Canadawood is Born for Real

David Rotenberg, one of Canada's most notable acting teachers and coaches, said something in class one day that has always stuck with me. It was about the idea that all artists should always live thei...

Media Bites: Why Canadian Politics Isn't Netflix Material

The fact that Canada has spent a decade creating nothing comparable to House of Cards, Game Change and many more political dramas is a shame, but hardly surprising. We're a plucky lot -- and certainly no slackers in the world of entertainment -- but this is one realm where we're hopelessly out-gunned. There's never been (and never will be) a compelling Canadian political drama for one simple reason: Canadian politics is not interesting. "Yes sir, we'll get right on that, sir" isn't the sort of dialogue from which compelling scripts are made.