Calgarians, Cannes, and the Candidate

We don’t have a nationwide film rating system, but Ontario’s Minister of Consumer Affairs, David Orazietti, thinks we should, CTV reports. In fact, Orazietti “wants to change the Ontario Film Review Board into the Ontario Film Authority so that it can operate on a national basis.” No more Hunger Games series rated G in Québec?

National Screen Institute’s Movie Central Script to Screen opens on June 8th and closes when they have 200 submissions. Of the 200, five screenwriters will get help developing their script till it’s market-ready. This fills up faster each year, so now is the time to get your script ready, and as NSI says, “This means you, procrastinators!”

In The Calgary Herald, Eric Volmers takes a look at some of the Albertan films that have made it to Cannes, especially the “darkly comedic” thriller Ally Was Screaming, written and directed by Calgarian Jeremy Thomas and filmed in Calgary.

Yonge-Dundas Square (YDS) will be the site of a cult film series this summer, entitled City Cinema: BUT CAN THEY ACT? Music Icons in Film. (“They” being people like Madonna, Barbra Streisand, David Bowie and more.) Presented by MINI Canada, it will run at sunset every Tuesday from June 16 to September 1st. Broadway World has the details.

How did the Tories not hear what “candidate” Chris Lloyd was really up to? (If you haven’t, that’s okay, read about it at CBC.) His blogroll shows he not only has a YouTube channel, he’s been on CBC radio! Though the CBC site can’t find that page anymore . . .


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