I’ve always found it a great privilege to attend an annual Canadian Film Centre homecoming event during the Toronto International Film Festival. Once a simple Barbecue for film industry insiders, it has grown into an annual fundraiser celebrating a new generation of Canadian storytellers, many of them graduates of the CFC film and television programs.
Eric McCormack enjoyed a sweet hometown homecoming this past Monday in Toronto at an “In Conversation” event hosted by the Canadian Film Centre. The 59-year-old Emmy winner was on stage with Zoomer magazine editor-in-chief Suzanne Boyd (above, right) before a well-vaccinated crowd assembled at the downtown Toronto Varsity VIP cinemas. McCormack, in town to shoot
Norman Jewison turns 95 in July. His 24 feature films — 15 more than Quentin Tarantino — garnered 48 Academy Award nominations, winning two Best Picture Oscars (for “In the Heat of the Night” in 1967 and “Moonstruck” in 1987). The Thalberg Award winner helped create the Canadian Film Centre, nurturing and developing the next
When I started hosting podcasts a year-and-a-half ago, one of the people high on my guest list was Slawko Klymkiw. There are many reasons for this. First of all, Slawko has spent over 40 years towering over the media landscape in Canada. His list of achievements are many, both as head of programming at CBC
The Canadian drama Transplant comes to America Tuesday night with one of the strongest endorsements ever from a major US television critic: “The series will make its debut as the best medical show on American television, which is something given the competition,” writes John Anderson in The Wall Street Journal. “And while it’s a bit
Monday night marks the 13th season finale of Murdoch Mysteries. Detective Murdoch, played by Yannick Bisson, has sleuth-ed his way through 204 episodes and also gathered evidence on several TV-movies. He’s traveled the world, with the series exported to over 120 territories and translated into several languages. And he’s made a pant-load of money for
Attention foodies: The Great Canadian Baking Show airs its third season finale tonight on CBC and CBC Gem. After seven episodes it all comes down to three remaining finalists: Colin Asuncion, 30, a marketing manager from Toronto; Jodi Robson, 33, a table games dealer from Regina, Sask., and Nataliia Shevchenko, 33, an administrative assistant from
This Friday, production wraps on Season Three of The Great Canadian Baking Show. The competition series will now simmer in post production until it returns as part of CBC’s fall lineup. Earlier this week, I visited the big Baking tent on the lush grounds of The Canadian Film Centre in Toronto and spoke with new