Apr 5, 2013 — News Article: Writer Kildare Dobbs, a sharp, satiric observer of human frailty by Sandra Martin
Columnist remembers writer and satirist Kildare Dobbs.
Mar 28, 2013 — News Article: Why it’s hard to persuade Canadians to watch themselves by Peter Howell
Columnist says nowhere is Canadians’ defeatist attitude more evident than in our collective approach to our country’s films.
Mar 28, 2013 — News Article: Musician pipes up about arts being ‘fluff’ subjects by Mary Ellen MacIntyre
Cape Breton musician speaks out about the dismissive attitude of school board officials towards performing arts, which he says puts millions into the Nova Scotia economy.
Mar 27, 2013 — News Article: Can TV change the world? Pivot, a new network aimed at millennials, hopes so by Frazier Moore
Little Mosque on the Prairie will be broadcast on the new US network aimed at 15-34 year old who "want to change the world."
Mar 27, 2013 — News Article: CBC's Cracked sold to U.S., France
White Pine Pictures has sold CBC police procedural Cracked to the U.S. and France, in one of several recent overseas deals that highlight the improved fortunes of Canadian television production.
Mar 26, 2013 — News Article: First Nations filmmakers use business skills, social media savvy to bring TV shows to niche markets by Jenny Lee
Columnist says it’s a tiny niche in an otherwise troubled industry, but B.C.-based aboriginal filmmakers are busy and working.
CTV says The Social will tackle pop culture and lifestyle topics on behalf of viewers invited to connect with the hosts live through email and text messages.
Mar 19, 2013 — News Article: Budget 2013: Millions axed last year, but deeper cuts likely on the way Thursday by Stephanie Levitz
Columnist says Statistics Canada used to survey how much the government spent on culture funding, but that study has been axed, one of almost three dozen reports either eliminated or pared back by the agency to save money.
Columnist says that even while television executives are stating Canadian content is competetive, behind the scenes, many are busy manoeuvring to reduce the Canadian-content obligations of their own TV channels.
Mar 13, 2013 — News Article: Drama, not music, on Bell Media TV spending program by Steve Ladurantaye
Bell Media wants to redirect millions of dollars in new program funding toward the creation of new dramas and comedies, citing a lack of interest and limited audiences for “high-end performing and visual arts programming.”
Mar 11, 2013 — News Article: Entertainment One Acquires Canadian Rights to David Hewlett Thriller 'Debug' by Etan Vlessing
Debug received financing from Telefilm Canada and the Ontario Media Development Corp.
BBM Canada figures show more Vancouver and Victoria area adults watch television news, on a per-capita basis, than any other English market in Canada.
Mar 8, 2013 — News Article: Bell Media Says No to Reopening Terms of Trade Pact With Canadian Producers by Etan Vlessing
Kevin Crull tells an Ottawa conference the current industry pact between Canadian producers and broadcasters remains "balanced and a win-win for the industry."
Mar 7, 2013 — News Article: Musicians say Stompin' Tom urged them to write, sing about their own country by Nick Patch
J. P. Cormier says that Tom Connors' insistence upon writing about Canadian cities and people, rather than chasing riches Stateside, was a sadly unique position for a marquee Canadian artist.
Columnist says that with three-quarters of Canadians living within 100 miles of the United States border and flooded by American media, many Canadians strive to preserve a distinct cultural identity, and Tom Connors seemed eager to lead the fight.
Mar 6, 2013 — News Article: Canadian Producers, Broadcasters Clash Over Foreign Distribution Revenue by Etan Vlessing
Columnist says private networks want a share of the profits from sales of homegrown series like “Flashpoint” and “Rookie Blue” to the U.S. networks.
Columnist says Canadian TV is more cost-effective, more commercial, and vastly more significant to Canadians' daily lives.
Mar 1, 2013 — News Article: Innovation or monopoly? Astral versus illico Club Unlimited by Pierre Karl Peladeau
Quebecor CEO says Astral’s attempt to halt a new, homegrown service is incomprehensible at a time when American services like Netflix and organizations like Apple TV are attracting growing interest from viewers.
Feb 7, 2013 — News Article: NFB names Ravida Din as English program director general by Kelly Anderson
The National Film Board of Canada (NFB) has appointed Ravida Din, who has been an executive producer and producer at the organization since 2007, as the director general of its English program.
Jan 14, 2013 — News Article: Canadian TV faces host of challenges by Alex Strachan
CTV President Phil King discusses what works and what doesn't in Canadian Television.