first_imgBig Brothers Big Sisters’ celebrity ambassador Nancy Lieberman applauds the national mentoring organization’s choice to make Jamie Foxx national spokesperson, saying it will energize other actors and professional athletes to get involved.Basketball Hall of Famer Nancy Lieberman Applauds Big Brothers Big Sisters’ Choice of Jamie Foxx as National Spokesperson.Lieberman, who became a Big Brothers Big Sisters celebrity ambassador this summer, expects Foxx’s new role to attract other high-profile athletes and entertainers to advocate for the national mentoring organization. Basketball Hall of Famer and two-time Olympian, Lieberman has committed to appearing at a series of 2013 Big Brothers Big Sisters’ recruitment and fundraising events to help the organization increase its capacity to serve more children.“Providing opportunities to help children overcome adversity to find success as adults is my life’s mission,” Lieberman said. “Last year, when I met Kimmie, my eight-year-old Little Sister, it turned out I’d already met her. She was one of the young athletes at my basketball camp! I cannot tell you how pleased I am that as a result of her mother seeking Big Brothers Big Sisters’ support, I get to continue my friendship with Kimmie as her long-time mentor.”Lieberman, AKA “Lady Magic,” is well-known in sports, having broken barriers in women’s and men’s professional basketball. She currently serves as the TV analyst for the Oklahoma City Thunder on Fox Sports Southwest, as well as assistant general manager for the Texas Legends NBA Development League team (official minor league affiliate of the Dallas Mavericks), she has been a WNBA player, coach, and a broadcaster for ABC, NBC and ESPN. As an author of Playbook for Success and the first female coach of a men’s team in the NBA D-League, her motivational presence is rich and inspiring.“In addition to being a business and sports champion, Nancy is an amazingly talented speaker who effectively uses humor to communicate the importance of mentoring to motivate people to donate and volunteer,” said Big Brothers Big Sisters of America President and Chief Executive Officer Charles Pierson. “We are delighted that she has committed to boosting her support next year.”Lieberman began her professional career with the Dallas Diamonds of the Women’s Professional Basketball League. Recognized as the only woman to play in a men’s professional sports league, in 1986, she played with the United States Basketball League’s Springfield Fame and in 1987 joined the Long Island Knights. The next year, she toured the world as a member of the Harlem Globetrotters’ Washington Generals. In 1997, at age 39, drafted by the Phoenix Mercury, she became the oldest WNBA player and in 2008, at age 50, she topped that record, returning to the league’s Detroit Shock for one game.Source:PR Newswirelast_img read more

first_imgOn Thursday, May 2, 2013 The Entertainment Industry Foundation’s (EIF) Women’s Cancer Research Fund Honorary Chairs Rita Wilson, Tom Hanks, Kate Capshaw and Steven Spielberg, along with EIF’s Women’s Cancer Research Fund co-founders Kelly Chapman Meyer, Anne Douglas, Quinn Ezralow, Marion Laurie and Jaime Tisch will welcome guests to An Unforgettable Evening presented by Saks Fifth Avenue benefiting EIF’s Women’s Cancer Research Fund at the Beverly Wilshire hotel.Hosted by Chelsea Handler, the evening will include a dinner and an awards presentation. Grammy Award-winning artist Kylie Minogue will accept the 2013 Courage Award for her fight against breast cancer and dedication to raising awareness for the disease. The Nat King Cole Award will be presented to renowned fashion designer Carolina Herrera for her charitable works and contributions to the EIF Women’s Cancer Research Fund including her participation in the 2012 Saks Fifth Avenue Key to the Cure campaign. Grammy Award-winning artist Bruno Mars will close the evening with a special musical performance.The event marks the 16th anniversary of the Women’s Cancer Research Fund which continues to raise support for innovative cancer research, such as the Breast Cancer Biomarker Discovery Project and recognize remarkable individuals for their commitment to the cause. The Breast Cancer Biomarker Discovery Project is working to identify and verify biomarkers that will lead to the development of a blood test for the detection of breast cancer at its earliest and most curable stages. The Women’s Cancer Research Fund is also funding research being conducted at prestigious, National Cancer Institute (NCI)-accredited medical institutes, UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center and USC/Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center.last_img read more

