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Link: 10 years ago, ‘Flashpoint’ opened the door For ‘Wynonna Earp,’ ‘Orphan Black’ and ‘Travelers’

From Merrill Barr of Forbes:

Link: 10 years ago, ‘Flashpoint’ opened the door For ‘Wynonna Earp,’ ‘Orphan Black’ and ‘Travelers’
In the summer of 2008, amidst the fallout of a damaging writers strike in the first half of the year, America broadcast networks were desperate for content. For CBS, one solution ended up coming from a strange place: Canada. What resulted from an unassuming find meant to just fill time was a series that would break the door down for shows such as Orphan Black and Wynonna Earp to thrive a decade later. That find? Flashpoint. Continue reading.

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Link: Banff: Netflix launches Canadian charm offensive amid bid to regulate U.S. digital players

From Etan Vlessing of The Hollywood Reporter:

Link: Banff: Netflix launches Canadian charm offensive amid bid to regulate U.S. digital players
Behind the scenes, Tanz and fellow Netflix execs heard a familiar chorus from local critics about the U.S. streamer’s evil algorithms, its unfair Canadian market advantage and how it doesn’t play by the same rules as domestic broadcasters. And on the eve of Banff, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s government in Ottawa unveiled an expert panel to investigate ways to regulate online video and music streaming services and tax their growing business presence north of the border. Continue reading.

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Season 3 of Travelers to debut only on Netflix

From a media release:

Eric McCormack, who is set to direct the season three debut, confirmed the news today:

“Before I was Will Truman again, I was a Traveler. And I am so excited to be able to tell our fans, worldwide, that Brad Wright’s subtle and stunning sci-fi drama is back for a third season. I am so proud of this show, particularly that it’s all-Canadian. From our devoted Vancouver crew, to an uber-talented young cast who hail from Alberta, B.C., Manitoba and Ontario, to my producing partners and our Toronto roots, Travelers is a series as Canadian in its creation, as it is global in scope. I am counting the days ‘til I return, not just as Special Agent Grant MacLaren, and as a producer, but as the director of the 3rd season premiere. Travelers will continue to be unwavering in its dedication to Canadian talent, and in its drive to be one of the strongest, most binged shows on Netflix.”

Travelers executive producers, Brad Wright and Carrie Mudd of Peacock Alley Entertainment, added:

“Our partner Eric said it best. We’d like to add our gratitude to our viewers in Canada on Showcase – as well as the Corus and Sky Vision teams – for two extraordinary seasons. We are excited to start shooting Season 3 this March in Vancouver, and to continue the Travelers story for fans in Canada and around the world, only on Netflix.”

 

 

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Comments and queries for the week of February 1

The season finale [of Travelers] destroyed my good mood. I do not want to even watch anything else today on Netflix. I always laughed at people for whining about disappointing TV show finales, but now I understand. This was the worst TV experience of my life. WTF just happened? —Abrakadabra

This is what I don’t like in those series. You get so involved in it and then they just stop it. No fair at all. This is really a good show. I hope it will come back. —Lucimar


I am keen to find out the name of the actress portraying Mary’s sister on Mary Kills People and would love to know her past roles as I can’t place where I’ve seen her before. Love the show! —Sandi

Mary’s sister is played by Charlotte Sullivan, who most recently appeared on Rookie Blue as Gail Peck and Chicago Fire as Anna Turner.


I know they’ve said [Burden of Truth] is filmed in Winnipeg, but where exactly in Winnipeg is this filmed?! —Michael

Burden of Truth was filmed in Selkirk, Manitoba.

 

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Link: Women Behind Canadian TV: Ashley Park

From Kelly Townsend of The TV Junkies:

Link: Women Behind Canadian TV: Ashley Park
“But writers are writers. You put a bunch of freaks (I say this lovingly), chuck them into one place, put a lot of money and not enough time on the line, and magic happens. Both teams were full of very smart, very funny people and being in the trenches with them made for a job that always put a smile on my face. I think a lot of that has to do with leadership and the culture set from the top down.” Continue reading.

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