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Wizard World Toronto Comic Con - March 26, 27, 28

"Ghostbusters" co-star Ernie Hudson will join other celebrities in Toronto @ the inaugural Wizard World Toronto Comic Con, organized by publisher Wizard Entertainment.

The Toronto event @ the Direct Energy Centre, runs March 26, 27 and 28, kicking off Wizard's 2010 Comic Con tour that includes Us cities Chicago, New York and Anaheim.

Hundreds of vendors covering comic books, science fiction, horror, gaming and anime will be on hand, as well as a costume contest, autograph sessions and panel discussions.

More than 110 celebrity and comic book guests, spanning all areas of pop culture, are now scheduled to attend, including cast members from the Toronto-lensed "Saw" films, actress Magda Apanowicz (“Caprica”), actor David Richmond-Peck (“V”), actress Jewel Staite ("Firefly), actress Luciana Carro ("Battlestar Galactica"), actress Magda Apanowicz ("Bionic Woman") and actress Gena Lee Nolan ("Baywatch").

Also attending is Toronto-born actress Kate Hewlett ("Stargate Atlantis").

In addition Maple Pictures will present an exclusive panel on the UK/Toronto-lensed
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Wizard World Toronto Comic Con- March 26, 27, 28

Ghostbusters co-star Ernie Hudson will join other celebrities in Toronto @ the inaugural Wizard World Toronto Comic Con. The Toronto event @ the Direct Energy Centre, runs March 26, 27 and 28, kicking off Wizard's 2010 Comic Con tour that includes Us cities Chicago, New York and Anaheim. Hundreds of vendors covering comic books, science fiction, horror, gaming and anime will be on hand, as well as a costume contest, autograph sessions and panel discussions. More than 110 celebrity and comic book guests, spanning all areas of pop culture, are now scheduled to attend, including cast members from the Toronto-lensed Saw films, actress Magda Apanowicz (Caprica), actor David Richmond-Peck (V), actress Jewel Staite (Firefly), actress Luciana Carro (Battlestar Galactica), actress Magda Apanowicz (Bionic Woman) and actress Gena Lee Nolan (Baywatch). Also attending is Toronto-born actress Kate Hewlett (Stargate Atlantis). In addition Maple Pictures will present an exclusive panel on the UK/Toronto-lensed comic book adaptation Kick-Ass, moderated by Wizard magazine's Mike Cotton,
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CBC weighs 'Fancy' comedy pilot

Toronto – The Canadian Broadcasting Corp. (CBC) is weighing "Fancy," a half-hour comedy pilot about a complicated kids TV host from Vancouver-based indie producer Gang of Two and Crescent Entertainment, as a possible 2010 series pick-up.

James Genn directed the "Fancy" pilot for executive producer Jayme Pfahl and producers Wendy Hopkins and Ken Lawson.

The comedy pilot, written by Hopkins and starring Kate Hewlett, Pat McKenna and Jana Peck, follows the host of a kids TV show, Maureen Fancy (Hewlett), who is perky and happy on camera, and anything but off camera as she fends off endless complications in her personal life.

A CBC spokesman said the public broadcaster has just received the pilot, and will decide on an additional 12-episode order early in the new year.

The public broadcaster earlier this week ordered two seasons of the new computer-generated animation series "Pirates!" from Halifax-based indie producer Halifax Films for its morning preschool block,
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Stargate Sg-1 & Stargate Atlantis: A Joint Film... Sort Of

Well, members of the cast and crew of Stargate Sg-1 and Stargate Atlantis have gotten together for a movie -- though not in a way that fans might expect. David Hewlett (Dr. Rodney McKay on Stargate Atlantis) is making his writing and directorial debut with a new independent comedy film entitled A Dog's Breakfast. The film was shot early this year and was produced in Vancouver, British Columbia during the Stargate hiatus period.

Knowing talent when he sees it, Hewlett utilized the talents of several members of the cast and crew from the Sg-1 and Atlantis family. Hewlett co-stars in the film and was joined by his real-life sister Kate Hewlett (Jeanie Miller on Atlantis), Paul McGillion (Carson Beckett on Atlantis, who is also, by the way, departing the show mid-season three as a regular), Christopher Judge (Teal'c on Sg-1), Rachel Luttrell (Teyla Emmagan on Atlantis), Amanda Byram (host of
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MGM serving 'Breakfast' with comedy

TORONTO -- MGM said Monday that it has acquired worldwide rights to A Dog's Breakfast, a low-budget dark comedy shot in Vancouver by the cast and crew of MGM's Stargate Atlantis and Stargate SG-1 while on production hiatus.

The film, directed by David Hewlett, who plays Dr. Rodney McKay on Stargate Atlantis, recently garnered about 100,000 views when clips from the project were uploaded on YouTube.

The movie was shot for about $1 million in January at a house adjoining Deer Lake in Vancouver. Hewlett wrote and directed the comedy, which stars Christopher Judge (Stargate SG-1), Rachel Luttrell (Stargate Atlantis) and Amanda Byram (The Swan), with Jane Loughman and John G. Lenic sharing producer credits.

Breakfast follows a brother (Hewlett) attempting to thwart a new relationship involving his sister (Kate Hewlett) and her TV star fiance, Ryan (Paul McGillion).

MGM acquired all rights for the film, including TV, new media and home video.

"We are delighted to be working with David Hewlett and Kibble Prods. on this hilarious comedy," MGM executive vp Charles Cohen said.

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