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Exclusive: U.S. Trailer And Poster For Denys Arcand's 'An Eye For Beauty'

Oscar nominated and Cannes Film Festival prize winning filmmaker Denys Arcand is a Canadian director who has been behind acclaimed pictures like "The Barbarian Invasions," "Jesus Of Montreal," and "The Decline Of The American Empire." And the latest from the auteur is "An Eye For Beauty," which is now landing stateside thanks to Monument Releasing and today we have the exclusive U.S. trailer for the film. Starring Éric Bruneau, Mélanie Thierry, Melanie Merkosky, Marie-José Croze, Mathieu Quesnel, and Geneviéve Boivin-Roussy, the story follows a young man whose affair threatens to unravel his marriage and professional life. Here's the official synopsis:  Luc is a brilliant young architect with a budding reputation. Opinionated, charming, and confident, he lives with his beautiful wife in the stunning countryside of Quebec. Luc's seemingly-perfect life begins to fall apart however when he meets and falls for...
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Baxter Brothers Film Rebrands as Monument Releasing; Acquires 'An Eye for Beauty'

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Baxter Brothers Film Rebrands as Monument Releasing; Acquires 'An Eye for Beauty'
U.S. distributor Baxter Brothers Film Releasing has undergone a rebrand to become Monument Releasing and has just acquired Oscar-winner Denys Arcand’s latest film, "An Eye for Beauty." The film follows Luc (Éric Bruneau), a brilliant young architect who lives a peaceful life with his wife Stephanie (Mélanie Thierry) in the countryside of Charlevoix, Quebec. When he travels to Toronto to serve on an architectural jury, he meets Lindsay (Melanie Merkosky), a mysterious woman who turns his life upside down. "An Eye For Beauty" will be released in U.S. theaters later this year. Read More: Tiff List 2014: The Complete Toronto International Film Festival Lineup With Grade Averages
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Séville trio sparks strong buyer response

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Séville trio sparks strong buyer response
Séville International has announced a slew of sales ahead of the Afm on The Dark Horse, Elephant Song and An Eye For Beauty.

Rights on The Dark Horse have gone in Benelux (Imagine Film), France (Zed), Germany (Koch Media), Scandinavia (Scanbox), Switzerland (Praesens), Turkey (Fabula), UK (Koch Media), Israel (Shoval Film), Middle East (Shooting Stars), Colombia (Babilla Cine) and airlines (Jaguar).

eOne will directly distribute in Canada writer-director James Napier Robertson’s story of a man who struggles to overcome challenges and pass on his gift to children in his community. Cliff Curtis stars.

Séville’s vice-president of international sales Anick Poirier (pictured) and her team have closed deals on Elephant Song, the psychological thriller starring Xavier Dolan that premiered in Toronto.

Deals closed in Japan (UpLink), South Korea (At Nine Film), Turkey (Bir Film), Israel (Shoval Film) and China (Blue Media Times). Séville is in negotiations for Benelux and confirmed it will handle Charles Binamé’s film
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Séville Int'l boards An Eye For Beauty

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Séville Int'l boards An Eye For Beauty
Fledgling eOne subsidiary Séville International has picked up international sales on Denys Arcand’s An Eye For Beauty (Le Règne De La Beauté).

Séville vp of international sales Anick Poirier will screen the film to buyers on the Croisette and the company will distribute directly in Québec and Canada on May 15.

Arcand also wrote the screenplay to the story of a talented young architect with remarkable talent whose idyllic life is turned upside-down after he meets a mysterious woman in Toronto.

Cinémaginaire’s Denise Robert is producing and the film stars Éric Bruneau, Mélanie Thierry, Melanie Merkosky and Marie‐Josée Croze.

“I fell in love with this film for its beauty and for its accurate portrayal of the 30-something generation,” said Poirier. “I am very much looking forward to working with such an amazing director and with Denise Robert and Daniel Louis.

Denys Arcand is renowned worldwide for his talent and I am thrilled to have him
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Séville International boards Beauty

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Séville International boards Beauty
Fledgling eOne subsidiary Séville International has picked up international sales on Denys Arcand’s An Eye For Beauty (Le Règne De La Beauté).

Séville vp of international sales Anick Poirier will screen the film to buyers on the Croisette and the company will distribute directly in Québec and Canada on May 15.

Arcand also wrote the screenplay to the story of a talented young architect with remarkable talent whose idyllic life is turned upside-down after he meets a mysterious woman in Toronto.

