Film & Television

Ryerson grad wins DMZ award for startup

Ryerson grad wins DMZ award for startup

It’s been called the “Netflix for the blind”. Zagga Entertainment is an early-stage startup out of Ryerson’s Digital Media Zone (DMZ) that is gaining interest in the Toronto startup community. Last Tuesday, the company’s president and founder, Kevin Shaw, won an audience choice award at the DMZ’s 120 Minutes in the Zone annual business pitch event. Their product, Zazemo, is […]

by Sam Sim· · Arts & Life, Film & Television, Media
Rye grads behind movie Weekend Warrior discuss Indiegogo campaign

Rye grads behind movie Weekend Warrior discuss Indiegogo campaign

by Sydney Poulos· · Arts & Life, Film & Television, Videos
Raina Douris says that indie music is hard to define and it means something different for everyone.

Q-and-A: Raina Douris

Raina Douris is living the indie dream. The former radio and television arts student has been busy since graduating from Ryerson in 2009. In addition to stints at Toronto’s the Edge and CBC’s Radio 3, Douris also hosted her own Internet talk show, called Rain’s World, out of her basement apartment. More recently though, Douris has taken the job of […]

Program participants of Unsung Voices 2. From L to right :Shehzeb Iftakhar, Betty Xie, Nicole Wong, Tiffany Kwan.

Toronto’s Asian Film Festival trains inexperienced youth in cinematography

He hits the floor of the boxing ring with a heavy thud. The main character, a young Asian man, lies on his side deciding whether to fight back or run. His doppelganger appears, a rough-talking Australian fight coach. He yells at the young man to get back on his feet and fight. The young man stands back up and finds […]

by Sam Sim· · Arts & Life, Film & Television, Media
Ryerson alumni discuss their TIFF short film experience

Ryerson alumni discuss their TIFF short film experience

A group of beginner filmmakers and directors said that the connections made while they were students at Ryerson University opened doors for them in a new career. On Nov. 6 a group of Ryerson’s grads featured at this year’s TIFF gathered at the Rogers Communication Centre to view and discuss their films with students. All of the filmmakers had recently […]

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