2010 July 12

Archive | July 12, 2010

Canwest Papers Fold Into Postmedia Network

The company led by National Post chief executive Paul Godfrey, that is purchasing the Canwest chain of newspapers, including The National Post, will now be called Postmedia Network Inc.

Other papers in the chain include the Vancouver Sun, Calgary Herald and Ottawa Citizen.

“Postmedia Network reflects both where we have been and where we are going,” Godfrey said.

“From the earliest days of information delivery via post, to the current online world of posting news and information as it happens and looking ahead to the continuous evolution of a post-media universe, our new name reflects both the strong legacy and the exciting future of media as we prepare to emerge as a new Canadian business.”

June 2010, an Ontario Superior Court judge allowed Canwest Global Communications Corp. to sell its newspaper division to a group of creditors led by Godfrey, for $1.1 billion, including $950 million in cash.

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DreamWorks Finds Hamilton For Falling Skies

From Dreamworks Television and producer Steven Spielberg, comes the new Hamilton Ontario-lensed TNT TV series Falling Skies, following a ‘resistance force’ that bands together after ‘aliens’ have invaded the earth.

The show stars actors Noah Wyle (ER) and Moon Bloodgood (Terminator Salvation), written by Robert Rodat (Saving Private Ryan) for executive producers Justin Falvey and Darryl Frank.

“…Wyle stars as ‘Tom Mason’, a former college professor who becomes the leader of a group of soldiers and civilians struggling against an occupying alien force. Bloodgood co-stars as ‘Anne Glass’, a therapist who works with the surviving children to help them cope with the traumatic situation. The series also stars Drew Roy as ‘Hal’ and Maxim Knight as ‘Matt’, TomÂ’s two sons; and Seychelle Gabriel is ‘Lourdes’, an orphaned teenager who helps run the groupÂ’s commissary. Will Patton also plays a fierce leader of the resistance…”

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International Look @ Toronto’s Scott Pilgrim

Take a look at the newest international (UK) poster supporting the Toronto-lensed comic book adaptation Scott Pilgrim vs The World.

“…Meet charming and jobless ‘Scott Pilgrim’ (Michael Cera). A bass guitarist for totally average garage band ‘Sex Bob-omb’, the 22-year-old has just met the girl of his dreamsÂ…literally. The only catch to winning ‘Ramona Flowers’ (Mary Elizabeth Winstead)? Her seven evil exes are coming to kill him.

“Scott has never had a problem getting a girlfriend. ItÂ’s getting rid of them that proves difficult. From the girl who kicked his heartÂ’s ass—and now is back in town—to the teenage distraction heÂ’s trying to shake when Ramona rollerblades into his world, love hasnÂ’t been easy.

“He soon discovers, however, his new crush has the most unusual baggage of all: a nefarious league of exes control her love life and will do whatever it takes to eliminate him as a suitor. As Scott gets closer to Ramona, he must face an increasingly vicious roguesÂ’ gallery from her past—from infamous skateboarders to vegan rock stars and fearsome identical twins. And if he hopes to win his true love, he must vanquish them all before it really is game over…”

Scott Pilgrim was directed by Edgar Wright (Shaun Of The Dead), written by Michael Bacall and Wright, based on the Oni Press Comic Book Series by Bryan Lee OÂ’Malley.

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King’s Haven Takes Over Nova Scotia

Haven is the new supernatural drama TV series based on author Stephen King’s novel The Colorado Kid , is the first property to be produced for Syfy Pay channels internationally.

“…Shrewd and confident FBI agent ‘Audrey Parker’ (Emily Rose) has a lost past when she arrives in the small town of ‘Haven’, Maine on a routine case. Before long, her natural curiosity leads her to the center of activity in this curious enclave, which turns out to be a longtime refuge for people that are affected by a range of supernatural afflictions…”

September 2009, E1 Entertainment ordered King’s The Colorado Kid concept straight to series for thirteen episodes. November 2009, Syfy picked up the series, based on the pilot written by Sam Ernst/Jim Dunn and directed by Adam Kane.

