Adamo and MyMedia
Wednesday, November 15, 2006
To help kick off National Media Education Week, Degrassi's own Adamo Ruggiero will be among the judges for a great contest called MyMedia. Students in Grades 7 to 12 are being challenged to produce and submit a two-minute podcast on the subject of media representation, and the winner will be chosen by a panel of judges that includes Adamo and MuchMusic's Devon Soltendieck.
You've always wanted to produce a podcast, so visit the MyMedia site and get going!
Degrassi Cast paints for Kidney Research
Friday, October 27, 2006
Ever wonder what it was like to have a painting by your favourite degrassi actor hanging on your wall?
Well, over the past year, Miriam McDonald, Aubrey Graham, Ryan Cooley, Andrea Lewis and Mike Lobel did paintings for the Kidney Foundation's, "A Brush of Hope" Campaign. These paintings will be up for auction on eBay between November 2 and 12, with proceeds going to kidney research in Canada.
For more information about the event, and a preview of the paintings click here.
Degrassi is The Word!
Wednesday, September 13, 2006
Toronto's premiere literary festival, The Word on the Street, is coming up soon! And this year, voracious readers will be treated to a little bit of Degrassi... Join Degrassi co-creator Linda Schuyler, cast members Cassie Steele, Jake Goldsbie, and Stefan Brogren, along with author J. Torres and illustrator Ramón Pérez as they discuss the upcoming release of Degrassi graphic novels (only a month away!) The Degrassi: Extra Credit panel will take place in the Ideaspace Young Adult Marquee at 1:30 PM on Sunday, September 24th. Admission is free. For more information on The Word on the Street, please check out their Festival at a Glance guide. We look forward to seeing you for a great day at Queen's Park!
Wednesday, September 13, 2006
Check out the new Degrassi: Extra Credit blog, for sneak peeks at the upcoming series of graphic novels, behind-the-scenes chatter, and a few surprises along the way. Degrassi: Extra Credit - Volume One, at comics retailers and bookstores in November, from Fenn Publishing (Canada) and PocketBooks/Simon & Schuster (US).
Degrassi Cast to Appear in Toronto!
Monday, August 28, 2006
What do Miriam McDonald and Ryan Cooley have in common with William Shatner, Carrie Fisher, and Mini Me? For one thing, they'll all be appearing at FanExpo 2006 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre on Labour Day weekend! Come out to meet Ryan and Miriam as well as the team behind the upcoming Degrassi: Extra Credit graphic novels on Saturday, September 2, 2006 from Noon to 2:00 PM. Check out the FanExpo website for the awesome lineup of stars, ticket info, and directions. See you there!
LOVE DEGRASSI? LOVE GRAPHIC NOVELS?
Tuesday, August 08, 2006
Then come out to meet two of your favourite Degrassi: The Next Generation cast members in either Freehold, New Jerssey or LaGrange, Illinois! Degrassi stars will autograph books from the upcoming graphic novel series, Degrassi: Extra Credit, and pose for a picture or two. (For a sneak peak at the graphic novels, click here!)
November 18, 2006, 7:00 pm at Barnes & Noble Booksellers -- Freehold, NJ (3981 US Hwy 9)
December 2, 2006, 2:00 pm at Borders Books & Music – La Grange, IL (1 N. La Grange Road)
Come Meet Lauren Collins and Stacey Farber in Niagara Falls !
Wednesday, June 28, 2006
Come check out a couple of the cast of Degrassi: The Next Generation and Instant Star Monday, July 3, 2006 in Niagara Falls, Ontario. Join Degrassi's Stacey Farber, Lauren Collins, AND Instant Star's Tim Rozon and Laura Vandervoort in one location for an autograph and a photo. The event will be held at the Table Rock Complex from 2pm – 4pm. So come out, meet our stars, and sample the latest music from Instant Star and Degrassi: The Next Generation!
Watch MTV's Diary of Lauren Collins again online!
Thursday, June 01, 2006
For those of you Lauren Collins fans who missed her MTV Diary on May 31, don't worry, you can now get a peak into the life of Lauren Collins online at MTV Overdrive!
Also be sure to check out her live appearance on MTV Canada, where she talks about what it's like being a part of a Canadian Phenomenon. Get it all here!
Catch MTV's exclusive Diary on Lauren Collins!
Thursday, May 25, 2006
MTV's exclusive Diary of Lauren Collins airs Wednesday, May 31 at 7 p.m. ET, only on MTV in Canada. If you don't live IN Canada you can watch the Diary of Lauren Collins online on MTV Overdrive at www.mtv.ca following the broadcast on MTV. To find out what channel MTV is in your house, visit MTV.ca and enter your postal code.
MTV's Diary of Lauren Collins provides a look at a regular teenager living a not so regular teenage life. Viewers and fans get a behind-the-scenes look at Lauren Collins as she dresses up for a photo shoot of a major teen fashion magazine, joins the cast of Degrassi: The Next Generation to celebrate the 100th episode and travels to New York City and hits the red carpet for the premiere of her movie Take The Lead, co-starring Antonio Banderas and Alfre Woodard.
MTV's cameras takes viewers up close and personal into Lauren's life as she talks about everything from heels and hair extensions to growing up on TV and Degrassi fans. Diary is all about the human experience, giving viewers the chance to witness the important, the silly, the emotional and the funny issues that make up the Diary of Lauren Collins.
ALSO, Lauren will also be the feature guest on MTV Live on Wednesday, May 31 to talk with MTV's hosts about being in a hit television series, shooting a movie with Antonio Banderas and having her own MTV Diary. There will be lots of opportunities to ask Lauren questions, so tune in at 6 p.m. ET or if you're in the Toronto area you could actually be in the live studio audience. Get FREE tickets to the show by calling 416-355-3979, or toll free 1-888-491-6888 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
New Pictures of the Paradise Toronto Comicon posted!
Friday, May 05, 2006
Hey Fans, if you missed the Toronto Comicon Exhibition featuring Degrassi: Extra Credit, be sure to check out the new photos posted on the site.
We had two signing sessions with Miriam MacDonald, Stacey Farber, Ryan Cooley and Stefan Brogren. There was also an intriguing and well attended discussion panel with the Degrassi cast, Stephen Stohn (executive producer) and J. Torres, the writer of Degrassi: Extra Credit.
