applicants may apply up to twice during the span of the pilot program. Applicants must submit their application to OMDC at the end of a taxation year in which the applicant has incurred expenditures for eligible early stage development activities (Year End Application). If the applicant chooses, they may also file an Interim Application prior to their taxation year end. To be eligible to file an Interim Application a qualifying corporation must still meet all of the eligibility requirements set out in the guidelines, including the requirement to have incurred a minimum $30,000 in early stage development costs.

Click here for Guidelines and applications forms.

AMCaT Offers Free MoCap Seminars

Experience the process of motion capture at AMCaT’s motion capture training facility. These are free seminars, brought to you by the Ontario Media Development Corporation in partnership with Seneca College, Interactive Ontario and Fast Motion Studios.  These events are hosted at 2 Denison Rd. W. Toronto, Ontario. RSVP by contacting Daniel Stopnicki daniel.stopnicki AT senecac.on.ca

Mocap for the game industry, Feb 3 at 9:30am

Mocap for the animation industry, Feb 3 at 1:30pm

Mocap for the film industry, Feb 10 at 9:30am

Mocap for the TV industry, Feb 10 at 1:30pm

OMDC SCREEN-BASED CONTENT INITIATIVE

Deadline: August 25, 2008 (BY 5:00 PM)

Ontario Media Development Corporation (OMDC) is pleased to announce that program documentation for the new OMDC Screen-based Content Initiative (SCI) is now available online (www.omdc.on.ca <http://www.omdc.on.ca/> – under Programs / OMDC Screen-based Content Initiative). To link directly to this information click here: Guidelines and Application Forms. <http://www.omdc.on.ca/Page5163.aspx>

The OMDC SCI is designed to provide eligible Ontario companies with funding for early-stage development activities required to bring screen-based content properties closer to the production ready stage and create a package appropriate to attract production financing. Successful applicants will receive a non-refundable contribution of up to $100,000 to a maximum of 75% of the budget.

The OMDC SCI is open to Ontario screen-based content creation companies that are actively involved in the production and exploitation of complete content products. This includes film and television producers, interactive digital media content producers and game developers.

The initiative will support any early-stage activity related to a screen-based content project such as a television series, feature film, mobisode, webisode, video game or internet property. Eligible activities must take place prior to commencing production of the market-ready product and could include:
·       Concept, story and/or character development
·       Script writing
·       Development of prototypes or demos
·       Creation of design and technical specifications documents
·       Market research and testing
·       Preparation of a business and marketing plan.

The OMDC SCI is intended to be open-ended and flexible. Eligible companies are encouraged to propose activities that are specific to their particular platform, genre and content focus. Activities outside of those listed above will also be considered provided they take place before production commences.

Information Session #1 <http://www.omdc.on.ca/Page5164.aspx>
Date: July 9, 2008
Time: 1:00pm to 2:00pm
Location: Conference Center – 175 Bloor St. East, North Tower, Third Floor, Toronto

Information Session #2 <http://www.omdc.on.ca/Page5165.aspx>
Date: July 9, 2008
Time: 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Location: Conference Center – 175 Bloor St. East, North Tower, Third Floor, Toronto

If you would like to attend the information session for this program please sign up via our online registration form.

Information Session #1 <http://www.omdc.on.ca/Page5164.aspx>
Information Session #2 <http://www.omdc.on.ca/Page5165.aspx>

Registration will close at 5:00 pm on July 8.  Unregistered guests will only be accepted if space permits. Depending on demand additional sessions may be scheduled.

Call for Applications – OMDC VIDEO GAME PROTOTYPE INITIATIVE

ONTARIO MEDIA DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION
INDUSTRY INITIATIVES – INTERACTIVE DIGITAL MEDIA BULLETIN

Ontario Media Development Corporation (OMDC) is pleased to announce the launch of the OMDC Video Game Prototype Initiative. Documentation for this pilot initiative is now available online (www.omdc.on.ca – under Programs / Content and Marketing Funds / OMDC Video Game Prototype Initiative).

