Meet Hollywood Suite Film and Content Specialist Cam Maitland (above right) and Archive producer Alicia Fletcher. These two don’t just love movies, they study them, curate them, restore them, write about them, teach them, host screening and panels about them and occasionally pop up on Hollywood Suite to talk about them. Maitland, from Edmonton, has
By now, almost everybody in Canada should be isolating at home by now. How has that affected TV ratings? The assumption would be that, during the current pandemic, news channel numbers must be up year-to-year. In addition, with every major sports leagues sitting out the COVID-19 virus, TSN and Sportsnet channel ratings must be way
If you’re getting stir crazy with all the newscasts and other usual TV options, the major carriers are offering free previews to help your family survive the current lockdownapalooza. Kudos to carriers Rogers, Bell and Cogico, who have already started making several specialty channels available to their subscribers on a free trial basis. Some of
Enough typing already. Time to talk the talk with the launch of our latest regular feature: briouxTV: The Podcast. Click on the arrow above and listen in as Air Farce founder Don Ferguson shares almost an hour’s worth of wit and wisdom. The idea behind launching this podcast is to host conversations about Canada’s place
How to get Canadians to Crave more? That’s clearly the goal at Bell Media, which Thursday announced it will be offering more ways for audiences to subscribe to the streaming service. For one thing, The Movie Network, or TMN, will merge with and be re-branded as Crave, giving cable subscribers a linear window on Bell’s
Did you know that June 5 was the day Ferris Beuller took off in the 1986 John Hughes film “Ferris Beuller’s Day off”? It makes sense, then, that this Tuesday, June 5, Hollywood Suite premieres their new documentary “Ferris’s Room.” The film, by director Ryan Mains, features Toronto artist Sarah Keenlyside as she recreates the
Wednesday in Toronto, Jay Switzer was remembered by his family and many friends in the TV business for being both the “Yoda of Canadian television” and the mensch of all media. The Hollywood Suite co-founder and former CHUM/City broadcast executive would have loved the party his pals threw for him at the Four Seasons hotel.
Jay Switzer knew where to get the best onion rings in Canada. He was convinced that they were at the A&W in Canmore, Alta., a few kilometers from one of his favourite destinations, The Banff Springs Hotel. Every June, for years, Switzer would rent a van and drive a few fortunate colleagues from the Calgary airport to the