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November 2018 Issue


Team Highlights

Blackout Series Launch

We're happy to announce that Transmedia Zone team, Blackout, has launched their documentary web series on Youtube! In only one week they have already had over 5.6K views. Well done! Check out their first episode here
Contraverse Releases New App!

Contraverse's new app is designed for cinematic story-based virtual reality and features original content by Contraverse with future plans for distribution of other VR content creators. The app is available for free in iOS and Android. Download here
Earbank Website Live

The TMZ is happy to announce that the Earbank website is now live and ready for use. Earbank reinvents how broadcasters can generate revenue from audio clips, making them searchable for creators. Check out their website here and share this great resource with journalists, researchers, and documentary film makers in your network.


Mum's The Word - Successful Crowdfunding Campaign

Transmedia Zone team, Mum's The Word, has successfully reached and surpassed their crowdfunding goal of $6000! After a month of campaigning, the team was able to raise $7004 for their project! Learn more about them here

The GIST wins Entrepreneur of the Year award!

Congratulations to The GIST for winning the Entrepreneur of the Year Award from Notable Awards! The GIST is an online sports news platform geared towards creating inclusive space for women in sports conversation! Learn more about them here


Past Events

Social Media Week!

Transmedia Zone teams and members participated in Social Media Week Toronto this year! Social Media Week is one of the world's premiere conferences and industry news platform for marketers! The GIST, Contraverse, Blackout, Science Everywhere! and Mum's The Word participated in the event to provide their insight on social media platforms. 

Speaker Series: Future of Storytelling

Transmedia Zone hosted a sold out interactive speaker series about the Future of Storytelling featuring insights from Bronwyn Cuthbertson of Secret Sessions, Joanne Loton of Sesqui 2017, and Marty Flanagan of Secret Location.

Our Community

Join our amazing community of innovators. Applications are now open for Teams, Associates and Interns from Dec.1-14th. Apply today at

Highlights from
Rough Draft


Meet the new editorial team behind Rough Draft including:Nuff, Michael Smilovitch, Hailey Krychman, Emma Brito, Ayat Salih, Assem Kroma, Deborah L Smith, and Aaron Labbé.

Editors of Rough Draft share their bios and personal stories. Get the full story here.

Upcoming Events


Dec 1st: Applications open for winter semester
Dec 6th: Digital Showcase
Feb 6th: All-Star Showcase


Industry Trends & News


Studio To Stage 

Some of the top podcast producers go from the comfort of their studio to the broadness of a stage at the Hot Docs Festival every year. Ever wondered what that transition is like? Read more here. 

Classic remakes

Remakes of our favourite childhood shows are producing mixed reactions from fans. Read more including reviews of the Lion King 'live-action' remake and She-ro remake here.



Podcast: "Start up" by Gimlet
Recommended by David Janzen

Gimlet media is a podcast documentary series about the entrepreneurial life of startup businesses. 

Listen to them here
Physics Driven VR: NewtonVR
Recommended by Michael Smilovitch

Newton VR is a platform that focuses on finding solutions to problems that VR animators may come across.

Check them out here

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