September 8, 1952 – CBC Television launches in a night that The Globe and Mail reviewed as “cluttered but promising.” Broadcasting from a studio in Toronto, a nervous and excited team of journalists and entertainers offers the first evening’s entertainment. Canadians laugh at a three-puppet sketch featuring the eccentric character Uncle Chichimus. […]

Today in Canadian Art History: CBC Television Debuts [includes video]

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  If you’re involved in Canadian film, television, theatre, music, or dance, then you need to know about The Actors’ Fund of Canada “which provides emergency financial aid to assist cultural workers in recovering from an illness, injury or other circumstances causing severe economic and personal hardship.” The Actors’ Fund is a registered […]

The Actors’ Fund of Canada: Emergency Financial Aid for Canadian ...

Canadian comedy fans, start getting excited! The irresistible duo of Eugene Levy and Catherine O’Hara are teaming up once again, this time in a TV series called Schitt’s Creek. Also starring and co-created by Levy’s son Dan (formerly of MTV Canada) and featuring Chris Elliott (Get a Life, There’s Something […]

Catherine O’Hara and Eugene Levy Team Up for New TV ...

This past Sunday was the Emmy awards, the American equivalent of Canada’s Gemini awards (see how I made Canada the primary focus? Huh?), and as any avid television lover would do, I watched the telecast. I don’t say this lightly: I love television. I’d watched ninety percent of the programs […]

Hockey Night Lights: A Canadian Television Dream

I wasn’t sure what to expect from Fan Expo. I had always wanted to attend ComicCon or PAX, but what is a Canadian boy to do when he doesn’t have the luxury, or cash, to travel into the states for comics and gaming. Enter Fan Expo Canada, a convention that […]

Nerdgasm: My Experience at Fan Expo Canada

While your first impulse as producer or filmmaker may be to throw a screener at every festival that happens to be accepting submissions; there should be a method to the madness. 1. First, isolate the festivals that feature similar releases.  This works especially in favour of genre films (i.e. submitting […]

Choosing the Right Festivals for Your Project

The opportunities to make a screen (film/TV/digital production) projects are innumerable… when considering independent productions.  In fact, you could say that it is never-ending and ever-expanding because as long as there are Joe Blow’s and Jane Friday’s willing to make a project there will always be “work”.  That being said […]

Tips for Filmmakers: Building a Strong Foundation