Sunday, April 21, 2019

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE FIGHT BETWEEN HOLLYWOOD WRITERS AND THEIR AGENTS

You’re fired! That’s what Hollywood scribes recently told the people who are supposed to find them work.

WRITERS GUILD SUES TALENT AGENCIES IN HEATED HOLLYWOOD FIGHT

The lawsuit filed in Los Angeles County Superior Court claims agents' use of so-called packaging fees is illegal under California law because they pose "numerous conflicts of interest between writers and the agencies serving as their agents."

CMF OPENS NEW WRITER-FOCUSED FUNDING PROGRAM

The first funding program that is giving writers the chance to access development money directly, without a producer or broadcaster attached.

MARGARET ATWOOD TALKS THE TESTAMENTS AND TAKING ON CRITICS ON TWITTER

'You're going to get criticism for stuff you do from somebody, no matter what it is'

THE WINNER OF CANADA READS 2019 IS…

The votes are in: Ziya Tong is the winner of Canada Reads 2019.

↗ CANADIAN MUSIC INDUSTRY RALLIES TO SUPPORT VETERAN MUSIC JOURNALIST LENNY STOUTE

Stoute, who has interviewed everyone from Bob Seger to Keith Richards to Tim Curry, has written for the likes of the Toronto Star, The Globe & Mail, Eye Weekly and Metro, in addition to editing the defunct Music Express magazine.

ROGERS MEDIA SELLS MACLEAN’S, CHATELAINE AND OTHER MAGAZINES TO TORONTO LIFE PUBLISHER

Deal for undisclosed sum is expected to close in April

CANADIAN NON-FICTION FROM PETER EDWARDS, ANNE T. DONAHUE OPTIONED FOR TV SERIES

Books by three Canadian authors – Peter Edwards, Anne T. Donahue, and Michael Arntfield – have been optioned by production company New Metric Media.

CANADIAN AUTHOR DAVID CHARIANDY WINS US$165K WINDHAM-CAMPBELL PRIZE

Billed as one of the world's richest literature prizes, the unrestricted grant is awarded to poets and writers of fiction, non-fiction and drama to support their literary pursuits

PATRICK LANE, AWARD-WINNING POET AND NOVELIST, DIES AT 79

His accolades include the Governor General's Award for Poetry, the Canadian Authors Association Award and three National Magazine Awards.

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