Azuero Earth Project’s first ever fundraising event, Azuero on the Harbor, will take place on September 1, 2012 in the Springs in East Hampton at the home of renowned artist Cindy Sherman.The afternoon event will feature entertainment by Rufus Wainwright, Laurie Anderson, Ruben Blades and Luba Mason in a casual, intimate and family friendly setting. Cindy Sherman’s property on Accabonac Harbor, surrounded by protected marshlands, is a natural jewel that beautifully embodies the mission of the Azuero Earth Project.The mission of the Azuero Earth Project is to preserve the earth’s ecosystems, protect biodiversity, and promote healthy communities by helping people to make informed decisions, take sustainable actions, and share knowledge.The festivities will include an informal tapas picnic of locally sourced food and drink with a Panamanian accent. For sale, and included with upper tier ticket purchases, will be a set of limited edition Lenox bone china plates with images by artists Richard Prince, Ed Ruscha, Teresita Fernández, April Gornik, Mary Heilmann, and Maya Lin. The event will be limited to 250 guests.For more information, click here.
Ian Somerhalder has won the Mozilla Firefox Challenge, scoring $50,000 for the IS Foundation.Ian beat out a host of celebrities and charities competing for the prize, including second place winner Jimmy Kimmel, who was raising money for Comfort the Children. Also competing were Sophia Bush, Jonah Hill, Edward Norton, Seth Rogen, Ty Burrell and Brittany Snow.Ian raised $122,398 through his Crowdrise fundraising page during the challenge, just beating Jimmy Kimmel, whose fans raised $121,301.The Ian Somerhalder Foundation aims to educate, collaborate with and support people and organisations to turn conversation into real projects and progress to positively impact the planet and species habitat.
Miranda Kerr was named an ambassador of Kids Helpline in Australia on Tuesday.The model – who lost a cousin to suicide – sees Kids Helpline as an important lifeline for young people.“I want every child in Australia to know that there is someone who will listen to them, someone who can talk to them, no matter how big or small the issue,” she said. “We all have challenging days, we all go through moments in our lives where we do need advice. I really want to encourage the younger generations to believe in themselves.”“I have a voice now, and it’s important for me, personally, to use that in a positive way,” she added.Find out more about Kids Helpline here.
As Syria’s humanitarian crisis escalates, Desmond Tutu has made an impassioned call to the international community to put the safety of Syrians above politics.“The massacre in Syria rages on and yet we stand idle,” blogged Tutu for The Elders. “We must realise that, to millions of Syrians trapped in the country, the virtual absence of humanitarian relief is nearly as arbitrary and cruel as the war itself.“Bombs, even ballistic missiles are tearing homes apart and more than 70,000 people have been killed. Weapons, not blankets, are pouring into the country. The BBC asks a child if he misses playing with his friends and he replies, “they are all dead.” God is weeping.“Where are the shelters and the food? More than a million Syrians are leaving the country and their lives behind. Half of them are children.“Across the border, the refugee camps, where help exists, are swelling in size and struggling to cope. Families are opening up their homes to those fleeing the conflict, in wonderful acts of kindness – but this is a huge burden to them. We cannot, and should not, rely on such generosity.“Help must be made available inside the country to all who need it. It is shameful that the few brave organisations who can provide relief must often do so in hiding, or, if not, are severely impeded anyway.“The stories they tell are heartbreaking: water tanks are riddled with bullet holes, neighbourhoods are starved, hospitals are deliberately shelled. These groups ask for nothing more than to aid Syrians on the right scale, in the open and in safety.“What on Earth will it take for this to finally happen?“For two years now our so-called international community has allowed complex power plays to take priority over the terrible suffering of Syrians. It is so uncaring and cynical. If your loved ones were trapped there, would you not be moved to act? Would you care for politics rather than safety in the face of such carnage?“In the absence of a political solution, there is simply no excuse for the lack of concerted, neutral humanitarian efforts to reach the millions who are suffering everywhere in the country. Surely it is in the interest of anyone who cares for the future of Syria to keep families safe and children unscathed?“For each second that passes without care for the people trapped in the crossfire, we undermine our own moral standards. We act as if their lives have less value than ours, as if we have written them off already. We abandon our brothers and sisters in their greatest hour of need.”To read the full blog, click here.Source:The Elders
William Henry, a brand known for exclusive and award-winning men’s jewelry and pocket knives, has teamed up with Zac Brown Band to create a collection of three hand-sculpted guitar pick pendants to benefit Zac Brown’s charity Camp Southern Ground.Zac Brown and the new Guitar Pick PendantThe pendants each hold up to three guitar picks and come with one Zac Brown Band official tortoise shell celluloid pick and one black William Henry pick. The face features detailed imagery inspired by the Jekyll and Hyde album art. The collection was launched in conjunction with the release of Jekyll and Hyde.This collaboration grows out of a true friendship between William Henry Founder & Chief Designer Matt Conable and Zac Brown who bonded over their shared love of music and pocket knives. The two frequently collaborate and have previously released a collection of guitar-inspired pocket knives.The collection features three versions of the intricately sculpted pendant rendered in bronze on a double layered deerskin cord ($199), silver on an antiqued sterling silver chain ($299), and a limited edition sterling silver with gold inlay on a sterling and onyx accented chain ($1499). Each one features a mechanism for secure pick storage and easy release. The pendants are sold on WilliamHenry.com.Twenty percent of proceeds will go to Camp Southern Ground, whose mission is to operate a camp to allow children to overcome academic, social and emotional difficulties, so they may reach their full potential and to provide the tools necessary to achieve excellence in all facets of their lives.“Zac and I share a passion for craftsmanship and music so it’s easy for us to find ways to work together,” says Matt Conable, Founder & Chief Designer of William Henry. “These pendants celebrate Zac Brown Band’s musical achievement with a quality and workmanship that is unique to William Henry.”For more information about William Henry, visit williamhenry.com.
