I first fell in love with podcasts in the days of Lost and Battlestar Galactica. Each of those series embraced the medium and had official podcasts hosted by their executive producers that offered more insight into the series. It was like a commentary track but even better, since you didn’t have to wait for the eventual DVD release. I started podcasting in 2008 about the show True Blood, and started a Vampire Diaries podcast the following year. It was a way for a group of fans–and some of us who straddled the line between fandom and TV blogging–to discuss each episode of the show in depth, or talk about theories and predictions.
I woke with a burning in my soul to scream, GO BE. To the women who have come before, those emerging now and those that will continue to create, I applaud you all with exuberance. This is not to say I overlook or disregard the enormous inequality in our daily lives; but it is time to say, GO BE. GO BE a part of the change you want to see on the screen and in society.
This has been… a year. There are almost no words to describe the heartbreak and hope and anger that has taken over our lives, yet when I gathered with a group of local filmmakers last weekend the words didn’t stop.
Canadian filmmakers have a new resource to help hone their skills as the Toronto International Film Festival announced changes to their industry development program, Studio. Now in its fourth year, the programme has shifted away from developing producers to work exclusively with Canadian writer-directors.
Ikea is making a rare partnership with European designers to launch three new limited collections between April and September this year at their stores in Canada. The innovative and unique partnership marks the first time the retailer is releasing collections that respond directly to the modern fashion trend, and combines several factors to create designs that are still affordable.
If you notice a strange sensation while walking along Queen Street in Toronto this month, don’t be alarmed, it’s probably just The Force.
Before you head out on the great Canadian family road trip, a few tips might be in order this summer, and Calgarian Michael Palmer–the self-appointed “CEO” of family travel–has you covered.
Vast and diverse, Canada is road-trip heaven from the iconic ride through the Rockies, to looping around Nova Scotia’s Cabot Trail to the tune of Celtic fiddles on the Atlantic coast. According to a January 2015 market research report from the country’s Recreational Vehicle Dealers, the number of RVs hitting the tarmac across the country is growing by more than 4% every year.
Canada attracts top Hollywood talent to its world-class film festivals, such as Toronto’s TIFF. However, you can find lesser-known gems across the country, too. Here are 10 film festivals guaranteed to thrill movie buffs.