From a media release:
The Directors Guild of Canada handed out 19 awards tonight honouring the best work created by Members this past year in a star-studded, elegant event. Two special career acknowledgments were also handed out during the evening.
Arisa Cox hosted the Awards Gala which was held at The Carlu in Toronto. Broadway, film and television star Eric McCormack returned to the stage with a dazzling opening number and comedian Sean Cullen closed the show with a comedic performance. Continue reading.
This week’s conversation with Motive showrunner Dennis Heaton includes: reliving Motive’s first run (twice), what being a showrunner is all about, the creative process behind the camera, planning a season’s worth of episodes, how the characters are the thing, animation writing, Tarzan, Sid and Marty Krofft, and the elusive Gold Monkey.
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Murdoch Mysteries, CBC – “Midnight Train To Kingston”
Detective Murdoch accompanies convicted murderer James Gillies to his hanging. Guest star: Michael Seater
Call Me Fitz, Movie Central & The Movie Network – “A Very Special Fitzmas” season finale
A special hour-long holiday episode. As the holidays loom, Fitz (Jason Priestley) decides to give up drinking, prompting a visit from three ghosts who aim to show him the error of his ways. Meanwhile, Larry (Ernie Grunwald) reunites the Fitzpatricks with the promise of a lost family fortune.
From Scott Stinson of the National Post:
Family Ties’ Michael Gross is the perfect foil for Call Me Fitz
When Sheri Elwood decided to create a guest-role arc in Call Me Fitz, for a character whose chief job would be to antagonize the fightin’ Fitzpatricks, the solution was obvious: make him really nice. “What would be more annoying to the Fitzpatricks than the nicest, most together, eco-industrialist,” Elwood, the creator and showrunner, says in an interview. “Let’s put Steve Jobs in a car lot. He doesn’t drink, he doesn’t swear, he meditates.” Continue reading.