Victoria, BC, needs to “build the kind of crew base that will appeal to the real Hollywood” says former film industry worker Marcus Handman, writing in the Times-Colonist. As of now, he says, the capital is a place for low-budget productions to avoid the cost of shooting in the more unionized Vancouver. Read more here.
It faded from sight soon after its release in 1991, and there may be only two copies in existence — but the Canadian made thriller Clearcut, starring Graham Greene, is showing at the Vancity Theatre in Vancouver tonight. Read about it in the Georgia Straight.
And of course the Juno Awards are coming up this weekend, Sunday the 15th, live at 7 p.m. ET (8 p.m. AT) on CTV and CTV GO. Bell Media tells us there’ll be 11 acts as well, including Alanis Morissette, deadmau5, and The Weeknd. Read the entire announcement here.
In Case of No Emergency: The Films of Ruben Östlund is a touring retrospective featuring the award-winning work of the Swedish filmmaker, which you can see at Carleton University on March 21st and 28th. Via WireService.ca — see details of the presentation here.
Via PRWeb: Lately it seems the way to get attention — and ticket sales — for a Broadway show is to cast a Hollywood star in it. Goldstar has some interesting stats here.
A new book about one darker aspect of the industry has a title that says it all: Confessions of a Wildlife Filmmaker: The Challenges of Staying Honest in an Industry Where Ratings Are King. Author Chris Palmer gives readers an inside view and calls for change.