This Sunday is another TV, eh? show on Blogtalkradio, and it’s a Banff World Television Festival director extravaganza. First up is director David Winning, who has directed numerous television and film projects on both sides of the border. Call in at 646-200-4063, 11 am Pacific/2 pm Eastern, to talk about his adventures on shows such as Blood Ties, Andromeda, Earth: Final Conflict, Dinotopia, Dinosapien, Are You Afraid of the Dark, Sweet Valley High, and many more.
Following that live discussion, I’ll play an excerpt of the interview I did with executive producer and director Martin Wood of Sanctuary, Stargate SG-1 and Stargate Atlantis. It includes material that didn’t make it into my article , such as more on Sanctuary’s innovative filming process and a solid answer to the elusive question I’ve been asked more than once: Why is Vancouver such a hotbed of science fiction filming?
Tune in to TV, eh? on Blogtalkradio Sunday, June 22 at 11 am Pacific/2 pm Eastern or listen to the podcast later.
From a media release:
All nominees for the 10th Anniversary Leo Awards were announced today. In addition to the earlier announcement of select program categories included in the Leo Awards Film Festival, the list of nominees for the Leo Awards 2008 is now complete and can be viewed online at http://leoawards.com/nominees_2008.html.
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From a media release:
The Nightingale Company is pleased to announce that it has acquired rights to Peter Mohan’s (Blood Ties, Mutant X) new comedy/drama series Bodies and Soul. Creator Mohan will write and Exec Produce with TNC’s Debbie Nightingale (The Weight, Chick’s With Sticks).
“We’re thrilled to be working with Peter” says Debbie Nightingale, President of the Nightingale Company. “Our strategy is to partner with strong, creative talents and Peter is one of the best in the business.”
Mohan’s past credits include Blood Ties, Mutant X, Code Name: Eternity, Mythquest, Eerie, Indiana, and Due South.
Mohan says “Bodies and Soul recalls the best of Moonlighting. It centers on a husband and wife team of P.I.s for whom the line between life and death has suddenly become very complicated. How complicated? Let’s just say their biggest ongoing case is to solve the hero’s own murder… “
The Nightingale Company is a boutique film, television, and new media production firm led by Debbie Nightingale and Shain Jaffe. Since 2000, the Toronto-based company has produced all types of projects from feature films to dramatic series, documentaries to interactive adventures. Recent credits include Zixx: Level One, Two & Three, Chicks with Sticks, Mob Princess, and Bailey’s Billions. Currently, The Nightingale Company is in post production of The Weight, a television series based on George F. Walker’s hit plays Suburban Motel, co-written with Dani Romain for The Movie Network and Movie Central. A second season is currently in development.
From a media release (so please don’t ask me what makes these Canadian TV shows independent):
Association announces CFTPA Indie Awards nominees
The Canadian Film and Television Production Association (CFTPA) is extremely pleased to announce the nominees of the CFTPA Indie Awards.
The awards were created by the CFTPA in order to recognize and honour the outstanding achievements of Canadian independent producers. The Awards will be presented at a special reception and ceremony in Ottawa on February 20th, 2008.
“There is an incredible number of talented independent producers across Canada, and this is a reality that is not celebrated nearly as often as it ought to be,” said Guy Mayson, President and CEO, CFTPA “On behalf of the members of the CFTPA and the Board of Directors, we are proud to showcase such excellence and we congratulate all the nominees.”
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