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From the archives: Michael Douglas

(Published in 2014) Michael Douglas offers me water and ensures that I’m comfortable during our interview at the Toronto International Film Festival. Is there anything he could get me? I decline, but thank him, acknowledging that it’s very nice of … Continue reading

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Find Travel Inspiration From These Five Eco-Minded Instagrammers

Looking for some travel inspiration? With Instagram, you can hold a mirror to our planet, its inhabitants and its cultural treasures. Some photos go beyond simple travel inspiration though. They can ignite a desire to change how we interact with … Continue reading

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Make the Most of Your Flight Stopover

Don’t stress about small stopovers in your travel plans. Instead, think of them as mini vacations tucked into your existing one. Many airlines offer great deals if you’re willing to take on a flight stopover, so not only will you … Continue reading

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On Learning to Drive (and Trust)

“What took you so long to learn how to drive,” said the examiner as he got into the car, saddling himself next to me. No doubt, preparing for a bumpy ride. But, indeed, what has taken me so long? All … Continue reading

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Dick Van Dyke, Carl Reiner & Other Writing Pursuits

It’s been a while since we talked. You, kind readers (all five of you), don’t deserve the silent treatment.  So I thought I’d share some of my most recent stories: Dick Van Dyke and Carl Reiner on pushing 100, charming … Continue reading

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Interview: David Duchovny – Mr. Positivity

Not too long ago, in the year 2015 (now but a distant memory), I got to chat with Mr. David Duchovny as he was in the throes of soundcheck for his musical performance that night. This resulted in a cover … Continue reading

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My Bully & Me

I suppose I can share this now that enough time has ticked away. Now that there’s distance, I can wear certain scars on my sleeves. There’s a certain sense of pride that comes from having gone through some experience that … Continue reading

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Shared costs aids Canadian vfx shops (VARIETY)

Top houses choose RenderCloud to cut costs With their data storage costs on the rise as visual effects companies render more and more work, vfx and animation houses are finding a silver lining in a shared cloud. And while the … Continue reading

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China fish story hooks Canada firm (VARIETY)

Vancouver’s IndustryWorks co-produces animated pic Vancouver-based indie production company IndustryWorks’ president Evan Tylor never expected to be co-producing an animated feature, let alone one with China. But when he was presented with the opportunity to jump onboard “Back to the … Continue reading

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Canadian producer has laugh-line to U.S. (VARIETY)

Thunderbird shoots Hollywood-style sitcoms in Vancouver Vancouver-based entertainment production and distribution company Thunderbird Films is changing the way Canada gets its laffs. Already enjoying some success with dramas “Endgame” and “Intelligence,” Thunderbird joined forces with Dan Signer (“The Suite Life … Continue reading

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Variety…

I’ve been writing for Variety lately, and it has been quite an interesting experience. I’ve learned all about execs ankling, directors helming, pics going into prods with tight scheds, and so on. I also got to attend SIGGRAPH, which has … Continue reading

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