Episode 10: Park City powwow, pt. 2
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
At the PrimeTime in Ottawa conference, New Metric Media president Mark Montefiore and Vérité Films president Virginia Thompson – the creative forces behind shows such as Letterkenny and Corner Gas – spoke to Adam Benzine about the state of comedy in Canada.
In the first of two round-table discussions recorded at last week’s Sundance Film Festival, three episodic creators sit down with Adam Benzine to discuss the challenges of making independent TV content.
As NATPE kicks off in Florida, Content Canada talks to buyers from Netflix, Blue Ant Media, Radio-Canada and ZoomerMedia about the changing landscape for rights and deal-making.
Mary Kills People executive producer Tassie Cameron and Saving Hope exec producer Ilana Frank discuss the changing landscape for women working in the Canadian and international television industry.
At AFM in Santa Monica, Storyboard Media’s Elisabeth Costa de Beauregard and Brightlight Pictures’ Shawn Williamson break down the rapidly shifting pre-sales market for movies and minis.
Barbara Williams, Corus Entertainment’s outgoing exec VP and COO, reflects on the shifting Canadian landscape, while YouTube’s Jon Wax discusses his drama strategy.
CNN’s Chief White House Correspondent Jim Acosta discusses the challenges for 21st century journalism and the hazy line between celebrities and career politicians.
Canadian documentarians Ric Esther Bienstock, Liz Marshall and Charles Officer discuss the state of the country’s non-fiction business.
In the first episode of the Content Canada podcast we hear from David Holstein and Judy Greer about Showtime’s new original series, Kidding.