Ups and Downs in Canada’s Media Industry

“[A] divided Saskatchewan media production community” is what was found by the Saskatchewan Media Production Industry Association (SMPIA) in its consultation process earlier this year. Media industry employers — those who get funding directly — have bright expectations for more productions and greater stability in the future. But individual workers, and those who would like […]

Life After 2016 Oscars

First things first: The complete list of Oscar winners is here at the Academy site, and we can be glad that The Revenant, with its Canadian connection, won Best Actor for DiCaprio, Best Cinematography for Emmanuel Lubezki, and Best Directing for Iñárritu. Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy, Pakistani-Canadian winner of the Oscar for  Documentary (Short Subject) for A […]

Snicket Casting, Whistler Must-Sees, Crowdfunding Student, Killjoys Return

(Via CNW) There’s an international casting call out for two young actors to star in the upcoming Netflix original series, A Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket. Characters are Violet, a “not-too-mature 14-year-old” (though she is “self-confident, capable and smart beyond her years”) and Klaus, a bookish but charming 10- to 13-year-old boy. Shooting […]