Unscripted

Martin Short to judge “Canada’s Got Talent”

The comedian/actor is the first judge named for the Canadian version of the FremantleMedia/Syco Entertainment format.
October 13, 2011

Martin Short is the first judge named for Citytv’s Canada’s Got Talent competition series, to bow in March 2012.

“Marty’s the classic triple threat,” said John Brunton, executive producer of Insight Productions, which was tapped by Rogers Media to make the local version of the FremantleMedia/Syco Entertainment format.

“He’s one of the most accomplished comedians in history. He’s conquered Broadway and Hollywood, winning Emmys and Tonys, and he has one of the funniest wits in showbiz,” Brunton added.

Two additional judges and a series host will be named by Insight Productions and Citytv in the coming days.

(From Playback Daily)

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Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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