Download PDF or read online Whatever It Takes Book by Stephen Stohn and published by Dundurn. This book was released on 2018-03-03 with total page 328 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : This book will change the way you think about success. Producer of television’s iconic Degrassi franchise Stephen Stohn tells stories from behind the scenes and of making it in the music and television world in this star-studded, rock ’n’ roll trip through a Canadian show business explosion. Stohn, who has been at the heart of the entertainment industry for over forty years, shares a lifetime of experience and unique insights into how dreams are turned into reality. “Whatever It Takes” — both a mantra and Degrassi’s theme song — has been heard millions of times all over the world. It embodies a philosophy of struggle and self-belief leading to accomplishment, as well as the story of an exploring mind, an adventurous pursuit of experience, ringing failures, and the willingness to see things in a different way.
Download PDF or read online The Mother of All Degrassi Book by Linda Schuyler and published by ECW Press. This book was released on 2022-11-15 with total page 338 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : When a young schoolteacher decides to teach her Grade 8 class about filmmaking and creates a documentary that ends up being broadcast internationally, she sets in motion a career of storytelling for an age group largely ignored by TV executives … and creates one of the most-loved television franchises of all time. Includes fabulous behind-the-scenes photos and stories for Degrassi fans Linda Schuyler, co-creator and executive producer of the long-running Degrassi series, shares her personal stories about the grit and determination necessary to make it as a woman entrepreneur in the bourgeoning independent Canadian television industry of the early 1980s. After surviving a near-fatal car accident in 1968, Linda found her life continuing to veer in unexpected directions, ultimately leading her to use her innate abilities as an educator to become a successful storyteller and businesswoman. Linda’s deep fondness for teenagers has made her a champion for adolescents. In The Mother of All Degrassi, she shares her strong belief that television is all about story, and good story is all about making the political personal. Through anecdotes and introspection — and some great behind-the-scenes stories for Degrassi fans — Linda examines her philosophy to dream big, think small, meet life head-on, and always keep an open heart.
Download PDF or read online Falling for London Book by Sean Mallen and published by Dundurn. This book was released on 2018-10-13 with total page 344 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : A funny and touching memoir of how a TV reporter dragged his unwilling wife and daughter to London and how they learned to live in and love the world’s greatest city — despite a falling ceiling, ruinous costs, and quirky Brits.
Download PDF or read online Degrassi Generations Book by Kathryn Ellis and published by Simon and Schuster. This book was released on 2005 with total page 198 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : Describes how the Degrassi television shows are created, including how they are scripted, filmed, and produced, explains the plots and themes of the show, and introduces the characters on the show and the actors that play them.
Download PDF or read online Degrassi Extra Credit #4 Book by J. Torres and published by Simon and Schuster. This book was released on 2007-05-08 with total page 134 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : When Dylan wants to take his relationship with Marco to the next level, Marco becomes self-conscious about how the world looks at him and holds back, while Ashley has a hard time reconnecting with her stepbrother Toby and ex-boyfriend Jimmy.
Download PDF or read online Degrassi Extra Credit #3 Book by J. Torres and published by Simon and Schuster. This book was released on 2007-04-24 with total page 134 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : While Darcy is working as a counselor at summer camp, Spinner has trouble facing temptation, and Liberty, apparently suffering from post-partum depression, may be planning a desperate move.
Download PDF or read online Turning Japanese Book by J. Torres and published by Simon and Schuster. This book was released on 2006-11-21 with total page 134 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : A graphic novel series based on the popular Degrassi: The Next Generation television show finds Ellie struggling with her comic book editor's sexual harassment and J. T. turning to internet porn when he is unable to come to terms with losing Liberty and the baby.
Download PDF or read online Suddenly Last Summer Book by J. Torres and published by Simon and Schuster. This book was released on 2007-01-02 with total page 134 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : Emma gets her groove back with the help of therapy and a family trip, but when she returns, her relationship with Peter begins to suffer; and, Jimmy finds himself dealing with a hazing incident while coaching at basketball camp.
