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Why virtual reality is struggling to take hold in a world of Too Much Content—and where (and how) it can thrive.
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These are a must-have for any Wes Anderson fan.

Are you Margot Tenenbaum, or more of a Steve Zissou?
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UBC is a hot location for movie and television shoots in Vancouver. Here are some of the top movies and tv shows you'd never know were filmed at UBC.
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Strange Success

One made a name for himself in videogame design. The other has over a million followers in social media. Together, they learned the hard lessons of making a phy...sical game. But that game, #ExplodingKittens , has done $80 MILLION IN SALES AND THEY SPENT ZERO OF THEIR OWN MONEY TO MAKE IT.
Listen in the car! On the train! While you’re hiking! #Oatmeal https://itunes.apple.com/…/strange-success-wi…/id1329775106…

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Joel Reimer is feeling Please Come Out.

Hey Film Family!
The DGC has put out an urgent request for help as an industry we could lose the ability to shoot in Yaletown. The Guild has put out a call for film makers to come out on Thursday to show the city how important Yaletown is to our industry.

APR19
Apr 19 - Apr 21Vancouver Convention CentreVancouver, BC, Canada
Film · 130 people
The Canada Council for the Arts presents the Governor General's Awards in Visual and Media Arts. Watch videos and see winners' profiles and galleries.
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The Social Agency

We're hiring! We're seeking the following two p/t freelance positions (or it could be one f/t gig if you cross off all the requirements!):

Social Media Strategi...st/Community Manager
(approx. 20-30 hours per week)

The ideal candidate has experience in the following areas:
- Developing successful strategies for a variety of brands across all the social channels
- Managing social media accounts for multiple brands
- Setting up social ad campaigns (Canvas, Pixel etc) and working with Facebook Ads Manager
- Creating KPI reports and experience pulling data from platforms like Meltwater and Hootsuite
- Producing social media graphics, GIFs, videos, etc.

PR Specialist
(approx. 10-15 hours per week)

The ideal candidate has experience in the following areas:
- Developing PR campaign strategies for a variety of brands
- Pitching media and lining up interviews
- Writing media releases and advisories for a variety of brands
- Using release distribution tools for tracking and developing appropriate contacts
- Managing influencer relationships and partnerships
- Established relationships with local, national or international media contacts is a plus.

If you are interested in either position (or both!) please email Kirstin and Monica at: howdy@thesocialagency.ca

Please include links to any social accounts you've managed and your hourly rate.

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Lance Weiler is with Steve La Rue and 63 others.

Christy Dena and I are excited to share that Forward slash Story 2018 has new dates (arrive) August 23rd / (departure) August 27th.

Plus a NEW LOCATION! We're headed to the island of Lamu just off the coast of Kenya!

Application DEADLINE EXTENDED to March 9th. Apply today!

Find Collaborators through a joyful sense of making Forward Slash Story attempts to tackle some of the most difficult problems surrounding storytelling in the 21st Century. A gathering of thinkers & doers working across a diversity of creative fields come together for 4 days focused on sharing, maki...
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The future is now and we're ready to step into it with our Immersive Edition winners! Congratulations to the 13 winning teams and to all applicants! We are prou...d to support local filmmakers across western Canada, including talent outside of urban centres. Winners of this edition receive $40K in production funding to create a 360 video and a companion digital short. Browse the selected teams at the link and show them some love!

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STORYHIVE offers production grants and distribution opportunities for filmmakers, musicians, storytellers and creators in BC and Alberta.
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“Great, we’re now the Walmart of tech workers in North America — cheapest prices ever,” said Andrew Yan, director of the City Program at Simon Fraser University. “That’s a great place to start selling yourself.”

After the failed bid proposal was posted online, observers questioned why the city would highlight that its tech workers are paid less
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Workshops for content creators, videographers, filmmakers, producers, directors. Sharpen creative & technical skills. Summit Pass, Student & Day Passes available.

With speakers: Gilles Corbeil (Shape of Water), Stephen Campanelli (Three Billboards Outside Bbbing Missouri) and more.
banffcentre.ca
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Congrats to all involved in the Supercluster - great news for BC and Centre for Digital Media students, alumni and digital community! "The Digital Technology su...percluster in British Columbia will
use big data and digital technologies to unlock new potential in
important sectors like health care, forestry, and manufacturing."

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Navdeep Bains has named five technology groups that will each get a piece of up to $950 million in what the government calls its "superclusters" initiative.
globalnews.ca
A new report about Canada's tech sector shines a light on who works in the digital economy. The good news is there are lots of jobs for skilled workers. The bad news? It's still an uphill battle getting women into the tech workforce.
cbc.ca