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Earlier this month, participants of The Remix Project’s class 9.0 got involved in a workshop about branding and marketing, hearing from some of Toronto’s finest on the subject. Panelists Bryan Espiritu of Legends League, Annalie Bonda of The Chief Company, and Anthony Zanfini of Ambit (the Social Agency for Nike Canada) were on hand to lend their experience in a discussion moderated by Bryan Brock, well known in his own right for the expansive 1 Love TO brand. Here are some photos that capture what went down.

Creating opportunities for today’s youth is simply something The Remix Project does and is proud to protrude. Collaborating with our new partners Jugnoo will only expand the possibilities we already offer for the youth within our program. Check out this article on PR Web to read about exciting new opportunities that will be sure to impact the future in a positive light.

The Remix Project, an organization that helps youth enter creative industries and further their formal education, has joined forces with Jugnoo, an Internet media technology company. This collaboration will provide Remix Project students opportunities to participate in month-long internships with Jugnoo, using their technologies to produce music and videos, complete interviews and user spotlights, report on cultural shifts, and film user-specific content.

The Remix Project helps youth enter this internship program, which allows them to become Jugnoo brand ambassadors. They receive the tools necessary for content development and, in return, they provide Jugnoo with relevant videos, articles, music, and photos to share across their own web properties.

The beautiful thing about The Remix Project is that allows youth of all artistic persuasions to capture their worldview through a lens unique to their eye. Graduate of The Remix 8.0′s Art of Photography stream Glensius Calixte has been doing literally just that upon embarking on the world out there. To say he’s got a penchant for style, setting, and beauty would be but a modest compliment considering the way he interweaves all three in his work. Take a look for yourself.

Three finalists of the City Life Film Project, presented in conjunction with The Remix Project, have been featured on the Harold Greenberg Fund’s Spring Newsletter, their Shorts Report. Under the headline Diamonds in the Rough, City Life Film Project Finalists Gebriel Deneke, Kim Miller-Pryce and Kobi Ntiri have their stories showcased to friends and supporters of Astral’s Harold Greenberg Fund. Check it out!

The Remix Projct is extremely proud to announce that we have been named Hip-Hop Organization of the Year by Words Beats & Life, Inc. Their international Teach-in, Remixing the Art of Social Change: a Hip-Hop Approach, is taking place on July 7th, 2012 in Washington, DC. The award, aptly named the Remix Award, was voted upon by the Teach-in’s Planning Committee, and Presented to The Remix Project.

Congratulations to everyone on The Remix Projct team for making this possible!

The Remix Project graduate Fresco P has been steadily making his presence felt in the Toronto music scene over the past little while. On “Anomaly” he hooks up with the Hundred Faces group to perform his vocals alongside their improvised instrumentation. Make sure you watch out for Fresco this summer!

The Remix Project is proud to share news that it has recently been announced Astral Media’s Harold Greenberg Fund will be supporting the City Life Film Project in the development of a feature film. As part of this groundbreaking partnership, CLFP finalists Gebriel Deneke, Kim Miller-Price and Kobi Ntiri will develop their shorts into a feature film treatment with the assistance of a story editor.

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Like the Cannes Film Festival programmers, the Fund representatives were equally impressed by each of the completed short films. The $10,000 set aside in September will be shared between the three filmmakers and their story editors, who until this point have been generously volunteering their time to work with the finalists.

A Partnership between Temple Street Productions and The Remix Project, the City Life Film Project (www.citylifefilmproject.com) is a short film program dedicated to helping at-risk youth get a leg up in the film and television industry. The goal of City Life is to provide talented youth with the unique opportunity to tell stories from their communities and to achieve artistic excellence through filmmaking.

 

Our good friend Jason Eano has been selected by Paper Mag as one of 7 Creative People Making Good and Making Bank! Read what they had to say about him. Congratulations to Jason!

Jason Eano, of Toronto-based artist agency Hermann & Audrey Community — made up of photographers, directors, strategists and producers — spearheads the company’s community programming, bringing the arts and philanthropy together. He is a behind the scenes shadow warrior for good, taking on a wide array of clients and forcing collaboration on everything from photography exhibits to fundraisers, all the while advancing the missions of the organizations he works with and raising the money they need to get their work done. One  key to his success: Jason began as a freelancer, building a portfolio of clients that were cause aligned, which enabled him to start an agency, which led to full time work for both him and his friends.

Remix Project graduate Gifty Singh puts the visual treatment to his talented voice with the brand new video for his song “Winterrors”. A quick glimpse at his music that keeps you wanting more, take a couple minutes to take in the imagery. His forthcoming Winterrors EP will be released via his website on Friday, April 13th.

Astral’s Harold Greenberg Fund was to recently award a prize to one of three short films produced for Toronto’s City Life Film Project. But John Galway, president of the fund’s English-language program, tells Playback Daily that he liked all three projects – Gebriel Deneke’s Cul-de-Sac, Kim Miller-Pryce’s Baby Half Lie and Kobi Ntiri’s Fading – enough to help them be developed into treatments for possible feature films with the help of story editors.

“Not every short is destined to be a feature, but all three have a kernel of an idea that could be expanded into long form,” Galway explains. The City Life Film Project, which helps at-risk youth get a leg up in the film and TV industry, is a collaboration of Calum deHartog, a former cop-turned-film and TV producer, The Remix Project and Temple Street Productions.

All three short films debuted at the TIFF Bell Lightbox in January after Deneke’s Cul-de-Sac was mentored by director Leonard Farlinger, Miller-Pryce’s Baby Half Lie was mentored by Ruba Nadda, and Ntiri’s Fading received mentoring from David Weaver. Galway says each short springs from its director’s personal life growing up in Toronto. “These are all personal films that they created and that gives them an extra weight and importance,” Galway explains.

Gebriel Deneke turned to filmmaking after writing poetry, hip-hop and R&B music, while Kim Miller-Pryce, who was born to a teenage mother, is eyeing a career in film as she develops her storytelling and editing skills. And Kobi Ntiri shot his first film, Young World, a documentary about young entrepreneurs in Toronto, in 2009, and recently co-directed his first narrative short, The Gesture.

Galway says all three filmmakers will develop a treatment and then return to the Harold Greenberg Fund and Telefilm Canada for possible feature film development coin. “It’s part of the learning process,” he adds.

The support for the three possible short-to-long form adaptations follows the fund’s English-Language Program and The Movie Network in November 2011 launching a short film program to encourage emerging filmmakers to eventually make a debut feature film. The strategy is to choose short films that can succeed on the festival circuit, and possibly fit the TMN pay TV movie brand.

The Harold Greenberg Fund more recently launched a $1,000 comedic short film award to be handed out at the upcoming Just For Laughs Montreal Comedy Festival in July.