Hart Hanson makes his Bones

By Rachelle Stein-Wotten If art can be entertaining, can entertainment be art? Hart Hanson, creator and showrunner of the Fox television series Bones, visited the University of British Columbia recently to discuss his experiences as a nice Canadian boy working in the rough-and-tumble of Hollywood for the past decade. In the course of offering advice […]

Will CBC finally lose its Don Cherry?

By Montreal Simon It’s not a good news hockey story. It’s a huge blow to the CBC: “For years, HNIC has been a cash cow that helped float many of CBC’s other news and original programming endeavours, with some estimating it was worth $200 million, and up to half of the TV network’s advertising revenue.” […]

Cory Monteith: The boy next door

By Mark Leiren-Young The only time I saw Cory Monteith in person was at a Canucks Game. He and his on-screen and off-screen love interest Lea Michele were in their Canucks jerseys at GM Place cheering on the home team at game one of this year’s playoff debacle against the San Jose Sharks. Their smiling […]

The Indiegogo fix

By Rachelle Stein-Wotten One of the biggest stories in the entertainment world in the last month has been the unstoppable support given to the long-ago cancelled television series “Veronica Mars.“ Fans have rallied behind show creator Rob Thomas, not just with enthusiasm, but with dollars to make a feature film version happen. Thomas’s Veronica Mars […]

Canadian Screen Awards: More Short -pipes, please

By Rachelle Stein-Wotten If it wasn’t for host Martin Short, the Canadian Screen Awards last night would have been a real dud. This first year of the awards, aired on CBC, was partly a grand experiment. The Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television combined the bereft-of-an-audience Genies and Geminis — separate awards for film and […]

Argo: We’ve written ourselves out of history

By Paul Mather Okay I never do this, but everybody else in the house is occupied and it’s too icy to jog (or at least that’s what I’m telling myself). So, I’ve poured a cup of coffee, and here’s a long post. I was reading today about Argo. If you haven’t seen it, it’s a […]

The Newfoundland solution

By Rachelle Stein-Wotten Any actor, writer, director, or producer will tell you the film and television industry is unstable: The feed bag is either overflowing or has just enough grains to sustain you through the lean months. But with the B.C. film industry on the verge of collapse, as Hollywood productions head to Ontario and […]