Canadian broadcaster Canwest Global Communications acquired rights to Haven, March 2010. Production started April 20 in Halifax, Chester, Lunenberg and Mahone Bay, Nova Scotia.

The first episode Welcome To Haven debuted on Syfy July 9, 2010 and will air on Canada’s Showcase, July 12, co-starring Eric Balfour as ‘Duke Crocker’, Lucas Bryant as ‘Nathan Wournos’, Richard Donat as ‘Vince Teagues’ and John Dunsworth (Trailer Park Boys) as ‘Dave Teagues’.

King’s Haven Takes Over Nova Scotia

Haven is the new supernatural drama TV series based on author Stephen King’s novel The Colorado Kid , is the first property to be produced for Syfy Pay channels internationally.

“…Shrewd and confident FBI agent ‘Audrey Parker’ (Emily Rose) has a lost past when she arrives in the small town of ‘Haven’, Maine on a routine case. Before long, her natural curiosity leads her to the center of activity in this curious enclave, which turns out to be a longtime refuge for people that are affected by a range of supernatural afflictions…”

September 2009, E1 Entertainment ordered King’s The Colorado Kid concept straight to series for thirteen episodes. November 2009, Syfy picked up the series, based on the pilot written by Sam Ernst/Jim Dunn and directed by Adam Kane.

Canadian broadcaster Canwest Global Communications acquired rights to Haven, March 2010. Production started April 20 in Halifax, Chester, Lunenberg and Mahone Bay, Nova Scotia.

The first episode Welcome To Haven debuted on Syfy July 9, 2010 and will air on Canada’s Showcase, July 12, co-starring Eric Balfour as ‘Duke Crocker’, Lucas Bryant as ‘Nathan Wournos’, Richard Donat as ‘Vince Teagues’ and John Dunsworth (Trailer Park Boys) as ‘Dave Teagues’.

Vancouver Contributes To Disney’s TRON: Legacy

Take a look at more new images from the Vancouver-lensed feature TRON:Legacy.

The 3D science fiction adventure, directed by Joseph Kosinski, is a sequel to the 1982 film Tron, with original Tron director Steven Lisberger producing.

Oscar-winning actor Jeff Bridges reprises his role as ‘Kevin Flynn’ and Bruce Boxleitner as ‘Alan Bradley’ with Garrett Hedlund as Flynn’s adult son ‘Sam’. Other cast members include Olivia Wilde, Beau Garrett and John Hurt.

“…Sam Flynn (Hedlund), tech-savvy 27-year-old son of Kevin Flynn (Bridges), looks into his fatherÂ’s disappearance and finds himself pulled into the same world of fierce programs and gladiatorial games where his father has been living for 25 years.

“Along with KevinÂ’s loyal confidante (Olivia Wilde), father and son embark on a life-and-death journey across a visually-stunning cyber universe that has become far more advanced and exceedingly dangerous…”

TRON: Legacy will be presented in Disney Digital 3-D and IMAX 3D, alongside a TRON: Legacy video game tie-in.

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Vancouver Contributes To Disney’s TRON: Legacy

Take a look at more new images from the Vancouver-lensed feature TRON:Legacy.

The 3D science fiction adventure, directed by Joseph Kosinski, is a sequel to the 1982 film Tron, with original Tron director Steven Lisberger producing.

Oscar-winning actor Jeff Bridges reprises his role as ‘Kevin Flynn’ and Bruce Boxleitner as ‘Alan Bradley’ with Garrett Hedlund as Flynn’s adult son ‘Sam’. Other cast members include Olivia Wilde, Beau Garrett and John Hurt.

“…Sam Flynn (Hedlund), tech-savvy 27-year-old son of Kevin Flynn (Bridges), looks into his fatherÂ’s disappearance and finds himself pulled into the same world of fierce programs and gladiatorial games where his father has been living for 25 years.

“Along with KevinÂ’s loyal confidante (Olivia Wilde), father and son embark on a life-and-death journey across a visually-stunning cyber universe that has become far more advanced and exceedingly dangerous…”

TRON: Legacy will be presented in Disney Digital 3-D and IMAX 3D, alongside a TRON: Legacy video game tie-in.

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