From The Globe and Mail:
Actor Paul Gross, documentary filmmaker Ric Esther Bienstock and TSN personality Michael Landsberg are among six honourees set to be recognized at next year’s Canadian Screen Awards.
“Due South” and “Slings & Arrows” star Gross will receive the Earle Grey Award, given to an actor or actress for a body of work in Canadian TV.
“Rookie Blue” producer Tassie Cameron will receive the Margaret Collier Award for a written body of work in TV, GlassBOX founder Jeffrey Elliott will claim the Digital Media Trailblazing Award and Landsberg will be honoured for his humanitarian work. Continue reading.
Edmonton-born and raised Eric Johnson is most familiar to audiences for his roles in Global TV’s ROOKIE BLUE, CW’s SMALLVILLE and the SYFY series FLASH GORDON. With recent performances in both ORPHAN BLACK and CRIMINAL MINDS, Eric is currently starring alongside Clive Owen in Steven Soderbergh’s THE KNICK for HBO/CINEMAX as Dr. Everett Gallinger. The show is already picked up for a second season to commence shooting in early 2015.
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From (US-based) GLAAD:
GLAAD’s Where We Are On TV
Following a decline last year, GLAAD has found an increase in the percentage of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) characters anticipated to appear on scripted primetime broadcast television in the coming year. The annual Where We Are on TV report forecasts the expected presence of LGBT characters for the upcoming 2014-2015 television season. Continue reading.
From the Writers Guild of Canada:
Canadian TV showrunners Tassie Cameron (Rookie Blue), Graeme Manson (Orphan Black), Daegan Fryklind (Bitten), with moderator James Hurst, talk about social media and fans, presented by The Writers Guild of Canada at Fan Expo Canada.
From Eleni Armenakis of The TV Junkies:
More pining for Rookie Blue
“For American viewers, Canadian import Rookie Blue just wrapped up the explosive first half of Season 5, while Canadians have been reeling from the cliffhanger revelation for a couple of weeks now. But lost in the fuzz of that ultrasound is a number of other relationships in turmoil as Dov and Chloe ended up on the outs while Gail and Holly seemed to be moving in opposite directions.” Continue reading.