Stars Come Out to Introduce Degrassi: Extra Credit at the Paradise Toronto Comicon!
Monday, April 17, 2006
The buzz on Internet message boards and chat rooms is true — fans can look forward to Degrassi: Extra Credit graphic novels in book stores everywhere in October 2006!
Curious about how your favourite Degrassi characters are going to make the transition to the world of comix? Well, we've got a sneak preview for you, right here!
Come out and join Stacey Farber, Miriam Macdonald and Stefan Brogren at an exclusive preview of Degrassi: Extra Credit at the Paradise Toronto Comicon, Saturday, April 29th. (Full details here.)
Fans can meet Degrassi stars, receive free giveaways, and enter a draw to win one of 15 Degrassi Prize Packs full of great swag! And be sure to attend the Degrassi discussion panel on Saturday afternoon — featuring Stephen Stohn (Exec. Producer), Stacey Farber and renowned comix author J. Torres — to hear all about the challenges of making the coolest show on television into the coolest graphic novels anywhere.
Degrassi: The Next Generation welcomes the first-ever digital edition of FASHION18!
Thursday, April 06, 2006
This issue features five of the coolest chicks on TV: Miriam McDonald, Cassie Steele, Sarah Barrable-Tishauer, Stacey Farber and Lauren Collins from Degrassi: The Next Generation.
You can see all five Degrassi stars inside the magazine in an exclusive FASHION18 photo shoot, wearing spring’s prettiest dresses. You’ll also learn all about what makes these girls tick in the accompanying feature interviews.
New Pics of Degrassi's 100th Episode Screening!
Tuesday, March 21, 2006
Hey Degrassi fans, new pictures of Degrassi's 100th Episode Advanced screening at Toronto's Paramount Theatre are now posted on the site. It was a blast! Be sure to check it out!
Degrassi 100th Episode Sneak Preview Screening!!
Thursday, March 09, 2006
Hey Guys! Do you live in the Greater Toronto Area? Do you know your Degrassi trivia? If you do, you can join the cast of Degrassi: The Next Generation as they celebrate their 100th episode. It's March Break and we're going to give you a special Sneak Preview screening!
It's happening on Thursday, March 16 at a downtown Toronto theatre. If you're into it, go to http://www.ctv.ca/degrassi/ and answer some easy Degrassi trivia for your chance to reserve a spot.
The line-up begins at 11 a.m. and the screening starts at noon. After that, there will be a Q&A and autograph signing with your favourite Degrassi cast.
You can't come if you don't try! Hope to see you there!
Your friends at Degrassi:TNG
Exclusive Instant Star Season 2 Preview!!!
Tuesday, February 21, 2006
The new season of Instant Star is coming soon! Jude's fighting hard to keep her Instant Star status, but it sure isn't easy. As always, Jude pours all her feelings into her songs. Wanna hear Jude's new single, "How Strong Do You Think I Am" ?! You can listen online by going to http://www.instantstar.ctv.ca/music.jsp
And Jude's not only online, she's on your local radio station! Let them know that you wanna hear "How Strong Do You Think I Am" by clicking on the links below and making a request!
http://www.thebeat.com/ in Vancouver
http://www.vibe985.com/ in Calgary
http://www.hot103live.com/ in Winnipeg
http://www.chycfm.com/ in Sudbury
http://www.915thebeat.com/ in Kitchener
http://www.radiomoncton.com/ in Moncton
Stay tuned and keep checking back here for news on the premiere date for Instant Star, Season 2!!
From the Instant Star crew
Instant Star, Gemini Winner!
Tuesday, November 22, 2005
CONGRATULATIONS to Graeme Campbell for winning Best Direction in a Children's or Youth Program or Series in the 20th Annual Gemini Awards for the episode called “You Can’t Always Get What You Want”. The award was presented on Friday November 18 at the Industry Gala in Toronto.
New Degrassi Album - In Stores Now!
Tuesday, November 01, 2005
Hey Degrassi fans, The brand new Songs from Degrassi: The Next Generation album. In Canadian stores October 25th - featuring songs by Sam Roberts, Buck 65 and Jakalope. The CD also contains enhanced content including video of cast members performing in character - PMS, Downtown Sasquatch and more!!
Degrassi Nominated for Best Dramatic Series Gemini!
Wednesday, October 12, 2005
In the 20th Annual Gemini Awards Degrassi: The Next Generation has been nominated for ‘Best Dramatic Series’. The series has twice one Best Children's or Youth Fiction Program or Series, but this is the first nomination for Degrassi in the Dramatic Series category. The award for Best Dramatic series will be announced November 19, 2005 at the Gala Award Ceremony, broadcast live from the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. The other nominees for Best Dramatic Series are: Da Vinci’s Inquest (CBC), Godiva’s (Bravo), ReGenesis (Global), The Eleventh Hour (CTV) and This Is Wonderland (CBC)
Degrassi.tv and Instant Star nominated for "Most Popular Website" at the 20th Annual Gemini awards! Vote now!
Tuesday, October 04, 2005
Degrassi.tv and Instant Star nominated for "Most Popular Website" at the 20th Annual Gemini awards! Have your say and vote now by going to http://www.geminiawards.ca/gemini20/mpw/index.cfm
Degrassi Season 5 Premieres on CTV September 19, 8.30pm!
Thursday, September 15, 2005
Fresh from a summer vacation filled with multiple award wins and a hugely successful U.S. tour, it's back-to-school this fall for Degrassi: The Next Generation. Celebrating the 25th Anniversary of the Degrassi franchise, the internationally- acclaimed series returns with 19 new half-hour episodes airing Mondays at 8:30 p.m. ET, beginning Sept. 19 on CTV (check local listings). The episode is a first of a two-part special called "Venus" 'Manny’s acting career is cut short when she finds herself playing a role that could ruin her.' The 25th Anniversary of the franchise will be marked by a one-hour documentary on CTV airing Sept. 17 as well as with the new companion book Degrassi: Generations, set to be released Sept. 6
NEW Degrassi Documentary Saturday 17 @ 7pm on CTV!
Thursday, September 15, 2005
In celebration of the 25th anniversary of the Degrassi franchise, CTV will broadcast an original documentary, The Degrassi Story on Saturday, Sept. 17 at 7 p.m. ET (check local listings). Classic Degrassi alumnus Stefan Brogren (currently featured in Degrassi: The Next Generation) leads viewers on a retrospective look at life with Degrassi over the past quarter-century. Brogren goes on the road, reconnecting with other Classic Degrassi cast members while providing a behind-the-scenes look at the lives of current cast members of the latest incarnation of the franchise.
