Press +1 Announces Move to THE CANADIAN FILM REVIEW
Toronto, September 1st, 2013 -
In a move that exemplifies commitment to Canadian film, Press +1 Magazine announced that they will be dedicating their online presence to Canadian screen-based productions.
Moving forward in a show of solidarity with The Canadian Screen Awards, The Canadian Film Review will be continuing the online presence established by Press +1 magazine by focusing solely on Canadian Film, Television and Web Series.
Publisher and Editor-in-Chief, Kindah Mardam Bey, says “As much as I have loved showcasing the enormous talent across Canada and across multiple platforms of arts and entertainment, it has become clear to me that unlike any other aspect of Canadian entertainment, our films need dedicated advocates to stand up and commit themselves solely to the Canadian screen based industry, which is exactly what I am doing with the Canadian Film Review.”
What began as a web series showcasing new Canadian Film in 2011, THE CANADIAN FILM REVIEW shone the spotlight on a variety of Canadian film productions such as GOON, TAKE THIS WALTZ and EDWIN BOYD: CITIZEN GANGSTER. To build upon the success of the first season, the “little-show-that-could” made the move to Television audiences in Toronto and area on Rogers TV Cable 10/63 in Toronto/Scarborough on November 6, 2012. The Canadian Film Review television show continued to advocate for Canadian film with industry spotlights featuring media moguls such as ROBERT LANTOS (Serendipity Point Films), interviews with Canadian screen celebrities like JAY BARUCHEL (Goon), JOSHUA JACKSON (One Week, Inescapable) and KRISTIN KREUK (Irvine Welsh’s ECSTASY) and showcase news on emerging talents like TATIANA MASLANY (Picture Day, Cas & Dylan), SARAH GADON (Cosmopolis, A Dangerous Method) and JASON BUXTON (Blackbird). The second season was a resounding success drawing viewers both online and to watch the TV show.
Kindah Mardam Bey sees new challenges for Canadian films, “The old mindset that Canadian films are lacking in some way when compared to other films in other industries is a myth at this point. Being one of the rare people who watch almost every Canadian theatrical release in a year, my informed opinion can easily state that Canadian films are vibrant, challenging, courageous, funny, scary and often poetic that audiences embrace when they see them. As a publisher, web-show Producer and TV show Producer of the Canadian Film Review, I can also say that Canadian audiences are eager to be informed and engaged about their homegrown films.”
Press+1 Magazine has also shown their enthusiasm towards the small screen this year through recaps and articles on ten different Canadian television series with such varied audience appeal as Arctic Air, Mr. D, Orphan Black and Lost Girl.
Press+1 broke new ground with coverage of Web Series, a format fast becoming the future of entertainment and garnering attention through quality writing along with original concepts and content. Working closely with the Bell Media Fund and the Independent Production Fund to showcase series such as Guidestones and the stand-alone hit tween series Ruby Skye, P.I. now headed to CBC this fall, Kindah Mardam Bey’s publications are the frontrunner for covering Canadian Web Series.
The Canadian Film Review will have a brand new online address
Launched in 2007, PRESS+1 now has over 50 journalists from coast to coast submitting daily coverage. It is Canada’s largest independent online entertainment magazine. Publications such as The Globe & Mail, Huffington Post, Calgary Herald and British newspaper The Guardian have recently used PRESS+1 in coverage and as an expert reference based on its original content. www.pressplus1.com
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“I know how hard it is to get your foot in the door into the entertainment industry and learned early on that experience and relationship building were the keys to unlocking those doors. When I decided to publish Press+1 it was important to me that a significant element to the magazine be grounded in new voices and the ability to mentor those new voices to their future successes.”
- Kindah Mardam Bey – Editor-In-Chief & Publisher of Press+1
A Canadian-focused, but globally-minded publication created by a diverse range of people nationwide. Press+1 ‘Entertainment Canadians Want to Know About!’, one of Canada’s largest independent online entertainment magazines, is looking for writer’s aiming to gain some experience from our mentorship program.
This is an unpaid internship but can be an invaluable part of getting your foot in the door of the entertainment industry. Many of our previous Press+1 journalists who have been a part of our mentorship program have gone onto very successful careers in the entertainment industry through the connections they have made, field work and polishing their skills as a journalist.
We are looking for writers across Canada interested in covering the arts & entertainment in your local area; anything from doing articles to interviews and reviews. We need people who are excited by the world of arts & entertainment who have a positive attitude and a respect for deadlines. Press+1 is looking for people who are self-motivated and eager to learn about the arts and entertainment industry.
Here are specific areas of interest we are looking to currently expand:
Canadian Web Series & Interactive
We are also looking for: An Editor
We are also looking for people interested in gaining experience behind the camera and editing footage for our video interviews.
The experience of being published will be a great help with future employment opportunities, you will get tickets to events in your area, do interviews, review new DVDs/Films/Digital Albums, and if you remain a consistent and efficient part of Press+1, we will write a letter of recommendation for you.
You must have easy access to a computer and the internet, and can easily access some form of transportation.