Johanna Schneller

Johanna Schneller is one of North America's leading freelance journalists specializing in entertainment features. Her work has appeared in major magazines, including Vanity Fair, In Style, Premiere, More and Ladies Home Journal. She was a senior writer in the Los Angeles bureau of GQ magazine from 1990 to 1994. Her Bigger Picture column in The Globe and Mail, Canada's national newspaper, has been nominated for five National Newspaper Awards, and won in 2021. As the co-host of CBC Arts' The Filmmakers, Schneller interviews directors and film experts about classic Canadian films. She also hosted TVO's renowned film series Saturday Night at the Movies.

Latest from Johanna Schneller

Canadian Screen Week

Filmmaker Grace Glowicki on breaking norms and the secret to shooting 13-15 pages of script a day

Indie film can be a rough road — but Tito filmmaker Glowicki is riding it gracefully to breakout success.
Canadian Screen Week

How Tracey Deer faced the trauma of living through the Oka Crisis to bring her film Beans to life

The film was a lifelong passion project for Deer after living through the crisis when she was only 12.
Canadian Screen Week

Simply the best: Noah Reid on Schitt's Creek's swan song and its enduring heart

The Canadian Screen Award nominee opens up about his time with the Roses.
Canadian Screen Week

Writer and filmmaker Charles Officer can do anything — and he's got the CSA nominations to prove it

Officer has helped created a movement for Black representation through his vast work in Canadian film and TV.
Canadian Screen Week

How Emily Andras and the team behind Wynonna Earp built their own magical world

"What a gift, in 42 minutes, to take your audience on that journey."

This year, The Filmmakers celebrates women who got in the door

Co-host Johanna Schneller on why you need to watch Season 2 of CBC Arts's film show.

Why you need to spend your summer Saturdays watching these great Canadian films

The host of CBC Arts' new talk show The Filmmakers makes the case for some classic homegrown movies — and the TV special that precedes them.