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First Weekend Club Celebrates 10 Years


Friday, July 26th, 2013 — 11:04am PDT
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The First Weekend Club (“FWC”) is celebrating 10 years of promoting and raising awareness for Canadian films and talent. Founded by Anita Adams in 2003, the club has since supported over 300 home-grown films and hosted over 200 special events and screenings with the goal of building a strong audience for Canadian films. I caught […]

First Weekend Club Campaign To Get Canadian Film on VOD


Tuesday, October 18th, 2011 — 9:12am PDT
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The First Weekend Club has recently taken on a mission to create a Video on Demand (“VOD”) service that will host Canadian films. Did you know that in 2010, so few people went to see Canadian films that only 3.4% of the total national box office went to Canadian films (83% went to US films […]

First Weekend Club: Hugh Hefner: Playboy, Activist and Rebel


Monday, August 16th, 2010 — 11:54am PDT
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The First Weekend Club presents Hugh Hefner: Playboy, Activist and Rebel by Brigitte Berman this Thursday at the District 319 Theatre. Hugh Hefner: Playboy, Activist and Rebel takes an intimate look at the outspoken, flamboyant founder of the Playboy empire. When Hefner launched Playboy magazine in 1953, he became a champion of the sexual revolution […]

First Weekend Club: Year of the Carnivore


Thursday, June 3rd, 2010 — 11:47am PDT
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The First Weekend Club’s Canada Screens series will host a special screening of Sook-Yin Lee’s Year of the Carnivore at the District 319 theatre. Sook-yin Lee‘s “Year of the Carnivore” is a quirky romantic comedy with an unexpected twist. Having written, directed and even composed much of the soundtrack for the film, “Year of the […]

First Weekend Club: Last Train Home


Wednesday, March 3rd, 2010 — 2:03pm PDT
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The First Weekend Club is a non-profit organization and cross-Canada movie club that is dedicated to promoting and raising awareness for great Canadian films. I am pleased to announce that I have signed on as a partner with the First Weekend Club and will post monthly features about their screening series along with other special […]

Interview with Brett Gaylor of RiP: A Remix Manifesto


Tuesday, March 17th, 2009 — 11:27am PDT
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This morning my weekly E!Online article was published featuring RiP: A Remix Manifesto. It is a documentary about copyright laws and regulations pertaining to the music and film industry — and overall in our culture. Since my chat with Brett covered a lot of ground (and I’ve seen the film twice now), the following is […]