Emmy award-winning actor Jon Cryer (NCIS, Two and a Half Men) will serve as Grand Marshal at Shane’s Inspiration 19th Annual Walk & Roll on Sunday morning, September 18, at Griffith Park in Los Angeles, CA.The annual fundraiser sees hundreds of inspirational children, many using wheelchairs or walking aids, and their families, leading teams on a 5k Walk & Roll around Griffith Park to raise awareness and promote the need for inclusive play and social inclusion for children with disabilities. Scott Williams, Shane’s Inspiration Co-founder and Executive Producer of the hit series “NCIS”, will emcee the event.Participants will get a chance to meet Grand Marshal Jon Cryer during the morning’s festivities and receive refreshments, goodie bags, raffle tickets, and time to play on the Shane’s Inspiration playground. Other stars coming out in support of the Walk & Roll include Wallace Langham (“CSI: Crime Scene Investigation”), Madison McLaughlin (“Arrow”), Steve Valentine (“The Walk”, “Crossing Jordan”), Ravi Kapoor (“Crossing Jordan”), and Meera Simhan (“Miss India America”).Registration begins at 6:30am on Sunday, September 18, at the Shane’s Inspiration Playground in Griffith Park, 4800 Crystal Springs Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90027.The 5k/10k Trail Run begins at 7:30am, at 8:30am a stage ceremony for all, and then at 9:00am the 5K Walk & Roll begins.Price: Participation in the Walk & Roll is free – just get sponsors here. Fee for 5k/10k Trail Run is $35/$40 through Active. Trail Run is chip-timed.To register and obtain additional information visit: shanesinspiration.org.Shane’s Inspiration is dedicated to creating inclusive playgrounds and educational programs that foster a bias free world for children with disabilities. Scott and his wife Catherine Curry-Williams founded the organization in memory of their son Shane, who passed away in infancy from Spinal Muscular Atrophy. Realizing that their son would have spent his life in a wheelchair with a disability that would have prevented him from playing on a playground with other children, the Williams decided to create the first fully inclusive playground in the western United States as a tribute to their son.
This fall, Elmo, Cookie Monster, Grover, Rosita, and other furry friends from Sesame Street will embark on a two-month USO tour to military installations throughout Europe.Sesame Street and the USO head overseas to perform for service members and their familiesThe 2017 Sesame Street/USO Experience for Military Families will perform more than 30 shows at 19 military bases in six countries; each 30-minute costumed character performance will center around the challenges military families face on a regular basis, including frequent moves and the military-to-civilian transition. The tour will kick off on September 11th at NAS Sigonella in Italy before journeying to Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, and Spain, wrapping up in mid-November.“Since 2006, the Sesame Street/USO tour has brought to life the resources we’ve developed to help military families navigate the unique challenges they face,” said Dr. Jeanette Betancourt, Sesame Workshop’s Senior Vice President of U.S. Social Impact. “Sesame Workshop is proud to continue our longstanding partnership with the USO, employing our early childhood expertise and beloved Sesame Street characters to support and celebrate military kids and families as they learn, heal, and grow.”Sesame Workshop and the USO know that when one family member serves, the whole family serves, which is why they partnered to create Katie, a special character who models the real-life experiences of today’s military children. In the military-to-civilian transition show, “Katie’s Family Transitions to Civilian Life,” military families will follow Katie as she starts a new adventure outside of the military, confident that her family and all her Sesame Street pals will be there to support her throughout the transition. The tour will also perform “Katie is Moving to a New Base,” which explores the feelings of uncertainty and excitement that come with moving to a new place. To best suit the needs of military families overseas, each installation will be given the chance to determine which show is performed on their base, with some installations opting for both.“There is no better time to kick off our ninth-year run of the Sesame Street/USO tour than on Patriot Day – a day the USO is encouraging Americans everywhere to connect with service members by sending them a message of support at uso.org/Reflect,” said Lorie Hennessey, USO’s Senior Vice President of Entertainment. “We are incredibly grateful for our collaboration with Sesame Workshop and look forward to supporting hundreds more military families this year.”The Sesame Street/USO Experience for Military Families has toured the globe since July 2008, making it the longest-running traveling tour in the USO’s 76-year history. Based on Sesame Workshop’s award-winning Sesame Street for Military Families initiative, the tour has performed more than 1,100 shows on 150 military installations in 33 states and 11 countries and distributed more than 2.8 million outreach materials, entertaining nearly 600,000 service members and military families through the magic of song, dance, and beloved characters. To learn more about this year’s tour, including upcoming tour stops visit uso.org/Sesame.