Degrassi wins TEEN CHOICE AWARD!
Thursday, August 18, 2005
Canadian First: Degrassi: The Next Generation wins the coveted surfboard as the “Choice Summer Series” of 2005. Toronto, ON (August 15, 2005) – It's official; teens everywhere love Degrassi: The Next Generation. Fan dedication north and south of the border has landed the series a 2005 Teen Choice Award for "Choice Summer Series." Hosted by teen queen Hilary Duff and comedian Rob Schneider, the Awards were presented last night in Universal City, CA at the Gibson Amphitheatre. Taped on Sunday for broadcast on FOX tomorrow night, the win caps off a remarkable weekend for Degrassi. Just a day before winning their award, cast members greeted thousands of enthusiastic fans at the Los Angeles stop on their 12-city U.S. summer mall tour. Fresh off a July win at the Television Critics Association (TCA) Awards in Los Angeles, the CTV original series topped all 11 U.S. nominees to take home the coveted Teen Choice surfboard. This marks the first time a Canadian series has been nominated for, and won this award. Taking in the Awards Ceremony from the Gibson Amphitheatre were Degrassi: The Next Generation cast members Stacey Farber (Ellie Nash), Aubrey Graham (Jimmy Brooks) and series Executive Producer Stephen Stohn. After walking the red carpet and doing interviews with press themselves, Farber and Aubrey served as eTalk Daily special correspondents for the Teen Choice Awards before picking up the surfboard for their "Choice Summer Series" win. "Could this summer get any more exciting? This is our second big American win in the last two months. With these, and the wildly successful US mall tours, Degrassi has really been embraced in the American market," said Linda Schuyler, President, Epitome Pictures Inc. "This is extremely gratifying for a show that is unabashedly 100% Canadian!"
Degrassi Wins Television Critics Award!!!
Thursday, August 18, 2005
July 23, 2005 Los Angeles Degrassi: The Next Generation won Outstanding Achievement in Children's Programming Other nominees for this category were "Dora The Explorer", "Nick News", "Postcards from Buster" and "SpongeBob Squarepants" Other big winners from the evening included "Lost" and "Desperate Housewives". Executive Producers Stephen Stohn and Linda Schuyler were on hand to accept the award. The Television Critics Association is made up of approximately 200 television writers from the United States and Canada.
Degrassi Mall Tour Kicks Off Again!
Tuesday, June 28, 2005
This summer Degrassi: The Next Generation is once again going out on the road and hitting malls in 12 cities accross the US. The N's Degrassi Scene will feature an autograph area where teens can meet stars from the hit teen drama Degrassi and a trivia center where they can win exclusive merchandise from Degrassi and The N. The N will bring two different Degrassi stars to each of The Scene's twelve main event malls. The 12 event malls include: Altamonte Mall Orlando July 16 North Point Mall Atlanta July 23 Fashion Show Las Vegas July 30 Tucson Mall Tucson August 6 Glendale Galleria Los Angeles August 13 Stonestown San Francisco August 20 Alderwood Seattle August 27 Spring Hill Mall Chicago September 3 Lakeside Mall Detroit September 10 Natick Mall Boston September 17 Woodbridge Center New Jersey September 24 The Mall in Columbia DC/Baltimore October 1 For the first stop - ORLANDO, Stacey Farber and Lauren Collins will be appearing on Saturday July 16th at the Altamonte Mall.
Degrassi, Canada's Celebrated Teen Series, Marks its Silver Anniversary
Wednesday, May 25, 2005
CTV and Epitome Pictures Inc. announced today that principal photography has begun on 19 new half-hour episodes of the award-winning, prime-time Canadian drama Degrassi: The Next Generation, marking the 25th anniversary of the Degrassi franchise. In addition, the upcoming season will culminate with the finale episode marking the series 100th episode. Shooting is scheduled to run through November with the fifth installment of the series debuting on CTV as part of the 2005-2006 season.
2005 Screenwriters Awards - Degrassi Wins!
Thursday, April 21, 2005
[i]Degrassi: The Next Generation[/i] screenwriters James Hurst and Mik Perlus were awarded BEST YOUTH SCRIPT at the Canadian Screenwriters Awards on Monday April 18, 2005. The winning script was for episode 404 "MERCY STREET". Fellow [i]Degrassi[/i] screenwriter Shelley Scarrow was also nominated in the same category for her script for episode 414 - "SECRETS - PART I". Congratulations to all as we look forward to new seasons of amazing work from these very talented writers and all in the [i]Degrassi[/i] and [i]Instant Star[/i] story teams!
Congratulations Degrassi Winners!
Monday, December 13, 2004
At the 19th Gemini Awards Industry Gala on December 12, 2004 [i]Degrassi: The Next Generation[/i] won Best Children's or Youth Fiction Program or Series for the second time and Phil Earnshaw received the award for Best Direction in a Children's or Youth Program or Series for his work on 'Pride'. Epitome Pictures would like to thank & congratulate all cast and crew, CTV, Snap Media Inc, the funders and all the members of the [i]Degrassi: The Next Generation[/i] team who made these achievements possible.
GEMINI AWARD NOMINATIONS ANNOUNCED!!
Tuesday, October 26, 2004
… and the Degrassi nominees are: Best Children's/Youth Fiction Program or Series Best Direction in Children'/Youth: Phil Earnshaw "Pride" Best Writing in Children's/Youth: Shelley Scarrow (teleplay) , James Hurst and Nicole Demerse (story) "Accidents Will Happen" Best Performance in Children's/Youth: Jake Epstein "should I stay or should i go" (also nominated is Lauren Collins for an episode of renegade press) Best Interactive: www.degrassi.tv Congratulations to all cast & crew of Degrassi and Degrassi.tv
Cast Announced: Vancouver, Toronto, Halifax
Tuesday, October 19, 2004
Next stop on the Degrassi Canadian Mall Tour is Vancouver, this Saturday October 23. The following cast will be appearing; Lauren Collins (Paige), Stacey Farber (Ellie), Aubrey Graham (Jimmy) and Andrea Lewis (Hazel). The cast will be signing autographs and participating in Q&A sessions from 11am-2pm at Richmond Centre. There will also be quizzes with prizes and exclusive Degrassi t-shirts available for sale. So come on down and hang out with us! The HUGE Cast for Toronto, Saturday October 30, Fairview Mall: Deanna Casaluce (Alex) Ryan Cooley (J.T.) Shane Kippel (Spinner) Melissa McIntyre (Ashley) Adamo Ruggiero (Marco) Cassie Steele (Manny) Cast for Halifax, Saturday November 6, Halifax Shopping Centre: Deanna Casaluce (Alex) Stacey Farber (Ellie) Jake Epstein (Craig) Adamo Ruggiero (Marco)
Let’s Make It A Double! Help Degrassi.tv take home the "Most Popular Website" Gemini Award for the second straight year…
Wednesday, October 13, 2004
You helped us win the Gemini's Most Popular Website award last year, so let’s do it again. It’s as easy as clicking here to cast your vote!
