Salem: Advertising, intolerance and the All-American Muslim

Rob Salem As if it wasnt already tough enough just being an All-American Muslim, some of their less enlightened fellow Americans are insisting those words do not even belong in the same sentence. The controversial new documentary series (Sundays at 10 p.m. on TLC Canada), which profiles five diversely religious Muslim families from Dearborn, Mich.,…

Echo Bridge Inks Degrassi Deal

Echo Bridge Inks Degrassi Deal By Marissa Graziadio NEEDHAM/LOS ANGELES: Echo Bridge Entertainment has secured a multi-territory broadcast licensing agreement with MTV International for seasons eight and nine of the teen drama series Degrassi. The agreements broadcast rights include Spain, Portugal, Greece, Italy, Scandinavia, the U.K., Brazil, Germany, Benelux, Australia and New Zealand. The 45-episode…

'Degrassi' scores GLAAD nomination for season with transgender teen

By Victoria Ahearn, The Canadian Press | The Canadian Press TORONTO – For the creators of the Canadian cross-border high-school hit “Degrassi,” it’s like getting a ticket to the Academy Awards. The series has been nominated for a best-drama award from the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation in the U.S. for a groundbreaking season…

Degrassi star lends his talent to TIFT [Barrie Examiner]

A familiar face from television is coming to Barrie’s Talk is Free Theatre (TIFT) stage this month for the premiere of Dani Girl. Jake Epstein, a fresh-faced teen heart-throb best known for his roles in the movie Charlie Bartlett and the TV series Degrassi: The Next Generation, will be playing the character named ‘Rafe’ in…