The Mind Reels at the CBC Winter Media Day

Winter Media Day at the CBC always tends to be a good time, as we get to catch up with friends new and old both in front of the camera and behind it, as we pal around with fellow bloggers, writers and talent. As the CBC got ready to roll out the new and returning…

The Mind Reels Visits the CBC

Last week, Sue Maynard and I were invited to attend the CBC 2017 – 2018 Season Preview. We knew it would be a chance to catch up with some good friends, and perhaps make some new ones. Arriving at 250 Front St West here in Toronto, we checked in and immediately were able to catch…

Canadian Screen Awards 2017 – The Red Carpet

The Canadian Screen Awards are always a lot of fun for Sue and I. It allows is the opportunity to catch up with friends in front of and behind the camera and make new ones as well. We were wonderfully outfitted for the night by the folks at Vistek. Make sure you check out their…

Conversations with Dolphins (2016) – Jerome Julienne and John Jackson

“They say the sea is cold, but the sea contains the hottest blood of all, and the wildest, the most urgent.” –¬†Whales Weep Not! D. H. Lawrece Airing as part of the CBC’s Nature of Things tonight, is this fascinating documentary about one of my favourite mammals on the planet, dolphins. From endurance swimmer Adam…

The Mind Reels chats with This Life’s Torri Higginson

Sue and I were lucky enough to be afforded some time to chat with the always amazing, Torri Higginson. Over ten episodes last year, the CBC introduced us to the Lawson family, living in Montreal, and Natalie (Higginson) who is dealt a blow when the cancer she has beaten has returned, and she has about…

Hot Docs 2016: Chatting with The League of Exotique Dancers

  The Hot Docs Film Festival gets underway today, and it’s opening night film features some amazing women. Sue and I got to sit down and chat with three of them, the film’s director, Rama Rau as well as burlesque legends, Camille 2000 and Judith Stein. We chatted about the film, feminism, burlesque, stripping, stage…

Toronto Screenwriting Conference 2015: Day 2

  Sue and I tackled day 2 of the Toronto Screenwriting Conference at Daniels Spectrum today, and through the course of the day started to come up with the bare bones of a short film we’d like to do, and my brain broke a story that I’ve been thinking about as three sperate tales but…

Toronto Comicon Day 2

  The awesomeness that is Toronto’s Comicon continued today in a huge way! Sue and I got time to chat with some new and old friends, make people laugh. and just generally enjoy ourselves! We arrived early, as we’d been invited to join the photocall for the convention’s guests. But first we both stopped off…

Canadian Screen Awards: Round Two

  Sue and I had a fantastic time at the Canadian Screen Awards last year, bringing out unique style and enthusiasm with us as we tweeted, posted pics, and just had a wonderful time in general hob-knobbing with a bevy of amazing folks. We were very delighted that when award season rolled around again, we…

Canadian Screen Awards Gala #1 – Press Room Adventures!!

  Thanks to the amazing work at Touchwood PR (you know who you are!), Sue and I were invited to cover the Canadian Screen Awards this week. The week is filled with lots of things for the Canadian broadcast, film and television industry, all of it culminating in the broadcast Sunday evening, hosted by Martin…

Murdoch Mysteries S07E10 – Murdoch In Ragtime

  After it’s mid-winter break, Murdoch Mysteries returned this week with a script by Carol Hay, and direction by Harvey Crossland. It seems there’s a bit of a new musical craze sneaking its way into Toronto despite the efforts of those who would fight to keep our souls pure, like Miss Hamilton (Helen Johns). The…