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13 items from 2010


Nominations for the 2010 Gemini Awards

31 August 2010 6:21 PM, PDT | The Cultural Post | See recent The Cultural Post news »

Today, the Canadian Academy revealed the nominees for the 25th Gemini Awards, the Canadian equivalent of the Emmy Awards. So without further ado, let's reveal those who have graced our land of television in fall 2009 and winter 2010.

1. Best Animated Program or Series:

* Glenn Martin, Dds

* Guess With Jess

* Johnny Test

* Kid Vs Kat

* Wapos Bay

2. Best Children's or Youth Fiction Program or Series:

* Degrassi: The Next Generation

* Overruled!

* Pillars of Freedom

* That's So Weird!

* Total Drama Action

3. Best Children's or Youth Non-Fiction Program or Series:

* A World of Wonders

* Canada's Super Speller

* Survive This

* Tvokids: Mark's Moments

4. Best Comedy Program or Series:

* Dan for Mayor

* Less Than Kind

* Little Mosque on the Prairie

* Pure Pwnage

* The Rick Mercer Report

5. Best Dramatic Miniseries:

* Alice

* The Phantom

* The Summit

6. Best Dramatic Series:

* Durham County

* Flashpoint

* Republic of Doyle

* Stargate Universe

* The Tudors

7. Best Music, Variety Program or Series

* 2009 Much Music Video Awards »

- anhkhoido@hotmail.com (Anh Khoi Do)

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Tiff 2010: Bruce McDonald, Xavier Dolan and Denis Villeneuve Headline The Canadian Titles At Tiff 2010!

10 August 2010 12:00 PM, PDT | Screen Anarchy | See recent Screen Anarchy news »

The Toronto International Film Festival announced their complete slate of Canadian titles today, including the first announced midnight title in Michael Dowse's Fubar II. The Canadian slate this year looks to be a pretty compelling slate of newcomers and familiar names. Check all the news below!

Galas

A Beginners Guide to Endings  Jonathan Sobol, Canada World Premiere

Raucous, charming and very funny, Jonathan Sobol's comedy A Beginners Guide to Endings follows three sons as they deal with their gambler father's somewhat complicated legacy. Featuring the legendary Harvey Keitel, the film also stars Scott Caan, Paolo Costanzo, Wendy Crewson, Tricia Helfer, Jason Jones, and J.K. Simmons.

Previously announced Canadian Galas include: The Bang Bang Club, Steven Silver; Barney's Version, Richard J. Lewis; Casino Jack, George Hickenlooper; Score: A Hockey Musical, Mike McGowan.

Special Presentations

Force of Nature: The David Suzuki Movie Sturla Gunnarsson, Canada World Premiere

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Imported stars dominate TIFF Canuck films

10 August 2010 9:07 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Toronto -- Look for American talent to light up Canadian acquisition titles at the Toronto International Film Festival next month.

As Canadian indie movies increasingly cast Hollywood stars as boxoffice draws, Toronto organizers on Tuesday unveiled a Canuck movie lineup dominated by imported stars performing alongside local talent.

Toronto booked a gala slot at Roy Thomson Hall for Jonathan Sobol's "A Beginners Guide to Endings," which stars Harvey Keitel, Scott Caan and Wendy Crewson, and a world premiere for Jacob Tierney's "Good Neighbours," a Montreal-set thriller that stars Scott Speedman, Emily Hampshire and Jay Baruchel.

U.S. and other foreign talent figures in the mix for "A Night for Dying Tigers," the Terry Miles drama starring Jennifer Beals and Gil Bellows, while another Canuck drama, Ed Gass-Donnelly's "Small Town Murder Songs," is top-lined by Swedish actor Peter Stormare, Jill Hennessy ("Law and Order"), Aaron Poole and Martha Plimpton. »

- By Etan Vlessing

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Tiff 2010: Canadian Content from Villeneuve, McDonald, Dolan, Bélanger, Tierney and Dowse!