first_img a photograph by Bruce Weber of “The Annual Meeting of the Most Devoted Elizabeth Taylor Fan Club, Golden Beach, Florida” — eight dogs of different breeds surrounded by photographs of magazine covers of Taylor, an ardent lover of animals (estimate: $9,000) Online auction house Paddle8 is honored to partner with The Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation and Wilding Cran Gallery to present an auction of works by leading contemporary artists who were inspired by Elizabeth Taylor’s legacy.Bidding is available online, culminating in a live auction and private party on February 27 hosted by Colin Farrell, one of Taylor’s close friends. Proceeds from the auction will support The Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation, which raises funds and awareness to fight the spread of HIV/AIDS.The auction features works that celebrate Elizabeth Taylor by many artists who knew Taylor personally. Advance bidding is available at Paddle8 through February 27, Elizabeth Taylor’s birthday, at Auction highlights include: a photograph of Taylor’s jewels by renowned photographer Catherine Opie, part of a series Opie made of Taylor’s clothing and jewelry collection in 2010 (estimate: $30,000) a close-up of Taylor by photographer Firooz Zahedi, who traveled with Taylor to Iran in 1976, documenting her trip and beginning a friendship that continued for the rest of her life (estimate: $5,000).Bidding will transfer from Paddle8 to a private live event on the evening of February 27, with guest host Colin Farrell and a musical performance by Katharine McPhee and Rhys Tivey (Taylor’s grandson, a jazz trumpeter).The host committee for the auction and party includes Aileen Getty, Anthony Cran, Barbara Berkowitz, Bruce Weber, Carole Bayer Sager, Catherine Opie, Christopher Wilding, Colin Farrell, Firooz Zahedi, Joel Goldman, Jose Eber, Dr. Michael Gottlieb, Naomi Wilding, Tim Mendelson, and Victoria Brynner.center_img a black-and-white portrait of Taylor by celebrated fashion photographer Herb Ritts, taken in Bel Air in 1997 (estimate: $3,500)last_img read more

first_imgThe Will Rogers Institute (WRI) is proud to announce Jeff Bridges, star of upcoming science fiction film, The Giver, as its 2014 Summer Theatrical Fundraising Spokesperson.Video: Will Rogers Institute Summer 2014 PSA Hosted by Jeff BridgesThe fundraising campaign, happening in movie theaters across the United States, is a time-honored tradition that began in 1936 and featured James Cagney, Humphrey Bogart and Bette Davis in the first public service announcement.The Will Rogers Institute is happy to announce that several theater chains have already started participating in the 2014 campaign. Regal Entertainment Group is hosting Summer Movie Express that offers $1 family films at select locations with proceeds benefiting WRI. For tickets and show times, visit Theatres is supporting the campaign with their Shows for Support program. The program offers $3 tickets to see Hollywood’s biggest movies back on the big screen. One hundred percent of the proceeds go to charity, including WRI. For tickets and show times, visit Theaters is reaching out to their members and loyal customers through their alliance with Help reach their goal of raising $10,000 for WRI by making a donation at Tie Cinemas is offering a special combo at their concession stands. Patrons will receive free Twizzlers with the purchase of a large popcorn and large soft drink, and $1 from every sale is donated to the Will Rogers Institute Neonatal Program.Other theater chains joining the summer tradition are Brenden Theatres, Carmike Cinemas, Cinemark USA, Goodrich Quality Theaters, Malco Theatres, National Amusements, and United Drive-In Theatre Owners Association, to name a few.The money raised from the 2014 Summer Fundraiser will benefit the Will Rogers Neonatal Infant Program. The program is dedicated to providing lifesaving equipment to hospitals nationwide, so little lives have a fighting chance to survive. For more information about the program, or to find out how your theater can participate, visit or call toll-free (888) 994-3863.last_img read more

first_imgAward-winning actress Judith Light, known for TV’s Who’s the Boss?, Dallas, and Ugly Betty, is joining the National Council on Aging (NCOA) to raise awareness about influenza (“the flu”) this season.The National Council on Aging and Judith Light encourage people 65+ to ask about their flu shot optionsThe Flu + You program, a national public education initiative by NCOA aims to educate adults 65 years of age and older, and those who care for them, about the seriousness of the flu, the importance of annual vaccination, and available vaccine options.Video: Flu + You 2014 PSALight will appear in a Flu + You public service announcement (PSA) that will share information about the increased risk of flu in adults 65 years of age and older and the importance of understanding their flu vaccine options and getting an annual vaccine. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the single best way to prevent the flu is to get an annual vaccination, which is recommended for everyone six months of age and older, with rare exception.“I just turned 65 and I am busier than ever. I need to stay healthy and can’t let the flu slow me down, so I received my annual vaccination and learned there are different flu vaccine options for people 65 and older,” said Light. “I want to encourage others to speak with their doctor or pharmacist to find out more about simple steps they can take to help prevent the flu for themselves and the people they care about.”“Research shows that the immune system weakens with age, which means older adults are more likely to catch the flu and that they can suffer greater complications because of other health issues,” said Albert Terrillion, DrPH, MEd, CPH, NCOA Senior Director for Clinical and Community Partnerships and Director of NCOA’s Self-Management Alliance. “Through Flu + You, we encourage all older adults to help protect themselves by getting vaccinated as early in the season as possible.”The flu is a contagious illness that can be severe and life-threatening, especially for older adults. Adults aged 65 and older typically account for more than half (60 percent) of flu-related hospitalizations and almost all (90 percent) of flu-related deaths. The flu can make existing health problems worse and is especially dangerous for people with chronic conditions, which commonly affect older adults. In fact, among adults 65 years of age and older, 41 percent have diabetes, 42 percent have coronary disease, and 16 percent have chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Furthermore, 86 percent of adults aged 65 and older have at least one chronic condition, and 68 percent of Medicare beneficiaries have two or more, which makes flu vaccination all the more important in this age group.Adults 65 years of age and older have flu vaccine options, including the traditional, standard-dose vaccine and a higher-dose vaccine specifically designed to address the age-related weakening of the immune system. The higher-dose flu vaccine, which includes four times the antigen compared with the standard-dose vaccine, triggers the body to produce more antibody against the flu virus. Older adults should speak with their health care provider about the risk of catching the flu and how it can be prevented, including the best vaccine option for them. Flu vaccination is a Medicare Part B benefit, which means there is no copay for eligible beneficiaries 65 years of age and older.Find out more at read more

