News Archive for: ‘funding’

A new record for video game crowdfunding at $6.2M

Wing Commander and Privateer creator Chris Roberts’ return to game development, a new space sim called Star Citizen, is the new king of video game crowdfunding campaigns. Between contributions sent to its homegrown crowdfunding website and the Kickstarter page that became necessary when it was overwhelmed

New Bell Fund Programs Focus on Television Innovation and Digital Media Success

TORONTO/MONTREAL – The Bell Fund is launching three new special funding programs to encourage the use of digital platforms for television program development and to ensure that successful digital media projects can build on their achievements. “Our goal is to

Bell Broadcast and New Media Fund 2010 Annual Report Now Online

The Bell Fund 2010 Annual Report is now available online at the following link: 2010 Highlights ·         $11,133,214 was invested in the production of 83 cross-platform television and interactive digital projects ·         $860,575 was invested in the development of

Canada Media Fund Pledges To Support Digital Content Creation

With its scheduled opening on April 1, 2010, the new Canadian Media Fund is promising to support Canadian content and software application development for current and emerging digital platforms. Some $350 million in funding support will be distributed, officials describe,

New Funding for Original Web Video – FanTrust: "Couldn't Come at a Better Time"

Creators of original web video now have a new source of funding. Canada’s Independent Production Fund (IPF) is launching a pilot program to fund drama series created for any platform. In recognition of the evolving broadcast environment, the IPF will

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

Session Four: Setting your digital resolutions for 2009

Take charge of your digital strategy, with FanTrust’s step-by-step plan. Here’s how to set yourself up for success with a laser focus on accountability. In the latest three blog sessions, FanTrust has helped your company to articulate digital goals for

ICE Cubes launches online with a podcast featuring FanTrust President Catherine Warren

ICE Cubes – a series of podcasts that examines current trends and news stories in interactive entertainment – launched this week in conjection with the Interactive Content Exchange (ICE) conference. An ICE 2008 advisory board member and presenter, FanTrust President

FanTrust picks for GDC 2008

FanTrust is hitting the Game Developers Conference (GDC) in San Francisco – the world’s largest professionals-only game industry event. Hope to see you there! FanTrust’s “Top 3” GDC picks: Early Stage Funding for Gaming Start Ups Why: Entertainment media companies

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