From Olivia Carville of the Toronto Star:
Property Brothers mine Vine videos for fun and future profit
“We put a lot of resources behind understanding social and developing it. Everything is changing in television and how people are getting their content, and we want to be that company who’s on the forefront of understanding everything from digital to TV to film. We definitely think this is the future and this is where people are going to start to spend more ad dollars.” Continue reading.
From Dianne Daniel of Postmedia Network:
From Growing Pains to reno pains
You might think celebrities are immune from budgetary concerns. Not so. True to his small town Northern Ontario roots, Thicke still holds a “cheaper is better” school of thought and for the most part Callau goes along, repurposing seat cushions and ottomans where she can, and opting to save her original kitchen sink and faucet. Continue reading.
From Bill Harris of Postmedia Network:
Unusually Thicke under construction in second season
Thanks to Unusually Thicke: Under Construction, I now know what a pergola is.
“Well, I can help you with that,” said Alan Thicke. “An awning costs $1.95. A pergola costs big bucks.” Continue reading.
From Adnan M. of The Arts Guild:
Television is not dead. It’s evolving.
The 2014 CRTC report showed an increase in weekly viewing from 1.3 hours in 2012 to 1.9 hours in 2013. Digital is for sure on the rise, and more people – especially in the younger age brackets of 18-35 – are opting out of traditional TV, and opting into options that allow them to consume media on multiple devices, allowing them to engage with their shows beyond the simple concept of “watching” them.
The question, however, is if TV is dying (or dead, according to some people)? No. It’s not. Continue reading.
From Melissa Hank of Canada.com:
Dan for Prime Minister? Fred Ewanuick says he’d do great
With the 2015 federal election underway, Corner Gas actor Fred Ewanuick is endorsing a latecomer for prime minister: Dan Phillips. If the name sounds familiar, it’s because Ewanuick played the unwitting politician for two seasons in CTV’s comedy Dan for Mayor. Never mind that he’s fictional — Dan has an edge over the current crop of candidates, Ewanuick says. Continue reading.
Podcast episode 94: Scott Thompson
Veteran comedian Scott Thompson on why nothing happened after The Kids In The Hall, the biggest problems with the Canadian film and TV industry, and why gay men still have to be defanged to be accepted. Listen here.