Cinémaginaire’s Denise Robert is producing and the film stars Éric Bruneau, Mélanie Thierry, Melanie Merkosky and Marie‐Josée Croze.

“I fell in love with this film for its beauty and for its accurate portrayal of the 30-something generation,” said Poirier. “I am very much looking forward to working with such an amazing director and with Denise Robert and Daniel Louis.

Denys Arcand is renowned worldwide for his talent and I am thrilled to have him
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New Strain TV Spot Falls from the Sky

During last night's Nfc Championship game, a TV spot for Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan's "The Strain" aired, and thanks to an eagle-eyed, camera-happy YouTuber, we have it here for ya!

Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan (co-authors of the novel on which "The Strain" is based) co-wrote the pilot, which del Toro also directed. Carlton Cuse serves as showrunner and writer. Gary Ungar executive produces the FX Productions series.

The story centers on Dr. Ephraim Goodweather (Corey Stoll), the head of the Center for Disease Control Canary Team in New York City. He and his team are called upon to investigate a mysterious viral outbreak with hallmarks of an ancient and evil strain of vampirism. As the strain spreads, Eph, his team, and an assembly of everyday New Yorkers wage war for the fate of humanity itself.

Regina King play Ruby Wain, the smart and accomplished manager
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A New Image From the Strain is Down With the Sickness

Another new image has come forth from the upcoming adaptation of Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan's The Strain for FX. Check it out and keep counting the days until this baby goes live!

Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan (co-authors of the novel on which "The Strain" is based) co-wrote the pilot, which del Toro also directed. Carlton Cuse serves as showrunner and writer. Gary Ungar executive produces the FX Productions series.

The story centers on Dr. Ephraim Goodweather (Corey Stoll), the head of the Center for Disease Control Canary Team in New York City. He and his team are called upon to investigate a mysterious viral outbreak with hallmarks of an ancient and evil strain of vampirism. As the strain spreads, Eph, his team, and an assembly of everyday New Yorkers wage war for the fate of humanity itself.

Regina King play Ruby Wain, the smart and
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First Two Images From The Strain Infect the Web

Yahoo! TV has nabbed the first two images from the upcoming adaptation of Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan's The Strain for FX. Check 'em out, and look for more on this one really soon!

Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan (co-authors of the novel on which "The Strain" is based) co-wrote the pilot, which del Toro also directed. Carlton Cuse serves as showrunner and writer. Gary Ungar executive produces the FX Productions series.

The story centers on Dr. Ephraim Goodweather (Corey Stoll), the head of the Center for Disease Control Canary Team in New York City. He and his team are called upon to investigate a mysterious viral outbreak with hallmarks of an ancient and evil strain of vampirism. As the strain spreads, Eph, his team, and an assembly of everyday New Yorkers wage war for the fate of humanity itself.

Regina King play Ruby Wain, the smart
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Jim Watson Feels The Strain for FX

A fresh new face has just been added to FX's "The Strain," the latest in a sea of cast additions that have been recently announced. Sink your fangs into all the details right here!

As reported by Deadline, "Copper" alum Jim Watson has joined the cast and will recur as the younger version of Abraham (the recently recast David Bradley) on the drama. After being driven by the Nazis from his home village, young Abraham is caught and sent to a concentration camp, only to learn there is a greater evil in the world that he resolves to fight.

Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan (co-authors of the novel on which the show is based) co-wrote the pilot, which del Toro also directed. Carlton Cuse serves as showrunner and writer. Gary Ungar executive produces the FX Productions series.

The story centers on Dr. Ephraim Goodweather (Corey Stoll), the head of
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Two More Actors Set to Feel The Strain for FX

Two more people have signed on for recurring roles in FX's upcoming "The Strain" adaptation: "Southland" and "24" alum Regina King and "Continuum" star Melanie Merkosky. Read on for the details.

Per Deadline, King (pictured) will play Ruby Wain, the smart and accomplished manager of philandering rock star Gabriel Bolivar (Jack Kesy), while Merkosky will play Jim Kent's (Sean Astin) wife Sylvia, who is suffering from cancer. Really? Cancer? A vampire outbreak isn't enough tragedy?

In any event, Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan (co-authors of the novel on which the show is based) co-wrote the pilot, which del Toro also directed. Carlton Cuse serves as showrunner and writer. Gary Ungar executive produces the FX Productions series.

