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  • Anthony Bourdain lands in Toronto to film The Layover
    Tuesday July 24th 2012

    Peameal bacon was on the menu during celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain’s whirlwind visit to Hogtown. Bourdain ran about town Thursday filming an episode of The Layover, his new Travel channel series on where to dine, drink and play with only 24 to 48 hours in one city. While production kept[…]

  • TV producer flees Regina after tax credit cut
    Tuesday July 24th 2012

    Vérité Films, the TV production house behind the comedy series Corner Gas and InSecurity, is moving its headquarters from Regina to Toronto because Saskatchewan has ended its refundable film tax credit scheme. President Virginia Thompson said there is no longer a viable way to finance projects in Saskatchewan with the[…]

  • Dark Knight sales below forecasts after shooting
    Tuesday July 24th 2012

    The Dark Knight Rises recorded strong ticket sales in its opening weekend, but well below forecasts given by many in Hollywood, as some moviegoers appeared to have stayed away after a shooting rampage at a midnight showing of the film on Friday. The film grossed an estimated $162 million in[…]

  • CRTC orders end to cable’s local programming fee
    Thursday July 19th 2012

    Canada’s broadcast regulator says an obscure fee that cable companies charge to fund local television content is being scrapped, and the companies have until this fall to explain how they will remove the fee from customers’ bills. The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission announced Wednesday it plans to phase out[…]

  • Sarah Polley’s lesson to filmmakers: Toronto can look magical, too
    Thursday July 19th 2012

    Early-morning coffee in Kensington Market. An evening date at the Royal Theatre. A drive downtown from Pearson Airport, a ferry ride to Centre Island, a sprint along Queen Street West. It takes some work to make these experiences seem extraordinary to Torontonians, or relevant to anyone else. But then, the magic of big-screen cinema is not to be underestimated. Like Vancouverites, Torontonians are used to seeing their city stand in for U.S. locations in major Hollywood releases. And even when films are nominally set here, it is almost apologetically so – our cities made to look generic to appeal to broader audiences, or else homely enough to cater to some peculiarly Canadian sense of modesty.

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Archives for: July 20125
  • Anthony Bourdain lands in Toronto to film The Layover
    Tuesday July 24th 2012

    Peameal bacon was on the menu during celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain’s whirlwind visit to Hogtown. Bourdain ran about town Thursday filming an episode of The Layover, his new Travel channel series on where to dine, drink and play with only 24 to 48 hours in one city. While production kept[…]

  • TV producer flees Regina after tax credit cut
    Tuesday July 24th 2012

    Vérité Films, the TV production house behind the comedy series Corner Gas and InSecurity, is moving its headquarters from Regina to Toronto because Saskatchewan has ended its refundable film tax credit scheme. President Virginia Thompson said there is no longer a viable way to finance projects in Saskatchewan with the[…]

  • Dark Knight sales below forecasts after shooting
    Tuesday July 24th 2012

    The Dark Knight Rises recorded strong ticket sales in its opening weekend, but well below forecasts given by many in Hollywood, as some moviegoers appeared to have stayed away after a shooting rampage at a midnight showing of the film on Friday. The film grossed an estimated $162 million in[…]

  • CRTC orders end to cable’s local programming fee
    Thursday July 19th 2012

    Canada’s broadcast regulator says an obscure fee that cable companies charge to fund local television content is being scrapped, and the companies have until this fall to explain how they will remove the fee from customers’ bills. The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission announced Wednesday it plans to phase out[…]

  • Sarah Polley’s lesson to filmmakers: Toronto can look magical, too
    Thursday July 19th 2012

    Early-morning coffee in Kensington Market. An evening date at the Royal Theatre. A drive downtown from Pearson Airport, a ferry ride to Centre Island, a sprint along Queen Street West. It takes some work to make these experiences seem extraordinary to Torontonians, or relevant to anyone else. But then, the magic of big-screen cinema is not to be underestimated. Like Vancouverites, Torontonians are used to seeing their city stand in for U.S. locations in major Hollywood releases. And even when films are nominally set here, it is almost apologetically so – our cities made to look generic to appeal to broader audiences, or else homely enough to cater to some peculiarly Canadian sense of modesty.

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Archives for: July 20125
  • Anthony Bourdain lands in Toronto to film The Layover
    Tuesday July 24th 2012

    Peameal bacon was on the menu during celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain’s whirlwind visit to Hogtown. Bourdain ran about town Thursday filming an episode of The Layover, his new Travel channel series on where to dine, drink and play with only 24 to 48 hours in one city. While production kept[…]

  • TV producer flees Regina after tax credit cut
    Tuesday July 24th 2012

    Vérité Films, the TV production house behind the comedy series Corner Gas and InSecurity, is moving its headquarters from Regina to Toronto because Saskatchewan has ended its refundable film tax credit scheme. President Virginia Thompson said there is no longer a viable way to finance projects in Saskatchewan with the[…]

  • Dark Knight sales below forecasts after shooting
    Tuesday July 24th 2012

    The Dark Knight Rises recorded strong ticket sales in its opening weekend, but well below forecasts given by many in Hollywood, as some moviegoers appeared to have stayed away after a shooting rampage at a midnight showing of the film on Friday. The film grossed an estimated $162 million in[…]

  • CRTC orders end to cable’s local programming fee
    Thursday July 19th 2012

    Canada’s broadcast regulator says an obscure fee that cable companies charge to fund local television content is being scrapped, and the companies have until this fall to explain how they will remove the fee from customers’ bills. The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission announced Wednesday it plans to phase out[…]

  • Sarah Polley’s lesson to filmmakers: Toronto can look magical, too
    Thursday July 19th 2012

    Early-morning coffee in Kensington Market. An evening date at the Royal Theatre. A drive downtown from Pearson Airport, a ferry ride to Centre Island, a sprint along Queen Street West. It takes some work to make these experiences seem extraordinary to Torontonians, or relevant to anyone else. But then, the magic of big-screen cinema is not to be underestimated. Like Vancouverites, Torontonians are used to seeing their city stand in for U.S. locations in major Hollywood releases. And even when films are nominally set here, it is almost apologetically so – our cities made to look generic to appeal to broader audiences, or else homely enough to cater to some peculiarly Canadian sense of modesty.

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