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Elizabeth McDonald is leaving the Canadian Film and Television Production Association as of Aug. 31, 2003. She joined the trade association as president and CEO in 1995. She's considered a veteran in the communications industry, previously having worked at the Canadian Cable Television Association, the Canadian Association of Broadcasters and the CBC. She is also a member of the board of governors for the Banff Television Foundation, and serves as secretary of the board for the Canadian Retransmission Collective.
Trademark registrations filed
Page One Productions Inc., 3108 Frances Stewart Road, has filed a trademark application for the term "Belly U". The company has also registered the domain name bellyu.com. The company is run by Ann Douglas, a noted author on parenting issues. She tells CNM that the site will serve as a portal to information on pregnancy. Groove Enterprises Inc., 430-11215 Jasper Avenue NW in Edmonton, has filed a trademark application for the mark "groovetoys.com". The company has also registered a .com domain in the same name. Indications are that the company will sell sex toys online. Another company, Wizard Hill Productions, 21-4409 27 Avenue in Vernon BC, has filed a trademark application for the name "giveboobs.ca". A domain name of the same name has also been registered. The site, according to the trademark application, will be an "Internet donation service for breast augmentation of Canadian women whereby individuals or groups are able to make donations to a holding account for one or more listed Canadian female(s) that has been approved for donated breast augmentation surgery." The site, not yet up, appears modelled on giveboobs.com, a site posted by Michel Hwang in California, a woman seeking donations to have her own breast augmentation. According to her site, she has raised the necessary $4,500, and will be having the surgery on June 6. Wizard Hill appears to be owned by a gentleman named Hugh Daniels.
|The Dominion Institute will launch a new web site designed by ecentricarts inc. on June 6 chronicling in multimedia the history of Canada's war veterans – timed to coincide with the anniversary of Canada's army and navy landing on Juno beach. Supported by a $200,000 grant from the Canadian Culture Online Program, The Memory Project Digital Archive stores the oral history and memorabilia of 300 Canadian veterans from WWII, the Korean War and the Cold War in a single database with related curriculum materials for teachers. The site, pulled together in only six feverish months, could be just the first step, say Institute staff, toward a broader project teaching Canadians about their military history. |