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  • Emmy screeners go to iPod, iPhone
    Wednesday March 04th 2009

    After leading the charge to put Emmy screeners online, Showtime will show off its wares to TV Academy voters this year on both the iPhone and the iPodTouch. Emmy voters with the Apple mobile devices will be able to screen full episodes of Showtime series including “Dexter,” “Weeds” and “United States of Tara” simply by entering a passcode. “It’s just another option for those TV Academy members who want to see product any time and any place,” said Richard Licata, Showtime’s exec VP of corporate communications and the architect behind the pay cabler’s Emmy campaigning.

  • Rogers tells CRTC that Citytv stations will focus on local programming
    Wednesday March 04th 2009

    TORONTO – Rogers Communications (TSX:RCI.B) has submitted licence renewal applications to the CRTC for its conventional TV stations, seeking a seven-year extension and telling the regulator it wants to focus on local programming. The company said in its filings Tuesday that it wants to dedicate 20 hours a week to[…]

  • Jimmy Fallon makes his debut as ‘Late Night’ host
    Tuesday March 03rd 2009

    As Jimmy Fallon prepared to debut as host of NBC’s “Late Night,” he found his predecessor, Conan O’Brien, in his dressing room, still packing up. “I’m about to start my first show,” Fallon told him eagerly. “Oh, is that tonight?” O’Brien replied. “I was gonna TiVo it, or something.” A new era began Monday in the time slot commonly known as “12:30″ (more accurately, 12:37 a.m. EST) as Fallon arrived with a new-era version of “Late Night,” flush with his wired-up personality, a classy, comfy set and a super-cool house band, the Roots.

  • N.Y. TV/film industry seeks tax break amid recession
    Tuesday March 03rd 2009

    New York’s TV and film industry pushed on Monday for a 30% production tax credit to be made permanent amid concerns the program could be sacrificed as the state grapples with a $14 billion deficit. New York state implemented a 10% tax credit in 2004 and raised it to 30% last year, but $460 million worth of funding, which had been expected to last until 2013, has been exhausted in less than a year and ran out last month. As a result, Warner Bros. Television has moved production of its hit science-fiction series “Fringe” to Vancouver and no pilot shows are due to be filmed in New York this year, compared with 19 pilots shot in the city last year.

  • Doug MacLeod wins PS Industry Builders Award
    Tuesday March 03rd 2009

    Douglas Barrett, President and CEO of PS Production Services Ltd. announced that producer Doug MacLeod of Alberta Filmworks Inc. has been honoured with the 2009 PS Industry Builders Award. “This award recognizes Doug’s tremendous and sustained commitment to building the Canadian film and television industry, and particularly his tireless efforts to establish a solid base for the industry in his home province of Alberta,” said Barrett. MacLeod has been deeply involved in the Canadian film and television industry for over 35 years.

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  • Emmy screeners go to iPod, iPhone
    Wednesday March 04th 2009

    After leading the charge to put Emmy screeners online, Showtime will show off its wares to TV Academy voters this year on both the iPhone and the iPodTouch. Emmy voters with the Apple mobile devices will be able to screen full episodes of Showtime series including “Dexter,” “Weeds” and “United States of Tara” simply by entering a passcode. “It’s just another option for those TV Academy members who want to see product any time and any place,” said Richard Licata, Showtime’s exec VP of corporate communications and the architect behind the pay cabler’s Emmy campaigning.

  • Rogers tells CRTC that Citytv stations will focus on local programming
    Wednesday March 04th 2009

    TORONTO – Rogers Communications (TSX:RCI.B) has submitted licence renewal applications to the CRTC for its conventional TV stations, seeking a seven-year extension and telling the regulator it wants to focus on local programming. The company said in its filings Tuesday that it wants to dedicate 20 hours a week to[…]

  • Jimmy Fallon makes his debut as ‘Late Night’ host
    Tuesday March 03rd 2009

    As Jimmy Fallon prepared to debut as host of NBC’s “Late Night,” he found his predecessor, Conan O’Brien, in his dressing room, still packing up. “I’m about to start my first show,” Fallon told him eagerly. “Oh, is that tonight?” O’Brien replied. “I was gonna TiVo it, or something.” A new era began Monday in the time slot commonly known as “12:30″ (more accurately, 12:37 a.m. EST) as Fallon arrived with a new-era version of “Late Night,” flush with his wired-up personality, a classy, comfy set and a super-cool house band, the Roots.

