Apr 05, 2020
Visit our sister site:

ARCHIVES

Archives for: April 20125
  • Many More Indie Films Are Released, but Not Very Widely, Study Finds
    Tuesday April 10th 2012

    Toward the back of an annual statistical download last month from the Motion Picture Association of America were some numbers that reveal the changing contours of film distribution in the United States. The statistics point toward a seeming explosion in the number of indie films being released. Over the last 10 years, there has been a 74 percent increase in the number of movies being distributed by companies other than members of the M.P.A.A. - to 469 in 2011, from 270 in 2002. That happened even as the film count from those big member companies – Fox, Disney, Sony, Warner, Paramount, and Universal – and their units fell 31 percent, to 141 from 205 over those same years.

  • Telecom revenue proves Canadians not abandoning pay TV
    Thursday April 05th 2012

    The death of cable is greatly exaggerated according to the latest financial figures released Wednesday from the country’s broadcast regulator. If the most recent quarterly income statements from major publicly traded providers such as Rogers Communications Inc., BCE Inc. and Shaw Communications Inc., weren’t enough, the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications[…]

  • Director says move by Canuck censors pushed U.S. theatres to show ‘Bully’
    Thursday April 05th 2012

    “Bully” director Lee Hirsch says a bold decision by Canadian censors is opening doors for his controversial documentary in the United States. Hirsch says he’s grateful to film boards in Canuck provinces that bestowed a PG rating after the Motion Picture Association of America slapped it with an R rating, which requires parental accompaniment for those below the age of 17. U.S. distributors ended up releasing “Bully” without a rating in the United States, a move that leaves it up to individual theatre owners to decide whether to screen Hirsch’s troubling look at schoolyard abuse. The fact that Canada has deemed it suitable for young audiences sends a powerful message, says the writer-director. “It’s given them a lot of courage,” Hirsch says during a recent media stop in Toronto, crediting the Canadian move with encouraging U.S. theatres to screen the film.

  • Many Companies Racing to Capitalize on Pinterest
    Wednesday April 04th 2012

    Last month, digital executives from Hearst’s 20 or so titles were summoned for an important meeting at the company’s Manhattan headquarters. The pressing subject was Pinterest, how all Hearst’s magazines are using it, and how they could leverage the platform. Attendees also spent a fair bit of time examining competitors’[…]

  • Ford and Bell intersect on new branded content campaign
    Wednesday April 04th 2012

    Bell Media and Ford Canada are collaborating on a new web series called Intersections. “Each episode of Intersections highlights people and places at the crossroads of art and technology, a perfect theme for a partnership that sits at the crossroads of brand and entertainment,” said Jon Taylor, senior director of content for Bell Media Digital, in a release. Intersections is produced by Bell Media Digital’s internal video production unit and is hosted on a dedicated microsite with an embedded video player and an interactive Ford Focus photo gallery.

 The first episode is a three-and-a-half-minute profile of Jason ‘DJ Shine’ Spanu, a Canadian DJ.

  • Posts navigation

ARCHIVES

Archives for: April 20125
  • Many More Indie Films Are Released, but Not Very Widely, Study Finds
    Tuesday April 10th 2012

    Toward the back of an annual statistical download last month from the Motion Picture Association of America were some numbers that reveal the changing contours of film distribution in the United States. The statistics point toward a seeming explosion in the number of indie films being released. Over the last 10 years, there has been a 74 percent increase in the number of movies being distributed by companies other than members of the M.P.A.A. - to 469 in 2011, from 270 in 2002. That happened even as the film count from those big member companies – Fox, Disney, Sony, Warner, Paramount, and Universal – and their units fell 31 percent, to 141 from 205 over those same years.

  • Telecom revenue proves Canadians not abandoning pay TV
    Thursday April 05th 2012

    The death of cable is greatly exaggerated according to the latest financial figures released Wednesday from the country’s broadcast regulator. If the most recent quarterly income statements from major publicly traded providers such as Rogers Communications Inc., BCE Inc. and Shaw Communications Inc., weren’t enough, the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications[…]

  • Director says move by Canuck censors pushed U.S. theatres to show ‘Bully’
    Thursday April 05th 2012

    “Bully” director Lee Hirsch says a bold decision by Canadian censors is opening doors for his controversial documentary in the United States. Hirsch says he’s grateful to film boards in Canuck provinces that bestowed a PG rating after the Motion Picture Association of America slapped it with an R rating, which requires parental accompaniment for those below the age of 17. U.S. distributors ended up releasing “Bully” without a rating in the United States, a move that leaves it up to individual theatre owners to decide whether to screen Hirsch’s troubling look at schoolyard abuse. The fact that Canada has deemed it suitable for young audiences sends a powerful message, says the writer-director. “It’s given them a lot of courage,” Hirsch says during a recent media stop in Toronto, crediting the Canadian move with encouraging U.S. theatres to screen the film.

