Laurie Finstad Knizhnik

Nicole St. Martin Laurie Finstad-Knizhnik

Laurie Finstad-Knizhnik recognized with Nell Shipman Award

The award recognizes a female producer, writer or showrunner who has worked to advance gender equity in the industry. (Nicole St. Martin (left) and Finstad-Knizhnik pictured.)

Corner Gas new

Canadian Int’l TV Festival grows audience, ups glitz

Founder David C. Heath on the CITF’s year-over-year growth and what’s coming for next year. (Corner Gas cast pictured on the CITF red carpet)

Strange Empire

Finding the way into a Strange Empire

Showrunner Laurie Finstad-Knizhnik tells the origin story of her Western drama at the Canadian International Television Festival.

Cara Gee

DRG to shop Strange Empire internationally

The indie distributor will start selling the CBC drama at MIPCOM. (Strange Empire co-star Cara Gee pictured.)

Blackstone S4 - Alan Fraser (Justin Rain) and Andy Fraser (Eric Schweig)

How Canadian TV is getting serious in tough times

APTN’s Blackstone is the type of tough drama with difficult subject matter that may signal a turnaround for Canadian broadcasters.

Durham County

Durham County plans TV movie for HBO Canada

Durham County producer Back Alley Film Productions and Muse Entertainment are developing a TV movie for HBO Canada to follow the homegrown drama’s third and final season.