UPDATE: Canadian Mall Tour Toronto!
Wednesday, September 29, 2004
Please note that the Toronto Mall Tour will now be held at FAIRVIEW MALL, not the Eaton Centre as previously announced. So don't forget to hit the following cities on these dates to meet the cast of Degrassi: The Next Generation. Each mall will feature 4 cast members for up close and personal meetings, signings and giveaways. This will also be your chance to purchase an exclusive Degrassi t-shirt (not seen anywhere else!) Note these dates in your calendar: Calgary - Market Mall - October 16 Vancouver - Richmond Centre - October 23 Toronto - Fairview Mall - October 30 Halifax - Halifax Shopping Centre - November 6
DEGRASSI is BACK – New Episode 7th September !!
Monday, August 16, 2004
A one-hour special ‘The Ghost in the Machine’ will kick off the fourth season of Degrassi: The Next Generation on CTV Tuesday September 7th 2004. 8:30pm local time in all areas except Saskatchewan and CKY where it air at 7.30pm. This will be the new day and time for Degrassi: The Next Generation for upcoming episodes. Always check local listings and DON’T MISS IT !!
Degrassi takes New York! ...and L.A., Dallas, Chicago, Philadelphia and Atlanta...
Friday, May 28, 2004
The N held special preview screenings in select US cities to promote their new season of Degrassi: The Next Generation (the second half of season 3 for those watching on CTV!). Audiences at the screenings also got to meet some of their favourite Degrassi cast members. But don't feel too bad if you didn't make it-- we've got the goods from behind-the-scenes! Check it out right here in our FAN PAGES PHOTO GALLERY !!
DEGRASSI WINS BEST FAMILY TELEVISION SERIES!
Tuesday, May 11, 2004
Degrassi: The Next Generation beat out some tough competition to win Best Family Television Series (Comedy or Drama) at the 25th Annual Young Artists Awards, held in Studio City California on May 8th, 2004. The other nominees in this category were all from major US Networks: American Dreams, The Bernie Mac Show, Joan of Arcadia, Life With Bonnie, The Simpson's and Two And A Half Men, so we would like to extend a special congrats to all of our cast and crew!!
BACK TO SCHOOL – Degrassi Starts Shooting Season 4 !!!
Thursday, April 29, 2004
This week saw the return to filming for the cast and crew of Degrassi: The Next Generation. We wish everyone a great year! It’s our earliest start yet (April) with the addition of a new show to the Epitome Pictures production slate for 2004. We look forward to bringing you another exciting season with your favorite Degrassi characters. Be sure to stay tuned to www.degrassi.tv for more behind-the-scenes news and pics than ever before!!!
DEGRASSI CONGRATULATES OUR YOUNG ARTIST AWARD NOMINEES!!
Monday, April 26, 2004
Degrassi: The Next Generation garnered several nominations in the 24th annual Young Artist Awards. Degrassi: The Next Generation was nominated for ‘Best Family Television Series – Comedy or Drama’ Jake Epstein was nominated for ‘Best Performance in a TV Series – Leading Young Actor’, and Alex Steele for ‘Best Performance in a TV Series – Young Actress Age 10 or Younger’ The 24th Annual Young Artist Awards Ceremony was held on March 29, 2003, in Studio City, California. Our own Jake Epstein and Lauren Collins were in attendance to meet and mingle with all the young artist stars. We would also like to congratulate our own Cassie Steele who was nominated for ‘Best Performance in a TV Movie, Miniseries or Special’ for the TV Movie ‘Full Court Miracle’.
DEGRASSI SET FOR FOURTH SEASON !!
Wednesday, March 17, 2004
Degrassi: The Next Generation is ramping up for another wicked season (yep - before you've even seen all of Season 3!) which will commence shooting in late April. CTV has ordered another extended Season, so that's 22 new episodes with your Degrassi faves to look forward to. What will the new Season have in store? Stay tuned to www.degrassi.tv for all the latest updates!
