2017 EMMYS_ANNOUNCEMENT

2017 Emmys: The Top 10 Nominees

This month, Shemar Moore and Anna Chlumsky took to the stage to announce the 2017 Emmy Award Nominees and there’s sure to be much online discussion from now until the night of the awards, specifically about the slow and steady rise of subscription video on demand (SVOD) services such as Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon.  …

first woman 2017

2017: Year of the ‘First Woman’

This week, the BBC announced that their seminal science-fiction series would see the first woman star in its lead role. Earning the honour of becoming the first woman in the show’s 54-year run to play “The Doctor” is Jodie Whittaker (star of popular British series Broadchurch). Whittaker was ecstatic to be tapped, expressing, “It’s more…

A BIG WEEKEND FOR CANADA AND FILM

It was an eventful weekend in the world of film; Toronto Film Critics Association held their annual awards luncheon where they announced the Best Picture winner ‘Moonlight’. The choice comes as no surprise as Toronto media have been abuzz with praise for Director Barry Jenkins and the coming-of-age story which follows a gay African American…

Diversity in the entertainment industry

So far, 2016 has been a hot year for discussions and news stories around inclusivity, diversity and cultural representation. The entertainment industry is slowly changing its ways and is finally responding to the audience demands for equality to be reflected in all of the content.   In order to be inclusive, the industry must work on…

Binge-watching is the new norm

Binge-watching is the new norm. Reading a full book in one sitting has been upgraded to devouring a whole TV series in one day. With the launch of on-demand portals like Netflix and Spotify, consumers have been given the keys to unlimited amounts of content. They can retrieve award-winning shows at their earliest convenience and…

Why do we enjoy being scared?

  Why do we enjoy being scared?   There’s nothing about being scared that should attract us, and yet people constantly line up and pay for that exact feeling. Between horror films, roller coasters, skydiving and everything else that makes your heart beat that much faster, there’s a question that needs to be asked: why…

TIFF survival guide

The ultimate TIFF survival guide

The Toronto International Film Festival. It’s a celebration of celluloid, cinema and celebrity but for PRs and publicists it’s a full contact endurance sport. Ultra-marathons? Puh-leeze. Iron Man races? You know nothing. We’re up at 6 a.m. compiling audience feedback, confirming interview spots and sending out press breaks. Then it’s off to screenings, booking more…

Our Top Picks for TIFF15

The 40th Toronto International Film Festival is just around the corner. We at ClutchPR look forward to it like kids counting down the days till Christmas. TIFF will screen hundreds of films this year, so highlighting the ones we’re particularly excited about is difficult, if not impossible. But we were lucky enough to get a…

must-see documentaries

Top 7 documentaries you’ve never seen

At the ClutchPR office, we’re all big fans of documentaries. We swap non-fiction film recommendations the way regular people recommend restaurants. Useful, because it can be difficult to learn about more obscure documentaries without word-of-mouth suggestions first. So here for your enjoyment, the top 7 documentaries you’ve never seen: 1. Mugshot This 2014 documentary traces…