Watching TV, Watching Birds, Watching Winners

The Vancouver Sun’s Weekend Extra has more news on how well the film and TV industry is doing in the city, in an article by Bruce Constantineau.  Also, The Financial Post’s Catherine McIntyre explores why Australian digital effects studio Animal Logic set up shop in Vancouver. And our own Darren Wiesner takes a closer look at some of the local prop shops.

CTV ends the season as the most-watched Canadian television network among total viewers and ages 25-54 for a record 14 years in a row, it announces in a CNW media release, according to the 2014/2015 Canadian Television Report Card (CTRC, not to be confused with CRTC!)

The 2015 Northern Ontario Music and Film Awards finished up on Saturday night in Sudbury. Northern Life reports “two talented Indigenous female filmmakers took home awards.” Read more about the two, Michelle Desrosier and Michelle Latimer, and their work here — as well as other winners.

In Southwestern Ontario, “birding and birders were always on the periphery” as Ted Bezaire, director of The Birder, told us. That film looks at the lighter side of tracking birds, but on a more serious note, “Songbirds are bioindicators . . . they can act as a kind of measure of health for an ecosystem,” director Su Rynard tells Postmedia’s Paul Nicholson. Her film The Messenger, which  premiered at Hot Docs last month, draws attention to issues affecting birds in the region.

Northernstars has a complete list of winners at the 25th anniversary Inside Out Toronto LGBT Film Festival. What We Have, directed by Maxime Desmons, took home the Best Canadian Feature Award — and $2000.

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