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

Throwing the book at Canadian television

A little over a year ago, I was invited to Ottawa to moderate a panel of Canadian TV executives. The event was Prime Time in Ottawa, which just hosted industry leaders for the 20th time earlier this month. At the session I moderated, the professionals in the room were still buzzing over a fuse colleague John Doyle… Read on

VIDEO: Ottawa rolls out the red carpet for 22 Minutes

Politicians were called on the (red) carpet last week in Ottawa as This Hour Has 22 Minutes performed for the first time outside of Halifax. I worked the carpet and caught opposition leader Thomas Mulcair and MP Scott Brison among the Parliamentarians who braved the performance. The show was taped before a packed crowd of… Read on

Video: Murdoch Mysteries goes to Ottawa

What was Yannick Bisson and the cast and crew of Murdoch Mysteries doing in Ottawa this week–besides meeting with Prime Minister Stephen Harper? Bisson tells all to TV Feeds My Family in the above clip.