The Transmedia Zone is a community focused incubator for innovation and reative experimentation in storytelling across entertainment media platforms.
The TZ Supports storytellers, creators, artists, and innovators with a strong unique and authentic point of view, and a clear mission and deserie to develop new and exciting media experiences. At TZ, innovation takes many forms and in our context, it can mean:
- Using new platforms
- Remixing or reimagining traditional storytelling formats
- Reaching new audiences
- Creating new platforms to support storytelling
Digital Creators / E-Sports (Twitch, YouTube, TikTok, etc.)
Story Centred Tech (apps/platforms/products)
Interactive Theatre Experiences
Innovation in Music
Something yet to be invented that you're making right now...
Is it moving forward the art of storytelling and entertainment? Then, yes.
TZ is a place for the next wave of entertainment media and storytelling projects. To us, "innovative" doesn't just mean technological advances.
Are you serving an underrepresented community?
Are you taking a new approach?
Are you making it easier to bring new and important stories to the forefront?
And if you're a changemaker in the music industry, you'll be a great fit for our Music Den.
- Year round
- Fill out your application and get invited to our bi-monthly pitch day for an interview/presentation
TZ Summer or Winter:
- Our 6 week personalized cohorts bringin the most innovative entertainment projects and founders together
- Winter - February/March
- Summer - July/August
TZ Student League:
- The way TMU storytellers and media changemakers can collaborate and join the TZ, Music Den, and Innovation Studio community
Our incubator is for all Canadian storytellers. For our bespoke zone learning approach to be the most effective, we need folks from all ages, backgrounds, education levels, and viewpoints.
Downtown Toronto Work & Meeting Space
Access to Talent
Market Insight and Research
Entrepreneurship 101 Sessions
Commes & Media Training
Access to HQ, the Innovation Studio's event and performance space
Dedicated Desks, Board Rooms, and a Creative Storytelling Meeting Room
Plus, access to free resources from TMU, such as: Radio Studios, the Equipment Distribution Centre, Adobe Creative Cloud, Autodesk, and more!
“I just wanted to say how much I've enjoyed the past two years being in the Transmedia Zone. It literally kept me sane during the trash fire of 2020. And I'm really grateful for the thoughtfulness, genius and empathy”