DeGrassi: All Too Much Kicks Sneak Peek

The classic teen show from the 80s DeGrassi is getting a new spin off. TeenNick has already seen many new seasons and classes live the show, but the new edition called DeGrassi: All Too Much kicks off this spring. A whole new group of kids come in and brings new set of dramas to the…

Canucks help each other out in LA

Canucks help each other out in LA By LINDA MASSARELLA, Special to QMI Agency Nepotism can sometimes be a little naughty, but the Canadians who help one another in Hollywood don’t see it that way. “How can we not help our compatriots? This is such a tough town to crack!” said Wendy Eidson, a Toronto…

Degrassi grad stars in Green Day rock opera

Kathryn Kates, Special to The CJN, Thursday, December 15, 2011 TORONTO The first rock concert Jake Epstein saw was one by the American punk band Green Day in Mississauga, Ont. He was 12. Now, the 24-year-old Toronto actor is starring in American Idiot, a rock opera based on Green Days Grammy Award-winning 2004 multi-platinum album…

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…