From a media release: Producer and director Matt Shewchuk has launched a new Vancouver-based production company, Big Time Decent Productions, which will focus on developing and producing unscripted and scripted series, feature films and digital content. The company is in development on a number of new projects with Corus Entertainment, has partnered with finance executive
On this day in 1968, AFL rivals the New York Jets and the Oakland Raiders were locked in a back-and-forth battle for dominance when, with just over a minute to play, NBC cut away from the game to broadcast the previously-scheduled film, Heidi, in the Eastern time zone. At the time the network switched to
LEGO STAR WARS HOLIDAY SPECIAL Disney+, 3:00 a.m. ET SPECIAL PREMIERE: Now this is diving deep into the geek weeds. Star Wars, the original George Lucas film that launched the franchise (now part four in the saga), premiered in 1977. A TV holiday special followed the next year, featuring enough of Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford and Carrie Fisher to
WOMEN MAKE FILM: A NEW ROAD MOVIE THROUGH CINEMA TCM, 8:00 p.m. ET This is Night 12, almost the end, of TCM’s Women Make Film documentary series. This week, the movies shown after the documentary are the biggest draw, so stay tuned. They include Zelda Barron’s 1989 film Shag, a romantic comedy-drama set in 1963 and starring Phoebe Cates
From a media release: Shudder, AMC Networks’ premium service for horror, thriller and the supernatural, announced today that it has teamed up with award-winning production company Shaftesbury to make a new eight-episode installment of the hugely popular horror series, Slasher. Hailed by Bloody Disgusting as “top-notch horror storytelling”, Slasher: Flesh & Blood will stream exclusively on horror platform Shudder in
From a media release: Acclaimed independent production company Pier 21 Films announced today it has partnered with one of Canada’s most popular comedic talents and YouTube personality, Jasmeet Singh Raina (aka Jus Reign) on a new half-hour series Late Bloomer (w/t), currently in development at the CBC. Inspired by his own real-life experiences, Late Bloomer
The last time I spoke to Dan Riskin, it was for Daily Planet‘s “Shark Week” coverage in 2017. I’ve always been impressed with his (and then co-host Ziya Tong’s) broadcasting abilities. They are immensely smart folks who make science approachable and entertaining. Riskin brings that vibe to his latest project, airing on CBC. “Kids vs.
From Global News: Link: Alex Trebek, host of ‘Jeopardy!’ dies after battle with pancreatic cancerAlex Trebek, the host of syndicated game show Jeopardy! since 1984, passed away from pancreatic cancer Sunday, according to various media outlets. He was 80-years-old. Continue reading.
On CTV’s Jann, Elena Juatco plays Jann Arden’s hip new music manager, Cale—a ruthless deal-maker who has no time for social pleasantries or touchy-feely nonsense. In real life, the Vancouver-born actor and singer, who first rose to fame during the second season of Canadian Idol, is an extroverted people person. “I’m much more friendly, chatty,
Like with everything else, there’s been a lot of uncertainty surrounding network television, from when a series is premiering or returning, if at all. Well, Private Eyes fans, fear not. Matt (Jason Priestley) and Angie (Cindy Sampson) are back and in fine form—Monday at 8 p.m. ET/PT on Global—so much so that if you close
From a media release: Just For Laughs today announced that production has wrapped on HUMOUR RESOURCES (6X30), an irreverent new comedy series starring Canadian comedian, Jon Dore (Inside Amy Schumer, The Stand Up Show with Jon Dore). Produced remotely from August – October, the series features Dore as a human resources manager providing virtual coaching to some of the world’s top
When it came to creating Because News, Gavin Crawford looked across the pond. “When we were first figuring out what will it be and what will we do, I was like, ‘Let’s steal the British ideas,’ because those are the shows I like,” Crawford recalls. Created by Crawford, Elizabeth Bowie and David Carroll, the long-running