Now & Next Podcast

Every second Tuesday, tune in for Now & Next, a podcast series featuring in depth interviews with experts for a closer look at emerging trends and the digital transformation of the media & entertainment industry. Now & Next is produced by the Canada Media Fund and is hosted by Leora Kornfeld.

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Now & Next Podcast S3E8 – Isolation Nation...
Working from home: for better or worse, gaming industry professionals, like most of us, have experienced it in 2020. On…
Now & Next Podcast S3E7 – Breaking On-Screen...
On this episode of Now and Next, we meet Jacob Pratt, an Indigenous film producer from Saskatchewan, now based in…
Now & Next Podcast S3E6 – Making Movies Social...
On this episode of Now & Next, host Leora Kornfeld speaks to Hilary Henegar and Fiona Rayher, two women who…
Now & Next Podcast S3E5 – How the game industry is...
On this episode of Now & Next, we hear from several leaders in the gaming industry who discuss the challenges…
Now & Next Podcast S3E4 – Staying eco-conscious on...
At a time when fast food restaurants all over North America are serving veggie burgers and most retailers are charging…
Now & Next Podcast S3E3 – Virtual Production...
On this episode of Now & Next, host Leora Kornfeld sits down with Alberta-based producer Andrew Scholotiuk and director Dylan…
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Now & Next Podcast S3E2 – The Time Is Now: Achieving...
On this episode of Now & Next host Leora Kornfeld is joined by award-winning actor and founder of Reelworld Film…
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Now & Next Podcast S3E1 – Practicing ‘Safe Sets’...
In this first episode of a brand new season of Now & Next, Alex Kolodkin the founder of Safe Sets…
Now & Next Podcast S2E6 – Viacom’s Short-Form Video Bet Is Paying Off
Now & Next Podcast S2E6 – Viacom’s Short-Form Video...
Brendan Yam, who serves as Viacom Digital Studios International’s senior vice president and general manager, joins Leora Kornfeld to discuss…
Now & Next Season 2 Episode 5: Can TV and Film Production Be More Environmentally Sustainable
Now & Next Podcast S2E5 – How to Make Audiovisual...
Green Spark Group founder and president Zena Harris joins Leora Kornfeld to share some best practices when it comes to…
Now & Next Podcast S2E3 – Hot Pod's Nicholas Quah on the Flourishing Podcast Industry
Now & Next Podcast S2E4 – Where Is Podcasting Headed...
Hot Pod’s Nicholas Quah sits down with Leora Kornfeld for an insightful chat about the trends redefining the podcast industry…
Now & Next Podcast S2E3 – Voice First, Tech Second...
Internationally acclaimed documentary filmmaker and all-around accomplished artist Alanis Obomsawin joins Leora Kornfeld in the studio to discuss how she…
Now & Next Podcast S2E2: eSports
Now & Next Podcast S2E2 – For Pro Gamer Stephanie...
AKA missharvey, five-time Counter-Strike World Champ Stephanie Harvey joins Leora Kornfeld in the studio for a chat about the booming…
Now & Next Podcast S2E1 – Jack Zhang Is Paving the Way...
Jack Zhang, founder of Greenlight Essentials, joins Leora Kornfeld in the studio to talk about how artificial intelligence could completely…
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Now & Next podcast bonus episode: CMF Trends at SXSW
Whoever seeks to determine the current state of technological innovation knows that the SXSW conference in Texas is the event…
Now & Next Podcast E06 – VR and AR: Coming Soon to a...
On this episode – acronym alert – we’ll be talking about VR and AR. Both VR (virtual reality) and AR…
Now & Next Podcast E05 – Behind Sinking Ship’s...
Content for the kids’ market is in its most dynamic phase ever. In addition to the broadcast channels, there are…
Now & Next Podcast E04 – Cryptokitties: The cats that...
What do digital cats have to do with blockchain? The answer, it turns out, is quite a bit, and it’s…
Now & Next Podcast E03 – Wattpad: Leveraging a billion...
Why are some of the biggest TV networks now paying attention to the online written word? It’s because of Wattpad,…
Now & Next Podcast E02 – Pacific Content on the Audio...
What’s fuelling the podcast boom? In this episode, we take a closer look behind the scenes of this audio renaissance…
Now & Next Podcast E01 – Inside YouTube: Beyond...
Listen on: What are the business opportunities YouTube has to offer producers and talent? In this episode, Mark Swierszcz, head…