  • Many Companies Racing to Capitalize on Pinterest
    Wednesday April 04th 2012

    Last month, digital executives from Hearst’s 20 or so titles were summoned for an important meeting at the company’s Manhattan headquarters. The pressing subject was Pinterest, how all Hearst’s magazines are using it, and how they could leverage the platform. Attendees also spent a fair bit of time examining competitors’[…]

  • Ford and Bell intersect on new branded content campaign
    Wednesday April 04th 2012

    Bell Media and Ford Canada are collaborating on a new web series called Intersections. “Each episode of Intersections highlights people and places at the crossroads of art and technology, a perfect theme for a partnership that sits at the crossroads of brand and entertainment,” said Jon Taylor, senior director of content for Bell Media Digital, in a release. Intersections is produced by Bell Media Digital’s internal video production unit and is hosted on a dedicated microsite with an embedded video player and an interactive Ford Focus photo gallery.

 The first episode is a three-and-a-half-minute profile of Jason ‘DJ Shine’ Spanu, a Canadian DJ.

  • Posts navigation

ARCHIVES

Archives for: April 20125
  • Many More Indie Films Are Released, but Not Very Widely, Study Finds
    Tuesday April 10th 2012

    Toward the back of an annual statistical download last month from the Motion Picture Association of America were some numbers that reveal the changing contours of film distribution in the United States. The statistics point toward a seeming explosion in the number of indie films being released. Over the last 10 years, there has been a 74 percent increase in the number of movies being distributed by companies other than members of the M.P.A.A. - to 469 in 2011, from 270 in 2002. That happened even as the film count from those big member companies – Fox, Disney, Sony, Warner, Paramount, and Universal – and their units fell 31 percent, to 141 from 205 over those same years.

  • Telecom revenue proves Canadians not abandoning pay TV
    Thursday April 05th 2012

    The death of cable is greatly exaggerated according to the latest financial figures released Wednesday from the country’s broadcast regulator. If the most recent quarterly income statements from major publicly traded providers such as Rogers Communications Inc., BCE Inc. and Shaw Communications Inc., weren’t enough, the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications[…]

  • Director says move by Canuck censors pushed U.S. theatres to show ‘Bully’
    Thursday April 05th 2012

    “Bully” director Lee Hirsch says a bold decision by Canadian censors is opening doors for his controversial documentary in the United States. Hirsch says he’s grateful to film boards in Canuck provinces that bestowed a PG rating after the Motion Picture Association of America slapped it with an R rating, which requires parental accompaniment for those below the age of 17. U.S. distributors ended up releasing “Bully” without a rating in the United States, a move that leaves it up to individual theatre owners to decide whether to screen Hirsch’s troubling look at schoolyard abuse. The fact that Canada has deemed it suitable for young audiences sends a powerful message, says the writer-director. “It’s given them a lot of courage,” Hirsch says during a recent media stop in Toronto, crediting the Canadian move with encouraging U.S. theatres to screen the film.

  • Many Companies Racing to Capitalize on Pinterest
    Wednesday April 04th 2012

    Last month, digital executives from Hearst’s 20 or so titles were summoned for an important meeting at the company’s Manhattan headquarters. The pressing subject was Pinterest, how all Hearst’s magazines are using it, and how they could leverage the platform. Attendees also spent a fair bit of time examining competitors’[…]

  • Ford and Bell intersect on new branded content campaign
    Wednesday April 04th 2012

    Bell Media and Ford Canada are collaborating on a new web series called Intersections. “Each episode of Intersections highlights people and places at the crossroads of art and technology, a perfect theme for a partnership that sits at the crossroads of brand and entertainment,” said Jon Taylor, senior director of content for Bell Media Digital, in a release. Intersections is produced by Bell Media Digital’s internal video production unit and is hosted on a dedicated microsite with an embedded video player and an interactive Ford Focus photo gallery.

 The first episode is a three-and-a-half-minute profile of Jason ‘DJ Shine’ Spanu, a Canadian DJ.

  • Posts navigation

Advertisements