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Watch an exclusive clip from A Swingers Weekend

Coinciding with its release today, we’ve got an exclusive clip from the new comedy film A Swingers Weekend; check it out here courtesy of Cleopatra Entertainment

Seemingly perfect couple Lisa and Dan plan a steamy swingers weekend. However things go wrong when a third couple drops in unexpectedly.

A Swingers Weekend is out today and features a cast that includes Mia Kirshner, Erin Karpluk, Erin Agostino, Michael Xavier, Randal Edwards, and Jonas Chernick.

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Film News Roundup: STXsurreal Sets Vr Projects for Kevin Smith, Ed Helms, Dave Bautista

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In today’s film news roundup, Stx unveils a Vr slate, “A Swingers Weekend” gets acquired and horror film “Blood Quantum” starts shooting.

Vr Slate

Stx Entertainment’s STXsurreal has unveiled an expanded Vr slate, including projects by Kevin Smith, Ed Helms, Dave Bautista and a “Mile 22” spinoff from director Peter Berg.

The slate features original short-form series that will premiere on the Surreal channel, which will launch as an app on Vr headsets in mid-2018. The channel will kick off with “The Limit,” a short-form Vr series from Robert Rodriguez with Michelle Rodriguez starring.

Helms is directing and producing comedy series “New Tricks from The Office,” centering on an aimless 30-year-old Radio Shack employee who receives a visit from a magical elf one day and learns he is destined to become the world’s greatest wizard. Helms will produce the series with Mike Falbo via their Pacific Electric Picture Co.
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Exclusive: Inaugural North Fork TV Festival Announces Screenings And Panels

The first-ever North Fork TV Festival has announced it will take place on Saturday, August 20 in Greenport, New York. Presented alongside SeriesFest, the festival will highlight upcoming indie television projects and aim to elevate and draw attention to the innovative minds of television executives, directors, writers and actors from around the globe. The festival is open to the public.

Read More: SeriesFest: How To Make an Indie TV Pilot

“New York is the center of so much of what we watch on TV these days, and we want New York to be the area that celebrates the independent producers who are creating much of that content,” said festival founder Noah Doyle in an official statement. “Each year more and more independent TV pilots are finding their way into our homes and into our lives. The North Fork TV Festival aims to bring that independently produced content to the greater New York media market.
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7 Great Independent Pilots from SeriesFest We Hope Become TV Series

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7 Great Independent Pilots from SeriesFest We Hope Become TV Series
The world of independent television is pretty chaotic right now, largely because, unlike the indie film scene, there’s no clear trajectory to success. Some shows threw all their money into shooting a pilot. Some shows have shot multiple episodes. Some shows have found alternate distribution opportunities already. Some shows remain unseen. All of them, though, want to go beyond their current status.

Read More: SeriesFest 2016 Winners Include Fan Fiction and Irish Crime

As an attendee of SeriesFest 2016, I had the opportunity to see a large percentage of the pilots screened as part of the independent pilot competition. Some of these pilots were not world premieres, but all of the ones I saw represented the impressive state of independent production today; where a shoestring budget can still produce content on a level equal to what you might watch on TV. Below are just a few of the pilots that impressed me most,
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Niecy Nash Joins Masters of Sex as [Spoiler]'s AA Advocate

Niecy Nash Joins Masters of Sex as [Spoiler]'s AA Advocate
Her name is Niecy Nash and she’s got her work cut out for her on Masters of Sex.

The Getting On and Scream Queens actress is joining the Showtime drama’s upcoming fourth season as an Alcoholics Anonymous chairperson running Masters’ (Michael Sheen) court-ordered daily meetings. Her character, Louise Bell, fervently believes in AA’s message, and uses it to push the relentlessly stubborn Masters to reevaluate his life. She’s set to appear in multiple episodes.