CHECK OUT DEGRASSI IN "THE ADVOCATE"
Friday, January 23, 2004
Be sure to pick up a copy of the February 3rd issue of "The Advocate" to read an article lauding Degrassi's handling of the relationship between Marco and Dylan. Actors Adamo Ruggiero and John Bregar are interviewed. You can also read the article on The Advocate's website, www.advocate.com
Degrassi Starts the Year with a New Timeslot and a New Generation of Fans
Friday, January 23, 2004
Toronto, Ontario (January 16, 2004)- Degrassi: The Next Generation is set to start the New Year with a new timeslot. Degrassi moves to Mondays beginning January 26th with the first of a two-part special episode entitled “Accidents Will Happen” at 8:00 pm ET. The episode finds Manny (Cassie Steele) facing one of the biggest decisions of her life and concludes February 2nd in Degrassi’s new regular timeslot, Mondays at 8:30 p.m. ET on CTV (check local listings), where it will be paired with hit series, The OC, at 9 p.m. ET. This fall, Degrassi had the largest average audience for all Canadian national drama series*, drawing an average of 669,000 viewers, an increase of 44% compared to last year. In the 2003-2004 season, Degrassi has reached 6,700,000 Canadians aged 2-plus. Degrassi, which received numerous honours this past year, including 5 Geminis and 3 Directors Guild Awards, continues to be recognized for its achievements. It has recently garnered a nomination for Outstanding Drama Series at this year’s GLAAD Media Awards, which lauded the series for its portrayal of 10th Grader Marco’s coming-out. “Degrassi has always strived to present an accurate and inclusive slice of adolescence, which means showing young people dealing with the complicated issues of sexuality and sexual orientation. For an organization like GLAAD to acknowledge that effort is especially rewarding,” says Linda Schuyler, President of Epitome Pictures. The series joins fellow nominees Nip/Tuck, Playmakers, Queer As Folk and Six Feet Under. The award will be presented in Los Angeles on March 27th. At the heart of Degrassi’s success are its dedicated fans. “One of the best parts of producing a television show is hearing from fans and thanks to our companion website, Degrassi.tv, we interact with them on a daily basis,” says Executive Producer, Stephen Stohn. Degrassi.tv has been inundated with fan activity, with the over 350,000 registered users posting over 1,800,000 club messages, sending over 1,400,000 dmails, and making nearly 400,000 journal entries. In an average week, Degrassi cast members receive over 1600 fan letters. Degrassi: The Next Generation is produced by Epitome Pictures Inc. in association with CTV, with the participation of the Canadian Television Fund created by the Government of Canada and the Canadian Cable Industry-Telefilm Canada: Equity Investment Program and CTF: Licence Fee Program, produced with the participation of Telefilm Canada, the Canadian Film or Video Production Tax Credit, the Ontario Film and Television Tax Credit, with the financial participation of the Shaw Children’s Programming Initiative through the Shaw Television Broadcast Fund and the Dr. Geoffrey R. Conway Fund and with the participation of the Independent Production Fund - Mountain Cable Program and RBC Royal Bank. Degrassi.tv is produced by Epitome Pictures Inc. and Snap Media in association with CTV, with the participation of the Telefilm Canada New Media Fund, the Bell Broadcast and New Media Fund and the Canadian Television Fund created by the Government of Canada and the Canadian Cable Industry-CTF: Licence Fee Program. Degrassi: The Next Generation is distributed by Alliance/Atlantis. *for Canadian drama series meeting the full Canadian content requirements (10 out of 10 points) set out by CAVCO and the CRTC.
DEGRASSI RECEIVES GLAAD AWARD NOMINATION
Wednesday, December 10, 2003
GLAAD, the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation, announced the nominees for its 15th annual GLAAD Awards this week. Degrassi: The Next Generation joins fellow nominees Six Feet Under, Nip/Tuck, Players and Queer As Folk in the Outstanding Drama Series category. The Awards will be presented March 27th at the Kodak Theatre in Los Angeles
Degrassi: The Next Generation receives 5 Gemini awards.
Monday, October 20, 2003
Epitome Pictures and Snap Media are pleased to congratulate the members of the Degrassi: The Next Generation team who were recognized by their peers at the Gemini Awards.
Degrassi: The Next Generation received 5 awards at the Gemini Industry Gala on Sunday, October 19, 2003.
In particular they would like to thank the fans of the degrassi.tv website who voted for degrassi.tv and made it the Most Popular Website!
The following awards were received:
·Best Children’s or Youth Fiction Program or Series
Degrassi: The Next Generation
Linda Schuyler, Stephen Stohn
Degrassi: The Next Generation and degrassi.tv
Raja Khanna, Roma Khanna, Linda Schuyler, Stephen Stohn
·Best Direction in a Children’s or Youth Program or Series
Degrassi: The Next Generation, “Weird Science” Bruce McDonald
·Best Performance in a Children’s or Youth Program or Series
Degrassi: The Next Generation, “Tears Are Not Enough” Jake Epstein
·Most Popular Website
Degrassi: The Next Generation--www.degrassi.tv
Raja Khanna, Roma Khanna, Linda Schuyler, Stephen Stohn
Degrassi: The Next Generation’s airs Wednesdays at 8:30 p.m. on CTV.
Epitome Pictures Inc. joins with Snap Media Corp. in thanking all the funders who have made it possible for the Degrassi team to excel:
Degrassi: The Next Generation is produced by Epitome Pictures Inc. in association with CTV, with the participation of the Canadian Television Fund created by the Government of Canada and the Canadian Cable Industry-Telefilm Canada: Equity Investment Program and CTF: Licence Fee Program, produced with the participation of Telefilm Canada, the Canadian Film or Video Production Tax Credit, the Ontario Film and Television Tax Credit, with the financial participation of the Shaw Children’s Programming Initiative through the Shaw Television Broadcast Fund and the Dr. Geoffrey R. Conway Fund and with the participation of the Independent Production Fund and RBC Royal Bank.
Degrassi: The Next Generation is distributed by Alliance/Atlantis.
Degrassi.tv is produced by Epitome Pictures Inc. and Snap Media in association with CTV, with the participation of the Telefilm Canada New Media Fund, the Bell Broadcast and New Media Fund and the Canadian Television Fund created by the Government of Canada and the Canadian Cable Industry-CTF: Licence Fee Program.
Degrassi: The Next Generation was development in association with CTV and Snap Media with the assistance of Telefilm Canada and the Cogeco Program Development Fund.
Degrassi Picks Up 3 DGC Awards
Tuesday, October 07, 2003
Toronto, Ontario (October 6, 2003)- Epitome Pictures is pleased to congratulate the members of the Degrassi: The Next Generation production team who won at the recent Directors Guild of Canada Awards: -Outstanding Achievement in Direction -- Television Series Degrassi: The Next Generation “White Wedding”, Bruce McDonald -Outstanding Achievement in Picture Editing -- Short Form Degrassi: The Next Generation “White Wedding”, Stephen Withrow -Outstanding Achievement in a Television Series -- Children’s Degrassi: The Next Generation Bruce McDonald, Stephen Withrow, Stephen Stanley, David Lowe, Derbyshire Crewe, Avra Fein, Max McDonald, Sean Moore, Mark Arcieri, Danielle McBride, David Moffat, Anthony Thomas-Costa, Marilyn Jang, P.J. Diaz, Siluck Saysanasy, Jordana Aarons, Anthony Kadak, Michael P. Yankovich “We are continually amazed by the work our team does on the show,” says Epitome President Linda Schuyler, “so we’re especially pleased to see them so overwhelmingly recognized by their peers across Canada.” With 3 awards, Degrassi: The Next Generation took home the most awards in the television series categories. The DGC Awards Jury received over 400 nominations in 15 categories from guild members across the country. Epitome thanks all its funders who have made it possible for the Degrassi team to excel. Degrassi: The Next Generation is produced by Epitome Pictures Inc. in association with CTV, with the participation of the Canadian Television Fund created by the Government of Canada and the Canadian Cable Industry-Telefilm Canada: Equity Investment Program and CTF: Licence Fee Program, produced with the participation of Telefilm Canada, the Canadian Film or Video Production Tax Credit, the Ontario Film and Television Tax Credit, with the financial participation of the Shaw Children’s Programming Initiative through the Shaw Television Broadcast Fund and the Dr. Geoffrey R. Conway Fund and with the participation of the Independent Production Fund and RBC Royal Bank. Degrassi: The Next Generation is distributed by Alliance/Atlantis. Degrassi.tv is produced by Epitome Pictures Inc. and Snap Media in association with CTV, with the participation of the Telefilm Canada New Media Fund, the Bell Broadcast and New Media Fund and the Canadian Television Fund created by the Government of Canada and the Canadian Cable Industry-CTF: Licence Fee Program. Degrassi: The Next Generation was development in association with CTV and Snap Media with the assistance of Telefilm Canada and the Cogeco Program Development Fund.
