Telefilm Canada salutes the Canadian films and artists in the limelight at the 60th Cannes Film Festival3 May 2007
Telefilm Canada, which is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year, is proud to announce that three Canadian films will be in the spotlight during the 2007 edition of the prestigious Cannes Film Festival. L’Âge des ténèbres, the highly anticipated conclusion to Denys Arcand’s trilogy, has been chosen as the closing film of the Official Selection, while the Canada-Belgium-France co-production Voleurs de chevaux, by Micha Wald, and the animated short Madame Tutli-Putli, by Chris Lavis and Maciek Szczerbowski, will both be screened during International Critics’ Week. FULL STORY »
The Honourable Beverley J. Oda, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Status of Women, today announced the appointment of Timothy W. Casgrain, as Chairman of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC).
“The credentials Mr. Casgrain brings to the CBC will provide strong leadership,” said Minister Oda. “I am confident that his experience and sound judgement will greatly benefit the CBC.”
The British Columbia Securities Commission has found that a White Rock man contravened numerous sections of the Securities Act while promoting two investment schemes to people in Canada and other countries.Between January 2000 and November 2004, Brian David Anderson contravened the Securities Act while promoting two investments, Frontier Assets and the Alpha Program. A commission panel ruled that Anderson perpetrated a fraud, made misrepresentations, and distributed securities illegally in his efforts to promote these investments.
Consortium Delivers Live and On-demand Flash Streaming Solutions For Content Owners
Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq:ADBE) today announced the Adobe® Flash Media Solution Provider (FMSP) program. The new program is a consortium of professional streaming solution providers and publishers that offer consulting and implementation services for the Adobe Flash® Media Server. Aimed at customers who need to deliver live and on-demand streaming media applications, inaugural members of the FMSP program include: The FeedRoom; Multicast Media Technologies; Jalipo; Onstream Media; and stimTV. These industry-leading solution providers specialize in enabling organizations to broadcast live Flash streaming for sporting events, concerts, webcasts, educational and promotional events.
Groundbreaking Ceremony For Bell Festival Centre Celebrates Landmark Occasion For The Toronto International Film Festival Group (TIFFG)27 April 2007
The Toronto International Film Festival Group (TIFFG) celebrates today the commencement of Bell Festival Centre’s construction with an official groundbreaking ceremony co-presented with the King and John Festival Corporation (KJFC). Held at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel in Toronto, the event is hosted by filmmaker/actor Don McKellar and the host of Definitely Not the Opera on CBC Radio One, Sook-Yin Lee. Ceremony guests include the finest in the Canadian film industry, government officials, media, sponsors and donors. FULL STORY »
For the third time in as many years, the IATSE has asked NBC Universal Television to investigate continued complaints of racist and sexist remarks and antagonistic behavior from “Law & Order: SVU” Executive Producer Ted Kotcheff. According to the IA, several complaints from members of both Local 52 and Local 600 have come into their offices, prompting the International’s legal firm, Spivak-Lipton, to seek redress from NBC-Universal.
MTV today announced that the brilliantly funny Sarah Silverman will take the hosting reins for the “2007 MTV Movie Awards,” airing live on MTV in Canada on Sunday, June 3, 2007 at 8 p.m. ET. Star of both big screen and small, Silverman will lend her unique brand of provocative comedy to this year’s ceremony, which will be broadcast from the Gibson Theater in Universal City, California.
Avid Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: AVID) today reported revenues of $218.9 million for the three-month period ended March 31, 2007 compared to $218.1 million for the same period in 2006. GAAP net income for the quarter was $20,000, or $.00 per diluted share compared to GAAP net income of $3.3 million, or $.08 per diluted share, in the first quarter of 2006.
In marked contrast to other generations, young Americans ages 18 to 29 are driven by the influence of good design on major life decisions. That’s according to a survey of more than 2,000 Americans completed by consumer polling firm Kelton Research and commissioned by Autodesk, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADSK) in commemoration of the company’s 25th anniversary. Survey responses also confirm that design has more than passing importance in U.S. consumers’ lives.
Autodesk Inc. (NASDAQ: ADSK) announced that key members of the senior management team will present an overview of the company’s strategy at its 2007 Investor Meeting today.
At the event, management will illustrate the significant, long-term macro-economic trends that drive the company’s business as well as its industry-leading execution and outstanding competitive position. In anticipation of the meeting, the company is providing an update on its financial guidance for the first quarter of fiscal 2008. With less than one week remaining in the first quarter of fiscal 2008, management indicates first quarter revenue will be at the high end, or slightly above, the previously issued revenue guidance range of $490 million to $500 million.