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 to be, don’t feel so optimistic. You can read the full report here.

There’s a casting call out in Sudbury for the web series Cold — they need prison guards (w/o tats, sorry) and a partygoer. More details here at MFM.

(Via CNW) Yes, Room did well at the CSA’s, and yesterday there was another honour for its writer and screenwriter Emma Donoghue — Telefilm’s Golden Box Office Award. Now in its sixth year, the award goes to ” the Canadian director(s) and screenwriter(s) of the Canadian or majority Canadian coproduction English-language feature film that performed exceptionally well at the box office in the previous calendar year, earning at least $1 million.”

(Via CNW) Radio-Canada’s drama, L’Auberge du chien noir, will cease production at the end of this year, leaving only news and the cooking show Entrée principale as in-house productions. The staff’s union, SCRC-CSN, is not happy about that, and union president Johanne Hémond says it’s time for the federal government to step in.

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