Jackson Weaver

Jackson Weaver is a multi-platform journalist with CBC News Entertainment. You can reach him at jackson.weaver@cbc.ca, or follow him on Twitter at @jacksonwweaver

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What the Schitt's Creek cast is working on now

After six seasons, an explosion of popularity abroad, and now a historic sweep of the comedy awards at the Emmys, Schitt's Creek has cemented its place as a TV legend. Here, we break down what the cast is working on now, and where you can see them next.

Emmys 2020: A glitch-free technical triumph and a thrilling comedy sweep for Schitt's Creek

It was a historic night at the 72nd Annual Emmy Awards in more ways than one. Canadian comedy Schitt's Creek swept the comedy awards, while HBO's Watchmen and Succession won big over streaming juggernaut Netflix.

4 things to watch for as the Emmys gear up to be first live major awards show during COVID-19

No red carpets, a live telecast during a pandemic and more than 130 cameras spread out around the globe. The 72nd Emmy Awards are set to broadcast, and it’s almost impossible to say exactly what audiences can expect because nearly every aspect of the night is unprecedented.

How Halle Berry and Regina King's directorial debuts turned heads at TIFF

Both Halle Berry and Regina King had their directorial debuts shown at this year's Toronto International Film Festival, and each is generating considerable excitement. It's a star turn for two women known primarily for their work in front of the camera, rather than behind it.

Lights, Camera, Zoom: How COVID-19 is forcing TIFF to change

As the Toronto International Film Festival begins its partly digital, partly physical events, it's still unclear how a largely the format will affect those who rely on it as a tastemaker, networking opportunity and place to jumpstart their career.

Avatar: The Last Airbender creators cut ties with Netflix adaptation

Co-creators of the popular cartoon Avatar: The Last Airbender have cut ties with Netflix and are no longer involved with the streaming giant's planned live-action adaptation of the series. 

Salome Bey, Canada's First Lady of the Blues, has died

Award-winning Canadian singer-songwriter Salome Bey — affectionately known as Canada's "First Lady of the Blues — has died. The Grammy-nominated Bey was a multi-disciplinary performer and honorary member of the Order of Canada.
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How the 'bureaucratic' World Health Organization ended up on the hot seat over its COVID response

The U.S. announced this week that it is formally withdrawing from the World Health Organization, citing undue Chinese influence. CBC News explains how the United Nations organization really works.

How one video game community is trying to 'police itself' amid sexual assault allegations

The esports world is grappling with how to protect competitors — many of whom are barely in their teens — and respond to serious allegations against members. One game community has come up with its own "conduct panel" to adjudicate complaints.

Lights, camera, action? How movie theatres, studios are struggling to reopen post-COVID

Cineplex is planning to reopen its theatres after a three-month shutdown, along with fellow Canadian chain Landmark Cinemas. But as audiences ponder the risk, it's uncertain whether new movie releases will come out as scheduled.

'Depopulating the set': How Canada's film industry is navigating COVID-19

As the film and television industry reopens across the country, production companies are initiating new safety protocols. Face shields, frequent testing and worker pods are all on the table to protect casts and crews from COVID-19.

Antigone named best picture on final night of Canadian Screen Awards

On the fourth and final night of the Canadian Screen Awards, the academy gave the Quebec film Antigone — a modern retelling of the ancient Greek tragedy — top honours.

Canadian Screen Awards honour departing TV shows

On its second to last night, the Canadian Screen Awards honoured Cardinal, Schitt’s Creek, Anne With an E and the Baroness von Sketch Show with numerous awards as they all broadcast their final seasons.

The National, The Accountant of Auschwitz lead first night of Canadian Screen Awards

Two CBC programs, flagship nightly newscast The National and documentary The Accountant of Auschwitz, led the first batch of winners Monday at the 2020 Canadian Screen Awards with four awards each, as the ceremony moved online due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Facebook fined $9 million over Canadian privacy concerns

Facebook has been ordered to pay a $9-million penalty after making "false or misleading claims about the privacy of Canadians' personal information," according to a news release from the Competition Bureau.