first_imgGirl Up, the United Nations Foundation’s adolescent girl empowerment campaign, this week announced that it will be expanding its successful SchoolCycle initiative to Guatemala.This announcement kicks off the holiday giving campaign that aims to provide bicycles to adolescent girls in Guatemala through United Nations programs, where six out of 10 indigenous girls drop out of school by age 15.“I’ve always been a huge proponent for education,” said actress and SchoolCycle celebrity spokesperson Katherine McNamara. “However, so many girls around the world don’t have that opportunity to pursue an education. For them, a bike is a symbol of freedom and the tool that can transform their future.”Adolescent girls in Guatemala face unique challenges that prevent them from reaching their full potential. By age 18, almost 40 percent of indigenous girls are married; 70 percent of adolescent girls who become mothers live in poverty, while 80 percent leave school. Girls often drop out of school due to long commutes through dangerous areas to get to the closest secondary school. Girls frequently travel in groups for fear of harassment or even violent attacks along their route. A solution to this can be as simple as providing a girl with a bike so she can travel to and from school quickly and safely.“SchoolCycle is such a simple and special opportunity to change a girl’s life in Guatemala,” said Melissa Hillebrenner, Director of Girl Up. “With a bike, a girl is empowered to complete her education and break the cycle of poverty for her whole community.”A gift of $125 will provide an adolescent girl in Guatemala with a bike, spare parts, and maintenance training through UN programming. This year’s campaign will build on the success of the initiative’s 2014 launch in Malawi, where more than 500 girls received bikes. For more information, or to donate to SchoolCycle visit read more

first_imgThe Prince of Wales recently attended a meeting on the role of design and innovation in the plastic recycling industry.Prince of Wales at a meeting on the role of design and innovation in the plastic recycling industryCredit/Copyright: Royal.UKThe meeting, which was hosted by The Prince’s International Sustainability Unit (ISU) and Business in the Community, brought together business leaders, designers and material experts.The Prince’s ISU is working to highlight the important role that innovation and design can play in shaping the plastic value chain and reducing the associated environmental impacts. Business in the Community has formed a Circular Economy Taskforce, which is building a programme of collaborative action and innovation within different sectors.Video: The Prince of Wales speaks about reducing plastic waste in our oceansThe Prince said during a speech: “One critical part, as I see it, of the transition towards a circular economy, particularly in relation to plastics, is that of innovation and the need to rethink the way we design products.“This would entail moving from a model that encourages a buy, use, throw away mentality to one that facilitates re-use, recovery and regeneration.“We do need to consider, from the very beginning, the second, third and, indeed, fourth life of the products we use in everyday life.” read more

first_imgFans across the country can’t get enough of Game of Thrones, but the show has sparked an alarming trend — an increased demand for huskies because of their physical similarities to direwolves.Adoring viewers are buying the dogs from pet stores and breeders (often naming them after their favorite characters), then — after realizing how much work and commitment are required to care for them — dumping them at shelters already bursting at the seams with homeless dogs. Now, series star Peter Dinklage is teaming up with PETA to remind fans that dogs should be acquired only as family members and need to be looked after for a lifetime, and he’s urging those who are serious about expanding their family to adopt, never buy.“Please, to all of Game of Thrones’ many wonderful fans, we understand that due to the direwolves’ huge popularity, many folks are going out and buying huskies,” Dinklage says. “Not only does this hurt all the deserving homeless dogs waiting for a chance at a good home in shelters, but shelters are also reporting that many of these huskies are being abandoned — as often happens when dogs are bought on impulse, without understanding their needs. Please, please, if you’re going to bring a dog into your family, make sure that you’re prepared for such a tremendous responsibility and remember to always, ALWAYS, adopt from a shelter.”Two breed-specific rescue groups in Northern California have seen their numbers double over the last two years, and the U.K. has reported similar statistics since the show premiered in 2011.PETA — whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to abuse in any way” — notes that this isn’t the first time that a popular TV show or movie has led to an increased demand for the animals seen on screen. 101 Dalmatians, Beverly Hills Chihuahua, Legally Blonde, and Men in Black all caused massive spikes in sales of the featured dog breeds, and many of these dogs were later abandoned at shelters by their ill-prepared guardians.More than 6 million dogs and cats end up in animal shelters every year, and half of them are euthanized because there simply aren’t enough homes for them. PETA encourages everyone to adopt and never buy from breeders or pet stores, which contribute to the overpopulation crisis.last_img read more

