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Okay, we've got a new home... [09 Mar 2014|04:04pm]

dewline
cancontv is the name of the place!

Anyone who's interested is welcome to join in!

And please bring friends. Where they live doesn't matter nearly so much as whether or not there's a Canadian-made show they've enjoyed or are enjoying nowadays. "The more, the merrier" is not merely a slogan, but the truth of this.
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In the absence of our founder... [15 Jan 2014|09:08pm]

dewline
[ mood | curious ]

...do we have a way of recruiting a new "owner", "moderator" or whatever we call it here these days?

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BellMedia TV Projects Announced [15 Jan 2014|09:04pm]

dewline
So there's this that might be of interest:

http://ctvmedia.ca/Network/Bell-Media/Press/Bell-Media-Announces-29-Drama-Projects-in-Development
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Mapping Trivia and Republic of Doyle [18 Nov 2013|04:50pm]

dewline
Found this by accident today:

https://doylemaps.wordpress.com/

It's a couple of seasons behind, but if the owner of the blog's still a fan and still active, there might be some fun to be had.
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Chris Haddock: From _Boardwalk Empire_ to Live Theatre [29 Dec 2012|05:22pm]

dewline
This could be interesting...

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/arts/theatre-and-performance/stellar-trio-creating-cinematic-stage-production-for-canadian-stage/article5742230/

Read it before they pull it behind a paywall or purge it!
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Primeval: New World [10 Nov 2012|07:36pm]

dewline
[ mood | curious ]

So...who else here's seen the first instalments?

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Alliance-Atlantis, After Goldman Sachs [03 Jan 2012|10:49pm]

dewline
[ mood | worried ]

I just saw this tonight, local time:

http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/story/2012/01/03/goldman-sachs-alliance-atlantis.html

Wondering what it means for the "made in Canada for Canadians" portion of Alliance-Atlantis' back catalogue, including shows such as Due South...? Any thoughts?

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Canadian Commercials [13 Jan 2011|12:00pm]

rainbow_goddess
Someone on my Twitter feed posted a link to a You Tube video of a Canadian beer commercial, and it reminded me of this series of Labatt's ads from (I think) either the 80s or 90s that played around with the word "la." For example, you have a guy who is at "la party" eating "la cocktail wieners" with "la rottweiler" who spots "la goddess" and offers her Labatt's beer.

The problem is, I cannot find any clips of those commercials anywhere. It's like I'm imagining them. Does anyone remember them? Even better, does anyone know where I might be able to find them online?
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Dealing with Community Blog-Spammers [10 Jan 2011|09:51am]

dewline
[ mood | irritated ]

And I see we've been hit twice in as many days. I've reported this latest instance to the LJ staff, but we need to get something set up to weed out the "bad apples". That way, we can get back to discussing Republic of Doyle, InSecurity, Flashpoint and other past and present homegrown favourites.

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US Diplomatic Corps vs. CBC Comedy and Drama? [01 Dec 2010|04:35pm]

dewline
[ mood | curious ]

Anyone else here seen this one?

http://www.cbc.ca/politics/insidepolitics/2010/12/wikileakswatch---the-cancon-cables-document-dump.html

Update 2 Dec. 2010: Or this piece by John Doyle for The Globe and Mail?

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/arts/television/john-doyle/from-briefing-notes-to-black-ops-in-the-embassy-tv-room/article1821312/

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Chris Haddock on Vancouver's Place Within Canada [20 Nov 2010|11:00pm]

dewline
[ mood | curious ]

Yes, that Chris Haddock. The one who's given us Da Vinci and Intelligence

Apparently, he's holding court on whether Vancouver should pull out of British Columbia to become a province in its own right.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/british-columbia/one-big-idea/vancouver-should-secede/article1806791/

Update - 29 December 2012: And the link's gone. It used to be available for reading at the other end...

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Trailer Park Boys Creator Unloads Gemini Award at Curb [17 Nov 2010|08:45am]

dewline
[ mood | curious ]

Apparently, the "top 25" list the Gemini Awards people recently unveiled did not go over well with at least one of those shows' creators.

http://www.leaderpost.com/entertainment/trashed+Gemini+trophy+becomes+Trailer+Park+fanboy+treasure/3838505/story.html

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CBC: 25 Most Enjoyed Cdn. TV Series [14 Nov 2010|02:26pm]

dewline
[ mood | satisfied ]

Thanks to tartysuz for posting this link elsewhere: an all-time Top 25 "Made in Canada for Canadians" TV shows list.

Nice to have some things confirmed and reaffirmed.

Now to remind our networks' bosses of this...

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Lost Girl [16 Sep 2010|10:13pm]

rainbow_goddess
Is anyone else watching "Lost Girl" on Showcase? I watched the first episode last Sunday, and it looks like a good show. But since it's brand-new, and currently only in Canada, there doesn't seem to be much in the way of fandom or discussion about it.

http://www.lostgirlseries.com
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2010 Gemini Nominations Announced [01 Sep 2010|10:11am]

dewline
[ mood | curious ]

Who's rooting for which candidates this go-round?

http://www.cbc.ca/arts/tv/story/2010/08/31/gemini-nominees.html

PDF listing of all nominations for all categories:

http://geminiawards.ca/gemini25/press/Gemini%2025%20-%20List%20of%20Nominations.pdf

(Sidebar request: Can we please have "Gemini Awards" added to the list of usable tags in this LJ community? It seems particularly relevant.)

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RCW 139: Due South Convention Question [15 Aug 2010|03:48pm]

dewline
[ mood | curious ]

I know that coneycat and themoo37 went to the above-named convention this weekend. Wanted to go in person, if only to hear Jay Semko perform the theme song live in person, and couldn't do so myself.

Did anyone else manage to go? If so, how was the show for you?

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From the Border to the Republic of Doyle [03 Feb 2010|10:01pm]

dewline
[ mood | confused ]

Was that Jim Codrington doing a guest appearance on tonight's Republic of Doyle?

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Republic of Doyle: Two Weeks In [13 Jan 2010|09:39pm]

dewline
[ mood | curious ]

Finally catching a full episode tonight, having been dumb enough to miss the kick-off last week.

So...where's the line-up for the show's fandom?

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If you remember publicbroadcasting.ca... [23 Dec 2009|11:24pm]

dewline
[ mood | busy ]

...the original edition, not the squatters currently holding the domain name, that is?

You may be interested in what one of its founders is currently chatting about re: Canadian media and its future over at justinbeach, including the TV branch of the industry.

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Request:Alexander The Great (Witness To Yesterday) - Paul Gross. [28 Nov 2009|05:16pm]

_scally
Does anybody by any chance has a copy of this http://paulgross.org/alex.htm ?




Thanks in advance!
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