UK film industry riding high
Posted by Nordicity in London U.K. on Mar 17, 2015

UK film industry riding high By Ben Roberts | Tue, 17th March 2015 - 13:50 The UK film industry is riding high. Actors Eddie Redmayne and Benedict Cumberbatch are household names worldwide, Star Wars being made here and now London is the second home to the George Lucas visual effects powerhouse, Industrial Light and Magic, and a bear called Paddington has just made his big screen debut in China.

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New cultural centre recommended for P.E.I. arts industry
Posted by Nordicity in P.E.I. on Mar 12, 2015

Arts centre would be focus for professional development activities, exhibitions, and other events

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Economic Contribution of the UK Screen Sectors
Posted by Nordicity in London U.K. on Feb 24, 2015

Nordicity, in association with project lead Olsberg SPI, undertook a landmark study to determine the economic contribution of the UK’s screen sectors. For the first time, significantly updating previous studies on the film sector, this study has been expanded to include the UK’s high-end TV, video games and animation programming. Applying an innovative research methodology, the study presents the contribution the screen sectors make towards UK GVA, employment, the return on investment of the relevant Creative Sector Tax Reliefs and more broadly the fiscal impact in the form of taxes to the Exchequer.

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SEED Co. working toward digital media strategy for Stratford
Posted by Nordicity in Toronto on Feb 12, 2015

Developing a strategy for Stratford’s digital media industry began, appropriately enough, with the collection of data. That happened Wednesday night at the University of Waterloo Stratford campus, where dozens of people gathered for a brainstorming session to identify some of the opportunities and challenges the city faces in cultivating that tech-focused sector. “This is really the first step as we begin our conversation around Stratford’s digital future,” said Marlene Coffey, CEO of the Stratford Economic Enterprise Development Corporation (SEED Co.) The organization is working with a consultant, Nordicity, on a study that will help give shape to an economic development strategy revolving around digital media.

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Nordicity to develop Stratford's Digital Media Strategy
Posted by Nordicity in Toronto on Feb 02, 2015

STRATFORD – JANUARY 2015 – The City of Stratford and the newly created Stratford Economic Enterprise Development Corporation (SEED Co.), are working with Nordicity (www.nordicity.com) to carry out a study to assess the opportunities for the development of the Digital Media industry in Stratford.

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Nordicity assesses the Danish Culture and Development Agency’s (CKU) Creative Industries in Africa program
Posted by Nordicity in London U.K. on Jan 30, 2015

Nordicity was commissioned by the Danish Culture and Development Agency (CKU) for a strategic analysis of the design and implementation of the Design Network Africa (DNA) and The African Music Festival Network (AMFN) which, together, form the CKU’s Creative Industries in Africa (CIA) program – active across 16 countries.

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Register Now for Nordicity Toronto Panel - Developing a Structure for Shared Services
Posted by Nordicity in Toronto on Jan 29, 2015

In an ecosystem characterized by besieged donors, overtaxed corporations and belt-tightening governments shared services can help organizations make more efficient use of limited resources and get back to focusing on their core mandates. This interactive workshop will present and discuss case studies of real world shared services initiatives. The session will discuss the advantages and benefits as well as the challenges and limitations of sharing services and explore best practices (and lessons learned!) for creating a shared service initiative. Click here to register - Monday February 23rd: http://bit.ly/nordicityshared

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Nordicity discusses the Mackenize Valley Broadband Project with CBC North
Posted by Nordicity in Ottawa on Jan 16, 2015

Nordicity's Stuart Jack discussed the Mackenize Valley Broadband project with CBC North and highlights the need for the government to provide additional information indicating the sustainability of the plan.

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Nordicity helps rural ISPs with applications for funding under Connecting Canadians Program
Posted by Nordicity in Ottawa on Jan 12, 2015

Nordicity provided technical, financial and market analysis to four ISPs looking to bring connectivity to rural residents through the Connecting Canadians Program

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Register Now for Nordicity Workshop at Artscape Youngplace - The Power of Data in Communicating Your Impact
Posted by Nordicity in Toronto on Jan 06, 2015

The Power of Data in Communicating Your Impact The landscape of data measurement is quickly evolving, and funders want more evidence that you are making an impact. Workshop date: January 19th @ 6:30 PM, at Artscape Youngplace Register before Jan 10th on Eventbrite and receive 50% off the ticket price of $45 (enter promo code: Nordicity).

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Women in Music Canada launches new site and groundbreaking study focusing on women working in music
Posted by Nordicity in Toronto on Dec 15, 2014

Women in Music Canada launches new site and groundbreaking study focusing on women working in music Toronto, ON – Women in Music Canada today announced an important initiative focused on the music industry across Ontario. With the financial support of the Ontario Media Development Corporation (OMDC), FACTOR and the Slaight Family Foundation, Women in Music has engaged Nordicity to undertake a groundbreaking study to develop the first ever profile of women working in the music industry in Ontario.

