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Link: Why Canadian Comedy ‘Workin’ Moms’ is Seeking the ‘Netflix Effect’

From Amber Dowling of Variety:

Link: Why Canadian Comedy ‘Workin’ Moms’ is Seeking the ‘Netflix Effect’
“This isn’t just a show about flawed women trying to reclaim their ambition. There’s a repression against mothers where we’re expected to be full-time workers and pretend we’re not mothers, and then expected to be full-time mothers who pretend we’re not working. Simultaneously, within the hours of the week that exist.” Continue reading.

From Laura Youngkin of Forbes:

Link: Catherine Reitman Proves That Women-Led Production Leads To Netflix & Success
It’s a success story perfectly suited for this era. Frustrated with the roles available to her in Hollywood, Catherine Reitman, a self-described “largely out of work actress” created, pitched, and sold her original series Workin’ Moms to one of the top networks in Canada, the CBC. Continue reading.

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Link: Montreal producers living on the edge in CBC-TV series Interrupt This Program

From Bill Brownstein of the Montreal Gazette:

Montreal producers living on the edge in CBC-TV series Interrupt This Program
Mehchi and Fiorito like to live on the edge. They took their probe to cities that have undergone all manner of disasters, be they initiated by war, economics or forces of nature. So, the guys, perhaps taking a cue from the Vice-TV gang, headed off to Beirut, Kyiv, Port-au-Prince, Medellin and Athens, and found both culture and adventure. And, doubtless, spent many a night sleeping with one eye open.

Daring, yes, but also highly illuminating — particularly for viewers who like to limit their sense of wanderlust to the tube. Continue reading. 

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