TV Articles



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.



Hot Sheet: Top 30 TV programs July 7, 2014 to July 13, 2014

TV

The Amazing Race Canada 2 hits #2 overall in TV, with Rookie Blue and The Listener also landing in the top 20.



Hot Sheet: Top 20 DVDs June 30, 2014 to July 6, 2014

FILMTV

The LEGO Movie continues to top the DVD chart, with 300: Rise of an Empire holds on to the #2 spot.



Rogers cuts hundreds of jobs

TV

The company’s changes are the latest moves in an ongoing restructuring effort from new CEO Guy Laurence.



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.



Former MGM exec named to Rainmaker board

FILMTV

Steve Hendry was appointed to the Vancouver-based company’s board following its annual general meeting on July 17.



CBC and the new kid viewers

TVWEB

Kim Wilson, creative head at Kids’ CBC, discusses how budget cuts are less of an issue for her team than keeping up with the changes in how children consume media.



New work permit law spurs industry bargaining in Ottawa

TV

Canadian producers are negotiating with immigration minister Chris Alexander to ease the impact of hiring foreign actors for local shoots following changes to the Temporary Foreign Workers program.



The Switch: tackling transgender issues with comedy

TV

Executive producer and actor Amy Fox (pictured) tells Playback Daily why laughter helps frame serious social issues on TV that otherwise confuse or bore people.



ACTRA-advertisers contract talks move to mediation

TV

The current round of bargaining between the actors’ union and ad agencies and advertisers appears hung up on the thorny issue of internet use of commercials.

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