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I want to be a video game developer. What will my salary be?
Posted by Nordicity in Toronto on Dec 10, 2014

Job: Video Game Developer Role: Within the video game industry, the title of “developer” is used loosely to describe anyone from project managers to artists to producers, but when people talk about developers they often refer to those who write code to develop video games. Developers work closely with project managers who assign the day’s tasks, and spend a large portion of their day working on coding.

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Nordicity is leading a project for the Caribbean Telecommunications Union (CTU) to develop a framework to minimize the cross border interference between beneficiary countries.
Posted by Nordicity in Ottawa on Nov 26, 2014

Nordicity is retained by the Caribbean Telecommunications Union (CTU) to “develop a framework to minimize the cross border interference between beneficiary countries,” with effect from Nov 26, 2014.

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Nordicity leading two workshops for creative entrepreneurs in partnership with Artscape
Posted by Nordicity in Toronto on Nov 13, 2014

Nordicity is thrilled to be leading two workshops for cultural organizations and creative entrepreneurs as part of Artscape’s Business Skills for Growth series.

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Nordicity to Help Rural Internet Service Providers Make Their Case for Funding Under the $305m Connecting Canadians Program
Posted by Nordicity in Ottawa on Oct 21, 2014

A flexible package of comprehensive business, technical and regulatory consulting services now available to Canadian ISPs serving rural and remote areas, including Northern Canada

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Nordicity's Stuart Jack to guest lecture at Carleton University's School of Journalism and Communication - November 18
Posted by Nordicity in Ottawa on Oct 21, 2014

On November 18 Stuart Jack will be a guest lecturer along with Simon Lockie (Chief Regulatory Officer of WIND Mobile) at Carleton University's School of Journalism and Communication. The topic of discussion will be: "the state of mobile wireless in Canada" as a general theme, as well as key elements that have led to the CRTC review of roaming rates and the wholesale wireless services markets.

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Nordicity to present at the 2014 Telecom Forum - October 29
Posted by Nordicity in Ottawa on Oct 20, 2014

Nordicity Partner Stuart Jack will be presenting at the 2014 Telecom Forum on Wednesday October 29 at 11:05 am. The presentation: "Making Waves in Wireless: Outcomes and Implications of Next Auction" will offer insights into telecom industry trends and the key issues to take into consideration. The presentation will be posted on the website after the Telecom Forum has concluded.

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Nordicity to present at OMA Conference: Healthy Museums, Vibrant Communities - October 16
Posted by Nordicity in Toronto on Oct 08, 2014

Nordicity consultants, Negin Zebarjad and Mila Dechef-Tweddle will be at the Ontario Museums Association Annual Conference: Healthy Museums, Vibrant Communities on Thursday October 16 at 10:15 am presenting on approaches to estimating the economic and socio-cultural impacts of museums to inform development, planning and stakeholder relation strategies.

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How the big-data revolution can help design ideal cities (The Globe and Mail)
Posted by Nordicity in Toronto on Sep 24, 2014

There are sensors everywhere collecting data, unnoticed. Data on how you move through space – on foot, on bike, in a car, in public transit. How much water and electricity you use, and when; how much garbage you produce and where it goes. Data on things we haven’t yet imagined. And these reams and reams of information will allow us to not only understand the city better but improve it. This is the future of the city.

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Nordicity to assess Vancouver International Film Festival's audience and economic impact
Posted by Nordicity in Vancouver on Sep 22, 2014

Nordicity is pleased to announce it has been commissioned by the Vancouver International Film Festival (VIFF) to conduct an audience and economic impact assessment for VIFF 2014 and VIFF Industry 2014. In its 33rd year, VIFF will showcase 350 films from over 70 countries, featuring the acclaimed Canadian Images series – the largest exhibition of new Canadian cinema in the world – and the BC Spotlight Awards, ensuring the films of the province’s most promising storytellers become must-see features.

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LET’S TALK TV: TekSavvy says telecom and broadcast rulings clash; bandwidth costs prohibitive for new BDU service (cartt.ca)
Posted by Nordicity in Ottawa on Sep 17, 2014

GATINEAU – Independent ISP TekSavvy Solutions told the CRTC Tuesday it would love to become a broadcast distributor because that’s what its customers are asking, but added it can’t enter the game as the moment because the cost of bandwidth is simply too high.

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Nordicity commences a sector review of Scotland's literature and publishing industry (Creative Scotland)
Posted by Nordicity in London- UK on Sep 09, 2014

EDINBURGH – September 2014 – Nordicity in association with Drew Wylie Ltd. has been appointed to undertake a review of Scotland’s literature and publishing sector on behalf of Creative Scotland.

