Ontario’s stay-at-home orders affects local-based TV and film productions

Ontario Premier Doug Ford’s stay-at-home orders were announced Friday, April 16 with new directives including new public health measures and enforcement that comes into effect this weekend. COVID-19 cases in Ontario has been steadily rising as the province reported 4,362 cases and 34 deaths Saturday. According to the Government of Ontario’s website, the stay atContinue reading “Ontario’s stay-at-home orders affects local-based TV and film productions”

Canadian Model Ash Foo featured in Mugler’s Spring/Summer 2021 fashion film

Just over a year and a half ago, Toronto-native and runway “It Girl” Ash Foo was in the hospital for abdominal surgery to remove her right ovary as she faced Dysgerminoma, a form of ovarian cancer. A scary and life-changing ordeal for a model whose body underwent chemotherapy and surgery, her biggest challenge was notContinue reading “Canadian Model Ash Foo featured in Mugler’s Spring/Summer 2021 fashion film”

Hot Docs Film Festival will stream over 200 documentaries from 66 countries

One of my favourite film festivals in Toronto is the Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Film Festival. I was first introduced to the festival in the early 2000’s as a high school student who had an interest in current events, international news, social issues and unique storytelling. I was able to see documentaries that hasn’tContinue reading “Hot Docs Film Festival will stream over 200 documentaries from 66 countries”

Indigenous queer filmmaker Adam Garnet Jones posts tips for BIPOC creators on navigating a homogenous film industry

Tangible tips and insightful advice for upcoming BIPOC filmmakers from Indigenous queer filmmaker Adam Garnet Jones

Toronto Reel Asian Film Festival submission dates open

Film and documentary submissions open until April 11, 2021 One of Toronto’s biggest cultural film festival celebrates its 25th year. The Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival has seen so many culturally relevant and creative works that celebrates East, South and Southeast Asian identities. They are a POC organization that uplifts the voices of AsianContinue reading “Toronto Reel Asian Film Festival submission dates open”

Global News resignation controversy highlights systemic racism

This story (linked below) from Vice regarding a radio host quitting piqued my interest as Global News have been in the media headlines recently especially regarding the allege “culture of racist microaggressions”. https://www.vice.com/en/article/7k9xgb/prominent-global-news-supriya-dwivedi-host-quits-alleging-on-air-climate-increased-racist-threats Working in a newsroom is an extremely competitive environment. It’s tough, deadline-driven and it’s even more challenging when you’re a person ofContinue reading “Global News resignation controversy highlights systemic racism”

Toronto’s COVID-19 lockdown means bare bones crew for TV and film productions

What the lockdown means for crews working on productions, plus resources to help keep your staff safe With Toronto on Monday undergoing a 28-day lockdown to fight against the increasing number of COVID-19 infections, TV and film production in Canada’s largest city will be slowed down as health experts and government officials warn of aContinue reading “Toronto’s COVID-19 lockdown means bare bones crew for TV and film productions”

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