Pen pals: Amy Seidman

Pen pals is a column where our friends in the media write us a letter and fill in some blanks. Today’s pen pal is Amy Seidman, she writes about film and conducts interviews for Fangoria, Shock Till You Drop and Thrillist. In the beginning I wanted to be Annie Oakley. But then I realized it…

Ashkenaz Festival hosts its 11th biennial celebration at Toronto’s Harbourfront Centre

— North America’s largest showcase of global Jewish performing arts and culture features world-renowned Abraham Inc., The Klezmatics and the Canadian Premiere of Yiddish-language Death of a Salesman, among over 250 international artists — — New food component features Zane Caplansky, Judy Perly and Michael Wex— The Ashkenaz Festival, North America’s premier festival of global Jewish music and culture returns…

Family travel

You hear the words “family vacation” and images of overstressed parents, crying children and Chevy Chase in a station wagon silently daydreaming his escape, flood your brain. On the other end of the spectrum, we’re constantly bombarded with the world’s elite jaunting around the globe with family in tow, hopping from mega-yachts in the South…

Common beginner pitching mistakes

Brands are constantly troubleshooting through hopeless strategies with the aim to garner public awareness. Yet, what so many of these businesses fail to recognize is the power of public relations. With the right amount of research, writing and creativity, any business has the ability to get noticed and build-up their brand equity. It just takes…

Pen pals: Matt Hoffman

Pen pals is a column where our friends in the media write us a letter and fill in some blanks. Today’s pen pal is Matt Hoffman, he writes about film and conducts interviews for Scene Creek and Film School Rejects. He enjoys French cinema as well as the films of Meryl Streep, Isabelle Huppert, and Jacki Weaver.…

Olympic highlight: the best of Brazil

  This Friday August 5, 2016 the world will once again be captivated by the trials, tribulations and inspiring moments that make up the Olympics. It’s no secret that the road to the opening ceremonies has been a bumpy one for the host country, Brazil. With complaints ranging from poor water conditions in Rio to crumbling…

Let the kids have music

The music streaming landscape has become a battleground in the past couple of years. Over the weekend, Kanye West took to Twitter to call for a truce between his streaming service Tidal and Apple Music, which have been battling to land ever-bigger exclusives in the race for the most streaming subscribers.   Calling for Apple to…

Taking it to the road

As summer saunters on you might find yourself looking for one final adventure before fall takes hold. The months of June, July and August are peak travel times and boast notoriously high air fare. You might be wondering what you can realistically do with limited time and money…that’s exactly where the road trip comes into…

The power of festival culture

Festival roots go back a long way. Festivals and celebrations are embedded in history as a way of letting off steam and inverting the traditional social structure. The notion of coming together for community bonding after the isolation of winter inspired early summer festivals and speaks to the powerful emotional connection that festivals instil.  …

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…

The Facebook test

So you think you’ve got a story idea? It’s time for the Facebook test. Go ahead and open up Facebook. Take a look at the posts that are taking up space 
on your feed. Which ones have been shared thousands of times over? I’m willing to bet it’s the ones that people care about/have an…