first_img Facebook Login/Register With: Advertisement OK, we know kid actor Jacob Tremblay is adorable, but is he the real deal? The Vancouver star follows up his breakout role in the captive thriller Room with this quirky family adventure tale, in which he plays an American eight-year-old who believes he is actually a Mongolian goat herder. The Alberta-shot film co-stars Vera Farmiga and was written and directed by Jordan Roberts, whose heartfelt scripts include the animated Big Hero 6 and the documentary March of the Penguins. It begins screening in late November.ChristineNo, it’s not a remake of Stephen King’s killer-car flick, but this biographical take on Christine Chubbuck — a local news reporter who committed suicide on live television in the 1970s — is sure to give you chills in its own way. Lead actress Rebecca Hall is already generating Oscar buzz for her sympathetic portrayal of Chubbuck as a talented young woman who struggled to advance in the workplace, but wound up making history for how she shocked viewers.La La LandAs TIFF director Piers Handling aptly put it, “Ryan Gosling singing and dancing — does it get any better?” The Oscar-nominated pride of London, Ont., puts his Mickey Mouse Club-honed vocals to the test alongside his Crazy, Stupid, Love co-star Emma Stone in this dreamy musical by Whiplash filmmaker Damien Chazelle. She plays a fledgling actor while he plays a jazz musician in Los Angeles. Reviews from Venice indicate the love story could sashay straight to the Oscars. The film will hit screens during the prime pre-Christmas season. Twitter It’s time to gorge on popcorn and chase the Oscar buzz, cinephiles. The Toronto International Film Festival, known as a hub for Academy Award-worthy titles, kicks off Thursday with nearly 400 films screening over 11 days. Here are some movies that are hotly anticipated among Canadian Press reporters, with expected release dates after TIFF (if known).American PastoralFor his directorial debut, actor Ewan McGregor took on a biggie: An adaptation of Philip Roth’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel. McGregor also stars in the 1960s-set crime-drama, as a father whose seemingly ideal family is torn apart when his teenage daughter, played by Dakota Fanning, joins a violent movement against the Vietnam War. The cast also includes Jennifer Connelly, Uzo Aduba, and Molly Parker of Maple Ridge, B.C. It’s coming to theatres in October.ArrivalThis star-packed alien invasion tale promises to offer more than just otherworldly thrills with Oscar-nominated director Denis Villeneuve at the helm. The Quebec auteur behind Sicario, Prisoners and the upcoming Blade Runner sequel is known for balancing taut, cerebral explorations with slow-burning tension, so expectations are high for this sci-fi outing. Amy Adams stars as a linguist recruited by the U.S. government to communicate with aliens and avert possible disaster. Adams is expected to walk the TIFF red carpet with co-star Jeremy Renner after premiering the film in Venice where early reviews are already, ahem, stellar. Arrival opens in theatres in November.Burn Your Maps Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisementlast_img read more