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Nordicity Welcomes Carly Frey, Manager Nordicity West
Posted by Nordicity in Vancouver on Sep 09, 2014

The partners at Nordicity are pleased to announce that Carly Frey, based in Vancouver, has been appointed as Manager, Nordicity West, bringing unique experience and stature to the media and cultural community in British Columbia and the West.

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The economic, cultural and audience contributions of the UK’s film, high-end TV, animation and video games industries (British Film Institute - BFI)
in London- UK on Aug 26, 2014

In a project being led by Olsberg SPI, Nordicity has been retained to produce a key study on the economic, cultural and audience contributions of the UK’s film, high-end TV, animation and video games industries.

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Groupe Média TFO Offers English School Boards Access to a Collection of 5,000 Educational Tools
Posted by Nordicity in Toronto on Aug 25, 2014

Partnership with Ontario Ministry of Education makes latest French-language resources available to 14,000 teachers and 1 million students

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Nunavut arts community is talented, growing, but not business savvy (Nunatsiaq News)
Posted by Nordicity in Ottawa on Aug 01, 2014

New report shows need for improved financial literacy SARAH ROGERS Thousands of Nunavummiut take part and earn a living in the territory’s arts sector, including visual arts and crafts, film and media and performing arts. There is a growing arts community across Nunavut, but its stakeholders say they face a growing number of challenges when it come to business and administration.

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Canada Council for the Arts Releases Needs Assessment of Arts Administration Skills in Nunavut’s Arts and Culture Sector
Posted by Nordicity in Toronto and Ottawa on Jul 29, 2014

This needs assessment study highlights many complex business and arts administration needs in the Nunavut arts community, ranging from individual financial literacy to organizational planning and management. It was commissioned in response to feedback from Nunavut artists and arts organizations that building business and arts administration capacity is key to the growth and stability of the territory’s arts and culture sector.

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Web Series Creation Growing in Ontario
Posted by Nordicity in Toronto on Jun 25, 2014

The supply of new Web series content is likely to grow, if Ontario online content creators continue their pace of production. A new study released by the Independent Web Series Creators of Canada (IWCC) paints an economic picture of the province’s growing content creation and distribution industry, noting that the volume of production has increased by more than 25% since 2012 [...]

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Canada’s IPF invests nearly $2M across 17 web series (Stream Daily)
Posted by Nordicity in Toronto on Jun 23, 2014

Canada’s Independent Production Fund has announced that 17 scripted drama series will receive funding in its latest round of financing, including 13 new productions, the organization announced Friday.

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Web series production in Canada on the rise: report (Playback Online)
Posted by Nordicity in Toronto on May 12, 2014

While web series production in Canada is increasing overall, producers are still facing significant barriers when it comes to financing their projects, according to a report from the Independent Web Series Creators of Canada and Nordicity.

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Nordicity team expands in Ottawa and Toronto
Posted by Nordicity in Toronto and Ottawa on Apr 11, 2014

Nordicity partners welcome new appointments to the strategy consulting firm’s Ottawa and Toronto offices.

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Is the Broadcasting Act crippling the CBC? (The Globe and Mail)
Posted by Nordicity in Toronto and Ottawa on Apr 11, 2014

Discussions of the CBC’s future tend to focus heavily on English-language television: Should the CBC do reality programming? Should the CBC cut low-rated regional newscasts? Does advertising distort the broadcaster’s public mandate? The truth, however, is that the CBC has a broad, multilingual mandate delivered across multiple platforms and much of it established by law. While the CBC’s parliamentary grant has been cut repeatedly since the 1990s, its parliamentary mandate set out in the Broadcasting Act has not been updated since 1991.

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Nordicity presents “MyEIA”
Posted by Nordicity in Toronto and Ottawa on Apr 10, 2014

Nordicity provides a briefing on economic impact assessments for the cultural and ICT industries in Toronto and Ottawa

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Orangeville needs some culture: report (Orangeville Banner)
Posted by Nordicity in Toronto on Apr 07, 2014

Orangeville should tweak its already impressive arts base, according to the recently released cultural advantage plan. With the help of consultants Culture Capital, Nordicity and GeoPraxis, Orangeville has created its first cultural plan and map. A series of recommendations were presented to council on Monday (March 31).

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Orangeville unveils Municipal Cultural Plan
Posted by Nordicity in Toronto on Apr 01, 2014

The Town of Orangeville has unveiled the "Orangeville Cultural Advantage" - the Town's first Municipal Cultural Plan and Cultural Map. Initiated last year, Orangeville Council received the Municipal Cultural Plan this week, as completed by Culture Capital in partnership with Nordicity and GeoPraxis.

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