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Link: Slasher: Guilty Party showrunner Aaron Martin on what’s really scary

From Captain John K. Kirk of Pop Mythology:

Link: Slasher: Guilty Party showrunner Aaron Martin on what’s really scary
“The moments that are more graphic and horrifying are less terrible for me, personally. While I love them because they’re shocking and fun to pull off, it’s the moments that seem wholly real that are the most disturbing to me.” Continue reading.

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TV Eh B Cs podcast 72 — The Appearance of Camille Sullivan

Camille Sullivan was nominated for a Gemini Award for best actress in a television series for her work on Shattered, opposite Callum Keith Rennie. Camille was also nominated for a Gemini for her portrayal of Francine Reardon, the volatile cocaine and alcohol addicted wife of a west coast crime boss, in the critically acclaimed Intelligence, a series from DaVinci’s Inquest creator Chris Haddock.

She recurred on Rookie Blue and Hellcats, both times as the ex who has come back to haunt you. She recently played a large recurring role on The Man in the High Castle for Amazon and can be seen currently in the indie films; The Birdwatcher and The Unseen.

Camille’s latest project is the limited series The Disappearance for CTV/NBC Universal.

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Link: Canadian film, TV leaders to meet about industry’s ‘prevalent’ sexual harassment

From Victoria Ahearn of The Canadian Press:

Link: Canadian film, TV leaders to meet about industry’s ‘prevalent’ sexual harassment
Canadian film and TV leaders are acknowledging that sexual harassment has also been a “prevalent” part of the entertainment industry north of the border and have planned a meeting to discuss how to tackle it.

In the wake of the flood of allegations against fallen Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein, writer-director James Toback and others, the union representing Canadian actors, ACTRA, has had preliminary meetings with industry groups and is preparing for a broader meeting of stakeholders on Nov. 23 in Toronto. Continue reading.

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A group of friends trade their way through life in Fare Trade

I first met Shawn Ahmed and Scott Leaver of Crazy Shirt Productions through their Bell Fibe project Touring T.O. The pair managed to create an engaging series on a shoestring budget and a little luck.

Now the pair is back with a new series that pushes the envelope of where a series can be broadcast via key partnerships.

Fare Trade—a new comedy series written and directed by Ahmed and Leaver and co-created and executive-produced by Jonathan Hirsh of Floating Island Entertainment—focuses on a group of friends who trade their way through life. With that as the backdrop, Fare Trade not only shows its episodes on Bell Fibe TV but on Bunz, the online trading platform.

The first episode is a riot of confusion. Landlord Jordi (Anand Rajaram) bursts into an apartment to find his tenants, Janet (Ana Golja), Cleo (Erin Carter) and Vic (Darrell Faria), have been robbed. Unable to pay the rent, the quartet agrees to a deal: if his tenants can get his car fixed, Jordi will waive rent for the month. The next several scenes focus on getting the car running smoothly but the road to success is a bumpy one and includes a Grease ripoff, rabies and a mechanic with his own money troubles: scoring a performer for his son’s birthday party. Surprise! The roomies have a plan for that, and it involves trading. Bigger surprise? The mechanic’s son is an adult and expects a certain kind of entertainment at his birthday party.

With 800,000 possible viewers for via the Bunz website alone, Fare Trade is the next step in television creation via partnerships with companies looking to invest in production. Will Bunz, like Amazon, score the next Red Oaks in Fare Trade? We’ll see.

Fare Trade is available now on Bell Fibe TV, Channel 1 and Bunz.

Image courtesy of Fare Trade.

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Link: Travelers: Enrico Colantoni on Vincent’s history and why the series is “brilliant”

From Kelly Townsend of The TV Junkies:

Link: Travelers: Enrico Colantoni on Vincent’s history and why the series is “brilliant”
“When I realized it was Vincent, it blew the whole world off key. Now we know who the first Traveler was, now we know when it all started, we have a bigger perspective of this world. Such a smart addition. He’s so creepy, so well-thought out, yet so justified in everything he does. If anybody put themselves in his shoes, they would have behaved in the same way.” Continue reading.

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