The story centers on Dr. Ephraim Goodweather (Corey Stoll), the head of the Center for Disease Control Canary Team in New York City. He and his team are called upon to investigate a
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Regina King Joins FX Series ‘The Strain’

Southland alumna Regina King is set to recur on FX‘s new drama series The Strain, from Guillermo del Toro, Chuck Hogan and Carlton Cuse. The Strain is a high-concept thriller that tells the story of Dr. Ephraim Goodweather (Corey Stoll), the head of the Centers for Disease Control Canary Team in New York City. He and his team are called on to investigate a mysterious viral outbreak with hallmarks of an ancient and evil strain of vampirism. King will play Ruby Wain, the smart and accomplished manager of philandering rock star Gabriel Bolivar (Jack Kesy). Also cast as a recurring on the series is Melanie Merkosky as Jim Kent’s (Sean Astin) wife Sylvia, who is suffering from cancer. She is repped by The Characters Talent Agency in Toronto. King, repped by ICM Partners, John Carrabino and Del Shaw, also is starring in Lifetime’s The Gabby Douglas Story.
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Second Season Sci-Fi Hit ‘Continuum’ Now Available On SciFiRiot

The new SciFiRiot channel, run by Digiriot, has added a Streamy-winning director to its list of talent. The second season of Blake Calhoun's Continuum has been released for free on the recently minted science fiction hub, which has filled out a full weekly schedule of new shows. Continuum is Calhoun's most recent project, following up his Streamy winner, Pink. It stars LonelyGirl15's Melanie Merkosky as an intergalactic Jason Bourne of sorts who must spacewalk around her haunting, sterile ship looking for answers. After season one arrived in full back in early 2012, Calhoun released season two in April on pay-to-view platform Jts.tv. More than three months later, all nine episodes are now under SciFiRiot's control, and it has now released the first one. Continuum joins five other new shows on SciFiRiot; some, like Neubauer, a futuristic neo-noir, are classic, hard sci-fi. Others, such as Sci-Fine Dining, whimsically fuse together multiple genres (cooking,
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‘Continuum’ Season 2 Returns To Sterile, Haunting Sci-Fi World

It took Blake Calhoun more than two years to turn Continuum from an original idea into a full-fledged web series. Luckily for fans of the series, the gap between seasons one and two is not nearly as broad. Calhoun has released nine new episodes of Continuum through pay-to-view platform Jts.TV, where they can be seen by purchasing a monthly pass for $3.99 The entire first season is available for free viewing on Jts.TV; more conveniently, it also has a home on YouTube, where the second season will end up during the summer. The original run features sterile, 2001-esque sci-fi visuals and solid acting from web series notables such as lonelygirl15's Melanie Merkosky and industry vet Taryn O'Neill. If that sounds like your kind of show, expect season two--which begins at the cliffhanger that ended episode nine--to provide more of the same. Calhoun is best known as the creator of Pink,
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‘Continuum’ Teases Out with Facebook-Only Release

Continuum is one of those anticipated independent series on our list long due to a check-in. It was after all, announced back in February of 2010 as Streamy-winning Pink director Blake Calhoun’s next project. Now the series is finally teasing out on the interwebs with a special Facebook-only exclusive release of the first three episodes. Continuum is a move into the more heady sci-fi realm for Calhoun and co., in what they are billing as “a futuristic thriller in the noir-ish tradition of 2001: A Space Odyssey and Alien.” Melanie Merkosky (Harper’s Globe, lonelygirl15) stars as a Reagan, a woman waking up inside a space ship without any memory whatsoever of why she is there. Taryn O’Neill voices the ship’s computer—or at least eventually does about midway through the first episode. Related News:‘Contiuum’ Next Up For ‘Pink’ Director, Taps Melanie Merkosky, Taryn O’Neill ‘Pink
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Quick Clicks: ‘Workshop’ on Hulu, ‘ElfQuest’, ‘White Collar Brawler’, ‘We Break Hearts’

