Wednesday, 1 July 2020
Tuesday, 16 June 2020
Sunday, 14 June 2020
Founded in 1969, the International Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (IATAS) is a membership based organization of leading media and entertainment figures from over 50 countries and 500 companies from all sectors of television including internet, mobile and technology. It is part of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences; however, it operates under its own board of directors with a global focus. Today, it also recognizes excellence in U.S. programming with a Non-English language U.S. primetime programming category.
The first International Emmy Awards, as we know them today, were carried out in 1973, and was organized by Ralph Baruch in a ceremony held at the Plaza Hotel in New York City. The event was attended by about 200 guests.
Currently, the awards are presented at the International Emmy Awards Gala. Held each year in November at the Hilton Hotel in New York City,[the Gala attracts over 1,000 major figures in broadcast, entertainment and media from around the world.
The Gemini Awards were awards given by the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television to recognize the achievements of Canada's television industry. The Gemini Awards are analogous to the Emmy Awards given in the United States and the BAFTA Television Awards in the United Kingdom. First held in 1986 to replace the ACTRA Award, the ceremony celebrated Canadian television productions with awards in 87 categories, along with other special awards such as lifetime achievement awards.
The Geminis covered only English-language productions. The Academy also organizes a separate awards show French productions known as the Prix Gémeaux.
They are widely considered to be the most prestigious award for Canadian entertainers, artists, and filmmakers, often referred to as the equivalent of the Oscars and Emmy Awards in the United States, the BAFTA Awards in the United Kingdom, the AACTA Awards in Australia,the IFTA Awards in Ireland, César Awards in France and the IIFA Awards in India.
Directors Guid of Canada Awards
The Directors Guild of Canada (DGC) is a Canadian labour union representing more than 4,800 professionals from 48 different occupations in the Canadian film and television industry. Founded in 1962, the DGC represents directors, editors, assistant directors, location managers, production assistants and others.
The Directors Guild of Canada hosts an annual awards ceremony recognizing achievement in directing, production design, picture and sound editing.
Canadian Comedy Awards
The Canadian Comedy Awards (CCA) is an annual ceremony that awards the Beaver for achievements in Canadian comedy in live performance, radio, film, television and Internet media. The awards were founded and produced by Tim Progosh in 2000.
The CCA have been held in different cities, most often in Toronto and London, Ontario. Between 2003 and 2015, the awards were held as part of the Canadian Comedy Awards Festival, with showcase performances by nominees and other comedic talent. The Comedy Network broadcast the first two award ceremonies and several specials of festival performances. These broadcasts have earned two Gemini Award nominations.
The awards are artist-driven with a mandate "To recognize, celebrate and promote Canadian achievements in comedy at home and abroad." They are run through a non-profit organization and volunteer committees, drawing membership from the Alliance of Canadian Cinema, Television and Radio Artists (ACTRA), the Canadian Actors' Equity Association (CAEA), the Directors Guild of Canada (DGC), the Writers Guild of Canada (WGC), and the Comedy Association. Some awards are determined by industry members while others are open to public voting.
Actor, director and producer Tim Progosh founded the Canadian Comedy Awards (CCA) after touring for over 20 years in sketch, improv and stand-up comedy. He felt that there was a distance between stand-up comedians and other comedic artists, and that stand-up and comedy as a whole wasn't receiving adequate national recognition. With the establishment of The Comedy Network in late 1997, Progosh felt the time was right to create a national comedy award and comedy hall of fame.
The British Columbia film and television industry provides more than 25,000 jobs and generates more than $2 billion (Canadian) in economic activity each year, making the industry an integral one to the economic and social vitality of British Columbia. The Leos were established to provide support and recognition for the work of film and television producers, writers, directors, performers and others.
In 2005, the Leo Awards Film Festival was added to the event as a means of showcasing the best in film and television production honored at the festival. However, due to limited financial resources, the festival was cancelled in 2010
Sunday, 24 May 2020
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Sunday, 26 April 2020
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Sunday, 29 March 2020
Thursday, 26 March 2020
This is an early release of the first episode, I didn't intend to release this until I had all the episodes recorded. However, these are strange times we are living in and, at time of writing, most of us are in lockdown, getting bored out of our minds. So to help out, here is something to listen to for an hour and change.
If you click on the picture below there is a link that will take you to a downloadable version of the episode. It is also available on iTunes, Stitcher, Spotify and everywhere else you can get Podcasts!
Stay Home. Stay Safe. Enjoy!
Sunday, 8 March 2020
Sunday, 1 March 2020
We all know the old adage "Which came first, the Apple or the Tree"*. Well of course the answer is, of course, the Chili Cheese Dog.
The first food item mentioned in Corner Gas history is a Chili Cheese Dog. Brent Butt added the fact that Brent Leroy loved a Chili Dog to give him an excuse to eat the sausagey treat on set and obviously wanted them on the show straight out of the gate! However, I already gave you a killer recipe for one of those. Not, literally killer by the way, it might make you a bit gassy but you will see it through to the end of the day if you eat one.
Monday, 24 February 2020
***25th FEBRUARY 2020 THIS - CONTEST IS NOW OVER***
is a very quick post.
Do fancy winning a one to one Skype chat with the one and only Brent Butt? Then you need to act very quickly. Time of writing there are only a few hours left to bid.
Please read the Facebook post below which has all the entry details.
BID BIG! WIN LARGE! HELP A FANTASTIC CAUSE
Click on the picture below it will take you to the post. The bidding has been extended but only for a few more hours! Act fast!!
Sunday, 23 February 2020
Tuesday, 18 February 2020
Sunday, 16 February 2020
Sunday, 9 February 2020
Sunday, 2 February 2020
However, does Brent really have powers that are otherwise unknown to the human race? Many others apparently, in their own mind, have a very similar super ability when it comes to their choice of clothes. Below are a few examples of garments someone, somewhere, looked at and said "Oh yes! That's the one for me!" And off they trot to the discotheque, happy in the knowledge that the dance floor will melt due to the severity of their hotness when in fact it will be the ear drums of the other patrons that will melt because the shirt they chose is louder than the P.A. system .
Sartorial elegance is a power that many people would kill for, Hank being one of them no doubt. Did you ever see someone in the street and feel the overwhelming urge to run over and give them money to buy a mirror?
|Rickets still a terrible problem in Hollywood today|
|What kind of bees give milk?|
|When you want to infringe a copyright might as well infringe all of them at once|
|Do you suffer from thin knee? Help is available. Call 1-800-Plump-a-Knee now!|
|Worst case of hungry bum I ever did see!|
|What they lookin' at?|
|No it isn't|
Monday, 27 January 2020
Sunday, 19 January 2020
Maybe there is no limit. I like the idea of sneaking up behind someone in a store whipping a Happy New Year on them whilst they are buying their Easter Eggs. It may be April but it's a new April, which falls in the time frame of a year. Should still count.