Jennings a worthy Lifetime Achievement award winner

CANNES — You didn’t need Detective Murdoch to solve this mystery — Christina Jennings was just honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award. It happened Sunday night at the Content Innovation Awards, held each year as part of the international television marketplace MIPCOM. The Shaftesbury chairman and CEO was recognized for staying out front in the increasingly disruptive… Read on



CMF waves funding flag for Canadian television

OTTAWA – Many politicians say they don’t have time to watch TV. They do, however, through various funding agencies, help to pay for it. One of the top agencies, The Canada Media Fund, brought TV stars and politicians together earlier this month in a talent showcase held directly across from Parliament Hill. Gathered inside the beautifully restored… Read on


Annual CFC BBQ still the Cadillac of TIFF gatherings

Who knew CFC stood for Cars For Critics? It did Sunday when I won a brand new Cadillac Escalade SUV at the Canadian Film Centre’s annual BBQ and fundraiser. Well, I won it for four days. I’m pretty sure that means I can’t sell it. I’ve got until next September to pick it up from… Read on


CFC salutes Carmody at their annual Garden Party

Is there a more beautiful acreage in Toronto than the grounds of the Canadian Film Centre? E.P. Taylor’s little horse ranch got the traffic cops treatment Thursday in Toronto at its annual Garden Party. This is a way less crowded and better catered affair than the annual TIFF BBQ, more of a thank you to the high rollers… Read on



After five seasons, The Listener tunes out

After five seasons, the show they couldn’t kill with a stick is finally getting unplugged. The Listener will air its final episode Monday night at 9 p.m. CTV always treated this show like a pinch hitter, throwing it in anywhere, anytime, with nary a word of promotion. Astoundingly, it almost always drew over a million… Read on


CBC snaps up Murdoch Mysteries for 6th season

It’s so rare when things work out in such a common sense way in Canadian television that I’m not even sure this is real. Yet everyone I just interviewed for the hurry up CP story says its true–Murdoch Mysteries has been saved.The Canadian historical drama, readers here will recall, was set to be phased out… Read on