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Thom Allison and Sharron Matthews named co-hosts of the upcoming CAFTCAD Awards

From a media release:

People are either born hosts or born guests (thank you, Max Beerbohm). Thom Allison and Sharron Matthews were most definitely born hosts which is why they will take to the stage at the Aga Khan Museum on Sunday, February 10th to head up the inaugural Canadian Alliance of Film & Television Costume Arts & Design (CAFTCAD) Awards.

“If we are going to do an awards gala, then we are going to do it right. Thom and Sharron bring a triumphant spirit to this event and we are thrilled to have them on this very special night,” said Joanna Syrokomla, Chairman of the CAFTCAD Awards.

Two-time Dora nominee, Thom Allison, can be seen as ‘Pree’ in the hit series, Killjoys, on Space Channel/Syfy Network. Thom has appeared on Broadway in Priscilla, Queen of the Desert and in the original Canadian companies of Miss Saigon, The Who’s Tommy and Rent. At the Stratford Festival, Thom has appeared in Romeo and Juliet, Pericles, Threepenny Opera, The King and I, Hello, Dolly and King Henry VIII, and Into the Woods. At the Shaw Festival, he received critical acclaim for his performance in Ragtime, as well as performing in Wonderful Town, A Little Night Music, Guys and Dollsand Follies: In Concert. Some other credits include The Drowsy Chaperone(Vancouver Playhouse, National Arts Centre, Citadel Theatre), OUTRAGEOUS(CanStage), Cabaret (Theatre Calgary), My Fair Lady (Manitoba Theatre Centre), Evita (Manitoba Theatre Centre, Theatre Calgary), Elegies, A New Brain (Acting Up Stage) and Take Me Out (CanStage). Film/TV: Judge on CBC’s Over the Rainbow, Leaving Metropolis, I Me Wed, Road to Christmas, Kim’s Convenience, Murdoch Mysteries, Private Eyes, Your All-Time Classic Hit Parade. Directing: Seussical, Mary Poppins (YPT). His CD, “A Whole Lotta Sunlight” can be purchased on iTunes.

Award-winning actress, writer, singer, producer Sharron Matthews is one of the stars of the CBC’s hit TV drama Frankie Drake Mysteries, airing on OVATION and PBS in the United States and ALIBI in the UK. She has toured her highly acclaimed one-woman shows around the world from New York to London to Cape Town, has acted in movies with stars like Tina Fey (Mean Girls) and John Travolta (Hairspray: The Movie), written for newspapers and magazines across the globe, sung with Canadian icon Jann Arden, and performed on stages alongside comedy legends Mary Walsh and Andrea Martin. As if that wasn’t enough, Sharron is also the host of the CBC digital series, “The Mystery Of…”.

The CAFTCAD Awards will take place on Sunday, February 10, 2019 at the Aga Khan Museum in Toronto.

ABOUT CAFTCAD 
Formed in 2008the Canadian Alliance of Film & Television Costume Arts & Design (CAFTCAD) is an association of individuals interested in promoting costume design for film, television and media from both an artistic and technical perspective. Our goal is to enrich our community with a national organization that is inclusive of experience and talent. The Alliance provides an open forum for discussion, networking and knowledge sharing for our members through periodic seminars, workshops, exhibits and an online forum. We explore the areas of individual design approach, illustration, and advancements in film technologies. We celebrate the richness of historic and contemporary fashion and its relationship to our craft. Our vision is to increase awareness and the value of costume arts and design as a powerful element in the collaborative process of filmmaking; furthering international recognition of the creative talent we have in Canada.

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Link: Creator Michelle Lovretta of Killjoys and Lost Girl on keeping the story alive

From Ilana Rapp of NY Castings:

Link: Creator Michelle Lovretta of Killjoys and Lost Girl on keeping the story alive
“You need a concept strong enough to attract an initial audience the crucial first year, that is producible within a reasonable budget, and that has a built in story engine ensuring that you can tell this story for years to come. Lots of TV ideas make for great pilots but unsuccessful series, simply because they run out of story.” Continue reading. 

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Link: Killjoys: Derek Robertson finds “write” opportunity — interview

From John Baker of Three If By Space:

Link: Killjoys: Derek Robertson finds “write” opportunity — interview
“Ever since I was 10 years old I wanted to write TV shows. There was a Hollywood memorabilia store a few blocks from my place and that’s where I kind of stumbled onto the idea. In the back, they had copies of old TV scripts. I’d buy them and I just become hooked on the idea.” Continue reading. 

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Links: Killjoys, “Sporemageddon”

From Heather M. of TV Goodness:

Link: Adam Barken deconstructs the Killjoys Season 4 finale, “Sporemageddon”
“Before the [two-season] pickup, we talked about what The Lady’s power would be. At the end of each season, we’ve sent [someone] away—first D’av, then Johnny, then Dutch. We didn’t want to do that again. We thought if we had two seasons, we could do the ultimate thing and take away the one thing they rely on–each other. And what if they didn’t know who each other was or who they are in relation to each other?” Continue reading.

From Kelly Townsend of The TV Junkies:

Link: Killjoys: Adam Barken talks “Sporemageddon”
“We were talking in the summer about what we would do if we came back, and we both thought that after three seasons of cliffhangers, we needed something special. Season 1 ended with D’av (Luke Macfarlane) being split off from the group. Season 2 ended with Johnny leaving. And Season 3 ended with Dutch going off into the Green. We kind of ran out of Killjoys to make go away.” Continue reading. 

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Link: Aaron Ashmore talks Johnny’s journey and future on Killjoys

From Heather M. of TV Goodness:

Link: Aaron Ashmore talks Johnny’s journey and future on Killjoys
Johnny has been through quite the wringer in his four seasons on Killjoys, which has its season finale this Friday. In this last instalment from my on-set interviews in March, I sat down with Aaron Ashmore to chat about the road so far, and what he hopes is ahead for his character. Continue reading.

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