Canadian Entertainment

Loosening Talent Rules Would Be A Move Backwards For Canadian TV Industry

D.K. Latta | Posted 08.29.2016 | Canada Business
D.K. Latta

The rules weren't put in place to keep out imported talent -- they were put in place because no one trusted producers to give domestic talent a fair shake. (And history has shown this isn't just paranoia). So why does the CRTC want to change this?

Canadian Country Music Superstar a Bright Light for Children in Need

Joan Kelley Weisshaar Walker | Posted 12.14.2014 | Canada Impact
Joan Kelley Weisshaar Walker

Author Joan Walker and Canadian country superstar Michelle Wright have something in common: in the midst of busy lives in the public eye, both women volunteer with World Vision Canada. Joan's recent conversation with Michelle sheds light on many aspects of the world renowned singer-songwriter's life, including her deep love for children overseas in desperate need.

How Digital Distribution is Transforming the Canadian Television Industry

Dan Fricker | Posted 09.25.2013 | Canada Business
Dan Fricker

The new age of digital distribution has drastically changed traditional entertainment models. While some entities struggle to survive in the wake of giants like Hulu and Netflix, many Canadian entertainment houses are finding exciting and promising new routes of success.

Canadawood is Born for Real

Marcello Cabezas | Posted 05.29.2013 | Canada
Marcello Cabezas

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...

Media Bites: Why Canadian Politics Isn't Netflix Material

J.J. McCullough | Posted 04.09.2013 | Canada Politics
J.J. McCullough

2012-04-27-mediabitesreal.jpg 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.

Bieber Uses Canada as a Marketing Tool and Makes Us All Look Bad

Tom Kott | Posted 03.25.2013 | Canada Music
Tom Kott

Bieber doesn't seem to know anything at all about Canada or its history. Maybe it's from being on the road too much and away from a Canadian classroom. If he wants to use his country as a marketing tool, he should learn something about it first.