CFC alumni content is a welcome bright spot among an otherwise cold, dark and dreary January. There are loads of exciting films and series featuring CFC alumni talent to check out this month, including the highly anticipated One Night in Miami, starring Actors Conservatory alumnus Eli Goree, and the premiere of buddy cop show Pretty Hard Cases, from co-creators and alumnae Tassie Cameron and Sherry White.
Read on for more CFC alumni updates.
AWARDS & NOMINATIONS
Critics Choice Awards
Actors Conservatory alumna Annie Murphy has been nominated for Critics Choice Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series for her role as Alexis Rose on Schitt’s Creek; the 26th annual Critics Choice Awards will air March 7 on The CW
Charles Officer (Canesugar Filmworks) – Akilla’s Escape
The Indiescreen Awards ceremony will take place on February 10 at 4:00 pm ET / 1:00 pm PT.
The Boston Science Fiction Film Festival
February 10-15, 2021
Between Waves, from co-writer/director Virginia Abramovich, producer Alex Jordan, editor Jeremy Schaulin-Rioux, with music by Stephen Krecklo, is an official selection of Boston SciFi 2021
TIFF Next Wave Film Festival February 12-15, 2021
BEANS, from director Tracey Deer, co-written by executive producer and CFC alumna Meredith Vuchnich, and developed and financed for production with the support of CFC Features, is playing as part of TIFF Next Wave starting Saturday, February 13. Learn more and get your virtual tickets.
Toronto Black Film Festival February 10 to 21, 2021
CFC is proud to co-present two panels at this year’s festival:
Not Just Another “N-Word” on Thursday, February 11 at 4 p.m. on Facebook, featuring CFC Media Lab Fifth Wave alum Alison Duke (Oya Media Group)
Catch up on the fifth and final season of the Baroness von Sketch Show on CBC Gem
A number of hit series that feature CFC alumni as actors, directors, writers, producers and editors over the years return as part of the CBC’s winter lineup, including:
Hit detective seriesMurdoch Mysteries(Season 14) andFrankie Drake Mysteries (Season 4) on January 4
Kim’s Convenience (Season 5) on January 19
Legal dramaBurden of Truth (Season 4) on January 28
Procedural crime drama Coroner (Season 3) on February 3
New buddy-cop drama series Pretty Hard Cases (formerly Lady Dicks) premieres on February 3
Season 4 of The Great Canadian Baking Show (which is filmed on the CFC grounds!) returns on Valentine’s Day, February 14
Workin’ Moms (Season 5) on February 16
Season 9 of Letterkenny, executive produced by Mark Montefiore and featuring Lisa Codrington as Gail, is now streaming on Crave
ALUMNI INDUSTRY NEWS AND UPDATES
Several CFC alumni will take part in 21 Black Futures, “an anthology of 21 filmed monodramas, commissioned from 21 multigenerational Black playwrights across the country, directed by 21 Black directors and performed by 21 Black actors,” set to premiere in February 2021, including Alison Duke, Charles Officer, Ngozi Paul, Lovell Adams-Gray, Sabryn Rock, Lisa Codrington, Motion and Djanet Sears
Fifth Wave member Art Collision is teaming up with fellow Fifth Wave member Artcryption to interview artists to determine what art-tech needs they have as a result of the pandemic. Their sister company, Artgate VR will also be hosting their 2nd annual global art fair in virtual reality, #ArtGateInternational2021
IDEABOOST alum Stagepage released StagePage Recommends, a new personalized recommender system for the performing arts that matches audiences with great upcoming art experiences
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