A conversation with Kenny Hotz, a man at odds with his industry, his audience, and himself.
The senior vice president in charge of Global News responds to concerns about the network’s centralized production of local newscasts.
Global’s late-night local newscasts, from Saskatoon to Halifax, are all produced in a Toronto green-screen studio. A former producer describes life in a “news sweatshop.”
When disaster strikes, local television matters. But does anyone actually care about small-town daily news coverage anymore?
Adrienne Batra and Alex Pierson were SUN News TV hosts until the network suddenly went dark last month. Now, they join Jesse to come clean about what it was like to work at the most hated TV station in Canada.
It’s a brutal time for the Canadian television industry and it’s about to get worse.
Veteran comedian Scott Thompson on why nothing happened after The Kids In The Hall, the biggest problems with the Canadian film & TV industry, and why gay men still have to be defanged to be accepted.
Jay Baruchel on the Canadian film & TV racket and how to smash it. Taped before a live audience at the Bloor HotDocs Theatre in Toronto.
Comedian/economist/”candidate” Scott Vrooman on the federal budget and CBC TV’s “get ‘er done” programming strategy.
Novelist and Orphan Black writer Lynn Coady on the new CanCon rules and on the Conservative’s barrage of extreme, divisive, distracting sound bites.
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