Kristin Lehman

Canadian Screen Awards 2016: Press room highlights

Tonight's a big night in Toronto for film and television as the gala for the Canadian Screen Awards brings Canada's stars and filmmakers together at the Sony Centre for the Performing Arts. Awards have been handed out throughout the week, but tonight's trophies cover the big categories, including Best Performances for film and television, Fan Choice awards, and Best Dramatic and Comedy Series.
Gemini: Heroes Reborn

‘Gemini: Heroes Reborn’ – The first good thing to come from NBC’s failed franchise since Zachary Quinto

Do you remember that show from about a decade ago, with a bunch of ordinary folks gaining superpowers, and somehow all the disparate threads become interconnected? Did you know that Heroes was revived last year, as Heroes Reborn, and was to be a revival of a show that had a strong premise, and a lack of direction leading to a faltering, mostly-ignored end. Heroes Reborn did not set the world on fire, but it did lead to a surprisingly fun tie-in game, in Gemini: Heroes Reborn.
St. Vincent #2

Best moments of 2015

The GATE celebrated our 15th anniversary last year, and I'm pretty proud of the fact that I've not only made it this far, but also had some pretty great experiences. Since it's early in 2016, that got me feeling a bit nostalgic about the incredible year that was 2015, so I thought it was time for a bit of a recap of some of the awesome stuff that came my way.
Toronto City Hall

Best phone photos of 2015

Until last year, I rarely left the house without my camera. Don't get me wrong, I can't imagine doing what I do without my DSLR--interviews, covering events, and all of the rest--but as phones get better, the big camera just isn't as necessary all the time.
Happy Holidays 2015

Happy Holidays from The GATE

To all of the wonderful people who help make The GATE possible, and to all of our readers, friends, and family--thank-you for a fantastic year, and we wish you the best of the season! Happy Holidays and have a wonderful New Year!
First and Final Frames

Film’s “First and Final Frames”

Cinema is moving, dynamic, and it's ultimately about great storytelling, and the best of film finds a way to mirror elements of the story. That's what makes a project like The Start of an Ending by Miguel Faus, and First and Final Frames by Jacob T. Swinney, such an incredible experience.