The OMDC Video Game Prototype Initiative is designed to provide Ontario video game developers with funding for the creation of a prototype in order to secure a publisher or attract financing for a market-ready, commercial video game product. Successful applicants will receive a repayable contribution of up to $500,000 to a maximum of 50% of eligible expenses for their prototype.

This initiative is targeted at established video game developers with a track record that clearly demonstrates their capability to create and exploit a large scale video game. It is anticipated that the prototypes that will be funded through this initiative will lead to the development of video games that will provide significant benefits to the Ontario economy.

Roundtable Workshop
Interested eligible applicants are encouraged to attend an upcoming Roundtable Workshop to have their questions answered.
Date: August 27, 2007
Time: 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm
Location: Conference Centre – 175 Bloor Street East, North Tower,
Third Floor, Toronto, ON.

REGISTRATION AND PRE-QUALIFICATION IS REQUIRED
To register to attend the Roundtable Workshop please sign up via our online registration form click here to access . After reviewing your registration form and verifying your company’s eligibility, confirmation of your attendance at the Roundtable Workshop will be sent to you by email. Registration will close at 5:00 pm on August 26, 2007.

For further information on this or any of the other Industry Initiatives programs, please contact the Industry Initiative Coordinator at:

Ontario Media Development Corporation
175 Bloor Street East, South Tower, Suite 501
Toronto, Ontario M4W 3R8
Direct phone: 416-642-6695
Main phone: 416-314-6858
Fax: 416-314-6876
Email: programs@omdc.on.ca

CFC Media Lab Gears Up for nextMEDIA+Banff 2010!

nextMEDIA+Banff2010 will be chock-full of inspiring conversations and exciting keynotes! Still trying to decide when to be where and where to be when? Check out the CFC Media Lab’s top picks! SUNDAY, JUNE 13, 2010 ROOKIES IN THE ROCKIES WHEN: 3-4pm Location: Sir Edward Beatty In Partnership with: Calgary Economic Development To kick-off the Banff […]

OMDC Provides Refund for Early Stage Development

OMDC Intellectual Property (IP) Development Fund assists Ontario corporations by providing a refund of 30% of prior costs incurred in direct support of eligible early stage development activities to bring screen-based content properties closer to production or market ready stage. Qualifying Ontario corporations may apply for expenditures incurred over the course of a taxation year […]

AMCaT Offers Free MoCap Seminars

Experience the process of motion capture at AMCaT’s motion capture training facility. These are free seminars, brought to you by the Ontario Media Development Corporation in partnership with Seneca College, Interactive Ontario and Fast Motion Studios.  These events are hosted at 2 Denison Rd. W. Toronto, Ontario. RSVP by contacting Daniel Stopnicki daniel.stopnicki AT senecac.on.ca […]

OMDC SCREEN-BASED CONTENT INITIATIVE

Deadline: August 25, 2008 (BY 5:00 PM) Ontario Media Development Corporation (OMDC) is pleased to announce that program documentation for the new OMDC Screen-based Content Initiative (SCI) is now available online (www.omdc.on.ca <http://www.omdc.on.ca/> – under Programs / OMDC Screen-based Content Initiative). To link directly to this information click here: Guidelines and Application Forms. <http://www.omdc.on.ca/Page5163.aspx> The […]

Call for Applications – OMDC VIDEO GAME PROTOTYPE INITIATIVE

ONTARIO MEDIA DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION INDUSTRY INITIATIVES – INTERACTIVE DIGITAL MEDIA BULLETIN Ontario Media Development Corporation (OMDC) is pleased to announce the launch of the OMDC Video Game Prototype Initiative. Documentation for this pilot initiative is now available online (www.omdc.on.ca – under Programs / Content and Marketing Funds / OMDC Video Game Prototype Initiative). The OMDC […]

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