From John Doyle of the Globe and Mail:
Important statement about millennials – please have sympathy
“It’s so crazy to go from freelancing for Vice to cleaning hotel rooms.” The young woman who says that is Meron, 20. She has a degree in broadcast journalism, had some internships and works for the housekeeping department in a Toronto hotel. We see her cleaning toilets as she talks about her life and her expectations. Those expectations are large. Continue reading.
From Allison Lawlor of the Globe and Mail:
Film pioneer Ralph Ellis celebrated Canadian nature
Ralph Ellis was not only one of Canada’s most successful producers of television drama and entertaining nature documentaries, but also a pioneer in independent television production in this country. Continue reading.
From Victoria Ahearn and Lauren La Rose of The Canadian Press:
Morley Safer’s Canadian sensibility grounded his work, say fellow journalists
Morley Safer became entrenched in the U.S. but never lost his Canadian sensibility, said fellow journalists on Thursday in honouring the “remarkable career” of the Toronto-born “60 Minutes” correspondent. Continue reading.
From Pop Goes the News:
Sarah Polley making Alias Grace in Toronto
Four years after Sarah Polley announced she was adapting Margaret Atwood’s novel Alias Grace for the screen, cameras are scheduled to roll. Alias Grace will be made into a six-hour miniseries from Aug. 15 to Nov. 15 in Toronto. Continue reading.
From Quill & Quire:
Q&A: Gordon Korman on the TV-movie adaptation of his Macdonald Hall series
It’s been 40 years since the publication of Gordon Korman’s first novel for young readers (written when he was just 12 years old), This Can’t be Happening at Macdonald Hall. Who would have thought it would take that long for Korman’s stories about a couple of lovable troublemakers at a prestigious boy’s school to make it to the screen? Continue reading.