The Television Series: Notes From VIFF Industry Panels

It’s both an exciting and scary time for content creators, no more so than in the field of the television series. In 2015, there are 400 original scripted series on television. How do you break through the noise to secure funding, and make a success for your show?

Canadian Broadcaster Looking for Next YouTube Stars

The seismic shifts that the internet is bringing about in the entertainment and media industry continued to concentrate minds on the second day of VIFF Industry.

VIFF Industry Tackles "Discoverability" in Digital World

How do you get your content “discovered”? This was the big question of the first day of VIFF Industry the 4-day adjunct event that runs alongside Western Canada’s main film festival, the Vancouver International Film Festival.

Making the Leap from Low-Budget To Studio Filmmaking

The second session of the final day at VIFF Industry was a one-on-one with fortysomething director Jay Duplass. Duplass gave a refreshingly candid account of the highs and lows in his career as he transitioned from no-budget films to big budget Hollywood productions.

Ondi Timoner and Disruptive Artists

The final day of VIFF Industry - the industry event of the Vancouver International Film Festival - focused as in previous years on indie film and programme making.

Self-distribution Beckons For Many Filmmakers

The second panel at this year’s VIFF Industry, the adjunct industry event of the Vancouver International Film Festival, focussed on distribution - both digital and theatrical.

VIFF Industry: Crowdfunding Not Just About Raising Cash

If you’re crowdfunding your film primarily to raise money then you’ve probably got your priorities wrong.

Video: The Lengths Climate Scientists Will Go

This is the promo video for a project that I'm getting close to finishing.

A Climate Scientist Gets Elected. My Risk Pays Off.

When, on the night of Tuesday 14th May, the results came in for the 2013 election in British Columbia in Canada, it marked the end of what seemed like a very long journey for me.