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Canadian Film/TV Industry Gets A Major Boost From Netflix

The Canadian Film Centre, the screen content and career development hub founded by Norman Jewison 30 years ago, got major boost from Netflix in the form of the Netflix-CFC Global Project. The announced was made at the CFC’s annual BBQ Fundraiser in uptown Toronto on Sunday.

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The five-year partnership will help development, create and market Canadian film and TV projects. There will be three different area to help with development. The Calling Card Accelerator for new creators to showcase their feature or series projects through a proof-of-concept production. The Project Development Accelerator for mid-career creators to access international support for or dissemination of their screen productions. The Marketplace Accelerator to help creators prepare for international market events in order to secure investment in or distribution of dramatic features or TV series.

The diverse creative talent in Canada is among the best in the world, and we’re excited to partner with the CFC to help expand opportunities for Canadian creatives in the international marketplace,” said Netflix vice-president of content acquisition Larry Tanz. “We’ve seen first hand how well Canadian talent has captivated our members around the world and look forward to working with the CFC to continue to foster Canadian creatives.”

“Partnering with Netflix on this initiative represents an incredible opportunity for the CFC to continue to be at the forefront of advancing and empowering Canadian voices and stories globally,” said CFC CEO Slawko Klymkiw.

This is an amazing opportunity to really help the Canadian Film/TV industry to develop. Over the past few years Canadian productions have made great strides in the international and also at home. Netflix has helped in getting some Canadian programs seen. In my little old opinion Canada TV and films are finally getting out of the wheat fields. Okay maybe that is a little harsh but Canada is more the Anne of Green Gables.

Source: Variety

 

 

Coming and Going to Netflix Canada Between August 26 and Sept 1, 2018

Avail 8/27

The Accountant
As a math savant uncooks the books for a new client, the Treasury Department closes in on his activities, and the body count starts to rise.

The Blacklist: Season 5
Despite last season’s stunning revelations, secrets remain to be solved — including the mystery of the human remains unearthed at Tansi Farms.

When the Bough Breaks
A surrogate mom for a couple becomes dangerously obsessed with the soon-to-be father.

Avail 8/31

The Comedy Lineup: Part 2 Netflix Original
A cadre of promising up-and-coming comedians delivers a rapid fire series of stand-up performances.

Inside the Criminal Mind Netflix Original
Explore the psychological machinations and immoral behavior that define the most nefarious types of criminals.

The Laws of Thermodynamics – Netflix Film
Jilted by his girlfriend, a man likens his lack of luck in love to the laws of thermodynamics in this documentary-like romantic comedy.

Ozark: Season 2 Netflix Original
The Byrdes face danger from every side as the cartel, the Snells and the Langmores all threaten to bring down the new life they’ve built in the Ozarks.

Paradise PD – Netflix Original
From “Brickleberry” creators Roger Black and Waco O’Guin comes this adult animated comedy about a backwater Southern-fried police department.

Ultimate Beastmaster: Survival of the Fittest Netflix Original
An inspirational group of new contestants who have overcome significant adversity come together to take on the world’s toughest obstacle course.

Meteor Garden – Netflix Original
Dong Shancai is determined to excel at her dream university, where she encounters an elite clique of dashing, popular high-achievers — and finds love.

Avail 9/1

Bad Neighbors 2
When a sorority with a progressive agenda moves in next door, parents Mac and Kelly must keep them at bay before closing the deal on their house sale.

Death at a Funeral
When a Los Angeles family’s patriarch dies, his dutiful eldest son plans the funeral — which becomes a fiasco thanks to a colorful cast of attendees.

Family Guy: Season 16
In Seth MacFarlane’s no-holds-barred animated show, buffoonish Peter Griffin and his dysfunctional family experience wacky misadventures.

The Flash: Season 1-4
A forensics expert who wakes from a coma with amazing new powers squares off against forces threatening the city in this live-action superhero romp.

Hancock
Will Smith stars as Hancock, a down-and-out superhero who’s forced to employ a public relations expert to help repair his image.

The Hollars
A man returns to his small hometown after learning that his mother has fallen ill and is about to undergo surgery.

Kramer vs. Kramer
Ted is a career-driven yuppie whose wife leaves him and their 6-year-old son. As he adjusts to life as a full-time dad, she comes to reclaim the boy.

La Catedral del Mar – Netflix Original
In 14th-century Barcelona, a serf’s determined climb to wealth and freedom incurs the disdain of the noble class and the suspicion of the Inquisition.

Labyrinth
In Jim Henson’s fantasy, teen Sarah embarks on a life-altering quest to rescue her little brother from the clutches of a treacherous goblin.

Legend
Identical twins and notorious gangsters Reggie and Ronnie Kray elude the authorities in 1960s London while transfixing and terrifying the public.

Monkey Twins – Netflix Original
Inspired by Khon dance drama and Thai martial arts, a fighter scarred by the past joins forces with a determined cop to battle an organized crime ring.

