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TIFF still planning some type of physical festival, execs say

Organizers of the Toronto International Film Festival say they're still planning to have some type of physical festival this year. But executive director and co-head Joana Vicente adds 'it's definitely going to look different.'

Being Canadian on American Idol didn't affect my chances of winning, B.C. teen says

Nanaimo, B.C., teen Lauren Spencer-Smith may not have had the hometown advantage on American Idol, but she feels she had a fair shot on the show.

Canada will 'show its mettle once again' with Stronger Together, says Michael Bublé​​​​​​​

Ten years after the Vancouver Olympics, Canadian crooner Michael Bublé​​​​​​​ says he's moved to see the country come together once again for a show of solidarity, this time amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Big Brother Canada ends season early due to COVID-19 developments

Just over a week after announcing production was still underway on Big Brother Canada despite the global COVID-19 crisis, producers now say the reality series has ended early.

Canadian Screen Awards brace for 'disastrous' financial impact after cancellation

The COVID-19 pandemic gripping the world also rocked Canada's film and TV industry Thursday when organizers behind the Canadian Screen Awards cancelled this month's star-studded event and braced for a 'disastrous' financial fallout.

Kids in the Hall returning for a new season on Amazon Prime Video

Amazon Prime Video says it's reviving the Canadian sketch show Kids in the Hall with all of the original cast members for an eight-episode original series.

Alex Trebek marks 1 year since Stage 4 pancreatic cancer diagnosis

Canadian Jeopardy host Alex Trebek is celebrating a milestone in his battle with Stage 4 pancreatic cancer.

Tantoo Cardinal, Ryan Reynolds, Catherine O'Hara win Governor General's Performing Arts Awards

This year's Governor General's Performing Arts Awards will be a star-studded affair, with internationally renowned actors Ryan Reynolds, Catherine O'Hara and Tantoo Cardinal among the laureates.

$35M lawsuit hits reality TV company over alleged unpaid wages

An award-winning Toronto-based production company behind a slew of popular reality shows is facing a $35-million class-action lawsuit over alleged employment standards violations.

Calgary-born actress talks Indigenous pride and her digital dog co-star in The Call of the Wild

Canadian actress Cara Gee was living in Los Angeles for only about a month in 2018 when she landed the 'dreamiest' project.

2 Anne Shirleys come together for psychedelic thriller

Former Anne with an E star Amybeth McNulty will be joining another former Anne of Green Gables star, Megan Follows, in the upcoming film Maternal, the latter's directorial debut.

Dean DeBlois among Canadian Oscar nominees

Canadian talent from major Hollywood films including How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World, Ford v Ferrari and 1917 are headed to the Oscars.

Oscar-winning composer Howard Shore drew on Toronto roots for Song of Names

With Quebec director Francois Girard's new film 'The Song of Names', composer Howard Shore says he mined that time in his life as he created the score for the story of a Polish-Jewish violin prodigy before and after the Second World War.

'Kind of a scary time': Canadian creators face uncertainty in the streaming era

With Netflix, Disney Plus, Apple TV Plus, Amazon Prime Video, YouTube and several other major American streamers now competing in Canada alongside homegrown counterparts including CBC Gem and Crave, many film and TV creators here are expressing a cautious optimism.

Anne with an E cancelled after three seasons

The CBC/Netflix drama series Anne with an E has been cancelled. Creator/showrunner Moira Walley-Beckett says in an Instagram post that they've "reached the end of the red Green Gables road" after three seasons.