Blog archives for the September, 2010.

September 27, 2010

25th ANNUAL GEMINI AWARDS

Congratulations to our Nominees!

Awards will be presented in Toronto at the November 2nd and 3rd Industry Galas, and at the November 13th Broadcast Gala.

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Louis Ferreira

Best Performance by an Actor in a Continuing Leading Dramatic Role – STARGATE UNIVERSE

CONGRATS to our Louis Ferreira who is a former Gemini award winner for his chilling work in Season One of the highly acclaimed DURHAM COUNTY.  Louis is hard at work filming Season 2 of STARGATE UNIVERSE as Colonel Everett Young continues his journey as one of science fiction’s most complex and fascinating leaders. The new season premieres Sept 28  AT 9PM ON SyFy and Oct  1 at 10PM on SPACE.

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Louis says – “This season the Destiny journeys through space and time taking its prisoners deeper into their own minds and ultimately their own destinies.  In this case it is all about the destination…getting home.”

For a sneak peak of the exciting new season, click below:

http://stargate.mgm.com/view/content/2426/index.html

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Matt Frewer

Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Supporting Role in a Dramatic Program or Mini Series – ALICE

CONGRATS to our Matt Frewer who is also a former Gemini winner! Matt loved shooting ALICE with Nick Willing and the wonderful cast, including Oscar winner Kathy Bates, and he is honoured to have this work recognized with a Gemini nod.

Matt has been busy in 2010 with his recurring role on the series EUREKA, a tour-de-force guest lead as “Pestilence” on SUPERNATURAL, a co-starring role in Seth Rogan’s untitled new film and he has just wrapped a Hallmark Christmas movie, starring with Daniel Stern (HOME ALONE, CITY SLICKERS etc) in BATTLE OF THE BULBS.

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September 21, 2010

ANDREW GENAILLE’S FEATURE FILM @ VIFF

UPDATE: – TWO INDIANS TALKING received the ROGERS PEOPLES CHOICE AWARD: Best Canadian Film

We are pleased to announce that the feature film TWO INDIANS TALKING, written by our own Andrew Genaille, will play at this year’s Vancouver International Film Festival.  It will also be playing at the Edmonton International Film Festival world premiere, the Calgary International Film Festival and the Winnipeg Aboriginal Film Festival.


Two Indians Talking

A humorous, uncensored conversation between two First Nations men who are about to take part in their community’s roadblock. Each man fiercely wants to do the right thing, but struggles with the question, “When you do something for the right reasons, does that make it the right thing to do?”

Click on the link below to view the main website and trailer for this film

http://kissdustpictures.com/

A short bio about Andrew Genaille

Andrew Genaille’s script CLEAN FIGHT was granted sponsorship by CHUM Television and then filmed as a television series pilot for Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN).  Short films such as THE GREAT WHITE BEAR BAITER and THE GIRL IN THE RED MAKE-UP not only prominently feature his First Nations heritage, but also showcase his trademark stinging cross-cultural wit. Andrew wrote the Kitchen Sink / Brightlight / CHUM co-production, JOHNNY TOOTALL.  This feature film, directed by Shirley Cheechoo, screened at the ImagineNATIVE Film Festival, premiered in Toronto, and was awarded Best Film at the 30th edition of San Francisco’s American Indian Film Festival.  Recently, Andrew completed work on BACK IN THE DAY: ON THE MIGHTY FRASER, a six-part documentary series for APTN.


Vancouver International Film Festival
Wednesday, October 6th 9:15pm @ Empire Granville 7
Friday, October 8th 12:40pm @ Empire Granville 7

Click on link below to buy tickets for this film

http://www.viff.org/tixSYS/2010/films/1915

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September 13, 2010

RICHARD’S RANT SEPT 2010

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I am telling you right now…I am NOT going to rant…I could, but it would kind of be like kicking a puppy because the state of our industry in BC still stinks. Our domestic industry remains decimated, but thank you Jesus for our American friends who continue to shoot here!

So…instead of a rant I want to talk about the theatre because that is where many of us, including me, come from. Here’s some good news! We have some amazing clients doing some amazing things coming up this season.

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Andrew McNeeAmber Lewis and Charlie Gallant have been trodding the outdoor boards at BARD ON THE BEACH this summer. Amber was described by reviewers this year as “strikingly saucy” and “brilliantly vulnerable” and Charlie, while admittedly not as pretty, is simply one of the most popular young actors around…soon he will be back in rehearsal for BRIEF ENCOUNTER for the Playhouse Theatre and the Manitoba Theatre Centre.

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The exciting news for Kayvon Khoshkam is that following his Blue Bridge Rep summer in Victoria at the Macpherson Playhouse he will be co-starring in THE GRADUATE next season for the Arts Club Theatre. Plus…our very own Camille Mitchell has been invited to play the immortal Mrs Robinson in that same production!

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David Adams opens soon in Electric Company’s exciting multi media production of TEAR THE CURTAIN at the Stanley Theatre

This fall Valsy Bergeron is playing Michelle in the Arts Club Revue production of THE PATRON SAINT OF STANLEY PARK.

Lorne Cardinal will be performing his two man “tour de farce” THUNDERSTRUCK throughout the western provinces this fall.
William B. Davis will be directing a production of the very challenging WASTE for the United Players

Ari Cohen is happily in Toronto performing in DEATH OF A SALESMAN for the prestigious Soulpepper Theatre until late November.

Beverley Elliott was at JUST FOR LAUGHS in Montreal this summer performing in MOM’S THE WORD REMIXED and is preparing to go to Winnipeg for a remount of her title role in BACK TO YOU, THE LUCILLE STARR STORY

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