Login/Register With: Stories of fractured relations, desperate acts and Hollywood ambition top our 16th annual “Chasing the Buzz” poll of the most keenly awaited movies at the Toronto International Film Festival, which runs Sept. 8 to 18.Kenneth Lonergan’s potent family reckoning Manchester by the Sea, Oscar-tipped since its Sundance premiere in January, took a leading three votes from the Star’s 30-member panel of critics, programmers, professors and regular film buffs.Four other films took two votes apiece: Damien Chazelle’s Tinseltown musical reverie La La Land, with the glittering pairing of Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone; Barry Jenkins’ culturally and sexually fraught drama Moonlight; Zacharias Kunuk’s Maliglutit (Searchers), a retelling of John Ford’s classic revenge western The Searchers; and Mathieu Denis’ and Simon Lavoie’s Quebec terrorist doc/drama hybrid Those Who Make Revolution Halfway Only Dig Their Own Graves. MOVIES WITH 3 VOTESManchester by the Sea (dir. Kenneth Lonergan)“Looks to be a role made for Casey Affleck. Casey is quickly eclipsing bigger brother Ben and I can’t wait to see why.” —Eli Glasner, CBC arts reporter and film critic“Because I love beautifully crafted, emotionally rich American indie movies I’m looking forward to Manchester by the Sea. Lonergan does these small-town, slice-of-life stories so well. And it stars Casey Affleck, who is always terrific.” —Karen Gordon, film critic, Metro Morning, CBC Radio Advertisement Twitter Another 19 films each received a single vote: Abacus: Small Enough to Jail, After the Storm, American Pastoral, Arrival, The Birth of a Nation, Catfight, Colossal, The Dreamed Ones, Free Fire, Gimme Danger, I Called Him Morgan, Lady Macbeth, Loving, Mascots, nirvanna the band the show, Nocturnal Animals, Personal Shopper, The Stairs and Toni Erdmann.The hive mind twitched for a total of 24 movies, out of 296 TIFF-bound features. Here’s the “because” behind the buzz: Facebook Advertisement Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment
5. Freestyle Yoga. Yes it will look weird to the other people in holding but it’s good to stay active especially when there’s a catered buffet meal being served after 6 hours. Stay limber, try the flank steak! 2. Tinder. Yes, you might as well start the search for Mrs. Right! Who knows she may even be in here today. Just set the distance parameters to 1km and swipe away. Cheryl, 32, loves to bake and adores horses. Drinks wine like a fish and owns a cottage. What’re the odds! A match made in holding! She could be three tables over eating flank steak and studying for her real estate license. 10. Call Rogers. Those bastards are overcharging you anyways. Call and complain. When you get on the line with an agent just say ‘retention’ and threaten to go to Bell! You’re welcome! LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment 8. Stock up. Tea. Stir sticks. Napkins. Oranges. Etc. I haven’t bought napkins in 11 years. Everyday take a small stack and start stockpiling in case shit goes south and you need to fill your nuclear bunker. Sip tea casually watching Friends reruns as the world burns. Advertisement 3. Write a novel. Call it: The Confused Ramblings Of No One In Particular! Try to shed some insight to laypeople about the goings on behind the scenes on film sets. The seedy underbelly of the industry where Stand Ins throw each other under the bus for a shot at the new series. Where DOPs and directors argue over minutiae. Where extras sneak off at lunch to auditions. Where the grips tell each other of their Tinder conquests!!! 7. Craigslist. Comb this site for random jobs to supplement your income. Sign up for that focus group on Tide Pods or help that old lady with yard work for 17$ per hour cash! You’re not gonna be on set on Saturday anyways. Get that money! Login/Register With: Twitter 6. Practice. Get the sides from the set box when no one is looking and run lines with that apprentice sitting next you. Hone your craft. Keep your knife sharp. You never know when the director is going to ask you to say, “No sir!” When the lead character asks you if the Chief Johnson is in his office (assuming you’re on a cop show in a precinct) Top Ten Things To Do On Set When You’re Bored: 1. Social Media. Facebook bud. Check this app every 45 seconds to avoid making eye contact or communicating with real people. Join Alien Conspiracy groups and post photos of the flank steak with #foodporn. You might as well hit Insta as well. Tweet that you just got booked on a sci-fi tv show as SWAT for tomorrow and it’s SSE. Snapchat a pic of you and Cheryl hitting it off. The possibilities are endless!!!#setlife #actorslife #freeoranges.SPECIAL THANKS TO NATHAN HOPPE FOR TODAY’S SMILE! 🙂 Advertisement Advertisement Facebook 4. Sell something. Look there’s 300 extras today. Join a MLM and pitch hair products to unassuming non-unions. Better yet, become an accountant and do people’s taxes so you can get that extra money and so they can realize that writing off nights out at the cinema as an actor is considered research and development. 9. Get you’re real estate license. You might as well create an exit strategy. Something to fall back on in case your dreams of becoming a series lead evaporate. You don’t want to banana forever.
