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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Andrew Tracy joined Realscreen as associate editor in 2021, following 17 years as managing editor of the award-winning international film magazine Cinema Scope. From 2010 to 2020 he also held the position of senior editor at the Toronto International Film Festival, where he oversaw the flagship publication for the organization’s year-round Cinematheque programming and edited its first original monograph in a decade, Steve Gravestock’s A History of Icelandic Film. He was a scriptwriter and consultant on the first season of the Vice TV series The Vice Guide to Film, and his writing and reporting have been featured in such outlets as Cinema Scope, Reverse Shot, Sight & Sound, Cineaste, Film Comment, MUBI Notebook, POV, and Montage.

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