first_imgAdvertisement Login/Register With: Twitter Facebook Among the 2016 Canada’s Walk of Fame presenters are Dr. Roberta Bondar (2011 CWOF Inductee), Chris Evert, Sharon Gless, Brad Goreski, Humble The Poet, Tatiana Maslany, Lanny McDonald, Kiefer Sutherland (2005 CWOF Inductee), Scott Thompson (2008 CWOF Inductee), Margaret Trudeau, and Nikki Yanofsky (2010 Inaugural Allan Slaight Honour Recipient). The special also includes performances from Nelly Furtado (2010 CWOF Inductee), Brett Kissel, and Ayaz V (2016 Grand Prize Winner, CWOF Emerging Artist Music Mentorship Program, supported by RBC).The 2016 Canada’s Walk of Fame special brings the country’s most notable Canadians together, with show-stopping performances and heartfelt tributes, to honour individuals for their achievements in their respective fields, including: music, sports, film and television, literary, visual and performing arts, science, innovation, philanthropy, and social justice.Viewers can catch all the memorable moments from the 2016 Canada’s Walk of Fame broadcast the next day on and Global Go or catch the encore presentation on Saturday, December 24 at 7 p.m. ET. For more information about Canada’s Walk of Fame and the 2016 inductees, please visit MEDIA LINKS:Twitter:@Global_TV @GlobalTV_PR@CorusPR@CWOFameFacebook:Global’s Walk of Fame Television is a Corus Entertainment Network.About Corus Entertainment Inc.Corus Entertainment Inc. (TSX: CJR.B) is a leading media and content company that creates and delivers high quality brands and content across platforms for audiences around the world. The company’s portfolio of multimedia offerings encompasses 45 specialty television services, 39 radio stations, 15 conventional television stations, a global content business, digital assets, live events, children’s book publishing, animation software, technology and media services. Corus’ roster of premium brands includes Global Television, W Network, OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network Canada, HGTV Canada, Food Network Canada, HISTORY®, Showcase, National Geographic Channel, Q107, CKNW, Fresh Radio, Disney Channel Canada, YTV and Nickelodeon Canada. Visit Corus at Canada’s Walk of FameEstablished in 1998, Canada’s Walk of Fame recognizes and celebrates Canadians who excel in their respective fields, fuelling our sense of Canadian pride and inspiring the next generation to follow in their footsteps. The foremost honour for cultural excellence in Canada, Canada’s Walk of Fame presents year-round events and programs to educate and foster pride among Canadians, support Canadian culture and provide a platform for emerging talent in Canada. Programs include a festival featuring some of Canada’s most popular and iconic performers, as well as emerging artists from across the country, the Peter Soumalias Unsung Hero Honour recognizing Canadians making a difference in their community, the Emerging Artist Music Mentorship Program, supported by RBC, and the nationally televised broadcast designated by the CRTC as a program of national interest. With 2016’s additions, 167 stars recognizing remarkable Canadians will have a permanent place of tribute on Canada’s Walk of Fame in the streets of Toronto’s Entertainment District. For a complete list of inductees along with more information on Canada’s Walk of Fame visit:’s Walk of Fame became a national registered charity in 2012. Charitable Registration Number 889896924RR0001. Advertisement Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Global rolls out the red carpet in celebration of Canadian excellence with the 2016 Canada’s Walk of Fame broadcast special, airing on Monday, December 19 at 9 p.m. ET. The network’s annual tribute to extraordinary Canadians delivers viewers an exceptional night featuring electrifying performances and A-list presenters.“We are proud to honour this remarkable group of Canadians and share their achievements with Global’s broadcast of the 2016 Canada’s Walk of Fame,” said Maria Hale, Senior Vice President, Global Entertainment & Content Acquisition, Corus. “Having broadcast this special for 10 years, Global is committed to celebrating Canadian excellence with a star-studded event, and this year’s broadcast is no exception – with must-see performances, powerful storytelling, and non-stop entertainment.”Below are the 2016 Canada’s Walk of Fame Inductees:Jeanne Beker, Fashion Entrepreneur, Television Personality, JournalistCorey Hart, MusicianDeepa Mehta, FilmmakerJason Priestley, Actor, DirectorDarryl Sittler, Hockey Player, NHLAl Waxman, Actor, Director (Cineplex Legends Inductee)2016 Allan Slaight Honour Recipient: Brett Kissel, Country Music Artistlast_img read more

first_img Facebook CONSULT THE LIST OF RECIPIENTSHighlightsIn total, 1, 154 organizations received core funding110 organizations received core funding for the first time (10% of total number of organizations)Approximately $117M in core funding was awarded in 2017-18, compared to $92M in 2016-17Approximately 2 out of 3 organizations are receiving an increase, accessing core funding for the first time, or returning to core fundingThe remainder (34%)  will continue to receive a stable level of fundingAmong Indigenous, Official Language Minority Communities, culturally diverse, and Deaf and or disability arts organizations:178 organizations received core funding62% received an increase24 received core funding for the first timeCore funding definedCore grants are funding opportunities intended for organizations. They cover a broad array of expenses, usually covering costs over multiple years. Core funding grant components are available through the Explore and Create, Engage and Sustain, Creating, Knowing, and Sharing: The Arts and Cultures of First Nations, Inuit and Métis Peoples, Supporting Artistic Practice and Arts Across Canada programs. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Advertisement Advertisement Login/Register With: Twitter Around this time last year, we announced our investment plans for the new funds we would be receiving incrementally over a five-year period ($550 million), and to date we have received approximately 20% of the total budget increase promised by the government.This historic reinvestment in the Canada Council is a strong vote of confidence by the federal government in the potential of the arts to contribute to our economic and social development. To maximize this potential, we have made various commitments through 2021, including:allocating 88.5% of the new Canada Council funds toward grants, payments and prizes to artists and arts organizations;increasing the total funds allocated to core grants by 55% and to project grants by 224%, which amounts to a 50-50 split between core and project grants;tripling our support to Indigenous arts;doubling our international support to boost the presence of the arts from Canada on the world stage;investing $88.5 million in the Digital Strategy Fund; andawarding 25% of new funds to new recipients.Peer assessment committees have evaluated the core funding grant applications, and ranked organizations based on the strength of the proposals. The Canada Council has allocated funds on the basis of these rankings and our strategic priorities.last_img read more

