From 90201 to NSFW: Today’s News

The 2011 Robocall scandal is the subject of a documentary now in production by filmmaker Peter Smoczynski: Election Day in Canada: The Rise of Voter Suppression. Portions will be screened in Guelph as more are made, according to The Fountain Pen, Guelph’s online newspaper, which has the event schedule. The visit is sponsored by Fair Vote Guelph and the Guelph Chapter of the Council of Canadians.

“Not in 90201 anymore,” says CTV (and several other outlets covering the same story) about Jason Priestley’s filming Away from Everywhere in Logy Bay, Newfoundland. No, now he’s in A1K-something.

Not in B3H anymore, at least until they get some numbers, are the Jesse Stone movies starring Tom Selleck, till recently filmed in Halifax. Though the Nova Scotia government has shown some willingness to bend on the film tax credit question, the answers are still very vague, as the CBC says. Too vague to go ahead on, says producer Steven Brandman.

Coming up later: A look at some of the 39 short films from Canada that will screen at Cannes’ Marché du Film market (is that redundant?). Also — if our film critic isn’t too wiped out from the Mother’s Day rush at his day job — a review of Niagara filmmaker April Mullen’s 88.

And finally, we have a prize to give out:

She says “didn’t work at all”, we say “NSFW.” And the award for Best Canadian Amateur Version of Hot Pursuit goes to . . . the Honourable Elizabeth  May as the wild woman and the Honourable Lisa Raitt as the strait-laced cop.

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