RelatedMasters of Sex Shocker: Polarizing Baby Storyline Was Added For Legal Reasons

In other Masters casting news, Nurse Jackie‘s Betty Gilpin
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Masters of Sex Season 4: Being Erica Star Books Multi-Episode Arc

Masters of Sex Season 4: Being Erica Star Books Multi-Episode Arc
No stranger to time travel, Being Erica star Erin Karpluk is headed back to the swinging ’60s.

The actress has landed a multi-episode arc on Season 4 of Masters of Sex as Darleen Connolly, a patient who comes to see Masters and Johnson when her sex life with her husband is in jeopardy, TVLine has confirmed.

RelatedShowtime Lands Daniel Craig-Starring Adaptation of Franzen’s Purity Novel

In the course of Darleen’s treatment, she learns that her better half has had a foot fetish all these years.

The upcoming season of the Showtime drama (premiering Sunday, Sept. 11, at 10/9c) will
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Rookie Blue Recap: Brotherly Angst

Rookie Blue Recap: Brotherly Angst
Full disclosure: I love Rookie Blue‘s Nick and I love Erin Karpluk (thanks to my obsession with Being Erica). So it goes without saying that I was fully into Thursday’s episode, which put a long overdue spotlight on the officer’s mysterious background — and ramped up his flirtation with Juliet.

RelatedRookie Blue: Peter Mooney Previews Nick’s Emotional Episode (‘It Was a Real Trip’), His Upcoming Heroes Turn

The hour kicks off with Nick still trying to charm Juliet with gusto, so much so that Andy warns him, “I hope you’ll listen to your
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Sdcc trailer for sci-fi fantasy comedy Riftworld Chronicles

Ahead of its premiere next week, CBC has released a trailer for Riftworld Chronicles, the sci-fi/fantasy comedy starring Tahmoh Penikett (Man of Steel, Battlestar Galactica) and Erin Karpluk (Being Erica); check it out here…

Riftworld: Chronicles follows Alar of Caer Caladh (Tahmoh Penikett), who is stuck in Toronto after one of his spells goes awry. He teams up with struggling journalist Kim (Erin Karpluk) to help get him back home. Hunted by a fantastical foe, they try to solve the mystery of what binds their worlds – and their fates – together.

The series begins with a portal opening in a desolate alley in downtown Toronto, where Alar steps out to a foreign world – Earth. Clearly lost, he tries to use his powers to cast a teleport spell, to no avail. Fascinated by this new dimension, he seeks out a palace only to meet Kim, a savvy up-and-coming journalist, who is
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Wizard Stranded On The Streets Of Toronto. Check Out The Riftworld Chronicles Trailer!

Dollhouse star Tahmoh Penikett takes up his cloak and staff but sadly loses his magical powers whilst roaming the streets of Toronto in upcoming CBC backed fantasy web series Riftworld Chronicles. And sadly it turns out that Canada is a hard place to follow the ways of magic.Riftworld: Chronicles follows Alar of Caer Caladh (Tahmoh Penikett), who is stuck in Toronto after one of his spells goes awry. He teams up with struggling journalist Kim (Erin Karpluk) to help get him back home. Hunted by a fantastical foe, they try to solve the mystery of what binds their worlds -- and their fates -- together.  The series begins with a portal opening in a desolate alley in downtown Toronto, where Alar steps out to a...

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Golden Maple Awards'15 Winners Include Brandon Jay McLaren and Amanda Crew

Last Wednesday on Canada Day, the Academy of Canadians in Sports and Entertainment - Los Angeles (Acise-la) held the inaugural 2015 Golden Maple Awards at the Sls Hotel in Los Angeles. The event was hosted by Erin Karpluk from the upcoming Riftworld Chronicles who stepped in for Lauren Ash due to a sickness.

During the event former NBA basketball player and Canadian actor Rick Fox, was honored with the 2015 Maple of Excellence for Outstanding Athlete/Actor Crossover award and Canadian CrossFit champion Lucas Parker with the 2015 Maple of Excellence for Outstanding Athlete award.

