"Transmedia producers in Canada already have ways to network with and benefit from each other through organizations like the Toronto-based group Transmedia 101. But those specifically interested in creating web series just received an additional resource with the formation of the Independent Webseries Creators of Canada (or IWCC; CIWC in French). Serendipitously coinciding with the announcement of theVancouver Web Fest, the IWCC is a nonprofit professional association that sees today’s web producers like the television pioneers of the 1940s and 50s: building a new branch of the entertainment industry in uncharted waters, but this time doing so in a direct relationship with the audience, without any of the gatekeepers of old media.
Vice-President Jason Leaver put forward another metaphor: “Web series are being recognized as this generation’s indie film movement. We are so proud to be part of this historic moment in time and to recognize the groundbreaking and internationally recognized work being done in Canada right now.”..."