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Links: Wynonna Earp Season 4 finale

From Bridget Liszewski of The TV Junkies:

Link: Wynonna Earp: Emily Andras talks “Old Souls”
“I think it’ll always make me cry. I feel bittersweet about it, but mostly so relieved and happy that Earpers seem to like it and find it satisfying. I always said, ‘I want you to find it satisfying.’” Continue reading.

From Radheyan Alexandra Del Rosario of Deadline:

Link: ‘Wynonna Earp’ finale: Creator Emily Andras on unexplored Season 5 stories, how Syfy series made her “Braver In Every Way”
“What was important to me on Wynonna Earp with the finale is to give everybody some version of happiness. It didn’t have to be perfect because Wynonna Earp, both the show and the heroine, have never been perfect.” Continue reading.

From Tracy Brown of the Los Angeles Times:

Link: Commentary: ‘Wynonna Earp’ came at a dark time for queer women on TV. Then it changed the game
But it’s the show’s treatment of another relationship that has made it so groundbreaking and meaningful, particularly to LGBTQ viewers: Waverly’s romance with town sheriff Nicole Haught (Katherine Barrell). Continue reading.

From Chancellor Agard of Entertainment Weekly:

Link: Wynonna Earp creator and cast unpack the ‘perfect’ finale, tease cut scene
“I personally couldn’t have loved it more. I was so happy. The arc of Doc over the four seasons and the way it came together, I was just so overwhelmed.” Continue reading.

From Lisa Weidenfeld of The AV Club:

Link: Freed from the curse that started it, Wynonna Earp became a meditation on heroism
When Wynonna Earp returned for a fourth season following a bewildering 18-month odyssey of funding difficulties, near-cancellation, and miraculous recovery just as dramatic as anything happening onscreen, it felt like a very different beast. Continue reading.

From Matt Webb Mitovich of TV Line:

Link: Wynonna Earp boss hopes Syfy finale made you feel ‘All the Things’ — Plus, scoop on one happy wedding accident
“But those two characters have certainly earned the chance to try to be happy, whatever that means to them.” Continue reading.

From Bridget Liszewski of The TV Junkies:

Link: Wynonna Earp’s Katherine Barrell on Nicole’s growth this season
“We’ve seen Nicole in a way we’ve never seen her before. She was out of control, really broken, not trusting herself, not particularly strong, but I think it’s important from a storytelling perspective to see her not at her best.” Continue reading.

From Bridget Liszewski of The TV Junkies:

Link: Wynonna Earp stars on Wynonna and Doc’s happy ending
“I thought that Waverly and Nicole would get a happy ending. I thought that Wynonna and Doc would just never get it together.” Continue reading.

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Links: Wynonna Earp, Season 4B

From Meredith Jacobs of TV Insider:

Link: ‘Wynonna Earp’ Stars on Nicole’s Pledge to Waverly, That Twist for Doc and More
“In many ways, he became a vampire for a beautiful reason: to protect [his daughter] Alice in case something happened to Wynonna. At least Doc would have some sort of power to protect her.” Continue reading.

From Eric Volmers of the Calgary Herald:

Link: Worldwide fans unite for town’s billboard campaign to save Alberta-shot Wynonna Earp
Hundreds of fans of the Alberta-shot supernatural western Wynonna Earp will be showing their support next week for the embattled series and its home base of Didsbury as part of a worldwide #BringWynonnaHome campaign. Continue reading.

From Bridget Liszewski of The TV Junkies:

Link: Wynonna Earp: Emily Andras talks “Better Dig Two”
“We knew we had to finish a lot of the long-standing arcs of the season. We obviously have a very important event, hopefully, to get to in the next episode.” Continue reading.

From Bridget Liszewski of The TV Junkies:

Link: Wynonna Earp’s Dani Kind on what makes Mercedes so resourceful
“She’s clearly smart, but also just a little ‘Whatever’ about everything. Ignorance really is bliss. There’s a reason why when a nuclear bomb goes off the only one to survive is the dum-dum who fell in the hole. That’s Mercedes and she just looks good doing it.” Continue reading.