  • N.Y. TV/film industry seeks tax break amid recession
    Tuesday March 03rd 2009

    New York’s TV and film industry pushed on Monday for a 30% production tax credit to be made permanent amid concerns the program could be sacrificed as the state grapples with a $14 billion deficit. New York state implemented a 10% tax credit in 2004 and raised it to 30% last year, but $460 million worth of funding, which had been expected to last until 2013, has been exhausted in less than a year and ran out last month. As a result, Warner Bros. Television has moved production of its hit science-fiction series “Fringe” to Vancouver and no pilot shows are due to be filmed in New York this year, compared with 19 pilots shot in the city last year.

  • Doug MacLeod wins PS Industry Builders Award
    Tuesday March 03rd 2009

    Douglas Barrett, President and CEO of PS Production Services Ltd. announced that producer Doug MacLeod of Alberta Filmworks Inc. has been honoured with the 2009 PS Industry Builders Award. “This award recognizes Doug’s tremendous and sustained commitment to building the Canadian film and television industry, and particularly his tireless efforts to establish a solid base for the industry in his home province of Alberta,” said Barrett. MacLeod has been deeply involved in the Canadian film and television industry for over 35 years.

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Archives for: March 20095
  • Emmy screeners go to iPod, iPhone
    Wednesday March 04th 2009

    After leading the charge to put Emmy screeners online, Showtime will show off its wares to TV Academy voters this year on both the iPhone and the iPodTouch. Emmy voters with the Apple mobile devices will be able to screen full episodes of Showtime series including “Dexter,” “Weeds” and “United States of Tara” simply by entering a passcode. “It’s just another option for those TV Academy members who want to see product any time and any place,” said Richard Licata, Showtime’s exec VP of corporate communications and the architect behind the pay cabler’s Emmy campaigning.

  • Rogers tells CRTC that Citytv stations will focus on local programming
    Wednesday March 04th 2009

    TORONTO – Rogers Communications (TSX:RCI.B) has submitted licence renewal applications to the CRTC for its conventional TV stations, seeking a seven-year extension and telling the regulator it wants to focus on local programming. The company said in its filings Tuesday that it wants to dedicate 20 hours a week to[…]

  • Jimmy Fallon makes his debut as ‘Late Night’ host
    Tuesday March 03rd 2009

    As Jimmy Fallon prepared to debut as host of NBC’s “Late Night,” he found his predecessor, Conan O’Brien, in his dressing room, still packing up. “I’m about to start my first show,” Fallon told him eagerly. “Oh, is that tonight?” O’Brien replied. “I was gonna TiVo it, or something.” A new era began Monday in the time slot commonly known as “12:30″ (more accurately, 12:37 a.m. EST) as Fallon arrived with a new-era version of “Late Night,” flush with his wired-up personality, a classy, comfy set and a super-cool house band, the Roots.

  • N.Y. TV/film industry seeks tax break amid recession
    Tuesday March 03rd 2009

    New York’s TV and film industry pushed on Monday for a 30% production tax credit to be made permanent amid concerns the program could be sacrificed as the state grapples with a $14 billion deficit. New York state implemented a 10% tax credit in 2004 and raised it to 30% last year, but $460 million worth of funding, which had been expected to last until 2013, has been exhausted in less than a year and ran out last month. As a result, Warner Bros. Television has moved production of its hit science-fiction series “Fringe” to Vancouver and no pilot shows are due to be filmed in New York this year, compared with 19 pilots shot in the city last year.

  • Doug MacLeod wins PS Industry Builders Award
    Tuesday March 03rd 2009

    Douglas Barrett, President and CEO of PS Production Services Ltd. announced that producer Doug MacLeod of Alberta Filmworks Inc. has been honoured with the 2009 PS Industry Builders Award. “This award recognizes Doug’s tremendous and sustained commitment to building the Canadian film and television industry, and particularly his tireless efforts to establish a solid base for the industry in his home province of Alberta,” said Barrett. MacLeod has been deeply involved in the Canadian film and television industry for over 35 years.

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