CANADA MEDIA FUND AND SHAW ROCKET FUND ANNOUNCE 33M IN FUNDING TO

first_imgTotal$2,200,000$1,100,000 Ara’s ImaginariumOxus Films$233,333$116,667 Facebook The selected projects will provide entertainment, education, and new experiences for kids. They are original, animated series, in their first season, which meet the CMF’s definition of Children and Youth programming, created initially for digital distribution–including subscription video-on-demand services–on a platform that is meaningfully available to Canadian audiences.The CMF-SRF Kids Digital Animated Series Program encourages the production of innovative content in today’s media landscape. It gives priority to series that focus on creativity and originality, demonstrate an understanding of the audience through discoverability, have the potential to evolve into a subsequent season or a longer format, and that use technology to increase animation quality. Advertisement Login/Register With: Galapagos XBig Bad Boo Productions$300,000$150,000 Twitter Advertisement CHAOSCarpe Diem Film and TV$333,333$166,667 PROJECT NAMECOMPANYCMFSRF About the Canada Media FundThe Canada Media Fund (CMF) fosters, develops, finances and promotes the production of Canadian content for all audiovisual platforms. In addition, it guides Canadian content towards a competitive global digital environment by supporting industry innovation, rewarding success, promoting diversity of voices, and encouraging access to content through public- and private-sector partnerships. The CMF receives funding from the Government of Canada and from cable, satellite and IP service distributors across the country. Please visit cmf-fmc.ca.About Shaw Rocket FundThe Shaw Rocket Fund (SRF) is a vital partner of the Canadian children’s media sector in offering children robust world-leading content on all platforms. The Rocket Fund invests in and supports Canadian-made media that reflects Canadian values and diversity, and most of all respects and speaks to children, while positively showcasing Canadian leadership on the world stage. By working with producers, regulators, and government, the Shaw Rocket Fund aims to make quality content for kids a global priority.  Since its inception, the Shaw Rocket Fund has invested over $220 million in 865 Canadian media content for children, family, and youth audiences worldwide.  Contributors to the Fund are Shaw Communications and Shaw Direct. Li’l SantaDi-O-Matic$350,000$175,000 Piper’s Pony TalesEpic Story Media$350,000$175,000 Toronto, June 10, 2019 — The Canada Media Fund (CMF) and Shaw Rocket Fund (SRF) announced today that seven kids’ projects will receive $3.3M in funding as part of their partnership program to fund the production of Canadian digital-first animated series for children and youth. The CMF and the SRF were impressed by the quality of applications received for this new program and are eager to see the selected projects come to fruition. DouniaTobo$283,333$141,667 LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Jeremy Fisher Junior Presents Jeremy and TunebugVérité Films$350,000$175,000 Advertisementlast_img read more

Reporting by WVUA 23 Reporter Sam Luther Hopefully

first_imgReporting by WVUA 23 Reporter Sam LutherHopefully, this week’s proposed severe weather will stay away, but if it doesn’t, it is best to be prepared.The theme Temporary Emergency Services staff keeps preaching is basically: “you don’t have to get ready if you stay ready.”“Well, the best thing that you can do to get prepared is get prepared early,” Dianna Dollar, Tuscaloosa County’s EMA deputy director, said. “Go ahead and identify your actions that you need to be taking. If it’s going to be in the middle of the night and you’re going to get woken up, is it something that you’re familiar enough with that you can do it while you’re half asleep to go to your safe place?”Whether it’s a closet in your home or a community shelter, it is best to know your emergency plan beforehand. With possible tornadoes and severe thunderstorms on the horizon for the latter half of this week, being awake is crucial to be safe.“If you’re asleep in your house at night, the outdoor warnings are probably not going to wake you up and it’s not designed to do that,” Dollar said. “So if that is your primary way of getting weather information, I would encourage you to find some other methods to get that information. And make sure that that’s not your only way of getting information. And then also find something to wake you up at night.”Tusc Alert or other systems on your phone are great tools to be informed and wake you up. But Dollar said relying on smartphones could be harmful. Also, most importantly, she urges residents to look at a map before Wednesday night.“Make sure you know your geography,” she said. “That’s a huge struggle that we have right now. Everyone having smartphones or GPS, nobody knows where they are anymore.”To sign up for Tusc Alert for free, visit tuscaloosacountyema.org. Also, be sure to stay tuned to WVUA 23 for all the latest updates on severe weather this week.last_img read more