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Screen Legends vignettes launch Sept. 8

From a CHUM media release:


Screen Legends, a series of vignettes and a companion book celebrating Canada’s stars of the silver screen, launches September 8

From the silent images of the 1900s, to the technological innovations of the 21st century, Canadians have played not only prominent but crucial roles in the history of film. Screen Legends, a new series of vignettes released through a partnership between CHUM Television, NBC Universal Canada and the Historica Foundation of Canada, and a companion book by McArthur & Company, celebrates 50 of Canada’s greatest stars of the silver screen with an official launch on September 8th at the CHUM Festival Schmooze party.

Narrated by renowned film and stage actor Colm Feore, the Historica Screen Legends one-minute vignettes portray the extraordinary lives of Canadians who left their cities, towns and farms to make their mark on the world’s screens. Patrick Watson, creative director of the Historica Foundation, and Michael A. Levine are executive producers for the Screen Legends series. Award-winning Mitchell Gabourie directs the profiles, which are written by journalist and filmmaker Bruce Yaccato. The series is dedicated to Brian Linehan, who wrote three of the profiles before his passing in 2004.

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Nelly Furtado to Perform Live on Canadian Idol Finale, Sept. 17

From a CTV media release:

She’s heating up the charts around the world after kicking off the Canadian Idol Top 10 phase earlier this season. Now, she returns to perform live on the Canadian Idol stage for the first time.

CTV announced today that international superstar Nelly Furtado has been secured to perform on the supersized, 90-minute season finale of Canadian Idol, airing live on Sunday, September 17 at 7 p.m. ET.

Furtado will perform the Canadian television debut of her latest hit “Maneater,” which reached No. 1 in the U.K. Since her first appearance on Canadian Idol in July, Furtado’s double-platinum album Loose returned to the No. 1 spot on Nielsen’s SoundScan charts. After performing an acoustic version of her hit single “Promiscuous” on Canadian Idol, the track remained the No. 1 single in Canada for seven weeks running while occupying the No. 1 spot in the U.S. for eight weeks.

In addition to gracing the covers of numerous international magazines over the past few months, the Universal Music recording artist won three Teen Choice Awards and was nominated in three categories at the 2006 MTV Music Video Awards. Furtado is in the midst of a whirlwind promotional tour that will take her to Japan, Australia, London, New York City, Mexico and back home to Toronto.

“Nelly Furtado is an artist who represents the truly eclectic nature of Canadian music,” said Susanne Boyce, CTV President of Programming and Chair of the CTV Media Group. “Her diverse musical background is a direct reflection of her Canadian heritage. She’s a great choice to help us celebrate the end of another stellar season.”


Upcoming episodes: 11 Cameras, CBC, Sept. 6 & 7

Wednesday, Sept. 6

Richard’s decision to give up on Irina is tested. Sumesh stands up to Dinesh, but is unprepared for the fallout with his family. Paula panics when Kelly doesn’t come home.

Thursday, Sept. 7

In the show’s final episode, Tiffany prepares for some very different homecomings. Colin prepares to leave town, but he can’t avoid one final confrontation.