Download PDF or read online Women and Popular Culture in Canada Book by Laine Zisman Newman and published by Women’s Press. This book was released on 2020-05-21 with total page 292 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : The first book of its kind, this volume explores women and non-binary people in popular culture in Canada, with a focus on intersectional analysis of settler colonialism, race, white privilege, ability, and queer representations and experiences in diverse media. The chapters include discussions of film, television, videogames, music, and performance, as well as political events, journalism, social media, fandom, and activism. Throughout this collection, readers are encouraged to think carefully about the role women play in the cultural landscape in Canada as active viewers, creators, and participants. Covering a wide range of topics from historical perspectives to recent events, media, and technologies, this collection acts as an introduction, an archive, and a continuing commitment to lifting the voices and stories of women and popular culture in Canada. This book is a must-read for gender studies and media studies courses that focus on popular culture, Canadian feminism, and Canadian media. FEATURES includes questions for critical thought that stimulate discussion focuses on intersections of race, gender, ability, and sexuality provides contemporary Canadian content from an interdisciplinary and intersectional lens
Download PDF or read online Changing Channels Book by Peter S. Grant and published by The Porcupine's Quill. This book was released on 2013 with total page 256 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : Renowned advocate and legal trailblazer Peter S. Grant has acted for – and against – virtually all of the major players in the Canadian broadcast and telecommunications industry. His résumé features stints as a rapporteur for UNESCO, Special Counsel for the CRTC, Broadcasting Arbitrator for Canada’s political parties, and advocate for the underdog in the David-and-Goliath struggle to expand Canada’s culture industries. In his sweeping memoir, Changing Channels: Confessions of a Canadian Communications Lawyer, Grant affords readers an insider’s glimpse into some of the biggest changes in the history of Canadian communications policy. Interspersed with fond recollections of his hometown of Kapuskasing and anecdotes of his growing family, Grant provides an eye-opening account of the Canadian communications industries. He documents his role in regulating the telecom carriers, increasing competition among service providers, and acting for dozens of broadcast programming services in front of the CRTC. Grant’s reasoned prose highlights his far-reaching expertise in all areas of communications law and cultural policy, and makes his story compelling to anyone who has picked up a phone or turned on a television set.
Download PDF or read online Children, Youth, and International Television Book by Debbie Olson and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2022-03-04 with total page 280 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : This volume explores how television has been a significant conduit for the public consumption of changing ideas about children, childhood, and national identity, via a critical examination of programs that prominently feature children and youth in international television. The chapters connect relevant cultural attitudes within their respective countries to an analysis of children and/or childhood in international children’s programming. The collection addresses how international children’s programming in global and local context informs changing ideas about children and childhood, including notions of individual and citizen identity formation. Offering new insights into childhood and television studies, this book will be of great interest to graduate students, scholars, and professionals in television studies, childhood studies, media studies, cultural studies, popular culture studies, and American studies.
Download PDF or read online The Year in Television, 2009 Book by Vincent Terrace and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2014-01-10 with total page 317 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : This reference work is a chronicle of all the first run entertainment programs broadcast from January 1 to December 31, 2009. Included are series, TV movies, aired pilots, specials, miniseries and Internet series. Alphabetically arranged entries provide casts, storylines, production credits, networks, broadcast dates, and excerpts from newspaper reviews. New to this volume is a listing of the highlights of the year and coverage of all the unaired pilots produced for the 2008–2009 season.
