February 21, 2018

Culture minister still has nothing for B.C. film industry, despite further talks

After having more “productive” meetings with film industry stakeholders, B.C.'s culture minister admits he still can't give them what they want.  "I believe that we're missing out on some of those benefits that go to the Crown, and that's what I’m trying to help the industry figure out." Speaking on CKNW’s The World … [Read more...]

BCTF and BCPSEA to get back to talks

After taking a break last week, contract talks have resumed between the BC Teachers Federation and the BC Public School Employers Association. Speaking for the BCTF executive, Glen Hansman says talks are steadily progressing, behind closed doors and not in the media, "So far, so good. It's been calm. We are really happy with the framework that we … [Read more...]

Kits CG Base talks scheduled for next week

BC's Justice Minister will talk with the Federal Fisheries Minister about the Kits Coast Guard Base closure. Shirley Bond says the two will talk early next week.  Asked if it was too little too late as the base is closed and Minister Keith Ashfield seems to have its mind made up, Bond said, "Well, I am going to continue to remind him … [Read more...]

Microsoft talks plans for premium content production, details Xbox 360’s transition to an ‘entertainment console’

Yusuf Mehdi, senior vice president of Microsoft's Interactive Entertainment Business, just sat down alongside Nancy Tellem, Corporate Vice President at Microsoft LA Studios, to kick off this year's rendition of D:Dive Into Media here in Dana Point, Calif. The first session of the evening is being piloted by AllThingsD's Peter Kafka, and naturally, … [Read more...]

Dwayne Johnson Talks Playing “Hercules”

Dwayne Johnson says Brett Ratner's "Hercules" project at MGM and Paramount is a dream project for him. Ryan Condal ("Paradise Lost") adapted the script from the Radical Publishing comic book series' "The Thracian Wars" and "The Knives of Kush" by Steve Moore and Chris Boslin. Johnson became attached to the project back in November, and while … [Read more...]

Dan Rose talks about Facebook’s ecosystem evolution, path to go ‘mobile best’ in 2013

Dan Rose, vice president of Partnerships at Facebook, just took the stage with host Mike Issac here at D:Dive Into Media 2013. In a nutshell, Rose is responsible for relationships with the myriad developers that end up in News Feeds in some way -- regardless of whether the program is built for Facebook, or simply a program that shows interactions … [Read more...]

Canada’s Immigration Minister talks about amending Citizenship Act so Terrorist Act

Canada's Immigration Minister is speaking to questions surrounding the idea of revoking a person's citizenship if they commit a terrorist act. Jason Kenney wants to look into legislation that could take a dual national's citizenship away. Speaking with CKNW’s Sean Leslie, Kenney was asked about due process, and how it could be determined … [Read more...]

Fodor’s Talks Top Beach Destinations on CBS This Morning

Fearless Fodor's leader and Executive Editorial Director Arabella Bowen shared her knowledge on CBS This Morning with the help of our 80 Degrees trip-matching tool. Fodor's Travel News … [Read more...]

Cumberbatch In Talks For “Imitation Game”

Benedict Cumberbatch ("Sherlock," "Star Trek Into Darkness") is reportedly in talks to play English mathematician Alan Turing in the long-awaited "The Imitation Game" at Black Bear Pictures. Graham Moore penned the much-heralded screenplay which is a biopic of Alan Turing, an English mathematician, logician, cryptanalyst, computer scientist, … [Read more...]

BC’s Energy Minister talks election

BC's Deputy Premier is making a bold prediction about the upcoming BC election.  After controversies involving the south surrey casino among others, Rich Coleman was asked if the public is seeing the wheels come off a BC government teetering on the brink before the spring election. "Well that is just nonsense that is just all it is I … [Read more...]