first_img @CTV_Television @TheDetailCTV Angela Griffin: @angela_griffin Shenae Grimes-Beech: @shenaegrimes @wendy_crewson David Cubitt: @david_cubitt David Ferry: @lazyboyhatFACEBOOK @TheDetailCTVINSTAGRAM CTV Television – Instagram @TheDetailCTV Shenae Grimes-Beech: @shenaegrimesbeech Angela Griffin: @theangelagriffin David Cubitt: @davidcubitt.About Bell Media Original ProgrammingBell Media has commissioned some of Canada’s most-watched and most-acclaimed original programming, working with the best Canadian independent producers in the country. Hit series commissioned by CTV include the hit drama CARDINAL, the record-breaking THE AMAZING RACE CANADA and MASTERCHEF CANADA, new original series THE DISAPPEARANCE, THE INDIAN DETECTIVE, and THE DETAIL, and the international TV format THE LAUNCH. Among the original series on Bell Media specialty and streaming platforms are Space’s KILLJOYS and WYNONNA EARP; CraveTV hit comedy LETTERKENNY; Discovery’s first-ever drama FRONTIER; Comedy’s satirical news series THE BEAVERTON as well as the upcoming CORNER GAS ANIMATED; and multiple series and specials for food and lifestyle channel Gusto, including ONE WORLD KITCHEN. Discovery is also home to Bell Media’s hit factual franchise HIGHWAY THRU HELL, HEAVY RESCUE: 401, and CANADA’S WORST DRIVER, among others. Bell Media is one of the first media companies in North America to commit to producing all new original scripted series in 4K.About CTVCTV is Canada’s #1 private broadcaster. Featuring a wide range of quality news, sports, information, and entertainment programming, CTV has been Canada’s most-watched television network for the past 16 years in a row. CTV is a division of Bell Media, Canada’s premier multimedia company with leading assets in television, radio, digital, and Out-of-Home. Bell Media is owned by BCE Inc. (TSX, NYSE: BCE), Canada’s largest communications company. More information about CTV can be found on the network’s website at Detective Stevie Hall (Griffin) is an experienced interrogator who can extricate information from suspects and witnesses alike, even while her thorny family life teeters on the edge of full-blown implosion. Her partner, Detective Jacqueline ‘Jack’ Cooper (Grimes-Beech) is a street-smart rookie with a complicated personal life that threatens to eclipse the bright light of her policing prowess. The unit is overseen by larger-than-life Staff Inspector Fiona Currie (Crewson) – a formidable boss who works overtime to keep the weekly case board clear and the streets safe.From the producing and writing team behind the hit TV series SAVING HOPE and ROOKIE BLUE, THE DETAIL joins CTV’s previously announced robust midseason schedule that also includes the 2018 reboot of hit television series ROSEANNE, new dramas DECEPTION, THE CROSSING, Shonda Rhimes’ FOR THE PEOPLE and GREY’S ANATOMY spinoff  STATION 19, as well as the return of MASTERCHEF CANADA.The premiere episode, entitled “Wake Up Call” (Sunday, March 25 at 9 p.m. ET/MT on CTV and CTV GO), opens with Detective Jack Cooper (Grimes-Beech), who, while reeling from a shocking revelation in her personal life, throws herself into the investigation of an apparent suicide with her partner Detective Stevie Hall (Griffin), who’s dealing with a shock of her own after a romantic figure from her past returns. As the two partners investigate the life of the deceased under the watchful eye of Staff Inspector Fiona Currie (Crewson), they uncover a story of betrayal that mirrors their own personal drama and questions whether this was suicide or murder?“THE DETAIL ushers in a new onscreen status quo – where a police procedural anchored by three strong female lead characters surprises no one,” said Mike Cosentino, President, Content and Programming, Bell Media. “THE DETAIL is a powerful addition to our exciting mid-season and Sunday night slate, and we can’t wait for viewers to watch the action unfold and meet the show’s brilliant, funny, flawed, and very real characters.”“I am proud to work with our partners at CTV and eOne on this timely female-led series,” said Ilana Frank, Executive Producer, THE DETAIL. “Angela, Shenae and Wendy perfectly capture these strong, complicated and authentically flawed characters that struggle against the obstacles that women face in their personal and professional lives every day.”Depicting topical, up-to-the-minute cases and stories seen through a distinctly and unapologetically female lens, THE DETAIL celebrates a robust, behind-the-scenes talent pool of women writers, directors, producers, and key consultants. Driving the smart, raw, funny, and realistic narrative are: Executive Producer and Co-Showrunner Ley Lukins (SAVING HOPE, LOST GIRL), who is also series developer; Executive Producers Ilana Frank, Linda Pope (SAVING HOPE, ROOKIE BLUE), Sally Wainwright (LAST TANGO IN HALIFAX), Nicola Shindler (TRUST ME), and Entertainment One’s Jocelyn Hamilton (CARDINAL); Sonia Hosko (SAVING HOPE, ROOKIE BLUE) is Co-executive producer. Also included are consulting producer Kathy Avrich Johnson, writers Naledi Jackson, Sandra