Download PDF or read online Is This Live? Book by Christopher Ward and published by Random House Canada. This book was released on 2016-10-25 with total page 256 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : "A fascinating, moving recollection that celebrates one of the great achievements in Canadian television." Elaine Lui, author of Listen to the Squawking Chicken "Ward celebrates...raw, forward-thinking, multicultural, multigender-produced content by finally freezing it in a compelling book where, occasionally he himself wonders, ‘How the hell did we do that?’” The Globe and Mail “What a blast! With a raucous mix of music and personalities, Christopher Ward has compiled the ultimate treasure trove of Canada’s 1980s rock scene. Everybody you remember is here. Revealing, entertaining, enlightening and, most all, fun.” Will Ferguson From the first Canadian VJ Christopher Ward, Is This Live? captures the pure fun and rock ’n’ roll rebellion of the early years of MuchMusic television. On August 31, 1984, the Nation’s Music Station launched, breaking ground as the Wild West of Canadian television—live, gloriously unpredictable, seat-of-the-pants TV, delivered fresh daily. The careers of Canadian legends like Blue Rodeo, Corey Hart, Jane Siberry, Bryan Adams, Platinum Blonde, Glass Tiger, Colin James, the Parachute Club, Honeymoon Suite, Barenaked Ladies, Maestro Fresh Wes and Sloan were launched when Much brought them closer to their fans. Much also gave us international acts (Duran, Duran, Tina Turner, Iggy Pop, David Bowie, Madonna, Motorhead, Guns N’ Roses, Nirvana, Red Hot Chili Peppers), and covered the second wave of music activism with events like Live Aid and the Amnesty International Human Rights Now! tour. Ranging from Toronto’s iconic studio at 299 Queen Street West, to Vancouver’s MuchWest, MuchMusic’s programming travelled across Canada and connected the Canadian music scenes in an unprecedented way. The dream child of TV visionary Moses Znaimer, and John Martin, the maverick creator of The New Music, Much was live and largely improvised, and an entire generation of Canadians grew up watching the VJs and embraced the new music that became the video soundtrack of our lives. With stories of the bands, the music, the videos, the specialty shows, the style and the improvisational approach to daily broadcast life at Much, Is This Live? is told by the people who were there—the colourful cast of on-air VJs, the artists who found their way into our living rooms of the nation as never before, and the people behind the cameras. As our tour guide to the first decade at MuchMusic Christopher Ward delivers a full-on dose of pop culture nostalgia from the 1980s and ’90s, when the music scene in Canada changed forever.
Download PDF or read online Great Canadian Film Directors Book by George Melnyk and published by University of Alberta. This book was released on 2007-06-15 with total page 488 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : Great Canadian Film Directors is the first major study that reflects the cultural and linguistic diversity of Canada’s most dynamic film directors. The 19 essays in this collection focus on each filmmaker’s ability to create a vision that both reveals and redefines our national cultures. Together, these essays, by established and emerging scholars, highlight the diversity, imaginative power, and talent of Canadian filmmakers. This collection’s value is in its contemporary analysis of major figures as well as critical discussions of the work of women directors and young filmmakers. Filmographies and selected bibliographies for each director provide film students and the movie-going public with an unrivalled study of a cinema that now garners world attention.
Download PDF or read online Rekindling the Sacred Fire Book by Chantal Fiola and published by Univ. of Manitoba Press. This book was released on 2015-04-17 with total page 264 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : Why don’t more Métis people go to traditional ceremonies? How does going to ceremonies impact Métis identity? In Rekindling the Sacred Fire, Chantal Fiola investigates the relationship between Red River Métis ancestry, Anishinaabe spirituality, and identity, bringing into focus the ongoing historical impacts of colonization upon Métis relationships with spirituality on the Canadian prairies. Using a methodology rooted in an Indigenous world view, Fiola interviews eighteen people with Métis ancestry, or an historic familial connection to the Red River Métis, who participate in Anishinaabe ceremonies, sharing stories about family history, self-identification, and their relationships with Aboriginal and Eurocanadian cultures and spiritualities.
Download PDF or read online Interactive Storytelling Book by Andrew Glassner and published by CRC Press. This book was released on 2017-08-02 with total page 528 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : We are on the verge of creating an exciting new kind of interactive story form that will involve audiences as active participants. This book provides a solid foundation in the fundamentals of classical story structure and classical game structure and explains why it has been surprisingly difficult to bring these two activities together. With this f