Pop Goes The News — Canada has a starring role in this season’s prime time TV schedule.

Nine series on the big U.S. networks this fall are made in Hollywood North, where tax breaks and favourable exchange rates keep production costs down.

Pop Goes The News — Canada’s Paula Fairfield picked up a Creative Arts Emmy Award on Saturday for her work on Game of Thrones.

Fairfield is part of a team of seven who won for Outstanding Sound Editing for a Series for the episode Hardhome.

Pop Goes The News — A union representing film and television workers in Quebec apologized Monday for erroneously announcing the death of one of its members.

“We are immensely sorry for the pain caused to his family and offer our solidarity to the difficult times they are going through,” read a statement from Jean-Claude Rocheleau of the Alliance québécoise des techniciens de l’image et du son (AQTIS).

Pop Goes The News — Canada’s only nationally-televised New Year’s Eve party has been scrapped.

According to sources, Shaw Media has pulled the plug on ET Canada’s New Year’s at Niagara Falls after six years.

Pop Goes The News — Canadian comedian Norm Macdonald says political humour is “dull” and he thinks Bill Maher is “completely unfunny.”

In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, the 51-year-old who grew up in Ottawa said he is bored by political humour because it’s “biased toward what the comedian thinks.”

Pop Goes The News — Toronto animation studio Cuppa Coffee will produce a holiday special based on actor David Duchovny’s best selling book Holy Cow.

The company and California-based Planet Grande are teaming up on the stop-motion animation project, which will be scripted by Billy Frolick (Madagascar).