Articles Tagged ‘Just For Laughs’
The Comedy Network, Corus, City and the CBC have ordered one-hour and half-hour stand-up comedy specials from the Montreal-based chuckles factory.
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.
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.
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.
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 bootcampFILM
Participants in the Just For Laughs-backed Canadian Film Centre program are also being mentored by Zanne Devine, Anne Fletcher and Kirsten Smith.
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