Wednesday, July 28, 2010

less than kind news

Yesterday was a sad, sad day as our office learned that Canada lost a talented writer and comedian, Maury Chaykin. One of my favourite shows on TV now is Less Than Kind, where Chaykin plays the father in an ordinary Winnipeg family.

Eye Weekly has a nice little tribute to some of the work Chaykin's done.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Cineflix is Going Scripted!

I was pleased to hear that Cineflix is moving into scripted programming a couple days ago. Christina Wayne will be leading the Cinelix Studios as its president.

Because of the rise of reality shows and lifestyle programming, many writers have been disheartened by the industry. Even though most reality shows have some scripting (some more than others), half-hour and one-hour writers have been yearning for more scripted programming, with strong narratives, memorable and well-rounded characters, and interesting story lines.

For more information on Cineflix's news, click here.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

2010 Emmy Nominees Announced!

I'm actually pretty happy with the Emmy nominee list this year. I have my favourites, like everyone else, and am personally rooting for the following:

Best Comedy: Modern Family Best Drama: The Good Wife
Best Actress, Drama: Julianna Margulies, The Good Wife
Best Actor, Drama: Michael C. Hall, Dexter
Best Actor, Comedy: Larry David, Curb Your Enthusiasm (even though I've got a hunch Parsons will win)
Best Actress, Comedy: Amy Poehler, Parks and Recreation

Best Supporting Actor, Drama: Michael Emerson
Best Supporting Actress, Drama: Archie Panjabi, The Good Wife
Best Supporting Actor, Comedy: Eric Stonestreet
Best Supporting Actress, Comedy: Sofia Vergara (but I think Jane Lynch might win this one)

This year, the Emmys will be on Sunday, August 29.