How DHX Media is using innovation to lead in changing content markets, and filmmaking trends as seen by Strategic Partners.
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July 2017
Nova Scotia Business Inc. is pleased to share The Insider – our monthly newsletter featuring initiatives, events, missions, resources and stories about doing business in Nova Scotia, and around the globe.

A Nova Scotia Production
Nova Scotia is home to a wide variety of productions, including popular TV shows, movies and documentaries. In this issue, we chat with Laura Mackenzie, Program Manager for Strategic Partners, about trends in the industry and the future for Nova Scotia producers. We also highlight a story from this year’s annual report about how DHX Media is using an innovative approach to creating, packaging and distributing content. We also welcome our newest Global Advisor, Ben Proudfoot, who - with his Breakwater Studios - is creating truly singular short-form content.
FEATURE ARTICLE

Each year Strategic Partners brings together international producers with financiers, distributors, sales agents, broadcasters and funding agencies. The goal is to foster long-lasting relationships that help projects find co-production partners, financing and distribution in the global marketplace.

We sat down to chat with Laura Mackenzie, Program Manager for Strategic Partners, about trends in the industry and the future for Nova Scotia producers. Read more.

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NOVA SCOTIA SPOTLIGHT
Content for Tomorrow
DHX Media is a content and brands company with a library of more than 12,500 hours of content distributed around the world. A leading children’s content and brands company, DHX Media is recognized globally for high-profile properties, owning the world’s largest independent library of children’s content.

 
UPCOMING EVENTS
HALIFAX, NOVA SCOTIA
 September 5-7, 2017  

DEFSEC Atlantic 2017

DEFSEC Atlantic is a major networking opportunity for the Aerospace, Defence and Security industries - the second largest of its kind in Canada. Focused on showcasing Atlantic Canadian opportunities, the show's worldwide reach creates partnership potential for all attendees.
Sector: Aerospace and Defence

WANCHAI, HONG KONG
 September 5-7, 2017 

Seafood Expo Asia
Seafood Expo Asia is where top seafood buyers and sellers meet and do business in the expanding Asian market. Attend the event and find all the suppliers and new products you need to grow your business, including premium, luxury species.
Sector: Seafood

AN OPPORTUNITY TO CONNECT
                           
Oceans 17 Anchorage
Oceans 17 is a premier forum for the international marine community to meet and discuss topical issues. This year’s theme, “Our Harsh and Fragile Ocean,” or “How to protect the fragile from the harsh with application of modern technology and traditional knowledge working together” will bring consideration of the issues of climate change, diminishing Arctic ice pack, ocean acidification, increase vessel traffic in Arctic waters, energy extraction and much more.

Could someone in your global network be attending Oceans 17 Anchorage? Let’s connect! Contact us at: connectns@nsbi.ca


 
CONNECTNS MEMBER SPOTLIGHT
Creating Magic: Ben Proudfoot
Ben describes his work as making films that connect humans. His films tell deeply intimate stories of people who are making the most of their lives, sometimes in the face of enormous odds.
 

CANADA 150
Best of Canada Anniversary Report
Featured in the Wall Street Journal online and Bloomberg, the Report looks at 150 influential thought leaders in the country—from change-makers in government, to CEOs of leading-edge companies, to startup and social entrepreneurs and luminaries.
WHAT'S HAPPENING
Productivity and Innovation Voucher Program
Improve your business productivity by accessing expertise and technical solutions from the province’s academic institutions. Apply today for the 2017-18 in-take period!

'Super salad' a Nova Scotia first
Ivany report inspires family farm to create kale 'super salad'. Randsland Farm near Canning follows report's call to build export market and add value to its product

Film Fund Estimator
Use this quick estimating tool to see how much your project could receive through the Nova Scotia Film and Television Production Incentive Fund. 

Spike TV Finds Strong Ratings In “The Mist”
Filmed in Nova Scotia and based on a story by Stephen King, Spike’s "The Mist" centers around a small-town family torn apart by a brutal crime.
Photo via Spike TV

The Atlantic Film Festival is FIN it to win it
The Atlantic Film Festival is launching into its 37th year with a new name and big plans. From here on out, the annual event will be referred to as FIN: Atlantic International Film Festival.

Eastlink TV Independent Production
The Nova Scotia Independent Production Fund, is now accepting applications for the Eastlink TV Independent Production Fund Program. The call period opens on July 28 and closes August 28, 2017 at 4:30 pm AST. Find more information about the application and guidelines here.

Change Makers – NOW Lunenburg County
The NOW Lunenburg County team have a plan to bring people to Lunenburg County. Step 1? Find the perfect camper.

Halifax Becoming Boom Town
The Nova Scotia capital has outpaced Montreal, Ottawa, Vancouver and Toronto in population growth, becoming Canada’s fifth-biggest tech hub.

Mini Boom in Nova Scotia Village
The village's charm, friendly people, affordability, and the desire for change are all converging to contribute to its mini boom. Since last year, 10 new businesses have launched in Tatamagouche.

NSBI by the Numbers
Our results are measured through the outcomes attained by the private-sector clients that have accessed our programs and services over the past year. Read our stories and view our complete 2016-17 Annual Report to learn more.

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