3D, Big TV, and More News

 Will the Jutras have to be renamed before they’re awarded next month, or . . . ? The Toronto Star’s Allan Woods is one of many who discuss the disturbing allegations against the late Claude Jutra.

Come for the scenery and the low dollar, stay for the animators: Radio Canada International’s Levon Sunts reports that Montreal animator and professor Erik Goulet and his team contributed to the upcoming 3D stop motion French-Canadian co-production The Little Prince, based on Antoine Saint-Exupery’s classic. Goulet, who worked on building armatures for the puppets used in production, says this is a vital task because “people still need to see objects on the screen.”

Playback’s Jordan Pinto writes that production has started on Sundowners, a Canadian film being made (partly) in Colombia, standing in for Mexico. Pavan Moondi is directing this film about a filmmaker.

(Via CNW) Tomorrow, Jean-Pierre Blais, Chairman and CEO of the CRTC, plans to tell the Canadian Club in TO that, for all the info out there,  there’s not much that can replace “the trustworthy, authoritative, in-depth news coverage provided by Canadian television stations.” Other topics will include the changes coming to the TV industry very shortly. The speech will be live streamed at the CRTC site.

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