Canuck Creators Online: Kellie Ann Benz & The... →
Official Editor’s Selection: Best of Our Blogs Of all the congratulatory posts I like to write where I get to shine a light on the accomplishments of Canadian filmmakers working in the short medium, the Genie nominations are always the toughest. The best online resource created by an independent filmmaker & screenwriter in Canada, Benz focusses on the resources, rigours &...
Canadian Development Financing: The Harold... →
HGF’s next Script Development funding deadline is February 1st. From their About section: “Astral’s Harold Greenberg Fund/Fonds Harold Greenberg is a national funding organization that supports the development of Canadian dramatic feature films. Since 1986, we have invested almost $76.5 million in the Canadian film and television industry. That’s over 3,450 projects. We represent...
Don’t tell me the moon is shining; show me the glint of light on broken glass.– Anton Chekhov (via dragonscales)
Writers Talking TV: Less Than Kind's Mark... →
CORRECTION! Tuesday, *Feb 28th*, in Toronto From the Facebook Event Description via Denis McGrath: “When last we checked in with the intrepid folks from LESS THAN KIND, the show was just completing its first shot-in-Winnipeg season. Since then, the team has weathered two more seasons, and a dizzying set of challenges that often sink shows. There was the unexpected death of beloved Blecher...
The Road to Sundance and Beyond– Indie Game: The... →
In the years to come the road from Kickstarter to Sundance will likely be as well traveled as the 101 in Los Angeles. During this year’s festival that path has the dreamy coolness of Route 66 in the 1950’s. Yet when the creators of Indie Game: The Movie put their project up on the crowd sourcing site in May of 2010 that road wasn’t even a backwoods trail. Most people were still trying to figure...
CBC Books - Elmore Leonard on writing →
”I was anxious to write. I wanted to sell stories. So I had to begin writing before I put the water on for coffee. Once I wrote a paragraph, I could have all the coffee I wanted.”
innovation: the national film board of canada uses... →
Jeremy Mendes’s interactive doc, Bear71, joins three new Canadian feature docs from award-winning filmmakers and two features (yes, two - one is not acknowledged in the Telefilm ‘Canadians at Sundance’ presser, reports the Montreal Gazette, because it was financed entirely off-shore) at the Sundance Film Festival.
The Canadian Film Centre's Writers, Directors,... →
Many apply (sometimes repeatedly) - few are chosen. As our national population’s swelling under-30 demo become increasingly convinced content creation is the career for them, lab sizes get smaller and the costs of living in Canada’s largest city grow. And so do the number of applications to a school that educates many on the value of peer-based education. If your personal pitch...
Frabjous Kvasir: The Deleted City →
frabjouskvasir: The Deleted City is a digital archaeology of the world wide web as it exploded into the 21st century. Finding this site has made me really wish I had pursued data visualisation in my current university brief. The scale of ‘the deleted city’ is prodigious, complemented nicely by the…
Victoria's Funk Vigilante - The Internet Fight... →
“Today’s SOPA, tomorrow’s same difference…”
see also, Thomas King's The Truth About Stories :)
feministfilm: The X-Files‘ mythology relies heavily on government conspiracy and only briefly with Indians, namely the Navajos (Diné, represent!), who figure into a brief three episode story arch. However, one could argue that the overall mythology, with its alien colonization, small pox vaccination conspiracy, and hybrid alien-human species, has American anxieties about colonialism written all...
Canada’s crude awakening - Canada - Macleans.ca →
stories from here (tnx @dominiquerdr for the link)
SOPA Explodes on Twitter, Generates 2.4 Million... →
More than 2.4 million SOPA-related tweets were sent between 12 a.m. and 4 p.m. ET Wednesday, Twitter announced. The top five terms that day were SOPA, Stop SOPA, PIPA, Tell Congress and #factswithoutwikipedia. The surge of tweets were related to the massive Internet protest against the St…
Oscar more elusive for our documentaries →
courtesy Brendan Kelly at the Montreal Gazette
the somebody-wrote-that daily: MLK Day edition →
‘somebody-wrote-that is a list of writers of all stripes, non-writers writing brilliantly, & those who support writers… or, people whom I follow, writing on topics (#) I find of interest. Content is generated somehow (brilliantly) by paper.li, so not all views included here are necessarily reflective of my own, nor my fellow colleagues & friends via inkcanada: canadian...
A few years back, Rachel Langer, Will Dixon and I were caught lazing around (over three provinces) on Twitter and/or Facebook - I honestly don’t remember which, possibly both - on the day of the Golden Globes. As Canadian creators based in Canada, these awards traditionally have little to do with anything we do, beyond celebrating America’s international pop culture entertainment...
what is... the somebody-wrote-that daily →
‘somebody-wrote-that’ is curated from one of my Twitter lists of writers of all stripes, non-writers writing brilliantly, & those who support writers… or, people whom I follow, writing on topics (#) I find of interest. Content is generated somehow (brilliantly) by paper.li, so not all views included here are necessarily reflective of my own, nor my fellow colleagues &...
canadian web series funding - IPF →
Tool Shed: nifty stuff for #writinglife - Evernote →
Thanks showrunner-exec producer Peter Mohan for introducing me to this amazing notebook software. Nifty stuff featured at ink’s Tool Shed is based on the random discoveries of what works for me (Walton), or via recommendations from other screenwriters & industry professionals, and is never a paid nor tequila-coerced endorsement. ..So far.
If screenwriters weren’t required to use Courier, I would spend at least a third...– Stephen Falk (via principessazzurro)
Socialism never took root in America because the poor see themselves not as an...– John Steinbeck, author (via historical-nonfiction)
The function of the expert is not to be more right than other people, but to be...
But as I was sitting on funding and awards juries, or guest-mentoring at...– Walton on the pimp my bio project http://inkcanada.tumblr.com/bioproject#/
Story Barbarian: Apple's iTV vs. TV Industry →
storybarbarian: An asterisk on @fimoculous’s prediction, @TechCrunch explains why #TV Industry’s doom might take longer than expected: The thing is that guys meeting with Apple over show licenses aren’t stupid. They’ve seen what Apple has done to the music industry over ten years, and they have no…
Canuck conundrum | NOW Magazine →
ARE TIFF’S CHOICES FOR THE TOP CANADIAN FILMS REALLY THE BEST? BY NORMAN WILNER
tumblrbot asked: WHERE WOULD YOU MOST LIKE TO VISIT ON YOUR PLANET?
Bid now in the TV, eh? Midseason Charity Auction... →
With Mercer’s rant fresh in my mind, and a great suggestion from Twitter, I chose Kids Help Phone as the beneficiary of TV, eh?‘s first online charity auction. Kids Help Phone is a free, anonymous and confidential phone and on-line professional counselling service for youth. - Diane Wild, TV, Eh?
Tim Brown on Creativity and Play →
we fear the judgement of others…
Sarah Polley to adapt Alias Grace for the screen →