New Tyee Master Class series includes CMG Freelance-sponsored courses

Vancouver publisher The Tyee has just announced their fall Master Class series and many of the eight upcoming courses will be of great interest to freelancers. CMG Freelance is sponsoring three of the courses, and is offering CMG Freelance members a $50 discount on the $200 registration fee. Non-members will have the option of signing up for a one-year […]

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CMG Freelance to sponsor Tyee MasterClass on The Art of Crowdfunding

CMG Freelance is teaming up with The Tyee to sponsor a MasterClass on crowdfunding that’s scheduled for Saturday, May 30th. in Vancouver. The workshop, called The Art of Crowdfunding, will be taught by filmmaker and media activist Ian MacKenzie (Occupy Love, Sacred Economics). It promises to “demystify the world of crowdfunding” and offer specific strategies for a […]

Posted on May 20, 2015 at 11:40 am by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: , , ,

Business Skills for Your Arts Career weekend workshop

Edit (May 8, 2015): Members of CMG Freelance and other organizations affiliated with AFBS have so far had exclusive access to this workshop. However, as of Monday May 11, registration will be opened to the general public for a registration fee of $80. Click here for registration info. —– The business side of a creative career can […]

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Media Works launch party April 29th

A media/labour project that has been in the works for several months is now ready to go, and there’s going to be a party to celebrate. The Media Works launch party is scheduled for Wednesday, April 29th, from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. at The Foundery (376 Bathurst St) in Toronto. Media Works is a project sponsored by CWA-Canada in partnership […]

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SABEW Canada’s inaugural Best in Business Awards Night

The Canadian chapter of the Society of American Business Editors and Writers (SABEW) is holding its inaugural awards night next Wednesday, April 15th, at Valdez (606 King Street West). Among the 26 finalists for the awards are a number of independent and freelance journalists, including Trevor Cole, who is nominated in both the long-term feature and profile […]

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Freelance Finances: Get Money Awesome!

Tax season is here, freelancers. If the thought of balancing your books and filing your taxes makes you shudder, CMG Freelance wants to help. CMG Freelance and CWA Canada Associate Members are invited to an online workshop next month on freelance finances: Get Money Awesome!  Wednesday April 8  3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. ET. In Get Money Awesome!, Toronto-based creative […]

Posted on March 25, 2015 at 9:00 am by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT

Ali Mustafa Memorial Lecture

Update: the venue has been changed for this event. The new venue is Library Lecture Theatre at Ryerson University. Ali Mustafa was a Toronto-based freelance photojournalist who was killed while working in Syria on March 9th, 2014. Shortly after his death, a group of his friends and colleagues set up the Ali Mustafa Memorial Collective to honour his […]

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Concerts in support of CBC planned for Ottawa and Montreal

Two citizen groups are holding concerts in support of CBC over the coming weeks. A group in Montreal called Tous Amis de Radio-Canada has planned an event featuring 33 artists including Ariane Moffatt and Louis-Jean Cormier. It’s scheduled for February 15th at 2 p.m. at Métropolis. More details and links to the Ticketmaster page can be found on the […]

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Open Cinema “connects the docs” with online technology

by Luigi Benetton   Want to check out what might turn into the Netflix of documentary filmmaking? “It’s closer to Netflix plus live engagement options,” Mandy Leith explains. Leith, the Victoria, B.C.-based founder and director of Open Cinema, has been leading the effort to assemble a combination of online technologies to help documentary filmmakers share […]

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Freelance Media Mixer in Ottawa January 14th

Ottawa freelancers, there’s a CMG Freelance Media Mixer coming up in your town next week. It’s scheduled for Wednesday, January 14th from 5 to 8 p.m. at 73 North (at 73 Sparks St.). The event is part of the CMG’s ongoing series of mixers and information sessions for freelancers and emerging workers in media, communications, tech, and creative industries. […]

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