Note to BC Members – Fall Update

MEDIA MAKERS CONVERGE AT MERGING + MEDIA CONFERENCE AND MASTER CLASS

Over 200 media makers from film, tv, interactive, gaming, web and social media gathered this past Friday to participate in the inaugural Merging+Media Conference, co-presented by CMPA-BC and Merging Media Productions.  The conference was jam packed with engaging speakers and panel discussions bringing together international and local content experts to discuss transmedia issues and the future of creative content.  The previous day, 30 producers took part in the Merging+Media Master Class launched by the UK’s Anita Ondine and LA-based transmedia producer Darcy Jouan.  Participants worked on group case-studies, had one on one time with mentors, and 10 were selected to pitch to a jury for a development prize from BC Film.  Projects pitched by Andrew Williamson of Off Island Films and Audrey Mehler of Paperny Films were chosen by the jury to split the $10,000 development award.

ADVOCACY UPDATE

On October 25th, Premier Campbell shuffled his Cabinet and, in so doing, created a series of new portfolios and ministries.  The “film file” was moved to the newly created Ministry of Community, Sport and Cultural Development helmed by rookie Minister Stephanie Cadieux.  We wrote to the minister this week and you can review that letter here: Minister Stephanie Cadieux Letter Nov 1 2010.  Rob Bromley, Brian Hamilton and I will be in Victoria on Monday Nov 8th meeting with Officials from this new ministry, Ministry of Finance and others.  The CMPA continues to advocate for more recognition for the creative and economic contribution BC companies make to the provincial economy by developing and producing intellectual property as a complement to service production.

CMPA -BC ELECTIONS AND ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING – NOVEMBER 24, 2010

All eligible voting CMPA-BC members have been mailed an elections package including a ballot for the 2011 Branch Council election and official notice of the upcoming 2010 Annual General Meeting to be held on November 24 at 6:00pm here at CMPA-BC office.  PLEASE NOTE: NEW THIS YEAR completed ballots must be returned via mail or fax to Deloitte the independent auditor responsible for tabulating the election results.  The 2011 Branch Council will be announced at the AGM and we encourage you to attend and stay for a light reception following the meeting.  Please RSVP by Monday November 20 to Robyne at Robyne.switzer@cmpa.ca

PRIME TIME IN OTTAWA – CMPA NATIONAL CONFERENCE

Early bird registration is available now until mid December for Prime Time which will run February 16-18, 2011.  This upcoming edition will continue to build on last year’s success in looking forward at key issues facing our industry.  You can register on-line at www.primetimeinottawa.ca

Until next time…

Liz Shorten

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