Canadian TV gold shines once more with encore+

Curating and sharing vintage TV shows has been a passion of mine for several years. I’ve been screening 16mm network prints of everything from Batman and Bewitched to The Dick Van Dyke Show and half-hour Fall Preview reels since 2011 at TV on Film Project screenings. As some of you know, I’d rather thread than stream. One… Read on



MIP Junior 2017 features some familiar faces

CANNES — Another October brings me to the south of France to cover my fourth MIPCOM international television market. This time I came a day or two early to also check out MIP Junior, where those in the children’s TV racket gather to sell their wares to the world. For decades Canada has been a particularly robust… Read on


MIPCOM 2016: Day One

CANNES, France — If you think TV is already peaking in North America, brace yourselves for a world of content spilling over from the rest of the world. That’s my view on my third visit to MIPCOM, the international television marketplace. Here literally thousands of TV shows are shopped to content seekers from around the… Read on


CMF’s Creighton bullish on Canadian TV in world market

While in Cannes two weeks ago to attend MIPCOM, I had a lovely visit with Valerie Creighton, the President and CEO of the Canada Media Fund (CMF). Besides her funding responsibilities, Creighton is a tireless advocate for Canadian content and she has the passion and vigor for the job. We sat in these horribly uncomfortable chairs… Read on



MIPCOM 2015: Canadians world leaders in Space

CANNES, France–“Geek culture is taking over.” That was the message Aaron Ashmore brought to Cannes Tuesday along with fellow cast members from Killjoys and Between. Ashmore wasn’t talking about reporters like me who get to hang with the buyers and sellers this week on the French Riviera. The 35-year-old B.C.-native was explaining the appeal of… Read on