10 August 2010 9:01 AM, PDT | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

The Toronto Int Film Festival have added tons of Canadian content sprawling across several sections and this year's Midnight Madness opener will be a rowdy one in Michael Dowse's Fubar II. Among the notable world premieres we have Jonathan Sobol's A Beginners Guide to Endings grabing a Gala screening and in the Special Presentations we'll have a green carpet premiere for Sturla Gunnarsson's Force of Nature: The David Suzuki Movie - she follows the 75 year-old environmentalist during his time outs, and Jacob Tierney will make it a back to back years of preeming at Tiff, after The Trotsky he'll show off Good Neighbours which stars Scott Speedman, Emily Hampshire and Jay Baruchel. Other world preems come from Carl Bessai, Bruce McDonald, Robin Aubert, Ingrid Veninger and Terry Miles, while French Canada is well-repped by the likes of films that have been presented elsewhere: Denis Villeneuve's »

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First Look at Winnie

22 July 2010 4:00 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

THR have posted the first image from Winnie, a film based on the life Winnie Madikizela-Mandela. The film, currently shooting in South Africa. Jennifer Hudson (Dreamgirls) is portraying Winnie Madikizela-Mandela opposite Terrance Howard’s (Iron Man) Nelson Mandela. The supporting cast is set to include Elias Koteas (Shutter Island), Wendy Crewson (24) and Jonathan Taylor (Skin).

The official synopsis is as follows:

Though Madikizela-Mandela fought for years to win her husband’s release from prison, the couple divorced in 1996, which might be worth a reprise or two of Hudson’s “Dreamgirls” anthem, “And I Am Telling You I’m Not Going.”

Winnie is being directed by Darrell Roodt (Lullaby), and is a co-production between Ma-Afrika Films and Equinoxe Films. A release has yet to be finalised, but is likely to hit cinemas sometime in 2011.

Check out the image below:

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- Jamie Neish

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Elias Koteas joins 'Winnie'

25 June 2010 7:56 PM, PDT | Monsters and Critics | See recent Monsters and Critics news »

Elias Koteas has been cast in "Winnie," the Winnie Mandela biopic. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Terrence Howard and Jennifer Hudson have already been cast as Nelson and Winnie Mandela, with Wendy Crewson having recently joined the cast as a political activist. Koteas will play a racist officer in the apartheid police state who rises in power and becomes intent on stopping the anti-apartheid activists.South African director Darrell James Roodt ("Yesterday," "Cry, The Beloved Country") is directing. The film is shooting in Johannesburg, Cape Town, and Robbin Island.Koteas most recently appeared in "The Killer Inside Me," "Shutter Island" and "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button." He will next appear in the thrillers "Let Me In" and "Dream House." »

- Adnan Tezer

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Elias Koteas joins 'Winnie' biopic.

24 June 2010 11:40 PM, PDT | Upcoming-Movies.com | See recent Upcoming-Movies.com news »

Elias Koteas has joined Darrell Roodt's "Winnie" biopic. Already in the cast are Terrence Howard (Nelson Mandela) and Jennifer Hudson (Winnie Mandela), with Wendy Crewson playing pro-Mandela activist Mary Botha. Koteas will play De Vries, a fanatical officer in the apartheid police state who rises in power and is bent on stopping Winnie and the black anti-apartheid activists from gaining power. Film is being produced by Michael Mosca of Equinoxe and Iron Wood Film's Andre Pieterse. The movie is being filmed in Johannesburg, Cape Town and Robbin Island, South Africa. Koteas was last seen next in “The Killer Inside Me," a limited release starring Casey Affleck, Kate Hudson and Jessica Alba »

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Crewson Plays Botha In The Winnie Biopic

18 June 2010 11:10 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Wendy Crewson ("The Santa Clause," "What Lies Beneath," "Away From Her") will play activist Mary Botha in the biopic "Winnie" for Equinoxe Films says The Hollywood Reporter.

Botha became a social worker in South Africa after witnessing a brutal police assault on a black youth. After befriending the Mandelas during the fight against apartheid, Botha is subjected to phone-tapping, police harassment and house arrest.

Terrence Howard and Jennifer Hudson are set to play Nelson and Winnie Mandela Darrell Roodt is directing while Michael Mosca and Andre Pieterse will produce.

