One of my biggest pet peeves about the Canadian media industry is that we are obsessed with Facebook. The job boards are all on Facebook groups, networking is all on Facebook, I do the majority of my casting work on Facebook... it goes on and on. I honestly don't know how we would run as… Continue reading Simu Liu has lots good reasons to be mad – let’s talk about them.
I'm a Canadian TV producer and we're in the middle of a big debate about Bill C-10. It's time to talk about CanCon. Before we get started, let's set out the terms here. These are word for word from the CRTC website: CanCon: Content Made by CanadiansThe goal is to ensure that Canadian broadcasting content… Continue reading Let’s talk about CanCon
Let's go back to 2003. It was a tough year: there was The Columbia disaster, the Iraq War started, and the pandemic SARS was scary for a lot of people (and in Toronto we had the Blackout!). It was post-9-11 and we all needed a lift. Enter The Ellen DeGeneres Show. Hosted by Ellen DeGeneres,… Continue reading The rise and fall of The Ellen DeGeneres Show
When I moved to London in the fall of 2013, I wanted to fit in. I wanted to feel like a Londoner and be able to connect with my English colleagues and our clients. I have always been a big TV fan and I wanted to find a TV show that was the centre of… Continue reading 10 Years of Made In Chelsea
Let's talk about reality TV. It is well established that I love reality TV. I love watching it, talking about it, and I love working in the industry and making reality TV. Like in scripted TV, there are great reality TV shows and shows that are... shall we say lackluster. In my opinion there are… Continue reading The Circle is a brilliant format