Mr. Sunshine – Netflix Original
A young boy who ends up in the U.S. after the 1871 Shinmiyangyo incident returns to Korea at a historical turning point and falls for a noblewoman.

Sisters – Netflix Original
Her dad’s deathbed confession leads Julia to discover she has more than 100 brothers and two sisters: troubled TV star Roxy and uptight lawyer Edie.

Leaving between August 26 and September 1

8/26
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

8/27
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2

9/1
13 Going on 30
How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days
Pitch Perfect 2

Green Book HD Trailer

When Tony Lip (Mortensen), a bouncer from an Italian-American neighborhood in the Bronx, is hired to drive Dr. Don Shirley (Ali), a world-class Black pianist, on a concert tour from Manhattan to the Deep South, they must rely on “The Green Book” to guide them to the few establishments that were then safe for African-Americans.  Confronted with racism, danger-as well as unexpected humanity and humor-they are forced to set aside differences to survive and thrive on the journey of a lifetime.

Academy Award® nominee Viggo Mortensen (Eastern Promises, The Lord of the Rings trilogy) and Academy Award® winner Mahershala Ali (Moonlight, Hidden Figures) star in Participant Media and DreamWorks Pictures’ Green Book.  In his foray into powerfully dramatic work as a feature director, Peter Farrelly helms the film inspired by a true friendship that transcended race, class and the 1962 Mason-Dixon line.

Cast: Viggo Mortensen, Mahershala Ali, Linda Cardellini,Sebastian Maniscalco, Dimiter D. Marinov, P.J. Byrne

Directed by: Peter Farrelly

Source: Universal Pictures Press Release

Netflix Original – Wormwood

How big does the conspiracy go? Uncover the truth behind the CIA, LSD, mind control… and the death of a family man.

Wormwood launches globally December 15.

Directed by boundary-breaking filmmaker Errol Morris, Wormwood explores the limits of knowledge about the past and the lengths we’ll go in our search for the truth. A twisting, evolving story of one man’s sixty-year quest to identify the circumstances of his father’s mysterious death.

Combining a virtuosic performance by Peter Sarsgaard with Morris’ legendary interview style, Wormwood examines this case from every possible angle, bringing the viewer face-to-face with some of the United States’ darkest secrets. Wormwood sets a new standard for nonfiction filmmaking and finds Morris working on his grandest canvas yet.

Source: Netflix, YouTube

Season 2 of Riverdale Trailer

 

I found this show to be one of the best surprises of the last year. Fantastic casting, great storylines and acting got it the second season that it deserved.
Season 2 looks to be starting off with a bang(Bit clique, but a well done bang)as the gang appears to be meeting a new player in town, and a place near and dear to the heart becomes a place of murder.
I’ve heard in more than one interview now that this second season is going to be “more dark” and “more intense”, and while I enjoy the adult nature they have brought to a series I loved as a kid I hope they do keep lighter aspects of the series that gave it the adult, albeit wholesome feel that it had in the first season.
On a side note Camilla Mendes and Madelaine Petsch HAD been scheduled for the Edmonton Expo righthereinEdmontonAlbertaCananda!!!!!(Thanks Mick) but have since been taken off the schedule due to I assume scheduling conflicts with the show. That’s a shame .A real shame…..

Please take a look at the Season 2 trailer below.

Netflix – House of Cards Premiere – One nation Under….Wood.

 

This has got to be the best political drama on TV. Tomorrow, Season 5 of “House of Cards” drops and I can’t wait. I don’t think a political series has been so timely as this one. At the end of last season viewers were fearful of a president mad with power and on the brink of war. He was using the Presidency to protect his power and hide his mistakes every step of the way. It was only “TV”. We shut it off and wondered where President Underwood would go next in his quest to manipulate and retain his grasp on his world.

We had been to war before……not  even 20 years ago. It would be entertaining to watch President Underwood’s spin on how he would react to actions of a past Republican president. Would he be smarter?…..would it play out differently? Would he succeed?

Then…..

Then…..

Then Nov.8th happened……..and I think President Underwood is going to scare the hell out of us.

He needs to. Reality so far has trumped anything that A Underwood presidency could bring to the table. Every day is new chaos. So I suspect the writers knew they need to go to a level that has not been gone to yet in real life. Into the mind of a sociopath with access to control of which he has never had before. Into the mind of a sociopath where the idea of “Term limit” is laughable and something to be fixed. Where paranoia exists and control is the only option.

 

A Message From the Underwood Administration

The ​fifth season of the ​critically acclaimed Emmy®­nominated drama ​House of Cards ​premieres Tuesday, May 30, 2017. The series’s Golden Globe® winning stars Kevin Spacey (as Francis Underwood) and Robin Wright (as Claire Underwood), whose characters have always been each other’s strongest allies, show cracks in their relationship​. House of Cards also stars Michael Kelly​, ​Jayne Atkinson​, ​Neve Campbell​, ​​Derek ​Cecil, Paul Sparks​ and Joel Kinnaman.