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TV Eh B Cs podcast 65 — Exploring the Frontier with Lisa Rose Snow

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Lisa Rose Snow is an award-winning filmmaker and performer who was raised by the ocean and now resides in Toronto. Since graduating from the Canadian Film Centre’s Writers’ Lab and participating in the Reykjavik Film Festival’s Talent Lab, she has been busy working in television writing rooms on Frontier (Netflix), Ten Days in the Valley (ABC) and Little Dog (CBC). Snow is currently co-writing an episode of The Stone Diaries which is in development with HalFire Entertainment, and working on developing two of her own series – Tongues and Over Easy.

In 2013, Snow won a Wave Award during WIFT Atlantic’s ‘Women Making Waves Conference’, the first time this award has ever been given to an emerging artist. She’s passionate about championing women and underrepresented voices on screen, and has been honoured to mentor under Sherry White, Tassie Cameron, Michelle Lovretta and Thom Fitzgerald.

Note: ABC announced Ten Days in the Valley will air Sunday nights this fall. Check out the trailer.

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Frontier the most-watched Canadian original scripted series on specialty TV this year

From a media release:

Final data from Numeris confirms the world premiere of Discovery’s FRONTIER is the most-watched Canadian scripted series debut on entertainment specialty this year with an audience of 571,000 viewers, it was confirmed today. In all, 1.35 million Canadians watched some part of the series premiere on November 6, and 2.5 million viewers have now watched some part of all the broadcasts of the debut.

For its debut, FRONTIER made Discovery the most-watched Canadian entertainment specialty channel among total viewers and all key adult demos during Sunday’s hyper-competitive 9 p.m. ET timeslot.

The chaotic and violent struggle to control wealth and power in the North American fur trade continues with the world premiere of Episode 3 this Sunday, Nov. 20 at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT on Discovery. Viewers can catch-up on Episodes 1 and 2 on the Discovery GO app.

Discovery’s digital experience FRONTIER: DARK PROVIDENCE is now available at Discovery.ca/Frontier. Offering deeper viewing with in-depth character features, the web and mobile experience centres on six distinct, video-based character stories with interactive, real-time overlays controlled by the user for a truly immersive interaction. Each layer adds depth and texture to characters than can be experienced within the already rich story in the television program. The product is not only visually stunning, but also technologically impressive, featuring content that reflects the graphic nature of this bold, historical series.

FRONTIER is co-created by Rob and Peter Blackie, and produced by Take The Shot Productions and ASAP Entertainment, in association with Discovery, the exclusive Canadian broadcaster. Netflix is the international broadcast partner.


Link: Allan Hawco on his new fur trade TV series ‘Frontier’

From Alexandra Pope of Canadian Geographic:

Link: Allan Hawco on his new fur trade TV series ‘Frontier’
“The time period is so rich in terms of potential for high-stakes conflict, with all these different companies jockeying for position in the fur trade. It’s really North America’s coming-of-age. The show takes a lot of dramatic licence, but the writers worked very hard to make sure all of it was plausible.” Continue reading.


Link: Allan Hawco’s new Frontier

From Tony Wong of the Toronto Star:

Link: Allan Hawco’s new Frontier
Allan Hawco is Canadian television’s most prolific multi-tasker.

His latest venture has his production company helming Discovery Channel’s first scripted TV show, Frontier, in which he also has a substantial acting role.

But strangely, for someone as productive as Hawco his latest outing must feel like vacation, considering he starred in CBC’s now cancelled Republic of Doyle and was also showrunner, head writer and co-creator. Continue reading.