“A CBC and BET+ original series, THE PORTER is originated and created by Arnold Pinnock and Bruce Ramsay, with Annmarie Morais, Marsha Greene and Aubrey Nealon, and produced by Winnipeg-based Inferno Pictures Inc. and Sphere Media’s Sienna Films. Morais and Greene are showrunners and executive producers. Charles Officer and R.T. Thorne will direct the series and are […]

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Some brilliant news for Vanguarde Writer-Director Andrew Cividino. As reported by Deadline today: “HBO has acquired CUTBLOCK, a dramatic thriller it is putting in development as a limited series that tracks a family of west coast timber fallers in their century-long pursuit of prosperity. The series is being written, directed and executive produced by Andrew Cividino and Trey Edward […]

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Vanguarde bright star Caleigh Bacchus has just been named as one of Playback’s ‘10 to Watch’ and with good reason! Since graduating from the University of Iowa and Toronto Film School, Caleigh has taken off. After getting her start in the writer’s room for #RELATIONSHIPGOALS for Hungry Eyes Media she was tapped for DIGGSTOWN by fellow Vanguarde client, […]

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Vanguarde proudly congratulates all our winners and nominees from this year’s Canadian Cinema Editors Awards which took place on Friday October 2nd, 2020. While we consider all our nominees winners, awards went to: Matthew Anas Best Editing in MOW / Mini-Series Cardinal: By The Time You Read This: Sam Christopher Minns Best Editing in TV […]

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Vanguarde’s Peter Stebbings on location in New Zealand directing THE SOUNDS. This eight-part thriller ‘will keep you glued to the screen as you watch grieving wives, cheating husbands, embezzlement and historic crime collide into a complicated web, set against the majestic Pelorus Sound.’  All eight episodes are available to stream on CBC Gem and the […]

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We are thrilled to announce that sixteen (!) Vanguarde clients have been nominated at this year’s Directors Guild of Canada Awards. Our nominations are in eight key categories including Direction, Production Design, Editing, across feature film, comedy and drama. We will announce our winners starting Saturday, October 24, 2020. Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Comedy Series Andrew Cividino […]

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Vanguarde’s Jon Comerford won an Emmy this year! Jon took home the award for Outstanding Casting for a Comedy Series for his work on the sixth and final season of SCHITT’S CREEK (CBC/PopTV). Jon Comerford is a first-class casting director who holds three CSA awards for best casting and continues casting productions such as TRICKSTER and DIGGSTOWN for CBC, ANOTHER LIFE (Netflix), STAR TREK […]

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The 10th Annual Canadian Cinema Editors Awards are taking place on October 2, 2020, with Richard Crouse hosting the live virtual event. Congratulations to the following Vanguarde nominees: Best Editing in Documentary Feature Eamonn O’Connor – Once Were Brothers: Robbie Robertson and The Band Best Editing in Family – Series or MOW, Live Action Daniel Sadler […]

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Vanguarde’s Lara Azzopardi is set to adapt Amy Stuart’s bestselling STILL MINE trilogy of novels for TV. Developed and produced by Lark Productions, Lara will serve as showrunner and executive producer, joining the female-led creative team including Cobie Smulders (How I Met Your Mother) who will executive produce and Amy Stuart who will act as […]

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Congratulations to Vanguarde’s Andrew Cividino and Jon Comerford for their Emmy nominations for Outstanding Directing For A Comedy Series and Outstanding Casting For A Comedy Series respectively. Both nominations are for the final season of the hit CBC series SCHITT’S CREEK, which picked up a grand total of 15 nominations. Winners of the 72nd Emmy […]

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