Login/Register With: Advertisement Embattled Canadian pop-rock band Hedley, which is facing mounting allegations of sexual misconduct, says it will take an “indefinitely hiatus” after its cross-country tour at the end of March.The Vancouver pop rockers have been under fire since sexual misconduct allegations began surfacing online two weeks ago, suggesting inappropriate encounters with young fans.Since then, a radio host in Calgary and a woman in Ottawa have also come forward alleging sexual misconduct and assault by the band’s frontman Jacob Hoggard. Facebook LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement In a statement posted on Twitter, Hoggard says he has never engaged in non-consensual sexual behaviour, but acknowledges his treatment of women has been “reckless” and “dismissive.”pic.twitter.com/SZetyqdFFk— Jacob Hoggard (@JacobHoggard) March 1, 2018The group has also been dropped by its management team, blacklisted by scores of radio stations and abandoned by bands booked as tour openers.The band’s next show in their Cageless tour is scheduled for Thursday in Brampton, Ont., but a March 11 performance in Windsor, Ont., was cancelled by the venue on Tuesday. The last show on the tour is scheduled for March 23 in Kelowna, B.C.Live Nation Entertainment-owned companies have been providing refunds to some fans who now regret buying tickets to Hedley in concert, but subsidiaries of the company have also been denying refund requests for others.Hedley also withdrew itself from consideration for the Juno Awards.. Advertisement Twitter
Cinespace Film Studios new Marine Terminal Studio project will add 165,000 square feet of studio and support space to Torontos film industry infrastructure right on Torontos waterfront on the edge of the Citys Port Lands in the heart of the Citys studio district. (CNW Group/Cinespace Film Studios Inc.) Facebook TORONTO, March 2, 2018 – Toronto Mayor John Tory and Cinespace Film Studios (Cinespace) today announced the signing of a multi-year lease with PortsToronto to occupy and develop Marine Terminal 51 and the Cruise Ship Terminal into film and TV production facilities.Video of the current space and a designer’s rendering of the new space can be seen hereMarine Terminal 51 will become a new hub for Cinespace’s downtown productions, relocating studio capacity from their former Eastern Avenue site. Cinespace’s Toronto studio facilities are known for housing award-winning productions such as TV series The Handmaid’s Tale, and Oscar-nominated movie, The Shape of Water. Advertisement Advertisement Login/Register With: Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment “Hearing the clear and recurring requests from Toronto’s repeat film clients for more studio space in our city, we asked every agency in Toronto to audit their inventories for large sites that could be leased to the film industry,” said TorontoMayor John Tory. “I am gratified today that PortsToronto and Toronto’s studio veterans – Cinespace – have come to this agreement in the Port Lands. Our proud city and our award-winning industry look forward to a long and steady stream of new film and television production activity in the heart of Toronto.”Now in its 30th year of operations, Cinespace is a Toronto success story and the largest private owner and operator of studio space in North America, specializing in the development, management and operation of space and support for the film, television, and digital media production industry.“Toronto’s film industry has great potential for further growth and success,” said Steve Mirkopoulos, President and CEO of Cinespace. “The Cinespace family is proud to move on phase two of our multi-year, multi-million-dollar investment and intensification initiative. The new Marine Terminal studio complex will feature 165,000 square feet of production space that both relocates and enhances capacity recently displaced, and most importantly keeps it inside Toronto’sstrategically important studio district.”Cinespace’s film and television production activities will occupy Marine Terminal 51 and a portion of the Cruise Ship Terminal. It will not affect or displace industrial port operations and cruise ship activities that will continue unabated on PortsToronto’s property.“We are pleased to have signed a lease agreement with Cinespace and be in a position to support a successful Canadian company, a burgeoning local film industry and the City of Toronto’s vision for the Port Lands as an important economic district,” said Geoffrey Wilson, Chief Executive Officer, PortsToronto. “The Port of Toronto continues to be a significant import centre bringing approximately 2.2 million metric tonnes of bulk cargo such as sugar, salt, aggregate and construction materials to the city in 2017, as well as supporting a growing passenger cruise ship business. However, after careful study of current operations and future needs for the Port, it was confirmed that our marine terminals property could also accommodate new studio space in some of its existing buildings. Full utilization of PortsToronto’s holdings is a priority and we are pleased to be welcoming Cinespace to our property and supporting this important economic sector.”City Councillor, Paula Fletcher, Chair of the Toronto Film, Television and Digital Media Board said, “Toronto’s screen industries are experiencing a period of significant growth and