OMDC Newsletter
Summer 2015

OMDC Digital Dialogue Breakfast Series: You’ve Come A Long Way Baby – Does Gender Matter? – June 26, 2015

Welcome: Raina Wells, Director (Acting), Business Affairs and Research, OMDC
Moderator: Sue Carter, Editor, Quill and Quire
Panelists: Samantha Slattery, Women in Music Professional Association of Canada & Republic Presents
Rachel Goldstein-Couto, Bell Media
Emma Westecott, OCAD University & game:play Lab

It's 2015: how pervasive is gender bias in the creative media industries – and does it matter? Our panel discussed the issues and the findings of recently released and in-process research examining gender in the film and television, interactive digital media, music and publishing industries.

For more photos from this event go to OMDC Digital Dialogue’s Breakfast Series Facebook Gallery.

OMDC Digital Dialogue Breakfast Series – Next Wave: Enhancing the Content Experience – May 29, 2015

Welcome: Raina Wells, Director (Acting), Business Affairs and Research, OMDC

Moderator: Kim Gibson, Program Consultant - Interactive Digital Media, OMDC

Panelists:
Penny Caldwell, Cottage Life Media
Erin Mallory, House of Anansi
Blair Powers, Sinking Ship Entertainment

We had panelists from three established content creation companies explore ways to add another layer to the media experience. We looked at strategies and tools for building additional content into products, the cost and how the marketplace is responding to these innovations.

For more photos from this event go to OMDC Digital Dialogue’s Breakfast Series Facebook Gallery.

One more breakfast is scheduled this year in Toronto on October 2nd. A fall 2015 breakfast will also be held in Ottawa. Contact digitaldialogue@omdc.on.ca to be added to the invitation list.

OMDC Magazine Fund Best Practices Panel and Networking Breakfast – June 5, 2015!



(L to R: Matt Hilliard-Forde, Industry Initiatives, Consultant - Magazines, OMDC; Peter Wilmshurst, Publisher, Allergic Living; Celine Mackay, Founder/Editor-in-Chief, Pure Green, and James Weyman, Manager, Industry Initiatives, OMDC.


On June 5th, Peter Wilmshurst, Publisher of Allergic Living, and Celine MacKay, Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Pure Green Magazine, were guests on a panel moderated by OMDC’s Matt Hilliard-Forde. Peter and Celine engaged in an insightful, detailed and candid discussion about how their content is reaching audiences and driving revenue beyond Canada.
The discussion outlined their differing models and strategies, and included valuable advice on how to expand the reach of content.

Click on the link to watch the video from OMDC’s Magazine Fund Best Practice Session - Content Across Borders.
OMDC thanks Peter and Celine for their generosity with their time and wisdom. For more photos from this event go to OMDC’s Magazine Fund Best Practices Panel and Networking Breakfast Facebook Gallery.