Monthly Archive for: ‘August, 2009’

Around the Net In Media: Fox Teams with Twitter to Promote Reruns

To give its reruns a fresh 21st -century twist, Fox is teaming with Twitter. The network is introducing repeats of “Fringe” and “Glee” accompanied by messages from cast and producers via Twitter. During the episodes, viewers can follow the Twitter-sent

Facebook announces changes to its privacy policy

Following over a year-long review by the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada, Facebook announced changes to its privacy policy this morning in response to recommendations made by the Commissioner – improvements and technical changes it says will provide

Free the Fans

Play For Free Copenhagen November 19, 2009, 3pm When “Fans” meet “Free” all kinds of crazy stuff happens. Join FanTrust Entertainment Strategies President Catherine Warren is on a whirlwind tour at the crossroads of Fandom and Freedom, where virtual economics

SOCIAL MEDIA : Twitter Effect Redux: 78% of Tweets About Inglourious Basterds Were Positive

Earlier this morning we reported that Twitter may have played a role in generating box office revenue for Inglourious Basterds . The so-called “Twitter Effect” has also been credited with sinking Bruno on day two and giving District 9 an added box office boost. While many of you may have your dou…

Bell Fund Announces New Low Budget Digital Media Production Pilot Program

The Bell Fund has created a special program for interactive digital media projects with budgets that do not exceed $100,000. Grants will be awarded for up to 75% of the budget, to a maximum of $75,000 per project. Eligible projects

Mad Men to bypass cable rules

An deal between the American show’s distributor and Apple iTunes Canada makes Mad Men the first top-rated TV show to bypass Canada’s conventional TV protocols as a paid digital download.

GAMING : Apple's Next Product Also A "Gaming Platform"? [Rumor]

Just like the iPhone and iPod Touch, which are becoming increasingly games-focused as they mature, so too is Apple’s next “big thing” – rumoured to be a tablet computer – getting into games in a big way. According to Barron’s, who cite an analyst that’s claiming to have already touched the device…

Call For Entries – The 2010 International Digital Emmy® Awards

The 2010 International Digital Emmy Awards competition is now open and accepting entries. Entry deadline is November 2nd, 2009. FanTrust President Catherine Warren is a member of the International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, which runs the award program.