Rare MTM gem part of this month’s CITF’s TV on Film Project screening

Good news for fans of classic TV. A new TV on Film Project screening has been scheduled. Sunday, November 23 at 2 p.m., I’ll be hosting 90 minutes of rare classics as part of the second annual Canadian International Television Festival. The Fest kicks off Friday Nov. 14 in Toronto and runs 10 days. All screenings are… Read on

VIDEOCAST: Berman and Brioux talk TCA

 TCA pal Marc Berman does this magic trick down here where he opens his laptop and turns it into a broadcast studio. The two of us sat on stools outside the Huntington Ballroom the other day and recapped some of the highlights of press tour so far–including Saturday’s TV on Film Project screening. Check out… Read on

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