APTN is creating a database of Indigenous film and television talent from actors and directors to producers, set designers and other behind-the-scenes crew. Those who want to participate, can download and complete the Indigenous Contributor Form and return it to firstname.lastname@example.org by June 22.
Trina McQueen has been inducted into the CBC News Hall of Fame. The former journalist and broadcast executive was a true trailblazer as W5’s first female co-host, the first female reporter to appear on CBC’s The National and the first woman to head a TV news organization in North America as president and COO of CTV from 1999-2001. Read more here.
The CRTC has sent a procedural letter to The Bell Fund, asking executive director Nancy Chapelle to comment on how it meets the criteria for a Certified Independent Production Fund (CIPF) because three of its eight board members are Bell employees. The commission’s letter was sparked by a complaint from CBC/Radio-Canada, the Canadian Media Producers Association (CMPA), Groupe V Média, TVO, Groupe Média TFO, OUTtv, Télé-Québec and TV5 Québec Canada.
Stingray and l’Association québécoise de l’industrie du disque, du spectacle et de la vidéo (ADISQ) have announced the launch of PalmarèsADISQ par Stingray, a unique specialty music video TV channel primarily dedicated to French-language Quebec and Canadian music videos. A portion of the profits generated by the channel will be reinvested in local music video production through existing third-party funds. PalmarèsADISQ par Stingray has already added to Videotron’s channel offering and will be available soon to Bell Fibe TV, TELUS and Cogeco subscribers.
Serinda Swan (Inhumans, Ballers) will star in new CBC original drama Coroner, created by Morwyn Brebner (Saving Hope). Inspired by the book series by M. R. Hall, the one-hour series centres on a newly-appointed coroner investigating suspicious deaths in Toronto. Production will begin late this summer in and around Toronto with the series set to premiere on CBC in winter 2019.
Global Edmonton’s is starting a new fan-focused movement set to launch this Friday, June 22 with the Edmonton Eskimos home opener game. The station is inviting fans, wherever they are, to record their game experience and share it to social media using the #GNALLIN and #ONEEMPIRE hashtags. The crowdsourced fan experience will then be aired in a 30-minute special on Saturday, July 7, hosted by Global Edmonton sports anchor Kevin Karius.