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In-depth interviews with experts for a closer look at emerging trends and the digital transformation of the media and entertainment industry. Now & Next is produced by the Canada Media Fund and hosted by Leora Kornfeld.

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In-depth interviews with experts for a closer look at emerging trends and the digital transformation of the media and entertainment industry. Now & Next is produced by the Canada Media Fund and hosted by Leora Kornfeld.

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Cryptokitties

By !!!Cassandra!!! - Dec 03 2018
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A brilliant explanation of blockchain, inside a fast-paced and very entertaining account of the Cryptokitties game. Strongly recommended.

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Cryptokitties

By !!!Cassandra!!! - Dec 03 2018
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A brilliant explanation of blockchain, inside a fast-paced and very entertaining account of the Cryptokitties game. Strongly recommended.
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Now & Next

Latest release on Nov 26, 2019

The Best Episodes Ranked Using User Listens

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Rank #1: How AI Could Reshape Filmmaking

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For several decades, placing long-shot bets and hoping for the best was pretty much all there was when it came to making TV shows and movies. Then along came data and analytics.

On this episode of Now & Next we hear from Jack Zhang. Jack is a Waterloo grad who has devised a machine-learning system that breaks movies down to their core elements—tens of thousands of them in total—to predict a movie’s likelihood of success. And as you’ll hear in the inaugural episode of our second season, that’s only one of the many things Zhang’s artificial intelligence program can do.

For more information about Now & Next, this episode, to learn more about artificial intelligence in filmmaking, or to consult the show’s credits, visit https://trends.cmf-fmc.ca/

Sep 16 2019

21mins

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Rank #2: CMF Trends does SXSW

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Why do Canadian businesses from the entertainment and audiovisual production sectors flock to Texas during SXSW? We sent the Canada Media Fund's Director of Industry and Market Trends, Catherine Mathys, down to Austin – microphone in hand – to find out.

For more about SXSW 2019, head over to trends.cmf-fmc.ca.

Apr 03 2019

12mins

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Rank #3: Behind Sinking Ship's Success: Taking Risks in Kids’ TV

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How can producers of kids’ content differentiate themselves in a newly global and competitive marketplace? For J.J. Johnson of Sinking Ship Entertainment, the production company behind some of the most popular kids’ shows on streaming and broadcast channels, it’s all about doing what others are not.

Dec 11 2018

27mins

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Rank #4: Cryptokitties: The cats that broke part of the blockchain

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What do digital cats have to do with blockchain? A lot, thanks to the game CryptoKitties. In less than a year it’s become one of the world’s most successful blockchain applications, with over $40 million in transactions. Yes, of cats that live on screens.

Nov 27 2018

32mins

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Rank #5: The Battle for Attention: How Viacom Uses Short-Form Video

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First, a *major* shout out to Toronto’s Buffer Festival and its staff, who were instrumental in arranging this interview. Buffer Festival is the world's largest international digital-first film festival. It features theatrical screenings, red carpets, educational keynotes, and awards — and you should definitely check it out at bufferfestival.com

In this episode of Now & Next we explore how a major legacy media company is navigating the shift from the “lean back” experience of linear television to the short, snappy, and on-the-go mode of mobile viewing.

We dig into this with Brendan Yam, vice president and general manager of Viacom Digital Studios International. He has been with the company since 2005, and for the past year and a half, has led the company’s short form digital content output — and its conquest of global markets.

To dig deeper, visit trends.cmf-fmc.ca

Nov 26 2019

20mins

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