Robert Cohen

Canada's Smartest Person

Media HQ builds its formats biz on the back of ‘Smartest Person’

CEO Robert Cohen discusses the format’s momentum in European markets and how the Junior version is opening doors for the prodco.

Canada's Smartest Person Junior

CBC greenlights Canada’s Smartest Person Junior

Produced by Toronto’s Media Headquarters, the hour-long series is expected to debut on the pubcaster in fall 2018.


Being Canadian lands WGA Award nod

The Canada/U.S. copro from Robert Cohen had its world bow at the 2015 edition of Hot Docs.

Copied from Realscreen - Hot Docs marquee. Photo: Paul Galipeau

Being Canadian, Bolivian Case to have world premieres at Hot Docs

Robert Cohen’s film about national identity and Violeta Ayala’s drug smuggling doc will screen alongside Sundance-award winners (T)ERROR and How to Change the World.

Tessa and Scott- from Myra Klarman Photography

Tessa & Scott skate onto W Network

The six-part half-hour series will follow skating duo Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir (pictured) in their quest for Olympic gold at the 2014 Winter Games in Russia.


Weekly roundup: Premieres, mentorship and financing news

Today’s package of briefs includes the Canadian films premiering at Toronto’s Italian Contemporary Film Festival later this summer (Real Gangsters pictured).

Canada's Smartest Person-resized

Canada’s Smartest Person to quiz in real-time

Viewers will be able to test their smarts through social media in the lead-up to the March 18 premiere, and play along with the show challenges during the broadcast.

Canada's Smartest Person-resized

CBC to premiere Canada’s Smartest Person

The Media Headquarters-produced special, airing in March, will pit four participants against each other, and will also enable viewers at home to test their smarts via an interactive app.