The Canada/South Africa co-production will shoot in Johannesburg, Cape Town, and Robbin Island. »

- Garth Franklin

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Wendy Crewson believes in 'Winnie'

18 June 2010 10:43 AM, PDT | Monsters and Critics | See recent Monsters and Critics news »

Wendy Crewson has joined the cast of Equinoxe Films' biopic "Winnie." According to The Hollywood Reporter, Terrence Howard and Jennifer Hudson have been cast as Nelson and Winnie Mandela. Crewson will play Mary Botha, who becomes a social worker in South Africa after witnessing a police assault on a black youth.South African director Darrell James Roodt ("Yesterday," "Cry, The Beloved Country") is directing. Andre Pieterse of Ma-Afrika Films and Michael Mosca of Canada's Equinoxe Films are producing. Pieterse and Roodt wrote the screenplay, which is based on the book "Winnie Mandela: A Life" by Anne Marie du Preez Bezdrob.The film is shooting in Johannesburg, Cape Town, and Robbin Island. Crewson has appeared in the films "Away From Her," "A Home »

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Wendy Crewson joins Winnie' biopic.

18 June 2010 12:52 AM, PDT | Upcoming-Movies.com | See recent Upcoming-Movies.com news »

Wendy Crewson has joined the cast of "Winnie" opposite Terrence Howard and Jennifer Hudson as Nelson and Winnie Mandela. Crewson ("The Santa Clause") will play activist Mary Botha who becomes a social worker after witnessing a brutal assault on a black youth. Equinoxe Films' biopic is helmed by Darrell Roodt and being produced by Michael Mosca of Euinoxe Films and Andre Piererse of Iron Wood Film. Filming will take place in Cape Town, Johannesburg and Robbin Island. Spare me. Another film focusing on past events. How about covering one in current South Africa where, if you can afford ot, an electric fence surrounds your home. »

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Wendy Crewson Set for Winnie Biopic

17 June 2010 10:02 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Wendy Crewson joins Winnie biopicWendy Crewson has boarded the biopic Winnie from Equinoxe Films, starring opposite Terrence Howard and Jennifer Hudson who portray Nelson and Winnie Mandela.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Crewson will play activist Mary Botha, who becomes a social worker in South Africa after witnessing a brutal police assault on a black youth. After befriending the Mandelas during the fight against apartheid, Botha is subjected to phone-tapping, police harassment and house arrest.

Darrell Roodt is directing the Canada/South Africa co-production.

Production is underway in Johannesburg, Cape Town, and Robbin Island.

Winnie comes to theaters in 2012 and stars Jennifer Hudson, Terrence Howard, Wendy Crewson. The film is directed by Darrell Roodt. »

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Wendy Crewson joins 'Winnie' biopic

17 June 2010 5:00 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Wendy Crewson   Wendy Crewson has been cast in Equinoxe Films' biopic "Winnie," opposite Terrence Howard and Jennifer Hudson as Nelson and Winnie Mandela.

Crewson ("The Santa Clause") will play activist Mary Botha, who becomes a social worker in South Africa after witnessing a brutal police assault on a black youth. After befriending the Mandelas during the fight against apartheid, Botha is subjected to phone-tapping, police harassment and house arrest.

Darrell Roodt is directing the Canada/South Africa co-production, which is being produced by Michael Mosca of Equinoxe and Andre Pieterse of Iron Wood Film. The movie is being shot in Johannesburg, Cape Town, and Robbin Island.

Repped by Innovative and Perry Zimel, Crewson has appeared in the features "Away From Her," "A Home at the End of the World," "The 6th Day," "Air Force One" and "What Lies Beneath." »

- By Jay A. Fernandez

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Movies This Week: Chloe Betrayed Red Riding, Mother

26 March 2010 11:30 AM, PDT | Slackerwood | See recent Slackerwood news »

There is life after SXSW, and it looks like a lot of movies waited until our attention wasn't drawn to the fest. Several films are opening this week, so you have plenty to choose from.

Chloe -- Take a stale marriage and an attractive escort, throw in Liam Neeson, Julianne Moore, and Amanda Seyfried, who headline the cast of Atom Egoyan's latest. Remember Where the Truth Lies? (wide)

Formosa Betrayed -- Inspired by actual events, an FBI agent is entangled in a murder investigation that involves the U.S. State Department, the Chinese Mafia and the Nationalist Chinese Government. The cast includes James Van Der Beek, Wendy Crewson and John Heard. (Galaxy Highland)

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