Members of Acise-la had the opportunity to vote until June 23, 2015 for the winners in the following categories:

-Best Actor in a TV series broadcasted in the U.S

The winner was: Brandon Jay McLaren - "Graceland," Us Network: USA

Other nominees were:

Adam Copeland - "Haven," Network: Syfy

Alexander Ludwig - "Vikings," Network: History Channel

Greyston Holt - "Bitten," Network: Syfy

Jonathan Keltz - "Reign," Network: CW

Lyriq Bent - "The Book of Negroes," Network: Bet

Torrance Coombs - "Reign," Network: CW

-Best Actress in a TV series broadcasted in the U.S

The winner is: Amanda Crew - "Silicon Valley," Network: HBO

Other nominees were:

Anna Silk - "Lost Girl," Us Network: Syfy

Caroline Dhavernas - "Hannibal," Network: NBC

Jessalyn Gilsig - "Vikings," Network: History Channel

Katheryn Winnick - "Vikings," Network: History Channel

Kathleen Robertson - "Murder in the First," Network: TNT

Missy Peregrym - "Rookie Blue," Network: ABC

-Newcomer of the year in a TV series broadcasted in the U.S.

The winners were: Emily Hampshire - "12 Monkeys" and "Schitt's Creek," Networks: Syfy and Pop TV and Meaghan Rath - "New Girl," Network: Fox

Other nominees were:

Brooke Wexler - "Richie Rich," Network: Netflix

Italia Ricci - "Chasing Life,"Network: ABC Family

Shailyn Pierre Dixon - "The Book of Negroes," Network: Bet
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Being Erica is a heartfelt journey to a satisfying catharsis

Being Erica

Created by Jane Sinyor

Aired on CBC from 2009-2011

Have you ever wished you could turn back time? Of course you have- who among us could honestly answer otherwise? We all have moments we regret in our lives, those tiny little mistakes that gnaw at us from their fabled place in the past. What if you could eliminate them, though, erasing them and replacing them with decisions that your hindsight assures you would have been the better course of action? Would you? And if you would, how do you imagine these events would change your situation in the present day? These are the myriad of questions proposed by Being Erica, a Canadian series that centers around a troubled 30-something who enters into a sort of metaphysical therapy after being approached by a mysterious therapist.

When the series opens, Erica Strange is in pretty rough shape. She’s been fired from her job,
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The Portal, Riftworld Chronicles and fan support

Here's how short fantasy film The Portal, starring Tahmoh Penikett, was turned into TV series Riftworld Chronicles...

A not so very long time ago, in this galaxy, in those geeky communities where the card-carrying members of the geek clubs congregate, a trailer was making its rounds for a certain short film. Entitled The Portal,” it starred Tahmoh Penikett (of Supernatural and Battlestar Galactica fame, thus upping the geek factor some more) and promised an intriguing premise: the dimension-travelling wizard Alar (played by the aforementioned Penikett) accidentally ends up in our magic-less, technology-full world, and attempts to navigate it. Hilarity, naturally, ensues. Fans watched the trailer, shared, liked, commented, and demanded, when do we get to see the damn thing?

Tempers grew. Frustrated keysmashes occurred. The question was repeated again and again. Supernatural aired some more episodes with Penikett, and everyone wanted to see the charming and adorably clueless Alar battle
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Rookie Blue Recap: Out With a Bang

Rookie Blue Recap: Out With a Bang
Warning: The following recap contains major spoilers from Thursday’s season finale of Rookie Blue. If you have yet to watch, avert your eyes. Everyone else, read on…

Rookie Blue‘s Season 5 finale didn’t spare any punches, wrapping with a boom, a bun in the oven and a big dilemma.

Related Rookie Blue’s Missy Peregrym Talks Andy and Sam’s Step Forward, ‘Big’ Issues Ahead

With so many juicy twists and cliffhangers, let’s not waste any time getting down to business.