Chwialkowska, Katrina Saville and Sarah Goodman. Directors on the series include Jordan Canning (SPACE RIDERS) and Sara St. Onge (YOU, ME, HER).The all-star ensemble cast includes David Cubitt (MEDIUM, VAN HELSING) as Detective Kyle Price, Stevie’s old flame and new co-worker at the division; Matthew Edison (THE GIRLFRIEND EXPERIENCE) as Stevie’s husband Jono Hall; Al Mukadam (SECOND JEN, SPUN OUT) as the well-connected Detective Aaron Finch; and Matt Gordon (Room, ROOKIE BLUE) as Detective Donnie Sullivan, the surly yet lovable lug of homicide.In addition to the above-noted female talent, THE DETAIL is Executive Produced by Co-Showrunner Adam Pettle (SAVING HOPE) and Co-Executive Producer Director Gregory Smith (ARROW, ROOKIE BLUE). Additional writers include Graeme Stewart, Joe Pernice, and Matt Doyle. Directors on the series also include Kelly Makin (FRONTIER), Grant Harvey (ORPHAN BLACK, HEARTLAND), John Fawcett (ORPHAN BLACK), and James Genn (SAVING HOPE). The series was shot in and around Toronto last summer. Retired police officer Matt Crone served as the onset detective consultant during production.Online, – the source for THE DETAIL content viewers can’t find anywhere else – will roll out a series of exclusive video features throughout the season providing fans with fun moments with the cast and a behind-the-scenes look at the show. Immediately following each broadcast episode of THE DETAIL, delivers THE DETAIL AFTERSHOW – an exclusive online after show featuring cast and crew deconstructing scenes and taking viewers behind-the-scenes of each episode. The exclusive online features also include in-depth interviews with series stars and a look inside the Homicide Division. will also feature sneak peek clips weekly, and new episodes of THE DETAIL will also be available on demand at and on CTV GO following their broadcast premieres.Guest stars in the inaugural season include Ben Bass (ROOKIE BLUE) as Marc Savage, Jack’s silver-tongued boyfriend; David Ferry (LEGION) as Harry Barker, Stevie’s step-father and retired cop; as well as appearances by Shelia McCarthy (LITTLE MOSQUE ON THE PRAIRIE), Sergio Di Zio (FLASHPOINT), Kevin Hanchard (ORPHAN BLACK), Huse Madhavji (SAVING HOPE), Jordan Todosey (DEGRASSI: THE NEXT GENERATION), Kari Matchett (Maudie, COVERT AFFAIRS), Latoya Webb (DEGRASSI: THE NEXT GENERATION), Rebecca Liddiard (HUDINI & DOYLE), Alex Carter (CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION), Mark Rendall (TRANSPORTER, VERSAILLES), Ian D. Clark (ANNE WITH AN E, AVONLEA), and Josh Beech.Encore presentations of THE DETAIL air Saturdays at 10 p.m. ET/MT on CTV. THE DETAIL can also be seen on demand at, on CTV GO, and through video on demand partners, such as Bell Fibe TV (visit for local listings).THE DETAIL will also air on ION Television in the U.S.THE DETAIL is produced by Ilana Frank of ICF Films with eOne in association with CTV, with the participation of the Canada Media Fund, the Canadian Film or Video Production Tax Credit, and the Ontario Film and Television Tax Credit. The series was developed by Ley Lukins (SAVING HOPE, LOST GIRL) who also serves as Co-Showrunner with Executive Producer with Adam Pettle (SAVING HOPE, KING). Executive Producers are Ilana Frank (SAVING HOPE, ROOKIE BLUE), Jocelyn Hamilton (CARDINAL), Linda Pope (SAVING HOPE, ROOKIE BLUE), Sally Wainwright (LAST TANGO IN HALIFAX) and Nicola Shindler (TRUST ME) with co-executive producers Sonia Hosko (SAVING HOPE, ROOKIE BLUE) and Gregory Smith (ROOKIE BLUE). All distribution rights are handled by eOne. For Bell Media, Kathleen Meek is Production Executive; Tom Hastings is Director, Drama, Original Programming; Corrie Coe is Senior Vice-President, Original Programming; Pat DiVittorio is Vice-President, CTV and Specialty Programming. Mike Cosentino is President, Content and Programming, Bell Media. Randy Lennox is President, Bell Media..Social Media linksTWITTER Advertisement Twitter LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisementcenter_img Advertisement Login/Register With: Facebook TORONTO, ON – CTV marks International Women’s Day with the confirmation that its all-new detective series THE DETAIL joins the network’s action-packed mid-season schedule Sundays at 9 p.m. ET/MT on CTV and CTV GO, beginning March 25 (visit to confirm local broadcast times). THE DETAIL switches up the predictable, patriarchal police procedural with a fiercely talented trio of female homicide detectives in the new CTV original series.Headlining the series are U.K. talent Angela Griffin (CORONATION STREET, BRIEF ENCOUNTERS), Shenae Grimes-Beech (90210, DEGRASSI: THE NEXT GENERATION), and award-winning Wendy Crewson (SAVING HOPE, Room). THE DETAIL receives a Canadian First Look on CraveTV™, with episodes available to subscribers the day before their broadcast premieres.The realities of cop life – both on and off the job – are messy for the Metropolitan Police Service detectives in THE DETAIL, who work tirelessly to solve crimes while navigating the complicated demands of their personal lives.last_img read more

