Link: 5×5 With The Hook: Dennis Andres
“I can’t give much away, but it’s a scene later in the season that Catherine (Reitman) directed, and did an incredible job guiding the scene into the emotional direction it should go. She managed to create a moment so surreal that I had forgotten I was on camera, and when they yelled, “cut!” I looked up, and the first thing I saw was Lainie Knox (our wonder woman camera A operator) wipe a tear from her eye.” Continue reading.
Dan Aykroyd is stopping by next week’s episode of Workin’ Moms. CBC made the announcement Wednesday, revealing the veteran actor guest-stars as Kate’s (Catherine Reitman) dad Wayne Hoffman.
Check out a clip from the instalment!
Here’s the official logline for “Phoenix Rising”: In the episode, Phoenix Rising,Kate (Reitman) joins her team at Gaze on a Saturday to work on a pitch, promising Nathan (Philip Sternberg) she’ll be home in time for family dinner with their parents. When the camaraderie and joking get out of hand, it’s up to Kate to rein things in. With her family balance in jeopardy, she rushes to leave the office. On her way out, she learns there’s been a decision on the Montreal job, and can think of no better counsel on the matter than her own dad (Aykroyd). Anne (Dani Kind) struggles to find a point of connection with her daughter, Alice (Sadie Munroe), and Jenny (Jessalyn Wanlim) is faced with disconcerting truths about her life and relationship when Ian (Dennis Andres) asks for her help with his Kickstarter project.
Link: Workin’ Moms: Frankie’s struggles hit close to home for Juno Rinaldi
” I experienced my own PPD with the birth of my second child. So I could totally relate and empathize with what Frankie was going through. It’s a tricky beast PPD. It kind of snuck up on me. I had a tough third trimester, crazy fast birth, a baby that was the worst sleeper, and then I wanted to go back to work so desperately for fear of being “forgotten” as an actor and known only as a “mom” that I took on a show much, much too early.” Continue reading.
Link: Women Behind Canadian TV: Catherine Reitman
“I was listening to Shonda Rhimes recently and I think she said it best with ‘if you’re a writer you’ve got to write. You’ve just got to keep writing.’ I think that applies to being a director or an actor. You have to lie, cheat, steal, borrow, get friends to lend you a camera–people don’t even have an excuse any more because we’ve been gifted with these phones that have the most extraordinary cameras. We should all be making things, and if you do have the gift or the bite, you have to continue making things.” Continue reading.
Despite the on-the-nose title of her new CBC show, Catherine Reitman says Workin’ Moms is not just for, well, working mothers.
“Most humans have felt an identity crisis at some point in their lives,” Reitman says in an interview at a downtown Toronto restaurant. “This is about people returning to work after a dramatic event.” Continue reading.