Toronto, June 4, 2013 - For the first time ever, 2014 CANADIAN SCREEN AWARDS entrants will be able to apply online as a result of a dynamic new partnership with leading secure digital media management company YANGAROO, it was announced today by the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television.
"YANGAROO brings the Academy's entry and voting systems into the digital age, making everything easier for our members," says Louis Calabro, Academy Director, Awards & Special Events. "This new process also allows for more promotion of our great Canadian talent," he adds.
YANGAROO will provide, maintain and host a digital awards system for the Academy, allowing Canadian Screen Awards entrants to submit their projects online, including the secure uploading of films, television shows, digital media productions, trailers, photos and more.
For the juries, secure links to streaming video clips will also be provided to them, ensuring a streamlined judging process.
"Since launching in 2008 with Canada's Juno Awards, YANGAROO's digital solution for awards shows has quickly emerged as the industry standard in North America and is now used by the Grammys, the Emmys, the MTV Video Music Awards, the Academy of Country Music Awards, the BET Awards, and many more," said Cliff Hunt, Vice Chairman and COO of YANGAROO Inc. "We are excited by the opportunity to work with the Academy on the CANADIAN SCREEN AWARDS and look forward to a long and successful relationship."
The Academy's online application site for television and digital media entries will go live in mid-July, with a mid-August entry deadline for those categories. Film entries will open up mid-September, with a mid-October deadline.
YANGAROO Awards (yangaroo.dmds.com/services/awards), which is powered by YANGAROO's patented Digital Media Distribution System (DMDS) platform, is a web-based end-to-end solution that instantly and securely connects artists, judges, event organizers, and auditors. It provides a digital alternative for every element of award show management, including nominations, committee review, voting, results tabulation, and auditing.
About YANGAROO: YANGAROO is a company dedicated to digital media management. YANGAROO's patented Digital Media Distribution System (DMDS) is a leading secure B2B digital cloud based solution focused on the music and advertising industries. The DMDS solution provides more accountable, effective, and far less costly digital management of broadcast quality media via the Internet. It replaces the physical, satellite and closed network distribution and management of audio and video content, for music, music videos, and advertising to television, radio, media, retailers, and other authorized recipients. The YANGAROO Awards platform is now the standard and powers most of North America's major awards shows.
YANGAROO has offices in Toronto, New York, Los Angeles, and Dallas. YANGAROO trades on the TSX Venture Exchange (TSX-V) under the symbol YOO and in the U.S. under OTCBB: YOOIF. For further information, please contact Gary Moss at 416-534-0607 ext.111 or visit www.yangaroo.com.
About the Academy: Established in 1979, the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television is a national, non-profit, professional association dedicated to the promotion, recognition and celebration of exceptional achievements in Canadian film, television and digital media. Unifying industry professionals across Canada, the Academy is a vital force representing all screen-based industries.
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