Sep 12, 2012

With one week left before the event, transmitBC has only a few spaces left before reaching its full capacity.

Invitees have a limited time to confirm their spots and join industry leaders in developing collaborative strategies that will influence BC’s screen-based entertainment cluster in the global marketplace.

TransmitBC has amassed an impressive roster of key luminaries to co-design a cohesive value proposition for the future of BC’s screen-based industries. Some featured participants include: Brenda Bailey Gershkovitch (CEO, Silicon Sisters Interactive), Lynda Brown-Ganzert (Vice President, Nordicity), Michelle Grady (Head of Film, MPC-Vancouver), Michael Francis (Chair, Vancouver International Film Festival),Peter Leitch (President, North Shore Studios & Chair, MPPIA), Jonathan Lutz (Global CFO EA Labels, Electronic Arts), Liz Shorten (Managing VP, CMPA), Terry McBride (CEO, Nettwerk Music Group), David Neale (former CMO of BlackBerry), Matt Toner (CEO, Zeros2Heroes Media), and Ian Verchere (Chief Creative Officer, Roadhouse Interactive).

“Since we launched only three weeks ago, the interest from the industry in transmitBC’s unique design workshop has been snowballing, which is unprecedented,” says Tyl van Toorn, Co-founder of transmitNOW. “We’re now at 85% capacity, with a safe projection that we'll have all spots covered by Monday (September 17th).”

transmitBC has confirmed an array of diverse companies representing TV, film, gaming, music, and digital media, all of whom have committed to transmitBC’s intense 2-day design workshop. Select companies attending to date include: Atkins & Company, BC Film + Media, BC Film Commission, Blake’s LLP, Boompa Records, Canadian Media Production Association (CMPA), Capilano University Bosa Centre for Film & Animation, CBC, Cinecoup, Deluxe, Deqq, Digital Domain, dimeRocker, Electronic Arts, Encore, Entertainment Partners, Exploding Barrel Games, Finale Editworks, General Harmonics, FlowCS, Hybridity, IATSE, Island North Film Commission, Jetpack Interactive, Massey Productions, MediaOne Multimedia, Method Studios, Motion Picture Production Industry Association of BC (MPPIA), MPC – The Moving Picture Company, Nettwerk Music Group, Province of British Columbia, National Film Board of Canada, New Forms Media Society, Nordicity, North Shore Studios, Nudge Consulting, Olio Festival, OverInteractive Media, Post Modern Sound, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Regional Film Commissioners Association of BC, Roadhouse Interactive, Royal Roads University, Secret Study, Silicon Sisters Interactive, Simon Fraser University, Thompson-Nicola Film Commission, Vancouver Economic Commission, Vancouver Film Studios, Vancouver International Film Festival, Vancouver Island South Film Commission, Whistler Film Festival, Work[at]Play, Zeros2Heroes Media, zuluMe, and more.

"While we sensed this was going to be popular, we are honestly surprised to see the growing volume of interest amongst the stakeholders in BC's screen-based sectors," says van Toorn. "While there will be many different themes addressed at this event, there seems to be a unifying motivation to make BC a place where we can all thrive. We have heard many leaders from this space say, 'I want to keep doing the work I love to do right here in BC, and I am willing to collaborate on new strategies to make this happen'. This definitely seems to be the common message we're getting from the people who are motivated to come together at transmitBC."

For more information on transmitBC including a detailed schedule and how to participate, please visit our website:

transmitBC Partners To Date

Fulltone Partners

BC Film + Media
Method Studios
Telefilm Canada

Halftone Partners

Olio Festival 2012
Regional Film Commissions Association of BC
Vancouver Economic Commission

Venue Partner

Capilano University Bosa Centre for Film & Animation