Toronto, ON, March 3, 2014 - Prolific Newfoundland thespian John Moyes will receive the 2014 Leslie Yeo award for Volunteerism awarded by Actra Fraternal Benefit Society (AFBS), the Insurance and Retirement plan provider for performers and screenwriters across Canada. Details in our story.
Toronto, ON - February. 26, 2014 - Following an extensive coast-to-coast search, Big Brother Canada is back with a new crew of eclectic houseguests competing in the follow-up season to the country's number one specialty reality series of 2013. Big Brother Canada returns on Wednesday, March 5 on Global and Slice. Three house guests hail from Atlantic Canada. We reveal them in our story.
Toronto, ON – February 24, 2014 - A vocation passed from father to son, the fishermen of "The Rock" have spanned generations. But disaster struck in 1992 when the cod stock collapsed and a moratorium was declared, effectively shutting the fishery down overnight. Many left the life of the sea... but not the Cold Water Cowboys. This original Canadian 10-part series journeys to Newfoundland to meet these men with salt water in their veins, and follows them through one intense fishing season.
St. John’s, NL – February 20, 2014 - You can include a few more categories in your Oscar pool this year! The St. John’s International Women’s Film Festival has been selected to show this year’s Oscar-nominated short films! It’s the first time St. John’s has been included on the annual tour of Oscar shorts. Read our story on when to view these great films.
Toronto, ON – February 18, 2014 – Five years of having a show on a Canadian network is a major accomplishment for anyone but Cape Breton native Ron James seems to take it in stride. Mind you, the icing on the cake came recently with his nomination for a Canadian Screen Award for lead actor in a comedy. He joins Jason Priestly, Gavin Crawford, Jesse Camacho, and Gerry Dee. Listen to our interview with Ron in our story.
Fredericton, N.B - February 17, 2014 - The New Brunswick Filmmakers’ Co-op will purchase state-of the-art equipment to enable the organization to provide access to high-quality production resources and services for media artists throughout the region, thanks to an investment by the Government of Canada.
Las Vegas, NV – February 15, 2014 - Nova Scotia actress Ellen Page has declared she is gay. Page told an audience at the Time to THRIVE conference, an LGBT youth event in Las Vegas Friday night she is "tired of lying by omission. I suffered for years because I was scared to be out. My spirit suffered, my mental health suffered and my relationships suffered. And I’m standing here today, with all of you, on the other side of all that pain. Watch a video of her statement in our story.
Toronto, ON - February 13, 2014 – Production is underway on Season 2 of W Network’s Majumder Manor. The 10-episode series returns as one of Canada’s most beloved comedic talents continues on his monumental quest to put his tiny hometown of Burlington, Newfoundland on the map, literally. Produced by Take The Shot Productions Inc. in association with W Network, the second season includes 10 30-minute episodes and is scheduled to air spring 2014 on W Network.
Park City, UT – January 24, 2013 – This year’s Slamdance Documentary Jury Prize was selected by a panel of industry members Tim League, Monteith McCollum, and Herb Stratford. The Jury Award for Documentary Feature was Elliot, directed by Matthew Bauckman and Jaret Belliveau.
Halifax, NS, January 24, 2014 - DHX Media Ltd., a leading independent creator, producer, distributor and licensor of children's entertainment content, has signed three licensing deals with TV and digital platforms in Latin America.
Halifax, NS - January 21, 2014 Women in Film and Television – Atlantic (WIFT-AT) presents Women Making Waves March 21-23 in Halifax. In a news release the organization says they “will once again rise above a new wave of industry controversy following the recent release of some 'shocking' statistics regarding the lack of women in the Director's chair.”
Toronto, ON - January 13, 2014 – The 2014 CANADIAN SCREEN AWARDS nominees in film, television and digital media were announced today by the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television. “We are exceedingly proud today to reveal the nominees for the 2014 Canadian Screen Awards,” says Academy Chair Martin Katz. “This was a year marked by a record-breaking number of submissions, reflecting a robust level of activity in the screen-based industries in Canada which we will celebrate during Canadian Screen Week, March 3-9. Here's a full list of the film and television nominees.