6 Film and TV Stories You’ll Want to Read

Frank Giustra of Lions Gate and Thunderbird Films is “openly seething”, The National Post reports, over implications going around, south of the border, about his connections to Bill (and by extension Hillary) Clinton. “And I’m like, seriously folks? I’m giving away money. There’s a campaign, a political campaign.”

Niagara filmmaker April Mullen’s 88, a thriller filmed in and around Niagara Falls, will open at Landmark Cinemas in St. Catharines on May 8th, John Law writes in Niagara Falls Review.  All three of Ms. Mullen’s previous films were also made in her home region.

Christopher Lloyd talks about his own “unlikely” part in 88, plus  Back to the Future, with  MetroNews.

In Ottawa,  the House of Commons’ Canadian Heritage Committee goes on reviewing the Canadian feature film industry today, ipolitics.ca reports. It’ll be hearing from Vérité Film Inc., Cinespace Film Studios, and the Alliance of Canadian Cinema, Television and Radio Artists (ACTRA).

The Reel Youth Film Festival (RYFF) visits Comox, BC, on Friday the 8th as a fundraiser for the Cumberland Community Schools Society  Youth Centre , The Comox Valley Echo announces.  It features 23 short films made by youth from India, Iran, Peru as well as North America . . .  and Cumberland.
As of yesterday — we meant to say a few words about this but caught up in Cobraman, and can you blame us? — Crave TV and Shomi are available to Apple TV users in Canada. They’ve been the subjects of lots of controversy on availability and the power of Big Cable, so read the details on 9to5Mac and see if this is for you.


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