Baby Boom | The angry neighbor (the always terrific Shawn Doyle, Big Love) from a few weeks ago returns to terrorize 15 Division,
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Strategic Partners Inaugural Project Exchange with Mexico's Los Cabos International Film Festival

Strategic Partners, a presentation of the Atlantic Film Festival, has announced the producers selected to participate as part of the inaugural project exchange with Mexico’s Los Cabos International Film Festival and Brazil’s RioContentMarket, in addition to an incredible line-up of producers and projects. As part of a two year spotlight on Latin America, one Mexican producer with a feature film in development and one Brazilian producer with a television project in development have been invited to participate at Strategic Partners 2014, September 11 - 14 in Halifax, Nova Scotia. A Canadian feature film in development will then be selected from this year’s Strategic Partners to participate at Los Cabos International Film Festival, November 11 - 14, 2014. Additionally, a Canadian television project in development looking for Brazilian co-production partners will be chosen to attend RioContentMarket, February 2015. This initiative is sponsored by the Canadian Media Production Association.

Producer and co-founder of the Mexican production company Agrupación Caramelo Cinematografica, April Shannon, has been selected to participate in this year’s Strategic Partners from Los Cabos International Film Festival. Shannon’s impressive career includes working as producer on Bernardo Arellano’s "Between Night and Day" as well as production manager on James Franco’s "The Broken Tower." Shannon recently produced Arellano’s second feature "The Beginning of Time," now in post-production, to be released in late 2014. Shannon will bring the dark thriller "Franco’s Night" to Strategic Partners with production slated for 2015 in Mexico.

Brazilian producer Marcelo Galvão has been selected from RioContentMarket’s esteemed alumni of 2014. Galvão established production company Gatacine in 2001 and has since directed six features including "Farewell," "La Rina and Bellini"and the "Devil." He has won over 50 renowned awards including Best Film at the Gramado Film Festival, Best Director at the Los Angeles Brazilian Film Festival and Best Screenwriter at Paulína Film Festival (Brazil) among many others. Galvão will bring the highly anticipated television miniseries, The Gardener, to this year’s Strategic Partners.

“Ushering in the very first project exchange with producers April Shannon and Marcelo Galvão sets the bar incredibly high and truly complements the illustrious roster of delegates we will have at this year’s events,” says Strategic Partners Director, Laura Mackenzie. “The results couldn’t have been more ideal and I look forward to continuing our newly founded relationships with Los Cabos International Film Festival and RioContentMarket.”

A snapshot of the producers and 108 projects slated for Strategic Partners 2014:

"Prisoner’s Dilemma," (Feature Film, Sci-Fi Noir Thriller): Rebecca Knapp, The Content Providers/Dark Engine (UK), Director: Mark Anthony Galluzzo (RSVP), Attached: Lynn Collins ("X-Men Origins: Wolverine")

"Give Me Your Hand" (Feature Film, Romantic Comedy): Mariela Besuievsky, Tornasol Films (Spain), Director: Maria de Medeiros ("April Captains", "Je t’aime, moi non plus"), screenplay by Alicia Luna and Maria de Medicos

"Las Elegidas," (Feature Film, Drama): Marta Núñez Puerto, Canana (Mx), Director: David Pablos, ("The Life After")

"Dreamland,"(Feature Film, Fantasy): Amber Ripley, Foundation Features (Cad), Director: Bruce McDonald ("The Tracey Fragments," "Pontypool"), Attached: Stephen McHattie ("Watchmen," "300")

"Buzz Me," (Feature Film, Comedy): Raj Panikkar, Fifth Ground Entertainment (Cad), Director: Ken Girotti ("Vikings," "Orphan Black")

"A Prayer Before Dawn," (Feature Film, Action): Sol Papadopoulos, Roy Boulter, Hurricane Films (UK), Attached: Charlie Hunnam (Sons of Anarchy)