Degrassi Wins 4 Media Awards
Tuesday, October 07, 2003
The National Council on Family Relations has recognized Degrassi: The Next Generation with 4 Media Awards, which seeks to promote social awareness through the media. "When Doves Cry" was awarded First Place in the Family Violence/Abuse category while "Don't Believe the Hype" was awarded First Place in the Diverse Family Systems category. "Careless Whisper" was Runner Up in the Sexuality/Sex Roles/Teen Pregnancy category while "Shout" received an Honourable Mention in the Health/Stress/Crisis category.
Degrassi Receives 8 Gemini Nominations
Monday, September 15, 2003
Epitome Pictures is pleased to announce that Degrassi: The Next Generation has been nominated for 8 Gemini awards including: Best Children’s or Youth Fiction Program or Series; Best Direction in a Children’s or Youth Program or Series (Bruce McDonald, “Weird Science”); Best Writing in a Children’s or Youth Program or Series (Aaron Martin, Craig Cornell, “Careless Whisper”); Best Performance in a Children’s or Youth Program or Series (Jake Epstein, “Tears Are Not Enough”); Best Short Dramatic Program (“A Degrassi Special: White Wedding”); Best Picture Editing in a Dramatic Program or Series (Stephen Withrow, “A Degrassi Special: White Wedding”); Best Interactive Degrassi: The Next Generation and Degrassi.tv; and Most Popular Website Degrassi.tv. “This is far more nominations than Degrassi, in any of its incarnations, has ever received,” says Epitome President, Linda Schuyler. “We are delighted to see the hard work of our great team recognized.” Watch for the premiere of Degrassi: The Next Generation’s third season Wednesday September 17th at 8:00 pm on CTV.
Degrassi.tv can win a Gemini Award...with your help!
Friday, August 29, 2003
Degrassi.tv can win a Gemini Award...with your help!
The 18th Annual Gemini Awards most popular website competition has started!
MAKE YOUR VOTE COUNT!!!
Whichever site receives the most online votes from now until mid October will win the Gemini.
YOU CAN VOTE ONCE PER DAY!!
"Shout" wins Award of Excellence
Tuesday, June 03, 2003
Degrassi: The Next Generation, Episode 206 "Shout", has received top honours in the Teen Category at the 2003 Awards of Excellence presented by the Alliance for Children and Television. "Shout" was lauded as for presenting a difficult issue in a frank and honest way. Congratulations to the cast and crew for their excellent work.
Degrassi Receives Silver Screen Award at US International Film and Video Festival
Thursday, May 08, 2003
Degrassi: The Next Generation has been honoured by the 36th Annual US International Film and Video Festival. Degrassi received the second place Silver Screen Award for Best Children's Programming. The award will be handed out on June 6th in Manhattan Beach, CA. Congratulations!
Mixed Emotions from Degrassi Producers
Call on Prime Minister for federal legacy gift to assist troubled industry
Wednesday, April 16, 2003
Epitome Pictures Inc. is pleased to announce that its hit series Degrassi: The Next Generation has received funding from the Canadian Television Fund, which will assist in the production of 22 new episodes for broadcast on CTV.
“We are ratcheting up the drama for third season,” says Degrassi creator Linda Schuyler, “and the entire writing team is having a blast developing the new storylines.”
At the same time, Schuyler and her partner Stephen Stohn (Executive Producer of both Degrassi and The Juno Awards) express deep concern about the funding crisis which looms for other Canadian drama producers. “While our project is one of the lucky ones to receive funding, there are a shocking number of other well-deserving projects which did not receive funding,” says Schuyler.
“Excellent projects at CBC and CTV have been particularly decimated,” says Stohn. “When the Canadian Television Fund introduced its new rules for priority ranking, it was unaware that $25 million in federal funding would be withdrawn. The unintended result is the disqualification of hugely popular series and movies-of-the-week, mostly at CBC and CTV—the two networks which are by far the leaders in original Canadian primetime drama.”
“We believe that Canadian storytelling is as important to the health of our collective Canadian soul as medicare is to our bodies.”
Schuyler and Stohn make the following call for action: “We ask the Prime Minister to consider a legacy gift to Canada, by reinstating at least some of the withdrawn $25 million so that Canadian audiences can continue to enjoy acclaimed shows such as This Hour Has 22 Minutes, The Red Green Show and The Eleventh Hour, in addition to a potential slate of CBC and CTV movies of the-week and mini-series which have traditionally been the highest rated of all drama productions.”
Concludes Schuyler, “Such a legacy gift would give time to the various industry sectors to formulate a coordinated long-term strategy, addressing not just CTF funding issues but also other serious problems facing tv drama in general, and primetime dramatic series in particular.” Adds Stohn, “Three studies are already underway for different government bodies, with the results expected within the coming months. These can form the cornerstone of the long-term tv strategy.”
Epitome Pictures and its related companies have been industry leaders for twenty-five years, producing all the various Degrassi series, the popular and prize-winning website www.degrassi.tv, and other productions including Liberty Street and the soap opera Riverdale.
For a copy of the letter to the Prime Minister, and for other information, please contact:
Degrassi needs a new mural design!
