All posts by Anthony Marco

TV Eh B Cs podcast 51 — The Murdoch Mysteries writers

On Saturday, Oct. 1, Greg David of TV, Eh? moderated a series of panels during Unlock the Mysteries of Murdoch: The Ultimate Insider Conference, held in CBC’s headquarters in downtown Toronto.

This is the first of three sessions we recorded, with some of the writing staff of Murdoch Mysteries, including Paul Aitken, Michelle Ricci, Jordan Christianson, Simon McNabb, Mary Pederson and head writer and showrunner Peter Mitchell.

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TV Eh B Cs podcast 49 — Tamsen McDonough opens the pod bay doors

Tamsen McDonough

Actor Tamsen McDonough continues her series regular role in Season 2 of the hit sci-­fi adventure series Killjoys currently airing on Space in Canada and Syfy in the United States. Tamsen provides the voice of Lucy, a small artificially intelligent spaceship owned by Dutch and used as interplanetary transportation as well as a working and living space for the Killjoys team.

Tamsen McDonough was born in Vancouver and began her formal acting training at Simon Fraser University. Her acting bug fed on student films as well as shorts and indie projects. Tamsen has appeared in various film and television projects, including The Incredible Hulk, Murdoch Mysteries, The Jon Dore Show, Motive, Lost Girl and The Bridge.

She is also passionate about writing and has recently created the comedy web series Miss Odette’s Modern Handbook to Manners in which she stars.

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TV Eh B Cs podcast 46 – Glenn Cockburn: Behind the Screens at the TSC

TSC_GlennAlong with the rest of the Meridian Artists team, Glenn currently represents a select roster of some of Canada’s most talented writers, directors and producers.

Glenn’s career started in 1996 when he began working as script reader for New Line Cinema and Innovative Artists Agency. From 1997 through 1999, Glenn worked as a Creative Executive at Templeton Production’s first look deal with New Line Cinema. In 1999, Glenn returned to Toronto and joined The Characters Talent Agency where he ran the Packaging Department.

Glenn also acted as Executive Producer on the feature film, YOUNG PEOPLE FUCKING, which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2007 and became one of the most successful and highest grossing Canadian comedies of all time.

Glenn’s other professional activities include teaching the course, The Business of Film and Television, at Sheridan College as well as being a board member for the Humber Comedy program.

Glenn has a B.F.A. Honours in Film and Television Production, from York University and a M.B.A. from the Ivey School of Business.Glenn is also the founder of the Toronto Screenwriting Conference.

The Toronto Screenwriting Conference runs Saturday, April 30 and Sunday, May 1 at the Metro Toronto Conference Centre. To register, find a schedule explore hotel and food options and more, visit the website.

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TV Eh B Cs podcast 45 – Helen Shaver’s Longship Journey

HelenShaverThe career of Helen Shaver is really a story of three careers, two in front of and one behind the camera. Shaver has had acting roles in such films as Who Has Seen the Wind, In Praise of Older Women, Amityville Horror, The Osterman Weekend, Desert Hearts, The Color of Money, and Bethune: The Making of a Hero, to television roles in the series United States, Jessica Novak, WIOU, Poltergeist: The Legacy, and The Education of Max Bickford.

It was for Poltergeist that she stepped behind the camera to direct several episodes. She has become an in-demand director and has helmed series such as The Outer Limits, The O.C., Judging Amy, Flashpoint, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Combat Hospital, Revolution, Person of Interest, and Orphan Black.

Her first television movie, Summer’s End (1999), a family film starring James Earl Jones and Wendy Crewson, was nominated for a Daytime Emmy Award for outstanding directing in a children’s special.

She continues her television directing efforts on this season’s Vikings which will kick off our conversation, before exploring some of the art and craft of storytelling with Helen Shaver.

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TV Eh B Cs podcast 44 – Jackson Davies’ Constabulary

JacksonDaviesJackson Davies has acted in most of the major theatres in Canada. He has appeared in well over 350 TV shows and movies and for 16 years starred as Constable John Constable in CBC’s THE BEACHCOMBERS (check out a petition to bring it back here). He is also an award winning film writer and producer. Jackson is a member of the B.C. Entertainment Hall Of Fame, past Vice Chair of the BC Arts Council, Vice President of UBCP, and on the Faculty at Capilano University Stage and Film Program. He is one of only two Canadians who were made Honorary Sergeants in the RCMP and still plays right wing for the Vancouver Canucks Alumni.

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