"The Sandman" (Feature Film, Horror): Daniela Tully, Shivertown Road (USA/Germany), Director: Dario Argento ("Philomena," "Opera"), Attached: Iggy Pop ("Trainspotting")

"The Portal," (TV Fiction, Fantasy): Andrew Nicholas McCann Smith, First Love Films (Canada). Director: Jonathan Williams ("The Portal"), Attached: Tahmoh Penikett (Battlestar Galactica, Bomb Girls, Supernatural), Erin Karpluk (Being Erica)

"Are We A Bus" (TV Fiction, Comedy Drama): Mark Montefiore, New Metric Media (Canada), Show-runner: Daegan Fryklind (Bitten)

"Orovida" (TV Fiction, Romance): Mariela Besuievsky, Tornasol Films (Spain) - based on the novel by Yael Guiladi (portraying a passionate story of forbidden love at a time when an interracial liaison could result in death)

"Guardian Council" (TV Fiction, Procedural Drama): Carlos Andrade, Visom Digital (Brazil). Director: Rudi Lagemann ("Angels of The Sun")

A stellar line-up of some of the world’s most influential production companies will descend upon Halifax this fall including:

Sepia Films ("A Shine of Rainbows") - Canada

Blue Ice Pictures ("Nebraska") - Canada

Sienna Films ("Titanic") - Canada

Amaze Film + TV ("Call Me Fitz") - Canada

10x2y inc. ("The Samaritan") - Canada

Alazraki Entertainment ("Nosotros Los Nobles") - Mexico

Axman Productions ("Corn Island") - Czech Republic

Easy There Tiger ("Julie & Juila") - USA

Pampa Films ("The Games Maker") - Argentina

Utopia Group ("The Dead Man and Being Happy") - Argentina

Sikhya Entertainment ("The Lunchbox") - India

Each year, top Canadian and international industry players, including producers, investors, sales agents, funding agencies, broadcasters and distributors are selected to attend Strategic Partners. Offering over 1,000 pre-scheduled 1-2-1 meetings, co-production focused roundtable sessions, cutting edge panels, visionary keynote speakers, and screenings and receptions – Strategic Partners is a convergence of talent and innovation, producing tangible results.

For program updates and information on all things co-production, you can now follow the newly developed Strategic Partners presence on social media:

Twitter: [At]SPcopromarket Facebook: www.facebook.com/atlanticfilmfestivalstrategicpartners Youtube: www.youtube.com/atlanticfilmdotcom

About Strategic Partners: An International Film, Television and Digital Co-Production Market The Atlantic Film Festival’s Strategic Partners is one of the world’s preeminent co-production/co-financing markets focusing on feature film, TV and web based fiction. Strategic Partners offers an intimate, organized forum for projects looking for financing as well as those still at an early stage, looking for the right partner.

Over the past 17 years, Strategic Partners has established itself not only as a one of a kind co-production market, but also as a cutting edge, intimate environment that delivers solutions to existing and foreseeable industry challenges. The intelligence and program offered at Strategic Partners is developed over many months of research into current global issues. However, this information is only a complement to Strategic Partners’ primary function – to build, establish and nurture relationships between producers and their partners. Strategic Partners is a part of the Atlantic Film Festival family of programs. Today’s Atlantic Film Festival is now a year-round celebration, growing beyond our eight-day cornerstone event in September to include: ViewFinders: Atlantic Film Festival for Youth, the Aff Outdoor Film Experience, and Strategic Partners. Learn more Here
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Post Mortem: Rookie Blue's Missy Peregrym Talks Andy and Sam's Step Forward, 'Big' Issues Ahead

Post Mortem: Rookie Blue's Missy Peregrym Talks Andy and Sam's Step Forward, 'Big' Issues Ahead
Warning: If you have yet to watch Thursday’s Rookie Blue, avert your eyes. Everyone else, read on…

Thursday’s Rookie Blue saw Andy and Sam clear a huge obstacle, as the detective finally shared his troubled history with his father and set the couple on a path toward newfound closeness.