Wednesday, March 26, 2003
Degrassi needs a new mural design! Submit your design for a new Degrassi mural and it just might appear in the next season of Degrassi: The Next Generation. Contest details
Degrassi's Back for a 3rd Season!
Monday, February 17, 2003
CTV has announced that it has ordered Degrassi: The Next Generation for a 3rd season of 22 episodes! Just what will your favourite Degrassi students get up to during a brand new school year? The writers have already started working on new storylines and Production on the new season is scheduled to begin in late May.
CTV Doubles up on "Degrassi: The Next Generation" for January Broadcast Stunt
Friday, December 20, 2002
Toronto, Ontario (December 19, 2002) - CTV will air six original episodes of Degrassi: The Next Generation in January; twice per week instead of once. The broadcast stunt means that Degrassi: The Next Generation will air Wednesdays at 8:30 p.m. following CTV's hit sit-com My Wife and Kids, in addition to the series' regular Sunday night 7:30 p.m. timeslot (all times ET, check local listings).
New Version of Degrassi Theme
Saturday, November 23, 2002
A new longer version of the Degrassi theme is a finalist in the International Songwriters Competition... winners will be announced in mid-December. The new version called "Whatever It Takes" has been created for inclusion in a possible Degrassi CD which is now being discussed with a major record company. The original theme was written by Jody Colero (Music Supervisor), Jim McGrath (Music Composer) and Stephen Stohn (Executive Producer), and for the new version rap artist Evren also assisted with lyrics and performed on the track. Selection of the winners is primarily by a panel of judges, but the People's Voice prize is selected by fan voting. To hear a demo version of the theme and vote for it you can go to http://www.songwritingcompetition.com/Voting/pva-vote.html
Degrassi.tv Wins Most Innovative Website at the 17th Annual Geminis
Monday, November 04, 2002
Degrassi.tv was presented with the Most Innovative Website Award at the 17th Annual Gemini Awards held Saturday November 2nd in Toronto. Stephen Stohn, Linda Schuyler, Raja Khanna and Roma Khanna, the producers of Degrassi: The Next Generation and Degrassi.tv, accepted the award. The award showcases creativity and innovation in the evolving convergence of Canadian television and interactive media.
Degrassi.tv's #1 at the International New Media Festival
Monday, October 21, 2002
Degrassi.tv beat out the international competition at this year's International New Media Festival to bring home 2 first place awards in the "Entertainment Website" and "Best Technical Achievement" categories. Congratulations to everyone at Degrassi.tv!
Degrassi.tv Nominated for Japan Prize
Monday, October 21, 2002
Degrassi.tv has been selected as a finalist in the newly established Web Division of the Japan Prize, which recognizes excellence in international educational programming. The winner will be selected November 2nd, so good luck Degrassi!
Degrassi Team Wins DGC Award!
Monday, October 07, 2002
Degrassi was recognized for Outstanding Achievement in a Television Series- Children's at the First Annual DGC Awards, held on Saturday October 5th. Congratulations to director Bruce McDonald and the rest of the DGC team who worked on "Mother and Child Reunion"!!
Whoo Hoo! Check Out Degrassi's Gemini Nominations!
Tuesday, September 24, 2002
Nominations for the Geminis were announced today and Degrassi received two industry nominations: "The Degrassi Reunion Special" for Best Dramatic Short Program and our cinematographer, Gavin Smith, for Best Photography in a Dramatic Program or Series. Also Stefan Brogren (Mr. Simpson) and Daniel Clark (Sean) got the nod in the fan voted "Geminis Hottest Star" category. So don't forget to keep on voting! And finally, leave it to our very own Executive Producer, Stephen Stohn, to nab even more nominations for his other shows, "The 2002 Juno Awards", "Room Service" and "Savoir Faire". Congrats to everyone!!
Degrassi's Back! Season Two Premieres Sunday September 29th at 7:00pm on CTV.
Wednesday, September 18, 2002
Summer holidays are over and Degrassi: The Next Generation’s back! Season Two of the critically acclaimed series “DEGRASSI: THE NEXT GENERATION” returns SUNDAYS at 7 p.m. ET, BEGINNING SEPTEMBER 29 on CTV. 22 new episodes are heading your way as the series continues to tackle genuine teen issues like abuse and homosexuality. Acclaimed director Bruce McDonald takes the reins for a 60-minute season premiere. The kickoff special introduces new series regulars including fan favourite Pat Mastroianni, who returns as Joey Jeremiah and Jake Epstein who takes on the role of Craig Manning, Joey’s stepson and a new Degrassi student.
Degrassi Wins Big at the 34th Annual Media Awards
Wednesday, September 18, 2002
“Degrassi: The Next Generation” was recently recognized for its quality family programming. Four episodes from the inaugural season received a 1st Place designation at the National Council on Family Relations' (NCFR) 34th Annual Media Awards. The awards recognize excellence in commercial and educational television that address social issues. The winners are: “Family Politics” “Eye of the Beholder” “The Mating Game” “Basketball Dairies”
Degrassi wins Best Ensemble in a TV Series at the Young Artist Awards
Wednesday, September 18, 2002
The Degrassi cast won Best Ensemble in a TV Series at the 23rd Annual Young Artist Awards held in California. The other nominees were “Malcolm in the Middle”, “Lizzie McGuire”, and “The Brothers Garcia”. Ryan Cooley (JT) and Jake Goldsbie (Toby) were nominated for Best Performance by a Leading Young Actor in a TV Comedy Series.
Degrassi's Executive Producer presented with “Ingenuity Award”
Wednesday, September 18, 2002
Co-creator and Executive Producer Linda Schuyler was presented with an “Ingenuity Award” for her work in Canadian television. The Ingenuity Award recognizes individuals for their accomplishments in promoting new and better ways of doing things for Canada.
Joey Jeremiah's back as production begins on season 2 of Degrassi: The Next Generation
Monday, June 10, 2002
Twenty-two new, half-hour episodes now in production in Toronto.
Monday, May 27, 2002
This year Snap Media Corp. has be nominated for 4 Canadian New Media Awards! The Snap finalists are in the following categories: Roma Khanna, Industry Advocate of the Year; Leanne Davies, Producer of the Year; Snap Media, Company of the Year; and Nick Dingle, Programmer of the Year. The winners will be announced this evening at the Bluma Appel Theatre in Toronto. For more information on the awards and the finalists, you can visit www.cnma.ca.
