Etan Vlessing

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Articles by Etan Vlessing


Rogers’ second quarter earnings slide

TV

Overall revenue at the wireless, cable and media giant was virtually unchanged.



Why Gabrielle headlined a Sicilian seaside film festival

FILM

In a scene out of Cinema Paradiso, the open-air screening of Louise Archambault’s tearjerker came ahead of a roundtable discussion on coproductions at the Italian event.



CRTC approves DHX Media takeover of Family Channel

TV

Few strings were attached by the regulator as it gave the Teletubbies owner change of ownership approval for its $170 million deal with Bell Media.



IMAX’s Q2 earnings climb as Hollywood’s summer B.O. falls

FILM

A growing international presence is helping IMAX offset a handful of disappointing performers at the box office.



Ron Mann’s Altman to screen in Venice

FILM

The Canadian director’s long-awaited ninth film chronicles the life of the late American director.



Canadian exports Backpackers, Seed pulled by The CW

TV

The comedies failed to connect with the youth-skewing American network after bowing on July 14. (Seed pictured.)



How Andrew Cymek’s Dark Rising spawned a franchise

FILMTV

The veteran genre writer/director has a bigger budget and cast for Dark Rising: Warrior of Worlds, now airing on Super Channel.



Canada continues to wrest film, TV work from California: report

FILM

The California Film Commission blames Canada as it releases its latest annual progress report on the state’s film and TV tax credit program.



Mariela Besuievsky, Peter Gerard to keynote Strategic Partners

FILM

“She’s been through the trenches,” Strategic Partners’ Laura MacKenzie tells Playback of booking Spanish film producer Besuievsky to keynote the 2014 event.



Space sets main cast for Killjoys

TV

British actor Hannah John-Kamen lands the lead role of Dutch, with Canadian actors Aaron Ashmore and Luke Macfarlane (pictured) also set to appear in the series.

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