Episode 19: The backstage conversation, vol. 1

Sep 20, 2019 00:29:42

In the first of our green-room roundtables, recorded at the 2019 Content Canada conference, Adam Benzine discusses building an international business with execs from eOne, Electus and Boat Rocker, before talking podcasts with creatives from Viacom, Propagate and Serial Box.

Episode 18: Welcome to Toronto

Sep 06, 2019 00:24:38

Ahead of our second annual Toronto conference, Content Canada CEO Ferne Cohen and editor Adam Benzine offer an overview and select some highlights in store for next week's two-day event.

Episode 17: The festival of festivals

Aug 30, 2019 00:58:36

With the 44th Toronto International Film Festival kicking off next week, programmers for TIFF’s Special Presentations, Contemporary World Cinema and Canadian Features strands tell Adam Benzine what to expect from this year’s event.

Episode 16: Corus line

Jun 28, 2019 00:43:15

Following this month's Corus Entertainment Upfront, EVP Troy Reeb and the showrunners for Prodigal Son, Carol’s Second Act and The Unicorn talk Content Canada through the drama and comedy acquisitions heading to Global this fall.

Episode 15: Upfront and personal

Jun 04, 2019 00:51:27

At the CBC Upfront in Toronto, a variety of network execs, producers, creatives and talent tell Adam Benzine what to expect from the public broadcaster's forthcoming winter/fall programming. 

Episode 14: (Re)making a difference

Apr 29, 2019 00:38:09

Does Canada have a formats problem? Media Headquarters CEO and exec producer Robert Cohen and Proper Television co-president Cathie James reflect on why the country’s producers create first-class remakes, but struggles with originals.

Episode 13: In the Hot seat

Apr 16, 2019 00:38:25

With the Hot Docs festival kicking off next week in Toronto, industry programs director Elizabeth Radshaw and director of programming Shane Smith tell Adam Benzine what to expect at the 26th annual non-fiction event.

Episode 12: And the winner is…

Mar 28, 2019 00:37:02

Ahead of seventh annual Canadian Screen Awards Gala this Sunday, the Canadian Academy’s CEO Beth Janson and chairman Martin Katz tell Adam Benzine how the awards show and the organization are evolving to better reflect the state of the industry.

Episode 11: Pen to paper

Mar 22, 2019 00:55:01

Screenwriters Caitlin D. Fryers, Julia Puckrin and Christopher Roberts sit down with Adam Benzine to discuss their WGC award-nominated screenplays, as well as the opportunities and the state of the industry for screenwriting in Canada.

Episode 10: Park City powwow, pt. 2

Mar 05, 2019 00:50:37

In the second of two round-table discussions recorded at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival, the directors of three Canadian-financed documentaries talk to Adam Benzine about the global challenges facing non-fiction filmmakers.