Articles Tagged ‘Just For Laughs’



Kenny Hotz performs first stand-up set in front of a live audience

TV

The Kenny vs. Spenny star took to the stage at Cafe Cleopatra as Canadians make the running at the prestigious Just For Laughs international comedy festival.



CFC, JFL and Telefilm launch new Comedy Exchange

FILM

The new initiative, replacing the Features Comedy Lab, will put a deeper emphasis on boosting Canadian projects south of the border and developing relationships in the U.S. marketplace.



Bell Media gets Satisfaction, Spun Out pilots for CTV

TV

The company’s Comedy Network unveiled a large multi-year deal with Just For Laughs (pictured), though the CBC confirms it maintains its usual JFL programming.



Just For Laughs unveils film festival lineup

FILM

Short films by Canadian directors Mark Slutsky (pictured, Sorry Rabbi), Adam Reider, A.J. Korkidakis, Martin Thibaudeau and Louis-Thomas Pelletier made it into this year’s July 23 to 28 Montreal showcase.



JFL42 kicks off this fall

INTERACTIVETV

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

FILM

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

FILM

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

FILM

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

FILM

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

INTERACTIVEWEB

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

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