From a media release:
The Movie Network, Movie Central and ACCT Celebrate Canadian Filmmaking with In Studio
- The Genies special is hosted by Don McKellar and features interviews with David Cronenberg, Philippe Falardeau, Larysa Kondracki and Jean-Marc Vallée
- Featuring a surprise appearance by Viggo Mortensen
Astral’s The Movie Network (Eastern Canada) and Corus Entertainment’s Movie Central (Western Canada) have teamed up with the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television (ACCT) to bring the association’s first In Studio program to television audiences. The special presentation premieres on The Movie Network’s Mfest channel on Sunday, July 1 at 8 p.m. ET followed by the network premiere of Café De Flore, and on Friday, July 27 at 7 p.m. PT on Movie Central, followed by the network premiere of A Dangerous Method.
In Studio is a one-hour, in-depth interview special featuring Canada’s finest film directors speaking to host Don McKellar. Directed by Barry Avrich and taped at Toronto’s TIFF Bell Lightbox in front of a live studio audience the night before the 32nd Annual Genie Awards Gala, McKellar interviews four of the five nominees in the Achievement in Direction category: David Cronenberg (A Dangerous Method); Jean-Marc Vallée (Café De Flore); Philippe Falardeau (Monsieur Lazhar); and Larysa Kondracki (The Whistleblower). Also featured is a special interview with “surprise guest” actor Viggo Mortensen who won the 2012 Genie for best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role for A Dangerous Method.
In Studio is produced by ACCT in association with the Melbar Entertainment Group, The Movie Network and Movie Central with the participation of the Toronto International Film Festival. The special will be available in High Definition and on demand. It will also be available in Eastern Canada on The Movie Network OnLine with Bell TV Online, Rogers Anyplace TV and Videotron’s Ilico Web, and in Western Canada on demand and online with Movie Central On Demand.