From Bridget Liszewski of The TV Junkies:

Link: Wynonna Earp: Zoie Palmer on Jolene’s return to Purgatory
“The place I have to go to get access to her is a challenge, for sure. I think it’s a challenge for Dom as well.” Continue reading.

From Nora Dominick of BuzzFeed:

Link: Melanie Scrofano reflects on “Wynonna Earp” and how much personal growth she owes to the show
“What I love is that Emily doesn’t take things like that lightly. At first, Wynonna’s drinking starts out as a fun quirk, like “Oh, she’s just a heavy drinker,” but I’m gratefully we got to dig into what is the reason for that.” Continue reading.

From Sadie Gennis of Vulture:

Link: Melanie Scrofano on facing Wynonna Earp’s demons and saying good-bye
“In that scene, it’s another person making her feel like who she is is flawed — and not just flawed, but deeply dysfunctional. I think anybody can relate to being compared to somebody that you have no respect for or that you know has done horrible things.” Continue reading.

From Bridget Liszewski of The TV Junkies:

Link: Wynonna Earp: Emily Andras talks “Life Turned Her That Way”
“We actually toyed with the idea of a couple of different characters. We all discussed who the best character to take Waverly on this journey would be. Who would help her understand herself? Whenever you have a chance to work with Zoie Palmer you just leap at it.” Continue reading.

From Bridget Liszewski of The TV Junkies:

Link: Wynonna Earp writer Noelle Carbone previews “Life Turned Her That Way”
“So the job with 410 was to give Wynonna a really primal dilemma, and then a slew of impossible decisions to make along the way to resolving her dilemma.” Continue reading.

From Bridget Liszewski of The TV Junkies:

Link: Wynonna Earp’s Savannah Basley provides inside into the Clanton heir
“There was something else to her that I really wanted to show. People aren’t just evil to be evil. Bad guys never think they are the bad guy. They think they’re doing the good thing.” Continue reading.

From Bridget Liszewski of The TV Junkies:

Link: Wynonna Earp: Emily Andras talks “Crazy”
“The genie is inherently manipulative in what she says, and her interpretation of what Wynonna is going through was self-serving and an attempt at self-preservation, but the curse is over, too.” Continue reading.

From Bridget Liszewski of The TV Junkies:

Link: Wynonna Earp writer Matt Doyle previews “Crazy”
“Because we’ve been telling a story of people dealing with trauma and the after-effects of being separated for over a year, we wanted to give us, our characters, and the viewers, a breather.” Continue reading.

From Bridget Liszewski of The TV Junkies:

Link: Andrew Phung on the joy of returning home to film Wynonna Earp
“It’s been such a fun journey to get to the show, but it’s so rewarding because this character means the most of all the ones I’ve been in play for. I’m a Calgary kid coming home to play in his backyard and it’s the best. I have history, too, with so many crew members. It was great.” Continue reading.

From Meredith Jacobs of TV Insider:

Link: Wynonna Earp star Tim Rozon explains how Doc’s past informs his move against Amon
“We never really talked about it, but he never got the closure of the revenge. He understands how important it is for the demons to get their own vengeance, so he let them [have it].” Continue reading.

From Bridget Liszewski of The TV Junkies:

Link: Wynonna Earp: Emily Andras talks “Hell Raisin’ Good Time”
“We sort of tested the waters with a Christmas episode, and everyone seemed to enjoy it, so Halloween just felt like a hilarious and well-matched event to pair with a demon-hunting cowgirl show.” Continue reading.

From Bridget Liszewski of The TV Junkies:

Link: Director Paolo Barzman on being part of the Wynonna magic
“I created an environment of safety and warmth where we could try something. I wanted to give them freedom.” Continue reading.

From Lesley Goldberg and Daniel Fienberg of The Hollywood Reporter:

Link: How ‘Wynonna Earp’ Is Fighting for Its Future
“The reality of Wynonna Earp, for better, for worse, speaks to where we are in the general landscape of television. It is a cult show with a passionate audience from all over the world. It speaks to people in particular who maybe don’t see themselves represented on television and certainly not in genre very often.” Continue reading.

