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 […]

Posted on February 4, 2015 at 9:00 am by editor · 2 Comments · Tagged with: 

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 […]

Posted on January 27, 2015 at 2:03 pm by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: , ,

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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CMG Freelance launches Freelancer Directory

The Canadian Media Guild has launched a freelancer directory that offers its freelance and temporary members a place to showcase their skills and experience to potential employers. The database has space for members to highlight their publication credits, training, and education. Profiles also have space for work samples of all kinds — print, images, audio, and video. The CMG is holding a workshop […]

Posted on November 26, 2014 at 9:21 pm by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: , ,

Workshop on the rights of media workers

Next Wednesday, CWA Canada is holding a free two-hour workshop to share information for media workers about basic employment rights. The event, scheduled for Wednesday November 26th from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at The Foundry in Toronto, is open to all media workers and will provide information about the rights of freelancers, interns and other types of […]

Posted on November 19, 2014 at 6:00 am by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT

Mixer for emerging media workers November 12th

Students and emerging media workers in Toronto: mark your calendars. CWA Canada is holding a free event on November 12th at 6 PM at The Foundery (376 Bathurst St, just north of Dundas St W). The media mixer will shine a spotlight on issues such as finding meaningful work, unpaid internships and diversity in the media. The event […]

Posted on October 29, 2014 at 6:00 am by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: ,

Humber College Print Humour Workshop coming up in New York

Got jokes? Dream of publishing your humour writing? Humber College is gearing up for a two-day humour writing workshop in New York City later this month. Humber Comedy Program director Andrew Clark says the workshop will be a very practical event for people who want to get their work published — or those who’ve already […]

Posted on October 1, 2014 at 11:19 am by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: , , ,

Freelancer meet-up in Halifax this week

We here at Story Board would like to send some freelancer high fives out to a new freelance group in Halifax this week. The group is planning to hold regular monthly get-togethers and build a casual network for support and freelance camaraderie. The idea for the regular event came out of an info session organized by the Halifax Media Co-op earlier […]

Posted on September 24, 2014 at 10:40 am by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT