Joseph Pugh

Joseph Pugh is a writer with the Entertainment department at CBC News. Prior to joining CBC he worked with the news department at CHLY, Nanaimo's Community radio station, and taught math at Toronto's Urban International School. He can be reached at

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With Still, Michael J. Fox wanted to get real about sharing his journey with Parkinson's disease

The documentary STILL: A Michael J. Fox Movie, was released on Apple TV+ earlier this month and the celebrated actor sat down for an interview with CBC’s Harry Forestell to reflect on making the film and sharing his experience with Parkinson’s disease in such a public way.

79 years after D-Day, friends in Normandy are making a film to honour Canadian regiment

Little Black Devils — From Juno to Putot is an upcoming Second World War documentary that will tell the story of the Royal Winnipeg Rifles Regiment from the days leading up to D-Day through to their battle with the German 12th SS Panzer Division near the French village of Putot.

Canadian box office data isn't easily available. Would anything be gained from sharing it?

For decades, weekly box office totals have been separated into domestic and international categories, with the domestic number including a film's ticket sales in both Canada and the U.S. Why are there no easily accessible Canadian box office figures?

Lisa LaFlamme is not done telling stories that matter most to her — even if she's not at CTV

Seven months after being let go as the anchor of CTV National News, after decades with the network, Lisa LaFlamme is keeping things in perspective.

New trailer released for Canadian tech drama BlackBerry

The film stars Canadian Jay Baruchel as company co-creator Mike Lazaridis and Glenn Howerton as co-CEO Jim Balsillie, and releases in theatres May 12. 
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A new streaming bill is close to becoming law in Canada. Here's how it works

A bill known as the Online Streaming Act that will update Canada’s laws around broadcasting for the first time in the internet age is one step away from becoming law and impacting popular streaming platforms like Netflix, Disney+ and Spotify. Here's what Bill C-11 sets out to do.

Clement Virgo's Brother, sci-fi comedy Viking among leading nominees for Canadian Screen Awards

Clement Virgo's coming-of-age drama Brother leads all films with 14 nominations at the Canadian Screen Awards, followed by Stephane Lafleur's science-fiction comedy Viking, which picked up 13 nods when the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television announced this year's contenders on Wednesday.

Jazz musician Guido Basso dead at 85

Juno-winning horn player and former CBC host Guido Basso has died. Basso was a founding member of Rob McConnell and the Boss Brass, and featured prominently on a number of other CBC programs through the 1960s and '70s.

Change to copyright laws means you'll have to wait to use this literary giant's work for free

Last week, Canada made changes to its copyright laws, meaning books, films, songs and other works will now enter the public domain here 70 years after the death of the creator, up from the previous 50 years.

Indie theatres say they're last in line for movies because of Cineplex

Independent theatre owners say they can't show the films they want until the larger chains like Cineplex Entertainment and Landmark Cinemas are done with them, which the indies say is taking longer than ever and hurting their business.