From Bridget Liszewski of The TV Junkies:

Link: Wynonna Earp production designer Trevor Smith on bringing the garden to life
“We knew early on that the Garden wasn’t going to be this lush, tropical, and botanical image that we all have in our heads from a Biblical standpoint.” Continue reading.

From Meredith Jacobs of TV Insider:

Link: ‘Wynonna Earp’ Star Tim Rozon Teases an Ending That Will Make Earpers Happy
“I tried to enjoy every second I possibly could with that character. It’s difficult, now that it’s more real than ever that the show most likely isn’t coming back, to say goodbye. … It’s one of my most favourite characters I ever played. He just has a special place in my heart, the ol’ cowboy.” Continue reading.

From Bridget Liszewski of The TV Junkies:

Link: Wynonna Earp writer Shelley Scarrow previews “Love’s All Over”
“Thinking of it as a premiere, it’s definitely different. After the dramatic and emotional two-parter that was “Holy War”, it felt to the story team like there was a little emotional reset required.” Continue reading.

From Eric Volmers of the Calgary Herald:

Link: Never say die: Melanie Scrofano remains hopeful about Wynonna Earp’s future
Much like the character she plays, Melanie Scrofano is not one to bow to authority. Continue reading.

From Chancellor Agard of Entertainment Weekly:

Link: Wynonna Earp boss teases heroine’s dangerous ‘cockiness’ in final episodes
The return of Peacemaker may not be completely a good thing for Wynonna Earp. Continue reading.

From Bridget Liszewski of The TV Junkies:

Link: Wynonna Earp: Emily Andras talks “Love’s All Over”
“The finale of 4A was so serious so it did feel nice, and this did feel like a different season because time had passed and it was summer.” Continue reading.

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Link: Calgary-shot Wynonna Earp looking for a new American network, but reports of its demise are premature

From Eric Volmers of Postmedia:

Link: Calgary-shot Wynonna Earp looking for a new American network, but reports of its demise are premature
Reports of Wynonna Earp’s demise have been greatly exaggerated. Calgary producers of the cult TV hit Wynonna Earp are looking for a new U.S. broadcaster for a fifth season after Syfy announced Friday that it would not air the series past Season 4. Continue reading.

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The Black Academy partners with Insight Productions to produce live awards show telecast

From a media release:

Shamier Anderson and Stephan James, Scarborough natives and co-founders of The Black Academy, alongside Shannon Farr and Lindsay Cox of Insight Productions, today announced a partnership to produce a live award show honouring established and emerging Black talent. Brothers and actors Anderson and James are executive producing the national telecast, alongside John Brunton, Farr, and Cox from Canada’s preeminent award show production company. The telecast will feature award presentations, performances, and tributes, and will showcase Black talent from across Canada. In addition, The Black Academy and Insight announced a search for a Black showrunner and production crew, and a skills development programme. Interested applicants can submit their résumés to BlackAwardShowResumes@insighttv.com beginning today. The relationship between Anderson, James, and Insight Productions pre-dates the creation of The Black Academy to when they began co-developing a project in 2019.

The live telecast is one of several initiatives created by The Black Academy to break down barriers of discrimination and combat systemic racism. The award show stems from Anderson and James’ long-standing commitment to their community and an awareness of the lack of opportunities to showcase Black talent in Canada. Anderson and James continue to call on corporate Canada, government entities, and individuals to meet this challenge. The awards will celebrate both Anglophone and Francophone Black talent across film, television, music, sports, and culture. Award categories, juries, and the submission process will be announced at a later date.

The Black Academy and Insight Productions are committed to hiring a Black crew and senior staff and to offering skills development for multiple positions in advance of pre-production. Résumés from those who have a particular passion for live events and award shows are now being accepted at BlackAwardShowResumes@insighttv.com. The skills development programme will have a separate submission process and will train select emerging behind-the-scenes creatives and crew in collaboration with a community partner and The Black Academy. Details on this programme to be announced in the coming weeks.

The Black Academy’s award show is executive produced by Shamier Anderson and Stephan James of The Black Academy. John Brunton, Lindsay Cox, and Shannon Farr are the executive producers for Insight Productions. Additional executive producers include Daniel Abrams and Norbert Abrams.

