Kim’s Convenience Received 11 Canadian Screen Award Nominations

January 17, 2017Beat Bugs, Great Pacific Media, Highway Thru Hell, Industry News, Kim's Convenience, Thunderbird Films

Etan Vlessing / The Hollywood Reporter Xavier Dolan’s Cannes grand jury prize winning movie It’s Only the End of the World, starring Marion Cotillard, secured a field-leading nine nominations, announced Tuesday, for the Canadian Screen Awards. And BBC America’s Orphan Black, where Emmy-winner Tatiana Maslany plays a dozen look-alike characters, nabbed a field-leading 14 nominations in … Read More

Orphan Black and It’s Only the End of the World lead Canadian Screen Awards nominations

January 17, 2017Atomic Cartoons, Beat Bugs, Great Pacific Media, Highway Thru Hell, Kim's Convenience, Thunderbird Films

Peter Howell / The Toronto Star Canada’s Oscar contender It’s Only the End of the World and TV sci-fi series Orphan Black top this year’s nominations for the Canadian Screen Awards, a.k.a. the Candys. It’s Only the End of the World, Xavier Dolan’s drama of a terminally ill gay man’s emotional return to his fractious … Read More

The Canadian Screen Awards go homegrown-heavy in 2017

January 17, 2017Beat Bugs, Great Pacific Media, Highway Thru Hell, Kim's Convenience, Thunderbird Films

Barry Hertz / The Globe and Mail The 2017 Canadian Screen Awards are going to look more, well, Canadian this year. After the 2016 edition of the CSAs was dominated by Oscar darlings Room and Brooklyn – both technically Canadian co-productions, even if they starred Americans and Europeans and were directed by Irishmen – this … Read More

Orphan Black, Schitt’s Creek, Kim’s Convenience up for Canadian Screen Awards

January 17, 2017Beat Bugs, Great Pacific Media, Highway Thru Hell, Kim's Convenience, Thunderbird Films

CBC News Attention CloneClubbers, SchittHeads and fans of that Jungchee bromance: your favourites are headed for the red carpet. Sci-fi TV thriller Orphan Black, comedies Schitt’s Creek and Kim’s Convenience, along with family drama It’s Only the End of the World and sports tale Race lead nominees for the 2017 Canadian Screen Awards. Actors Maxim Roy, Amanda Brugel and Simu Liu were … Read More

HEAVY RESCUE: 401 Premiere is Most-Watched in Discovery History

January 13, 2017Great Pacific Media, Heavy Rescue: 401, Industry News, Thunderbird Films

TORONTO (January 12, 2017) – An audience of nearly 720,000 people tuned in to watch the Jan. 3 debut of Discovery’s newest original Canadian series HEAVY RESCUE: 401, it was confirmed today, making it the most-watched premiere in the network’s 22-year history. To date, more than 3.3 million unique viewers – or nearly one in 10 Canadians – have tuned … Read More

Discovery Announces 2017 Winter Programming Slate – Led by new original Canadian series Heavy Rescue: 401

December 28, 2016Great Pacific Media, Heavy Rescue: 401, Thunderbird Films

Jennifer Cox / Crave  Discovery unveiled the network’s Winter 2017 schedule, headlined by the new original Canadian spinoff series Heavy Rescue: 401, airing Tuesdays at 10pm beginning January 3rd. From the makers of Discovery’s top-rated series Highway Thru Hell and sponsored by Toyota, the series’ exclusive automotive sponsor, Heavy Rescue: 401 takes on the many twists and turns of the … Read More

Hellish Ontario highway gets TV show – Heavy Rescue: 401 premieres January 3rd!

December 28, 2016Great Pacific Media, Heavy Rescue: 401, Thunderbird Films

John G. Smith / Today’s Trucking TORONTO, ON — Highway Thru Hell offered many television viewers their first glimpse of heavy rescue operations, and now the producers are focusing cameras on one of the most hellish routes Canada has to offer — Ontario’s 400 Series highways. Heavy Rescue: 401 debuts on the Discovery Channel this … Read More

Canadian TV stars coming to Ottawa, including Kim’s Convenience & Highway Thru Hell

November 21, 2016Great Pacific Media, Highway Thru Hell, Industry News, Kim's Convenience, Thunderbird Films

TV, Eh? OTTAWA, Nov. 21, 2016 /CNW/ – The Canada Media Fund (CMF) will host on November 22, 2016 a showcase event on Parliament Hill, bringing together the Minister of Canadian Heritage, the Honourable Mélanie Joly; her parliamentary colleagues; the on- and off-screen talent behind several Canadian productions; as well as audiovisual industry leaders and members … Read More

Highway Thru Hell: Documentary television as a force for good

November 17, 2016Great Pacific Media, Highway Thru Hell, Industry News, Thunderbird Films

Ian MacDonald / Eye on Canada Complex wrecks, brutal weather, fierce competition, the stress of being on call 24/7, and the trauma of witnessing tragedy firsthand. This isn’t your average 9-to-5 job. Currently in its fifth season, Highway Thru Hell is a television documentary series about the toughest men in the towing business and the … Read More