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Arctic Air writerly discussion and screening

Arctic Air writerly discussion and screening

On Tuesday, October 16, I’ll be moderating a discussion with Arctic Air writers — series creator Ian Weir, showrunner Bob Carney and screenwriter Sarah Dodd. The Writers Guild of Canada puts on these Writers Talking TV events in Toronto (podcasts of past...
Echo chambers and missed opportunities

Echo chambers and missed opportunities

We tend to surround ourselves with people much like ourselves. Most of my days, I exist in a space where, for example, no one voted for Stephen Harper, everyone has a post-secondary education and white collar job, and chocolate is the undisputed king of foods. It’s...
Post-Banff ruminations

Post-Banff ruminations

Oh dear. I have a lot of writing to do. I didn’t have a lot of time for writing during the Banff World Television Festival, and then I was on the slow road back home, with stops in Calgary and Kelowna. And now I’m home with a pile of notes and full recorder, waiting...

Audio: Lindsay Blackett comments

By popular request, here’s the audio file of the Home Grown Talent panel, where Alberta Culture Minister Lindsay Blackett made his controversial “shit” comment. I don’t have my audio editing software on my laptop so it’s the full session...