investment and there is a need to protect and enhance studio infrastructure in our city. Planned initiatives in the Port Lands area will create new opportunities for related land uses, drive business investment and create jobs. This announcement is good for business, good for the area, and good for Toronto.”About PortsToronto:For more than 100 years PortsToronto has worked with its partners at the federal, provincial and municipal levels to enhance the economic growth of the City of Toronto and the Greater Toronto Area. PortsToronto owns and operates Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport, the Outer Harbour Marina; and a 52-acre parcel within the Port of Toronto that includes Marine Terminal 51 and 52 as well as the Cruise Ship Terminal. This property is utilized for cargo operations including bulk and general cargos and passenger ship operations.About Cinespace Film Studios:Cinepace Film Studios is the largest private owner, operator and developer of space for film, TV and digital media production in North America, with over 2 million square feet of space in both Toronto and Chicago.Currently in production at Cinespace Toronto:Polar (Constantin Films, feature)The Handmaid’s Tale (MGM TV, series)Umbrella Academy (NBC Universal, series)Titans (Warner Brothers, series)Good Witch (Hallmark, series)Playing Dead (CBS, pilot)In The Dark (CBS, pilot)Currently in production at Cinespace Chicago:Chicago Fire (NBC Uni, series)Chicago PD (NBC Uni, series)Chicago Med (NBC Uni, series)Empire (Fox, series)The Chi (Fox, Series)Gone Baby Gone (Fox, pilot) Twitter
Login/Register With: “Typically, there are two kinds of justice: one for the rich and one for the poor. Marcie Diggs doesn’t see it that way. There’s only one type of justice to her and she stops at nothing to get it for her clients,” said Amos Adetuyi, executive producer, Circle Blue Entertainment.A CBC original drama, Diggstown is co-produced by Circle Blue Entertainment, Freddie Films Inc., and DHX Media. Kane is creator, executive producer and showrunner, and Amos Adetuyi (Jean of the Jones), Brenda Greenberg (Being Erica) and Todd Berger (Wynonna Earp) are executive producers. Kelly Makin (Saving Hope) is the pilot director and executive producer. For CBC, Sally Catto is General Manager, Programming; Helen Asimakis is Senior Director, Scripted Content; and Deborah Nathan is Executive in Charge of Production.About Circle Blue Entertainment:Established by award-winning producer Amos Adetuyi in 2011, Circle Blue Entertainment is a television and film production company based in Toronto and Los Angeles that produces content across a range of genres, from drama to non-scripted, for television, theatrical and digital markets in North America, and internationally. Recent productions include: ANGELIQUE’S ISLE (Level Film/CBC), an Indigenous thriller set in the 1800’s; BEAT THE WORLD (Sony Pictures/ Wild Bunch/eOne), the first dance movie to blend hip-hop and parkour; ACROSS THE LINE, starring Stephan James (RACE, SELMA, HOME AGAIN), directed by the renowned music video director, “Director X”; the critically acclaimed comedy film, JEAN OF THE JONESES, which premiered at SXSW and TIFF; and the upcoming dramatic series, DIGGSTOWN (CBC).About Freddie Films Inc.:Freddie Films Inc. creates, develops, writes and produces one-hour drama and theatrical feature films. It was founded in 2010 by lawyer Floyd Kane who has won numerous awards and critical acclaim for his debut feature ACROSS THE LINE, about the destructive nature of racism. He has also served as Production Executive on numerous award-winning projects for both theatrical release and broadcast television and is currently the creator/showrunner of the upcoming dramatic series, DIGGSTOWN, for CBC.About DHX Media:DHX Media Ltd. (TSX: DHX; NASDAQ: DHXM) is a leading children’s content and brands company, recognized globally for such high-profile properties as Peanuts, Teletubbies, Strawberry Shortcake, Caillou, Inspector Gadget, and the acclaimed Degrassi franchise. One of the world’s foremost producers of children’s shows, DHX Media owns the world’s largest independent library of children’s content, at 13,000 half-hours. It licenses its content to broadcasters and streaming services worldwide and generates royalties through its global consumer products program. Through its subsidiary, WildBrain, DHX Media operates one of the largest networks of children’s channels on YouTube. Headquartered in Canada, DHX Media has offices worldwide.About CBC/Radio-Canada:CBC/Radio-Canada is Canada’s national public broadcaster. Through our mandate to inform, enlighten and entertain, we play a central role in strengthening Canadian culture. As Canada’s trusted news source, we offer a uniquely Canadian perspective on news, current affairs and world affairs. Our distinctively homegrown entertainment programming draws audiences from across the country. Deeply rooted in communities, CBC/Radio-Canada offers diverse content in English, French and eight Indigenous languages. We are leading the transformation to meet the needs of Canadians in a digital world. With production now underway in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Circle Blue Entertainment, Freddie Films Inc., and DHX Media today announced additional casting for the new CBC original drama Diggstown (6×60). Created by Halifax’s Floyd Kane (Across The Line), the