“She needed to see him actually let her in, in a real way,” star Missy Peregrym tells TVLine. “And because he did that, she was willing to try, willing to put herself in the position to be vulnerable with him.”

Related Rookie Blue Spoilers on Andy/Sam’s Future,
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Rookie Blue Recap: Duncan't Hack It

Rookie Blue Recap: Duncan't Hack It
On Thursday’s Rookie Blue, Duncan lets Andy down at the worst possible time, someone wants a little lovin’ — if you catch our drift — and another cop dabbles with the dark side.

Related Rookie Blue Post Mortem: Andy/Sam’s Future, Nick’s Next Step and More

Duncan Fail Rating | On a scale of one to 10, most definitely a 10. Andy worries that she’s being too hard on her rookie, so Oliver advises her to cut him some slack. Unfortunately, with Duncan, “once the behavior is set, that’s pretty much how it’s going to be.” Those are his own words.
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Rookie Blue Recap: Beat Up Hearts

Rookie Blue Recap: Beat Up Hearts
Fite Nite is back on Rookie Blue, but the one who should be punching chickens out, leaving another officer to step up on Thursday night’s episode.

And yet, despite all the hits being thrown around, it’s Gail who gets really hurt.

Let’s review the heartaches, confrontations and quips:

Related Rookie Blue Post Mortem: Andy/Sam’s Future, Nick’s Next Step and More

A Second Opinion | Gail can’t make it to Fite Nite because she’s meeting Holly’s friends for the first time at The Penny. Dov suggests that her “ambiguous sexuality” might make
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Rookie Blue Post Mortem: Andy/Sam's Future, Nick's Next Step and More

Rookie Blue Post Mortem: Andy/Sam's Future, Nick's Next Step and More
Warning: If you have yet to watch Thursday’s Season 5 premiere of Rookie Blue, avert your eyes now. Everyone else, read on…

The cops of Rookie Blue returned to ABC on Thursday night, and so did the heartache.

Andy, essentially, broke things off with Nick to be with her ex Sam. But just when it looked like the pair was finally ready to give it a real go, Andy told Sam she needed space after his sister scared her off with a spiel about Sam shutting down.

Related Rookie Blue Casts Being Erica‘s Erin Karpluk in Mysterious Role

So
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Bachelorette Preview: Jj Shows His True Colors -- a Shade of Sour Grapes!

Raise your hand if you’ve been silently judging The Bachelorette‘s Jj all season — just for referring to his profession as “pantaspreneur.” (Rated TV-sp… for “Suitor, pleeease!”)

Related Big Brother 16 Cast Includes Minister, YouTube Personality, Pedicab Driver

Even those of you whose arms are firmly at your sides, however, may look askance at the fella after viewing our exclusive preview video from next Monday’s episode (8/7c on ABC). In the clip, Jj is so insolent that adorable farmer Chris finally has to step up and put Mr. Whiny McBootcut in his place.

And yes, Chris uses a well-timed
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Eye on Emmy: Nashville's Hayden Panettiere on Juliette's 'Trailer Trash' Monologue, Friendship With Rayna

Eye on Emmy: Nashville's Hayden Panettiere on Juliette's 'Trailer Trash' Monologue, Friendship With Rayna
When Hayden Panettiere gets her Nashville scripts, she reads them first as a fan, and then as an actor. “I don’t connect myself with the character immediately. Initially, it’s ‘Oh, my gosh, Juliette, you idiot! Are you kidding me?’”

And yet after a season where her country diva became an industry pariah by very publicly breaking up a radio titan’s marriage (and appearing to have denounced God’s existence in a viral video), then wound up betraying her soulmate Avery by drunkenly hooking up with the record exec who’d booted her from his label, “the brilliance
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