From a media release:

The Inaugural Canadian International Television Festival Announces Additional Programming and Box Office Opening

  • World Premiere Screening of Spun Out
  • Free Tickets Available Today, Thursday, November 7 at noon.
  • Visit for More Information & Ticket Details and Follow CITF at @CITF13

Canada’s first and only public television festival, the Canadian International Television Festival (CITF), is pleased to announce the opening of their box office. As of noon today, tickets are free (small handling charge applies) and available to the public. Visit for all the details and order tickets here.

Additionally, CITF announced the following programming:

Spun Out will have its World Premiere screening at the festival. The hilarious new CTV half-hour Canadian scripted comedy series Spun Out stars Dave Foley, Rebecca Dalton, Al Mukadam, and Holly Deveaux, all of whom are set to be on hand for the 8 p.m. screening on Saturday, November 16. Spun Out also stars Paul Campbell, Darcy Michael and J.P. Manoux.

FRANCHISES AND FORMATS Screenings and Seminars – The World Premiere of the English adaptation of hit Quebec police drama 19-2 with Executive Producer Jocelyn Deschênes and Writer Bruce Smith, as well as a screening of the original French version (subtitled), (Saturday, November 16 at 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.); a talk with the producers and talent behind the Degrassi franchise, including actors Aislinn Paul, Munro Chambers, and Luke Bilyk, as well as Sarah Glinski (Executive Producer, Head Writer) and Matt Huether (Co-Executive Producer, Writer); and The Amazing Race Canada, including racers Jet and Dave and Supervising Producer Mark Lysakowski.

Orphan Black binge screening of the first five hours from the first season (Saturday, November 16 at 6 p.m.)

Royal Air Farce 40th Anniversary Celebration. TV columnist Bill Brioux chats with the current Air Farce cast — Don Ferguson, Luba Goy, Craig Lauzon, Alan Park, Penelope Corrin, and Arnold Pinnock — about making Canadians laugh for the past 40 years, and continuing to entertain in record numbers on their annual New Year’s Eve specials. (Saturday, November 16 at 2 p.m.).

The Best of bravoFACT, hosted by Richard Crouse. CITF celebrates short form films with a screening of 10 best bravoFACT-funded shorts including Winter Garden, an official selection at this year’s TIFF ‘Stage to Screen’ series, starring Enrico Colantoni. (Saturday, November 16 at 4 p.m.)

Bitten cast members Greg Bryk, Joel Keller, Michael Xavier, Paulino Nunes, and Steve Lund are on hand with a sneak peek and discussion of their hotly anticipated new series, hosted by INNERSPACE’s Ajay Fry and Morgan Hoffman (Saturday, November 16 at 10 p.m.).

Bill Brioux’s TV on Film Project – TV columnist Bill Brioux presents a fascinating look at TV’s past. He screens and discusses NBC’s “Fall Preview” reel from 1966 which features guests introducing NBC’s new fall lineup which includes “The Monkees,” “Tarzan,” “The Girl from U.N.C.L.E.” and a crazy little sci-fi series called “Star Trek.” Bill then screens a network print of a comedy series from the same season, complete with the commercials you would have seen the night it first aired. (Sunday, November 17 at 1 p.m.)

Degrassi set tour
Posted by Diane Wild in Degrassi

From Rita Zekas of the Toronto Star:

Degrassi their home away from home
“The sets are 75 to 85 per cent smaller than real — it’s like the camera adds 10 pounds,” explains Stohn, who is also an entertainment and copyright lawyer, and founding partner of the entertainment law firm Stohn Hay Cafazzo Dembroski Richmond. Continue reading.


Played, CTV – “Drugs” series premiere
Undercover detective John Moreland (Walsh) faces suspension after assaulting a Drug Squad officer. He gets a second chance when Detective Sergeant Rebecca Ellis (West) recruits Moreland and his team into her newly formed Covert Investigations Unit. The C.I.U.’s first case is to take down David Thorpe (Serge Houde, 50/50), an elusive drug kingpin Moreland has been hunting for years. Rebecca’s leadership and her fragile relationship with Moreland are severely tested when Thorpe suspects that Moreland is a cop.

Degrassi, MTV – “This Is How We Do It”
Degrassi’s back in school. Student Council President Drew wants to make sure everyone has a positive year after the devastating loss of Adam. But it’s easier said than done when he’s battling insomnia. Zoë is about to tackle her greatest role yet: “Zoë Rivas, Degrassi Student.” But when you grow up on a film set, how do you know what’s cool in the real world? Alli wants to spend her senior year with her best friends but when Leo flies to be by her side, it’ll take some convincing for the group to accept him as her new BF.

Degrassi in Nicaragua, MTV – Special
This summer the cast of Degrassi travelled to the tiny village of El Trapiche in Nicaragua with Free The Children, to help provide the newly established school with a much needed fresh water supply. Cast members Munro Chambers, Chloe Rose, and Luke Bilyk embark on a life changing adventure in this 30-minute MTV special.

Storage Wars Canada, OLN – “Ain’t No Locker Like a Birthday Locker”
Cindy looks for Rick’s birthday present in North York, Ontario, while the other buyers hope to crash the party.

The Nature of Things, CBC – “Carpe Diem”
The threat of the Asian Carp, and the scientific and unorthodox methods being utilized against them.

Degrassi gone wild
Posted by Diane Wild in Degrassi

From Riva Gold of the Wall Street Journal:

‘Degrassi’ Is Only Going to Get Wilder
This season “Degrassi” has taken a trip to Paris, complete with cafe stops, museum visits, and plenty of romantic entanglements and broken hearts. Speakeasy checked in with “Degrassi” executive producer Sarah Glinski to chat about the show. Continue reading.

From Karissa Donkin of the Toronto Star:

Degrassi Junior High landmarks: Then and now
It starts with a small detail: a distinctive tree, an oddly shaped window or a passing streetcar.
After he’s scanned an episode of Degrassi Junior High for clues like these, Brian Donnelly heads to Google Street View and virtually walks the streets from one end of the city to another until he finds what he’s looking for. Continue reading.

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