Fred Jung’s incredible journey from Calgary to Hollywood

The Shatner Universe executive talks about developing entertainment projects and working with an icon, William Shatner

Fred Jung’s incredible journey from Calgary to HollywoodFred Jung is president of acquisitions and development of Shatner Universe LLC in North Hollywood. Can you explain your journey on how you got from Calgary to Los Angeles in your career? Jung: Boy, it really has been an incredible journey! Growing up in Calgary in the early ’70s, I was always intrigued with the entertainment…

Tax the Internet in the name of Canadian culture?

Canadian production is booming. It hardly needs more official intervention – and funding – to continue to grow

Tax the Internet in the name of Canadian culture?Those of you who have fled the walled garden that constitutes Canada’s regulated Can-con broadcasting system for the freedom of the Internet, beware: the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) is ready to round you up. After years of news, information, education and entertainment being available unregulated from whatever source you want on a platform…

Stuck in our cozy cocoons, ignoring the vast and varied world

We take steps to keep anything from seeping into our lives that may be contrary to our already congealed way of thinking and being

Stuck in our cozy cocoons, ignoring the vast and varied worldIn case no one has noticed, it seems we’re greatly divided as a society, with more than a smidgen of bitterness, intolerance and outright hostility towards our fellow citizens thrown in for good measure. I don’t mean the United States or Canada specifically, nor do I mean it in a strictly political sense. It goes…

We don’t know how Netflix will boost Canadian filmmaking

But it is refreshing that the federal government is looking to a private company to generate competitive content

We don’t know how Netflix will boost Canadian filmmakingNetflix is taking over the television world, first in the United States, and now in Canada, where there are now more than 5.2 million customers of the streaming service. When Heritage Minister Mélanie Joly announced the new Canadian film venture with Netflix in September, she said a $500-million investment of “new money” over five years will…

Tuning in to a new Canadian television reality, thanks to Netflix

As the streaming service pours millions into Canadian productions, the CRTC's hands-off decision looks inspired

Tuning in to a new Canadian television reality, thanks to NetflixThe best thing the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) ever did about Netflix was never doing anything about Netflix. It wasn’t easy. Getting a regulator to resist regulating is like trying to keep a retrieving dog from chasing sticks in ponds. Plus, many within Canada’s codependent film and programming industries were, from the moment…

Is your microwave killing your Netflix?

How to fix interrupted Wi-Fi signals

Is your microwave killing your Netflix?Download this column on Netflix for your publication or website. FREE or Price starts at $8 Terms and Conditions of use EDMONTON, AB Aug 6, 2015/ Troy Media/ - There’s nothing more frustrating than when the family is binge-watching House Of Cards Season 3 on Netflix and your son decides to make microwave popcorn. All…

Major web upgrade comes to Netflix

The app like design provides consistency across platforms, including mobile devices

Major web upgrade comes to NetflixDownload this column for your publication or website. Price starts at $10 [WPGP gif_id="86106" width="480"] EDMONTON, AB Jun 16, 2015/ Troy Media/ - After four years, Netflix has finally decided that it was time for an overhaul of their website. Gone are those cascading box shots that scrolled right to left like moving sidewalks at…