series is set for a winter 2019 broadcast and streaming premiere on CBC, the CBC TV app and cbc.ca/watch.The series follows Marcie Diggs (Vinessa Antoine, Being Erica, Heartland), a star corporate lawyer who reconsiders her priorities after her beloved aunt commits suicide following a malicious prosecution. The team of lawyers that Marcie works with are a curious band of do-gooders, cynics and scrappers – messy souls struggling to keep personal disappointment and demons out of their practice. They work directly in the community to find justice for their diverse clients, exploring issues of racism, poverty and gender bias. Joining Antoine is a star-studded cast including Natasha Henstridge (Species), C. David Johnson (Street Legal), Stacey Farber (Grace and Frankie), Brandon Oakes (Arctic Air), Shailene Garnett (Shadowhunters: The Mortal Instruments), Tim Rozon (Wynonna Earp), and Dwain Murphy (Titans).“It’s difficult to voice the excitement and pride I feel bringing this dynamic, ground-breaking series home to Nova Scotia. Especially being able to highlight the vibrancy of North Preston, Canada’s oldest Black Community,” said Kane. Vinessa Antoine – Photo by Dana Patrick Photography Advertisement Twitter LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Facebook Advertisement
Kennedy’s last week of original episodes before he retires as host of the show, will air the week of June 24th, and Ayed will kick off the new season of IDEAS in September 2019. As producer and host, Ayed will chase new ideas and challenge diverse perspectives alongside listeners.“I have dedicated my career to discovering the world, covering some of its most intense moments. I had the rare privilege of witnessing monumental events up close, learning about the ideas and movements transforming the world first hand,” said Ayed. “While I’ve investigated the why, how, what, when and where, I’ve had a burning ambition to go deeper. I am passionate about the opportunity to finally connect the disparate dots, and to marshal all my energy to uncover the critical ‘why’.”“Paul Kennedy took listeners on incredible journeys into thought that always promise a surprise or two. These are the reasons I have been an Ideas listener for years,” added Ayed.Paul Kennedy has been the host of IDEAS since 1999, when he succeeded the legendary Lister Sinclair. He won national and international recognition for his work, including an ACTRA award for best Canadian radio documentary.Each episode hosted by Kennedy in the week of June 24–28, 2019 will revisit documentaries and projects that go back over his four decades as a contributor and host, including his first IDEAS documentary, The Fur Trade Revisited (1977).For nearly two decades, Nahlah Ayed has covered the major stories of our times: from the international refugee crisis, to the annexation of Crimea and the conflict in Ukraine, to the Brexit referendum and the political chaos that follows, to the international diplomatic efforts to sign agreements on Iran’s nuclear capability and tackling the climate crisis. Her work has been recognized repeatedly, through multiple national and international awards and countless nominations, as well as three honorary degrees from Canadian universities for distinguished achievement.A former parliamentary reporter for The Canadian Press, Ayed is a graduate of Carleton University’s Master of Journalism program. She also holds a master’s degree in interdisciplinary studies and a B.Sc. in genetics from the University of Manitoba. Ayed was born and raised in Winnipeg and is the author of A Thousand Farewells, a book about refugeehood.IDEAS is CBC Radio One’s program of contemporary thought, exploring everything from culture and the arts to science and technology to social issues. Challenging Canadians to think analytically for over 50 years, Ideas is best known for its ground-breaking documentaries and mixed formats that explore ideas that matter the most to Canadians. The program airs weekdays on CBC Radio at 9 p.m. ET (9:30 p.m. NT) and repeats weekdays at 4 a.m. ET (4:30 a.m. NT). For more information about upcoming episodes and behind the scenes extras, visit: http://www.cbc.ca/ideas/.About CBC/Radio-Canada:CBC/Radio-Canada is Canada’s national public broadcaster. Through our mandate to inform, enlighten and entertain, we play a central role in strengthening Canadian culture. As Canada’s trusted news source, we offer a uniquely Canadian perspective on news, current affairs and world affairs. Our distinctively homegrown entertainment programming draws audiences from across the country. Deeply rooted in communities, CBC/Radio-Canada offers diverse content in English, French and eight Indigenous languages. We also deliver content in Spanish, Arabic and Chinese, as well as both official languages, through Radio Canada International (RCI). We are leading the transformation to meet the needs of Canadians in a digital world. CBC today revealed Nahlah Ayed, award-winning foreign correspondent for CBC News, will become the new host of the iconic national CBC Radio One show, IDEAS. Longtime host Paul Kennedy announced earlier this year that he would step down at the end of the current season.Nahlah Ayed has been based in London for seven years. A veteran of foreign reportage, she’s covered major world events over nearly two decades in Europe, Asia and Africa, including nearly a decade living in and covering conflicts in the Middle East.“Nahlah has traveled the globe covering major world events. We welcome her home to Canada, and look forward to her unique perspective, and to watch her build on the accomplishments of Paul Kennedy,” said Cathy Perry, Senior Director of CBC Talk Radio. Advertisement Advertisement Advertisement Twitter Login/Register With: Facebook LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment
