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The news comes two years after veteran TV producer Breakthrough launched a movie production arm, with former PolyGram Filmed Entertainment and Norstar Filmed Entertainment executive Marina Cordoni in charge as executive producer.
In "The Signs of Living," Arquette is to play an inspirational TV show host and girlfriend of an aging rock star who's hit emotional rock bottom.
Production on the $2 million feature, based on a script by Divana Ippoliti, is set for spring 2011. No word on additional casting.
Cordoni will shop the Arquette-starring drama at the upcoming Toronto International Film Festival with an eye to securing U.S. and European presales.
- By Etan Vlessing
Today, the nominations for Canada's 2010 Directors Guild Awards have been announced. These awards are meant to give awards for some people who work behind the camera to give outstanding films and TV series. Besides, the gala will be hosted by Canadian comedian Dave Foley. So, without further ado, here are the nominations.
Best feature film:
* Cairo Time.
* The Trotsky.
* Love & Savagery.
Best television movie/miniseries
* Darwin Darkest Hour.
* Keep Your Head Up, Kid: The Don Cherry Story.
* Sea Wolf.
* The White Archer.
Best dramatic TV series:
* Being Erica.
* The Bridge.
Best comedy TV series:
Best family TV series:
* How to Be Indie.
Allan King Award for Excellence in Documentary:
* The Experimental Eskimos - »
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Toronto -- Atom Egoyan's racy marital thriller "Chloe" leads the field with five nominations for the upcoming Directors Guild of Canada (DGC) Awards.
The best TV direction competition will be fought over by Adrienne Mitchell for "Durham County," Robert C. Cooper for "Stargate Universe," Helen Shaver for "The Bridge" and Holly Dale for "Flashpoint."
The Dgc will also hand out a lifetime achievement award to director »
- By Etan Vlessing
Devil-worshipping bikers? Blood sacrifices? Mysterious priests? Miguel Ferrer? All top notch ingredients for a classy horror title, if you ask me. Penelope Buitenhuis’s “Hard Ride to Hell” definitely sounds like my kind of movie, which means, of course, that the feature will be very campy, a little silly, and — fingers crossed — insanely bloody. Before making its demonic presence known on DVD this May, the film will debut on the horror-friendly cable network Spike TV, though a specific date has not been set as of this writing. Since watching modern television is akin to having someone jam their jagged toenails into your ocular cavities, there’s a very strong possibility that I’ll wait for the flick to arrive on DVD before checking it out. Commercials and I do not get along. There’s some stills after this handy synopsis, just in case you’re curious: A lonely stretch of »
Horror is rekindling its fascination with bikers. Rob Zombie is still looking to get Tyrannosaurus Rex off the ground. The Butcher Bros. have The Violent Kind on the way. And Spike TV is getting ready to air Hard Ride to Hell . Genre vet Miguel Ferrer ( The Night Flier , Robocop ) and Katharine Isabelle ( Freddy vs. Jason , Ginger Snaps ) star in this tale cooked up by writers Matthew Chernov and David Rosiak and director Penelope Buitenhuis. Here's a synopsis: A lonely stretch of Texas desert highway leads a group of campers on a one-way ride to hell after witnessing an obscene blood sacrifice. Now, with a group of biking devil worshipers on their tail, they are pawns in an ancient battle between good and evil. Pursued to a decrepit old church in a ghost town, the »
5 items from 2010
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