Radio & Television

Hiring Canadians with Hollywood experience to run shows back home is emerging trend

CANADIAN BROADCASTERS HAVE gone off script to find their next popular homegrown sitcom. Betting nothing breeds succeeds like success, the Canadian networks are trying a new business model where Canadian screenwriters with Hollywood studio experience are brought on board to showrun their sitcoms. The trend has CTV ordering the pilot Satisfaction, written and showrun by Los Angeles-based scribe Tim McAuliffe, whose U.S. network credits include Up All Night and Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. A Los Angeles rep for McAuliffe said he has rearranged his schedule to be in Toronto to shoot the ensemble comedy pilot for DHX Media, while...

Our industry and COVID-19

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