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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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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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Rank #1: 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
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Rank #2: VR and AR: Coming Soon to a Theatre Near You

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Even though we’ve been hearing about virtual and augmented reality for years, we’re still far from mass adoption. Could blending VR/AR technologies into physical environments change that? In this episode, industry analyst Alexis Macklin of Greenlight Insights makes the case for location-based entertainment.

Dec 21 2018
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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
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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
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Rank #5: Wattpad: Leveraging a billion data points a day

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Wattpad is the online writing platform with 65 million users worldwide, written by 4 million writers, that generates 1 billion data points per day. This episode goes inside Wattpad studios to find out how all this data is helping TV & film companies make better bets.

Nov 13 2018
24 mins
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Rank #6: Pacific Content on the Audio Renaissance

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With Steve Pratt and Dan Misener of the Vancouver-based Pacific Content, embark on an in-depth look at the phenomenon of podcasting and how it’s doing double duty as audio entertainment and as a jumping off point for TV and film projects.

Oct 30 2018
31 mins
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Rank #7: Inside YouTube: Beyond Dogs on Skateboards and Viral Videos

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What are the business opportunities YouTube has to offer producers and talent? In this episode, Mark Swierszcz, the YouTube Space Toronto’s head of operations, provides a closer look at the platform’s roadmap for creators.

Oct 16 2018
32 mins
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