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First .CA domain name

Twenty-five years ago on Jan 12, 1988, UPEI registered its website through the .CA registry. University officials at the time knew they were among the first few to apply, but had no idea they registered the first-ever .CA domain name. The director of UPEI’s first computer centre, Jim Hancock, was listed as the university’s administrative contact on the original application. David Cairns, retired
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Island Media Arts Festival Into 4th Year

Island Media Arts Festival Into 4th Year

IMAF—The Island Media Arts Festival—is going into its fourth year and has already received submissions of films from Island artists since its first ever website went live in the first week of December. Jim Bruce, the executive director of IMAC—The Island Media Arts Cooperative, which produces and manages the festival—says “There’s no other event of this size and importance on the Island for seeing
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Script Selection

Script Selection
Brian Sharp’s feature script selected by IMAC for Telefilm program

IMAC—the Island Media Arts Cooperative—was chosen by Telefilm Canada to be one of 22 national partners in their Micro-Budget Program.

Each partner was asked to select one candidate to recommend to the national juried selection beginning at the end of January. This program will offer the opportunity to be granted from $100,000 to
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The Appointment

The Appointment
Louise Lalonde completes shooting for her latest short film

Charlottetown-based writer-director Louise Lalonde recently wrapped the shoot for her new short, The Appointment. The film stars Murielle MacDonald and Olivia Barnes. Shot in both English and French on location at School Street House, The Appointment is about a young woman who desperately seeks guidance from a fortune teller. Louise has
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Island Media Arts Festival 2013 Launches

2013 marks the fourth year of The Island Media Arts Festival—what organizers say is the largest and most popular celebration of local and Atlantic-region films, videos, documentaries, animation and music videos on the Island. The festival is organized by IMAC—The Island Media Arts Cooperative—an association of media artists founded in 1978.

IMAF 2013 will be held from May 23 to May 26, 2013 with
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Radio Dramas by Clothesline Theatre

Radio dramas performed live over the airwaves were once an anticipated source of entertainment for Canadians. Wyatt Heritage Properties Inc. and Culture Summerside have joined forces to create radio dramas that bring local history alive. They have created Clothesline Theatre which now has completed twenty of the dramas.

The project first started in 2011 with the development of five dramas that
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Filmworks Summerside

Filmworks Summerside

Summerside Scene
by Peggy Miles

Independent cinema is coming to Summerside. A group of local film enthusiasts have formed a collective that will bring Canadian and international films to Summerside’s big screen. The volunteers are liaising with Film Circuit, an outreach division of TIFF (the Toronto International Film Festival). The division interacts with community groups, assisting them in
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Lady Incredible

Heather Wilson, in partnership with Red Island Media, has announced the release of Lady Incredible: Where Travel Meets Incredible Women. The TV pilot and full length documentary DVD were filmed on location in PEI and produced and directed by Steven Vitali. The show follows co-creator and host Heather Wilson as she explores PEI and meets ladies such as Chef Ilona Daniel, cake topper artist
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Over the Rainbow

Over the Rainbow
PEI’s Michelle Bouey competes for role in CBC television series

CBC Television has launched a new live weekly competition series, Over The Rainbow, hosted by Daryn Jones, which had its two-hour season premiere September 16 at 8 pm (8:30 NT). The new series chronicles untapped musical theatre talent as performers vie for the iconic role of Dorothy in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s upcoming stage adaptation
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CBC Expands Late Night Newscast

CBC Expands Late Night Newscast

As part of local service improvements announced in CBC’s five-year strategic plan “2015: Everyone, Every Way,” CBC Maritimes is expanding its late night TV newscast. CBC News Maritimes at 11 will run now for 30 minutes, with anchor Amy Smith and CBC meteorologist Peter Coade. CBC News Maritimes at 11 adds to the weekday news coverage on CBC News Nova Scotia, CBC News New Brunswick and CBC News
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