Let's Get to Know Anne Tait
Behind every book is a talented writer and a great story. And, in this segment of all about canadian books we'll get to know Anne Tait.
The lovely Anne Tait is an award-winning film producer, screenwriter, novelist, playwright, broadcaster and casting director.
Anne has cast many Canadian and U.S. movies and TV series, including Anne of Green Gables, Road to Avonlea, Margaret’s Museum, Wind at My Back, Terminator 2, the Composers, Inventors & Artists series, Ready or Not, Goosebumps [BTW...it was Ryan Gosling’s first role] and a Muppets show!
She was casting director for the Stratford Festival and for Mirvish stage shows. She hosted a TV public affairs series and her own radio show for CBC.
Anne’s plays have been produced on 7 Irish and Canadian stages and on CBC Radio.
Her awards include People’s Choice and Best Picture from local and global film festivals, Gemini and Leo awards, 3 Emmy nominations, the Female Eye Film Festival’s Career Achievement and Victoria College’s Distinguished Alumna Award, and two Canadian Best Book awards.
To learn more about Anne watch her answer some quick questions.
Although we tend to think of bestselling books being made into movies, it was the opposite for Iron Road--movie first, then book. Anne shares how this came about in the story behind the book segment below.
If you'd like to learn more about the movie
The Story Behind Iron Road
Watch as Anne shares the premise of this fabulous movie and book, where the idea for Iron Road originated, the importance of being aware of the role Chinese workers played in the construction of the Canadian Pacific Railroad and the different creative processes for film and books.
Here's a great interview with Anne on the Chinese television network CC News.
Thanks SO much for watching. Stay tuned for new episodes, they're posted on Tuesday's and Thursday's, the 2nd and 4th week of every month. Nataša Nuhanović author of The Boy's Marble is up next on Nov. 8th!
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