Shamier Anderson, Stephan James, Lindsay Cox, and Shannon Farr discuss The Black Academy and the award show with moderator Kathleen Newman-Bremang at the CMPA’s Prime Time 2021 Online conference. Registered delegates can stream the panel at cmpa.ca/prime-time beginning February 2nd at 9 a.m.

Shamier Anderson – Co-Founder & Co-Chair, The Black Academy/Executive Producer
Shamier Anderson (Stowaway; Bruised; Invasion) is a Scarborough-born actor, producer, and writer and the president of Borough Bredd Productions. Anderson was named a TIFF Rising Star (2019) and recently sold his story, Super High, to New Line Cinema. Anderson will executive produce the film which stars Andy Samberg, Common, and Craig Robinson. In 2016, Anderson co-founded B.L.A.C.K with his brother Stephan James. Alongside his brother, he is the co-chair and co-founder of The Black Academy, a division of B.L.A.C.K, which aims to combat systemic racism while honouring, celebrating, and inspiring Black talent in Canada. Anderson was recently appointed to the Canadian Academy’s board of directors and is an ambassador for the Academy’s Equity & Inclusion Fund.

Stephan James – Co-Founder & Co-Chair, The Black Academy/Executive Producer
Stephan James (If Beale Street Could Talk; Homecoming; Race) is an Emmy®-, Golden Globe®-, and NAACP Image Award-nominated and Canadian Screen Award-winning Canadian actor from Scarborough, ON. James is the inaugural recipient of the CSAs’ Radius Award, given to a Canadian film or television professional who is making waves internationally, and a TIFF Rising Star (2015). In 2016, James co-founded B.L.A.C.K with his brother Shamier Anderson. Alongside his brother, he is the co-chair and co-founder of The Black Academy, a division of B.L.A.C.K, which aims to combat systemic racism while honouring, celebrating, and inspiring Black talent in Canada. James was recently appointed to the Canadian Academy’s board of directors and sits on the Academy’s Equity Committee.

Lindsay Cox – Senior Vice-President, Insight Productions/Executive Producer
One of Canada’s preeminent showrunners, Cox has overseen and produced 18 editions of The JUNO Awards, as well as The Canadian Screen Awards, Canada’s Walk of Fame, The Tragically Hip: A National Celebration (viewed by one in 3 Canadians), Stronger Together Tous Ensemble, Young Artists for Haiti, Music Without Borders, Canada Day 150! From Coast to Coast to Coast, Canada’s New Year’s Eve Countdown, Battle of the Blades, and Every Child Matters: Education through Reconciliation, among others.

Shannon Farr – Vice President, Insight Productions/Executive Producer
Farr divides her time between Los Angeles and Toronto, and works in both scripted and unscripted. She oversees Insight’s U.S. office and drives the creation, development, financing, and production of original projects for multiple platforms in the U.S., Canadian, and international markets. Farr co-created and produced the prime-time drama Falcon Beach for ABC Family and Global Television, the comedy series The Jon Dore Television Show; and the award-winning comedy series But I’m Chris Jericho!, among others.

About The Black Academy
Canadian actors and brothers Shamier Anderson and Stephan James co-founded The Black Academy in response to the scarcity of forums celebrating Black talent. The organization is dedicated to breaking down barriers of discrimination and combating systemic racism in Canada. The Black Academy is dedicated to breaking down barriers of discrimination and combating systemic racism in Canada. By celebrating and showcasing established and emerging Black talent, The Black Academy will elevate and inspire Black talent across the country for generations to come. A permanent, year-round, and national operation, The Black Academy is a division of the not-for-profit B.L.A.C.K Canada. The division was launched in 2020 and is based in Toronto. In addition to co-chairs Anderson & James, the board of directors includes: Vanessa Craft (TikTok Canada); Alica Hall (Nia Centre for the Arts); Wes Hall (Kingsdale Advisors/the BlackNorth Initiative); Jennifer Holness (Black Screen Office); Divya Shahani (Miller Thomson LLP); Tonya Williams (Reelworld).

Website: www.BlackIsNow.com; Social Media: Instagram: @BLACKISNOWCANADA

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