Online video and web series news worth clicking today… Workshop the series debuts Season 2 today on Hulu after inking a distribution deal with the network earlier this spring. Creator Nate Golon is calling it the first half-hour web comedy to premiere on the site, and looking back over our records, he may be right. “As an added bonus, we’ve also posted episode 2, since people were patient enough to wait an extra week,” said Golon on the launch. That means you’ll need to earmark about 44 minutes for this comedic look inside the world of struggling La actors. 20 minutes in, we’d have to say it’s worth it. Six episodes total are due out this season, adding up to a whopping 132 minutes of comedy. [Workshop on Hulu] ElfQuest came to life last night with the SAG screening and release of the “fan imagined” trailer for a would-be series based on the popular comic book series.
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LG15 Episode Tops 50 Million Views

lg15-in-the-bedroomIn the Bedroom, the 433rd episode of lonelygirl15, broke the 50 million view mark on YouTube. The video is also currently number 13 on the all-time most viewed list for the Entertainment category and the 81st most viewed video of all time on YouTube. Jonas (Jackson Davis) posted the video on March 7th, 2008, where it quickly racked up the views and continues to do so, averaging approximately 80,000 new views a day some two years after the conclusion of the series. Granted much of the video's views can be attributed to the provocative title and enticing thumbnail (which the LG15 producers inserted as a flash frame into the exact center of the video - at the 1:26 mark - so YouTube would be sure to grab it). The image features a suggestive shot of Jennie (Melanie Merkosky) in bed. Also, the video contains one of the series' more memorable surprises as well as an important plot point.
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‘Apocalypse Wow’ Trailer, Wow.

The apocalyptic end of the world drama is such a played out subgenre that there’s nothing left to do but make fun of it. And if you’re Woody Tondorf making fun of things is what you do best. This is after all the same guy that created one of YouTube’s most popular scripted comedy web series Elevator, that racked up over 20 million views in its 3-year run. Tondorf's latest comedy is aiming to do just that. Apocalypse Wow released their first trailer later yesterday evening, after screening it down at Comic-Con in San Diego last month. As of now the project is just a pilot episode and trailer, produced on what Tondorf says is “a tiny spec budget” in hopes of luring in investors or one of the online studios or networks to pick up the series. Tondorf teamed up with Blue Movies creator Scott Brown, who directed the promo episodes,
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Celebrate the Web 2: The Webbening of Comic-Con

On the heaviest day of Comic-Con, one might think that having a major off-site event, to be held in the midst of some heavy hitting panels, might not be the strongest plan ever conceived. Showing up early to the event at the Bristol Hotel, I watched as some of the finishing touches were applied to the set-up. This was not the last-minute, throw-something-together-in-four-days event from this past April. Nor was it the end-all, be-all of panels. This was simply the next logical step for the web series industry, in a long road to having an entire section of the convention marked out for us. Run by Jenni Powell, Taryn O'Neill and Stephanie Thorpe, Celebrate the Web 2 came together with a different tone from the previous outing. Where the original event did so out of a need to heal some wounds, this time around the tone was stronger: “We’re here to stay,
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‘Pink’ Goes International with Fireworks

Generate announced today that it inked a deal with Fireworks International, the television and digital distribution arm of ContentFilm plc, to distribute internationally last year's inaugural Streamy for Best Director for a Dramatic Web Series winner, Pink. Created in 2007 by Mike Maden and Blake Calhoun, over its first three seasons, Pink has garnered a collective ten million views in the U.S. with runs on Hulu, TheWB.com, YouTube, Vuze and others. "The international market has always presented meaningful opportunities for distributing and monetizing high-quality, story-driven content, regardless of whether originally-produced for film, television or broadband," said Jordan Levin, CEO of Generate, in a press release. "We continue to admire the approach Fireworks is taking in growing domestic digital properties globally, and we look forward to international audiences discovering and embracing Pink with the same loyalty and passion as they have in the U.S." Fireworks International is the same
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‘Contiuum’ Next Up For ‘Pink’ Director, Taps Melanie Merkosky, Taryn O’Neill

Streamy-winning director Blake Calhoun (Pink) has announced his latest web series project today, a sci-fi drama set in space called Continuum. The series will star Harper's Globe and loneylgirl15 star Melanie Merkosky (left) as Reagen, a young woman who awakes on a space ship without any memory of what she is doing there. Her only companion on board is the ship's computer, a female spin on 2001's "Hal," voiced by Taryn O'Neill (Compulsions, After Judgment). Also announced for the cast is Brad Hawkins (Pink) as Tipton. Calhoun and co. are calling the project "a futuristic thriller in the noir-ish tradition of 2001: A Space Odyssey and Alien." Loud Pictures, Calhoun's production company is producing along with Alternative Fuel, a multiplatform company he co-founded with Pink producer Mike Maden. Also producing is Cjp Digital Media, with Wilson Cleveland involved on distribution and marketing of the series, as it does for The Fall of Kaden,
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