Northernstars.ca: The Canadian Film Database is published by:
The Canadian Independent Visual and Digital Media Association Inc., a nonprofit corporation operating as Northernstars™.
37 Broadcast Lane
Toronto, Ontario, M4X 1X7
First Issue: February 1998
Northernstars.ca is updated daily.
ISSN: 2563 4895
Publisher & Managing Editor:
Ralph Lucas began writing about film and reviewing movies while in radio in Montreal in the mid-1970s. Sample Article.
Québec Editor & Contributor:
Maurie Alioff is a film journalist, critic, screenwriter and media columnist. He has written for radio and television and taught screenwriting at Montreal’s Vanier College. A former editor for Cinema Canada and Take One, as well as other magazines, he is affiliated with the Quebec media industry publication, CTVM.Info. His articles have appeared in various publications, including Canadian Cinematographer, POV Magazine, and The New York Times. Sample Article.
Thom Ernst is a Toronto based film critic and writer and an active member of the (TFCA) Toronto Film Critics’ Association. His work has appeared in various publications including Playback Magazine, The Toronto Star, and The National Post. He is known to CBC Radio listeners for his lively contributions to Fresh Air, Metro Morning, and CBC Syndication as well as appearing on-air for CTV News Channel and The Agenda with Steve Paikin. He was host, interviewer and producer of televisions’ longest running movie program, TVO’s Saturday Night at the Movies. Sample article.
West Coast Editor:
Roberta McDonald is a best selling writer, arts journalist and photographer. She has profiled extraordinary filmmakers, including Ang Lee and Sturla Gunnerson. Her short film The Spiral was released in 2014. Sample Article.
Jim Slotek is a longtime Toronto Sun columnist, movie critic, TV critic and comedy beat reporter who has interviewed thousands of celebrities. He’s been a scriptwriter for the NHL Awards, Gemini Awards and documentaries, and was nominated for a Gemini Award for comedy writing on a special. His writing also appears in Cineplex, Movie Entertainment magazines and in the blog Original-Cin.
Glen Russell lives on Vancouver Island and is a freelance writer and occasional contributor. Sample Article.
Stephen Cooke is an award-winning Halifax-based arts journalist who has been covering the Atlantic scene for more than three decades. Sample Article.
Wyndham Wise is the former editor-in-chief of Take One: Film in Canada, which ceased publication in 2006. He is also the Editor of Take One’s Essential Guide to Canadian Film. Sample Article.
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