In the news: Flashpoint, The Listener

From Gayle MacDonald of the Globe and Mail:

  • Are U.S. networks messing with our shows?
    “The first two were picked up as 13-part episodic dramas; shooting is now under way in Toronto on Pink Sky/Avamar Entertainment’s Flashpoint, and kicks off in June on The Listener, from Shaftesbury Films. More exciting for both shows’ producers, however, is the fact that the slick, polished pilots (made for more than $2-million each) so impressed two U.S. networks that CBS and NBC bought the U.S. rights during the writers strike in January to broadcast the pair of Canadian-made dramas.” Read more.