Daily Rushes for First Tues in DST

  • 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.

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