first_img Facebook Advertisement Twitter This veteran game show host received harsh criticism and boos from the audience when he ventured out of the TV studio to moderate a political debate.If you answered, “Who is Alex Trebek,” you’re right!The long-time “Jeopardy!” host served as moderator at Monday night’s Pennsylvania gubernatorial debate, lobbing questions to current Governor Tom Wolf and challenger Scott Wagner, and while the 78-year-old Canadian icon is widely beloved for his TV role that definitely wasn’t the case when it came to his foray into politics. Advertisement Alex Trebekcenter_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement According to the Washington Post, Trebek was criticized for asking long-winded questions and letting the debaters serve up equally long-winded answers. Login/Register With:last_img read more

first_imgAdvertisement Facebook Advertisement Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment center_img Login/Register With: Twitter The Toronto Alliance for the Performing Arts (TAPA) announced 282 nominations for the 40th Anniversary Dora Mavor Moore Awards, which recognize excellence in professional theatre, dance and opera in Toronto on Tues. May 28thThe 49 Dora Mavor Moore Awards, the Silver Ticket Award and the Jon Kaplan Audience Choice Award will be presented on Tuesday, June 25th at the Sony Centre for the Performing Arts.For the 2018-2019 season, running May 2018 to May 2019, 108 producing companies registered 219 eligible productions.last_img

first_imgAPTN National NewsFor the first time people living in far-flung communities have access to a tool that lets them have a say on how things are going.And that tool is social media.In Part II of an ongoing series, APTN National News reporter Kent Driscoll tells the story of a Nunavut woman who started a movement that caught the attention of the world.last_img

first_imgAPTN National NewsAfter years of political turmoil and a criminal trial the chief and several members of Poundmaker Cree Nation in Saskatchewan have received their punishment for stealing money.But they won’t be going to jail.Recently re-elected Chief Duane Antoine was sentenced to 20 months probation, community service and ordered to pay $2,500.Coun. Colin Favel was ordered to repay more than $12,000.Both Favel and Antoine admitted to stealing treaty money from the band.They weren’t alone.last_img

first_imgAPTN National NewsIt has been well over a decade now since the waters off a Mi’kmaq community in New Brunswick almost became a battleground.Well, the so-called Burnt Church crisis is long over and Mi’kmaq fishing rights are now mostly recognized by the government.As APTN’s Tim Fontaine shows, true reconciliation could still be a long way off.last_img

first_img(The Oct. 22 attack in Ottawa executed by Michael Zehaf Bibeau triggered an internal federal review which spawned the proposed anti-terror bill tabled in the House of Commons Friday.)The Canadian PressOTTAWA — Newly tabled anti- terrorism legislation would give Canada’s spy agency more power to thwart a suspected extremist’s travel plans, disrupt bank transactions and covertly interfere with radical websites.The plan to boost the Canadian Security Intelligence Service’s ability to counter terrorist threats flows from a review of fatal attacks on two Canadian soldiers last October _ incidents the government believes were fuelled by Islamic extremism.As expected, the bill would also make it easier for the RCMP to obtain a peace bond to restrict the movements of a suspect and it extends the period for preventative arrest and detention.In addition, the legislation would expand the no-fly regime to cover those travelling by air to take part in terrorist activities, whereas currently there must be an immediate risk to the plane.The bill proposes giving the RCMP power to seek a judge’s order to remove terrorist propaganda from the Internet.It would also create a new criminal offence of encouraging someone to carry out a terrorism attack.Prime Minister Stephen Harper told a gathering in Richmond Hill, Ont., that his Conservative government is prepared to both condemn and confront terrorism.“Jihadist terrorism is not a future possibility, it is a present reality,” Harper said.“It seeks to harm us here in Canada, in our cities and in our neighbourhoods through horrific acts.”On Oct. 22, Michael Zehaf Bibeau shot Cpl. Nathan Cirillo, an honour guard at the National War Memorial, before rushing into Parliament’s Centre Block. Zehaf Bibeau was quickly gunned down.Two days earlier, Martin Couture-Rouleau fatally rammed Warrant Officer Patrice Vincent with a car in St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Que. After a chase, police shot and killed the knife-wielding assailant.It soon emerged the RCMP were monitoring the man– who harboured jihadist sympathies — for months.The Mounties even prevented him from travelling overseas, presumably to join militant fighters. But they did not have enough evidence to arrest him or further limit his movements, saying extreme beliefs were not a crime.Existing law requires a fear that someone  “will commit” a terrorism offence before police can obtain a peace bond — a tool that can mean jail unless a suspect abides by strict conditions, for instance that they surrender their passport and regularly report to police.The new, lower threshold would be reasonable grounds to fear a person “may commit” a terrorism offence.Current anti-terrorism law allows police to arrest someone without a warrant and hold them for up to three days before a hearing. Under the bill, maximum period would be extended to seven days.Other proposed measures would:Allow for more information-sharing when the material — such as passport or immigration information — is relevant to an agency’s national security mandate;Give the government more power to object to disclosure of classified information in immigration proceedings.last_img read more