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'Breakfast's' digital dawn

MGM is giving a new film an online debut, making A Dog's Breakfast available on iTunes and Amazon's Unbox on Tuesday.

Breakfast director David Hewlett is the star of another MGM property, Stargate Atlantis, a sci-fi series with a cult following online, MGM senior executive vp Charles Cohen said. That made the online push for Breakfast a natural move.

"David Hewlett's film has generated a tremendous amount of interest among the 'Stargate' fan online community, and we are thrilled to give them what they want with this initiative," he said.

Breakfast has spread the word with YouTube, where a trailer has drawn more than 250,000 views, as well as with ADogsBreakfastMovie.com. A comedy about sibling rivalry, the film features several players from the Stargate franchise, including Christopher Judge and Rachel Luttrell.

Breakfast eventually will be served up on DVD beginning Sept. 18.

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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