Magilla, Van Dyke latest TV on Film treasures

PASADENA, CA–“We’ve got a gorilla for sale, Magilla Gorilla for sale…”If that theme song rings a bell, you’re either a Boomer, a serious TV animation buff or were at Saturday’s TV on Film Project screening at this TCA press tour.That’s where I screened my 16mm print of Say Hello to a Star, a sales reel… Read on

Canadian TV Fest survives Santa and the CFL

The Murdoch Mysteries cast came cas to the CITF red carpet Santa Claus, the CFL, Mayor Ford…it seems nothing could stop the Canadian International Television Festival.The inaugural CITF wrapped up Sunday with a packed house for a meet and greet session with the cast of Murdoch Mysteries. The weekend event wrapped on a busy Sunday… Read on

No Mysteries as to the CITF’s biggest draw

Yannick Bisson (left) was a fan favourite at CITF Fans from eight to 80 crammed into the TIFF Bell Lightbox’s largest cinema Sunday to get their Murdoch moment.The entire cast of the hit CBC Monday night drama Murdoch Mysteries took a bow live on stage as part of the inaugural Canadian International Television Festival. Yannick… Read on

Flying nun descends on TV on Film screening

Sister Bertrile (Sally Field) to the rescue at Sunday’s CITF screening A second “lost” TV special has been added to Sunday’s presentation of the TV on Film Project.ABC’s 1967 Fall Preview reel, A VERY SPECIAL SEASON, will now follow the presentation of NBC’s 1966 reel, TWO IN A TAXI.The one-two punch of ’60s nostalgia will… Read on

UPDATE: Sunday’s TIFF screening now at 2 p.m.

Set your clocks back exactly one hour if you’re are heading down to the TIFF Bell Lightbox Sunday to see the latest TV on Film Project. The screening will begin promptly at 2 p.m., sharp. The featured presentation is TWO IN A TAXI, NBC’s zany 1966 Fall Preview reel featuring clips from their 10 new… Read on

The TV on Film Project goes Hollywood

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif.–The TV on Film Project comes to California. TV reporters attending the summer Television Critics Association press tour at the Beverly Hilton will have an opportunity on Sunday, July 28 at 12:45 p.m. to step back nearly 40 years.  “See The Best…CBS” was shown at the 1974 upfront in New York and made… Read on