Advertisement WYNONNA EARP: DESPITE FUNDING ISSUES, SERIES WILL FILM SEASON 4Beloved Syfy series Wynonna Earp has been saved from an early demise thanks to some last minute funding, meaning Season 4 of the show should arrive sometime in 2020.Though it hasn’t proven a huge success, Wynonna Earp has a dedicated fanbase that was devastated when word came out earlier this year that funding issues had arisen for the announced fourth season of the Syfy show. READ MORE‘WYNONNA EARP’ SEASON 4 TO BEGIN PRODUCTION FOR 2020 DEBUT“Wynonna Earp” fans can breathe easy. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Login/Register With: Advertisement Advertisement Variety has learned that production on the show’s fourth season is set to begin with the premiere slated for summer 2020. Syfy had previously commissioned two more seasons of the Canadian import, but IDW Entertainment — which produces the show — had run into financial difficulties and was unable to begin shooting. Cineflix Studios has come aboard to co-produce with Cineflix Rights handling international sales for all four seasons of the series. IDW and SEVEN24 Films continue to produce. READ MORE CALGARY-BASED WYNONNA EARP OVERCOMES FINANCIAL WOES, SHOOTING TO BEGIN ON SEASON 4It’s news that Earpers the world over have been impatiently waiting to hear since February.After months of uncertainty, delays and rumours of financial woes, the Calgary-shot supernatural western Wynonna Earp is set to begin production of a fourth season later this year. It is scheduled to air in the summer of 2020.Calgary’s Seven24 Films, which produces the popular cult series, made the announcement on Tuesday. IDW Entertainment, the American distributor, made a similar announcement in the U.S. Producer Jordy Randall of Seven24 said it’s been a “long road” to get to a point where they could confirm if and when a fourth season would happen. Cameras are set to roll in late 2019. READ MOREWYNONNA EARP LIVES! SEASON 4 OFFICIALLY HAPPENING WITH SUMMER 2020 DEBUTThe fight for Wynonna Earp is over. After months in limbo, E! News can confirm Wynonna Earp season four is finally going into production with a premiere date on Syfy in the United States and Space in Canada in summer 2020. Production is expected to begin later in 2019.“We are absolutely thrilled that we get to make more Wynonna Earp, and are grateful to our networks and partners for working hard to ensure we can,” Emily Andras, showrunner and executive producer, said in a statement. “This is an enormous testament to our passionate and fierce fans, the Earpers, who remind us every day how to fight like hell for the things you love with wit, ferocity and kindness.” READ MORE‘WYNONNA EARP’ TO BEGIN PRODUCTION ON SEASON 4 FOR 2020 PREMIERE ON SYFYThe Wynonna Earp fandom can finally rejoice. There will be a fourth season of the popular series based on the IDW comic created by Beau Smith. IDW Entertainment, in partnership with Syfy, Space and Seven24 Films, said today that production on Season 4 is scheduled to begin later this year for premiere in summer 2020 on Syfy in the U.S. and Space in Canada. That will make for a two-year gap between seasons 3 and 4.Cineflix Studios has now come aboard to co-produce and Cineflix Rights will handle international sales for the series for the upcoming season. Additionally, I hear Syfy also has stepped up and has agreed to pay a higher license fee for Season 4 than what the network is contractually obligated to in order to help get the season made. READ MORE‘WYNONNA EARP’ BACK ON TRACK FOR 2020 RETURN AFTER IDW’S FUNDING WOES NEARLY SINKS SYFY DRAMAThe cable network as well as the series Canadian home Space have contributed extra funding to producers IDW, which has also teamed with Cineflix as a co-producer and to sell the genre drama internationally.It’s (another) TV miracle.Months after a lack of funding from producers IDW Entertainment derailed the fourth season of Syfy fan-favorite Wynonna Earp, the genre drama from showrunner Emily Andras is back on track for a summer 2020 debut.Production on season four — which was poised to start months ago — will finally resume before year’s end as the sci-fi Western will debut on Syfy and its Canadian home on Space in 2020. Production is expected to begin once new deals with the cast are completed. Given the months-long delay, the options on the cast all expired as the drama typically announces its renewal in July at San Diego Comic-Con after picking up those pacts. READ MORE Facebook Twitter
APTN National NewsFor many people who live on Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside, Christmas is a tough time of year.Many depend on what little money they receive from social assistance and community organizations to get by.Well, this year, over a hundred disadvantaged women and children were treated to a chef-prepared Christmas meal by two of the top restaurants in Vancouver.APTN National News reporter Tina House has this story.