Degrassi: The Next Generation Second Season
Monday, May 27, 2002
Summer might be just around the corner, but the kids at Degrassi are headed back to school as cameras begin to roll today on 22 brand new episodes of Degrassi: The Next Generation! Come back soon to find out just what's in store for all your favourite Degrassi students...
Online chat with great prizes!
Wednesday, February 20, 2002
Calling all Degrassi fans for the first ever online chat with members of the cast from Degrassi: The Next Generation. It all happens on March 2nd and visit the Official Degrassi fansite to find out how to get in on the conversation!
Degrassi.tv goes wireless
Friday, November 30, 2001
Now you can sign up to receive wireless alerts to your mobile phone telling you when you have new Dmail, updates to school announcements, or when characters update their journal entries. Check it out in the Alerts tab in the Preferences section of Degrassi.tv. And there's more! Degrassi.tv has its own wireless site. If you're a Bell Mobility subscriber you can easily check it out by accessing the menus, Bell, What's New or Fun & Games on your web-enabled mobile phone. The site can be accessed through any carrier at mobile.degrassi.tv. You'll find archives of announcements, journal entries, guidance information and a Degrassi trivia game.
Great Prizes for Degrassi fans across Canada!!
Wednesday, November 28, 2001
The Degrassi Ultimate Grand Prize Pac is just waiting to be won by a lucky Canadian Degrassi fan! What's the Degrassi Ultimate Grand Prize Pack? Start off with a new computer system , add in Bell Sympatico High Speed Edition Internet Service free for 12 months, throw in a Solo by Bell Mobility phone package free for 3 months and a Bell ExpressVu satellite system. And to top it all off with an exclusive online chat and dinner with members from the Degrassi cast.
For all the details, including the complete rules and regs and entry ballot, visit contest.sympatico.ca/degrassi. Good luck!
Test your Degrassi knowledge and win!
Wednesday, November 28, 2001
If you live in Ontario and are a Bell Mobility subscriber, you can play the Degrassi Trivia contest for your chance to win a Degrassi Slingbag and Degrassi Bell Quickchange card. All you have to do is visit the Degrassi mobile site with your web-enabled phone. The site is quickly accessed through three different menus - What's New, Bell, Fun & Games (Games, Entertainment). Choose the trivia game option and get ready.
Good Luck! For complete rules and regs, visit www.degrassi.tv/wireless.
Exclusive Videos in Behind-the-Scenes!
Thursday, November 15, 2001
The Degrassi Behind-the-Scenes site has been updated to include a number of videos never seen in Canada. Check out the Degrassi High synopsis pages for season one and two for scenes you've never seen before!
DCS Video Announcements
Friday, October 26, 2001
If you've registered for Degrassi Community School, you can now view video announcements from your homeroom page. Just click the 'TV' in the upper left corner for the latest quicktime video.
Tuesday, October 16, 2001
Archie "Snake" Simpson has uploaded some quicktime videos to the Reunion Roundup!
Sunday, October 14, 2001
What a night! That was some kind of party!
Reunion This Weekend!
Friday, October 12, 2001
This Sunday, Degrassi alumni get together for the Degrassi Reunion! Watch as old and new generations come together in the season premiere of Degrassi: The Next Generation
Register for Degrassi!
Friday, October 05, 2001
Degrassi Community School has opened its halls to virtual students -- Register Now!
Degrassi Alumni Updates
Friday, October 05, 2001
The Degrassi Reunion is next week! Snake has made another set of updates to the Degrassi Alumni section as he prepares for a special post-reunion update.
CTV Scheduling Change!
Wednesday, October 03, 2001
The Degrassi Classics episodes previously scheduled for this Sunday, October 7th, will not be seen due to a CTV scheduling change. However, "School's Out" will still be seen as scheduled at 7:00pm October 13th, and the brand new "Degrassi: The Next Generation" series will premiere as scheduled at 7:00pm October 14!
Degrassi Alumni Updates
Friday, September 28, 2001
Degrassi Alumni are gearing up for the reunion. Archie Simpson has made more updates to the Alumni Guestbook.
Friday, September 21, 2001
Degrassi Alumni are having a reunion at Degrassi Community School. Media Immersion instructor, Archie "Snake" Simpson has posted details and an invitation on the DCS Alumni page.
CTV Fall Preview
Friday, September 21, 2001
The CTV Fall Preview of all the new and returning CTV shows (including clips and interviews relating to Degrassi: The Next Generation) will be aired Friday, September 21 at 8:00pm and again Saturday, September 22 at 7:00pm.
Degrassi Alumni Updates
Friday, September 14, 2001
Degrassi's Media Immersion teacher, Archie "Snake" Simpson has updated the Degrassi Alumni section of the Degrassi Community School website. Every week, Snake will add photos of his fellow Degrassi alumni to the Degrassi Alumni Yearbook. He'll also be updating the Alumni Guestbook where one-time Degrassi students will be catching up with each other - and making new plans!
Friday, September 07, 2001
Degrassi's Media Immersion teacher, Archie "Snake" Simpson makes the first update to the Degrassi Alumni section of the Degrassi Community School website. Degrassi.tv
Friday, August 24, 2001
An expanded www.degrassi.tv is launched!
CTV Press Release
Saturday, August 04, 2001
CTV proudly presents this new 15-part dramatic sequel to the popular Degrassi series of the 1980s -from the same producer of The Kids of Degrassi Street, Degrassi Junior High and Degrassi High.
It‘s a brave new world as Degrassi: The Next Generation introduces a whole new generation going through the trials and tribulations of adolescence in the year 2001.
It’s been a decade since the gang at "Degrassi High" left to embark on the next chapters of their lives. Naturally, it‘s time for their 10th anniversary high school reunion and that‘s the premise and the perfect launching point for Degrassi: The Next Generation. Joey (Pat Mastroianni), Caitlin (Stacie Mistysyn), Snake (Stefan Brogren) and Lucy (Anais Granofsky) return for a one-hour special, to kick-off the series. Returning to Degrassi for their 10-year reunion, they are reunited with Spike (Amanda Stepto) and other alumni who have descended on the school from all points of the world. The special also re-introduces viewers to Spike‘s daughter, Emma (Miriam McDonald). Now 12 years old, Emma is entering a new phase in her life: Grade seven and Junior High, at the newly refurbished Degrassi Community School.