Articles Tagged ‘Just For Laughs’

JFL42 kicks off this fall


A new interactive comedy festival from the founders of the Just for Laughs Festival will be headlined by Louis CK in Toronto this fall.

Harold Greenberg Fund backs three short films as possible features


Gebriel Deneke’s Cul-de-Sac, Kim Miller-Pryce’s Baby Half Lie and Kobi Ntiri’s Fading will now be developed as possible feature-length dramas after they were finalists in Toronto’s City Life Film Project.

Harold Greenberg Fund to launch $1,000 short film award at Just for Laughs


The fund’s English-language program president John Galway tells Playback that the prize aims to boost support and success for comedic short filmmakers in Canada.

Jason Reitman, Nia Vardalos and John Landis lined up for Telefilm Canada’s Hollywood comedy bootcamp


Participants in the Just For Laughs-backed Canadian Film Centre program are also being mentored by Zanne Devine, Anne Fletcher and Kirsten Smith.

Why Goon’s strong start gets Carolle Brabant’s comedy mojo going


The Telefilm topper tells Playback Daily that the Jay Baruchel-starrer delivers on the organization’s goal to produce quality, commercial comedies “with broad audience appeal” at home and abroad.

Smiley Guy lands development deal at JFL


The Toronto studio earned the prize for its web series pitch at the Montreal-based comedy conference.

Just for Laughs’ Bootcamp films named


Projects will receive feedback from comedy pros at the JFL Comedy Conference, while Bootcamp grad project Servitude gets its world premiere.

Just For Laughs to give Garry Shandling tribute


The Larry Sanders Show creator is to be honoured at the Montreal festival’s comedy conference in July.

Bridesmaids’ Feig, Hangover’s Jeong to receive JFL honours


The upcoming Just For Laughs comedy conference has added director Paul Feig and actor Ken Jeong to its list of award winners.

CBC unveils Just For Laughs gala talent lineup


The top headliner for the pubcaster is homegrown comic sensation Russell Peters, along with Jeremy Hotz, Jimmy Carr, Dom Irrera, Sebastian Maniscalco and Nick Thune.

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