APTN National NewsIn Halifax, Aboriginal entrepreneurs took part in a unique business seminar this week.A Mi’kmaq motivational speaker was teaching them to use mind power to achieve success.APTN National News reporter Tim Fontaine has this story.
By Maike EikelmannAPTN National NewsThe First Nations Chief of police made a plea for a toll free number for women who are victims of violence to the special parliamentary committee looking into the issue of violence against Indigenous women.John W. Syrette made the plea Thursday at the committee’s weekly meeting.The data is alarming. According to Statistics Canada the average assaults against Aboriginal women are seven times higher than the national average.And information collected by the Native Women’s Association of Canada shows that more than 600 aboriginal women have either disappeared or have been murdered in the past several decades.Under pressure from NWAC and the Assembly of First Nations, Prime Minister Stephen Harper struck the committee to listen to recommendations from witnesses that deal with the problem in their everyday life.But so far, the Conservative dominated committee has resisted calls from witnesses to call for a national public inquiry.On Thursday committee members heard from Syrette who told them that often there is no officer available for women that want to address the police in an Aboriginal community when they were victims of violence. “This creates a sense of no law, no security and no safety.” Said Syrette.Syrette told the members that a simple toll-free number for all women that were victims of violence would help. “However, many women don’t call us after the first time. The estimation is that some women have 30 incidents of violence before they come to us.” said the President.Moreover he said that especially in northern Canada there are still aboriginal communities where violence against women is accepted. “There is still a dramatic reality in the north” said Constable John C Domm who also testified.Domm added that the Association wants to change this kind of thinking and build a stronger relationship to the indigenous people in each community and to other associations that fight against violence. The “I am a kind man” program, for instance, encourages men to a positive behavior and explains that violence is unusual and unaccepted.“People having jobs and a strong economy in their community supports a kind behavior and as a result there are less incidents of violence.” Said Domm.Furthermore the two officers told the committee that building more shelters in the north, would be a significant help for the women.NDP MP Niki Ashton wants to move on with her motion of a national action plan as recommended by James Anaya. The two witnesses support the idea of the UN.Afterwards, Cree NDP MP Romeo Saganash asked for the number one priority of the two witnesses.“We are completely underfunded.” answered Syrette. ”We would need more funding so that we can allocate at least one responsible officer in each community.”email@example.com
Dennis Ward APTN National NewsThere’s a feeling of unease among some of the people taking a stand at the construction site for part of the Dakota Access pipeline.There has been a major build up of law enforcement and military personal near the construction zone and camps.And a deputy sheriff warned people blockading the highway that eventually there will be a firstname.lastname@example.org
Tamara PimentelAPTN NewsProtesters have set up camp at the Calgary courthouse demanding change to the justice system following the controversial verdict in the Raymond Cormier trial last week.They’re following similar protests which started in Winnipeg where Cormier was found not guilty in the death of Tina Fontaine, 15.The verdict sparked an outcry of anger and frustration across the country, with many saying the justice wasn’t served.“We want to have a feeling of some tangible change,” said Garret Smith. “Something that will actually have an effect on the way our people are treated in judicial systems.”Smith said he also hopes the protest serves as a way to engage the local community on the issues Indigenous people face in the judicial system.He and the others also vow to stay there until they see change. The protest was part of a march over the weekend through the city honouring Fontaine.“It is sad that something like this has to happen in order to bring glaring statistics out to Canada and the way we are treated in this country,” said Lowa Beebe, one of the organizers.“I want every Canadian to think; how do I play a role in this? How am I treating my peers? Do I understand my peers? Do I understand what this country was built on? Do I understand that 151 years later a modern form of genocide is happening here, what does that say about our country?”email@example.com
APTN NewsThe minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations will announce Tuesday morning on whether the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls will receive an extension.The announcement is scheduled to take place at 9:30 e.t. in Ottawa.In early March, the four remaining commissioners signed a letter requesting a two year extension, plus an extra $50 million to complete its work.The inquiry, which was announced in August 2016, has been fraught with high staff turnover, including the resignation of its Metis commissioner, and the loss of two executive directors, and senior lawyers.The inquiry also does not have an Inuk commissioner.Some families don’t believe the inquiry is structured properly and see its inability to subpoena the RCMP and other police forces to testify as a major shortfall.Not everyone is unhappy with the inquiry.Other families say telling their stories to the inquiry has helped with their healing.Watch the announcement at 9:30 e.t. LIVE here: APTN News Facebooknews@aptn.ca@aptnnews