Starring Brendan Gleeson, Taylor Kitsch, Liane Balaban, Gordon Pinsent, Mark Critch
Directed by Don McKellar
Written by Michael Dowse and Ken Scott
One has to acquire a taste for eccentric dramedies that are populated by infectious quirky characters, a far-fetching premise, gentle-minded absurdity and an appreciation for the small-scale cinema experience to embrace the giddy gumption of director Don McKellar’s odd yet highly-spirited The Grand Seduction. Breezy, mildly confusing and charmingly off-kilter The Grand Seduction is an English-language Canadian film that tickles the funnybone in its cheeky conviction detailing the desperate economical times of a financially-strapped Newfoundland fishing village.
Now American television audiences in particular may inevitably view the witty Seduction as a knockoff to the critically-acclaimed early 1990′s series Northern Exposure where the off-base, fish-out-of-the-water quirks and kooky culture shock of revolving personalities co-existing in a quaint scenic hamlet may seem grudgingly familiar. Well
“The Grand Seduction,” which is rated “PG-13” and opens in Chicago on June 13, 2014, also stars Liane Balaban, Gordon Pinsent, Anna Hopkins, Rhonda Rodgers, Carly Boone, Mark Critch, Steve O’Connell and Matt Watts from director Don McKellar and writers Michael Dowse and Ken Scott.
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The Festival also welcomes thousands of producers and other industry professionals bringing films to us.
The following filmmakers and artists are expected to attend the Toronto International Film Festival:
Ahmad Abdalla, Hany Abu-Assad, Yuval Adler, Akosua Adoma Owusu, Alexandre Aja, Bruce Alcock, Gianni Amelio, Thanos Anastopoulos, Madeline Anderson, Nimród Antal, Louise Archambault,
Amongst the many, many films making their presence felt out in Toronto will be Steve McQueen’s highly anticipated 12 Years a Slave, which launched a powerful first trailer earlier in the month. The film sees Chiwetel Ejiofor lead a fantastic cast, with Michael Fassbender returning to work for his Hunger / Shame director, alongside the likes of Brad Pitt, Benedict Cumberbatch, Sarah Paulson, Paul Giamatti, and many more.
Opening the festival will be Bill Condon’s The Fifth Estate, which stars Benedict Cumberbatch as WikiLeaks founder, Julian Assange, alongside Daniel Brühl, Laura Linney, Anthony Mackie, and Stanley Tucci.
And closing it will be Daniel Schechter’s Life of Crime,
Best Animated Program or Series
* Glenn Martin Dds
* Hot Wheels - Battle Force Five
* Jimmy Two Shoes
* Kids vs. Kat
* March of the Dinosaurs
Best Children's or Youth Fiction Program or Series
* Anash and the Legacy of the Sun-Rock
* Degrassi: The Next Generation
* How to be Indie
* That's So Weird
* Vacation with Derek
Best Children's or Youth Non-Fiction Program Series
* In Real Life
* Spelling Night in Canada: Canspell 2011
* Survive This
* TVOKids - Mark's Moments
Best Comedy Program or Series
* This Hour Has 22 Minutes
* Call Me Fitz
* Good Dog
* Halifax Comedy Fest 2010
* Living in Your Car
* Rick Mercer Report
Best Dramatic Mini-Series or TV Movie
* The Kennedys
* My Babysitter's a Vampire.
* The Pillars of the Earth
Best Dramatic Series
* The Borgias
* The Tudors
Without further ado, here's the list of winners.
Best Animated Program or Series:
Glen Martin, Dds
Best Children or Youth Fiction Program or Series:
Best Children's or Youth Non-Fiction Program or Series:
Canada's Super Speller
Best Comedy Program or Series:
Less Than Kind
Best Cross-Platform Project - Children’s and Youth:
Best Cross-Platform Project - Fiction:
Being Erica Webisodes
Best Cross-Platform Project - Non-Fiction:
Kraft Hockeyville 2010
Best Documentary Series:
Licence To Drill
Best Dramatic Mini-Series:
Best Dramatic Series:
Best General/Human Interest Series:
Tosca: Flexing at 49
Best History Documentary Program:
Best Original Program or
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This Hour Has 22 Minutes is broadcasted on Tuesday nights at 8:30 Pm on the Canadian TV network CBC. It stars Mark Critch, Gavin Crawford, Geri Hall and Cathy Jones, who cover news stories with a humouristic touch.
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
* 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:
* The Phantom
* The Summit
6. Best Dramatic Series:
* Durham County
* Republic of Doyle
* Stargate Universe
* The Tudors
7. Best Music, Variety Program or Series
* 2009 Much Music Video Awards
Dishing out the awards were special guest presenters including Yannick Bisson (Murdoch Mysteries), Kristin Booth (Crackie, Young People Fucking), Inga Cadranel (The Bridge, Rent-a-Goalie), Enrico Colantoni (Flashpoint), and screenwriters Mark Farrell (Corner Gas, Dan for Mayor), Michael McGowan (Saint Ralph, One Week), Jennifer Pertsch (6Teen, Total Drama Island), Christin Simms (Captain Flamingo, Dino Dan), Shelley Eriksen (ReGenesis) and Leila Basen & David Preston (Heartland).
Now, without further ado, let's present the winners.
Total Drama Action - “The Sand Witch Project”
Written by Shelley Scarrow
Children & Preschool:
Max and Ruby - “Max Says Goodbye”
Written by Kate Barris
The Royal Winnipeg Ballet – 40 Years of One Night Stands
Narration written by Robert Lower
Less Than Kind -
So, the finalists are...
* Grossology - "New Recruits." Written by Richard Clark.
* Total Drama Action - "Crouching Courtney, Hidden Owen." Written by Alex Ganetakos.
* League of Super Evil - “Glory Hog." Written by Philippe Ivanusic-Vallee and Davila LeBlanc
* Total Drama Action - "The Sand Witch Project." Written by Shelley Scarrow.
Children & Preschool
* Max and Ruby - "Max Says Goodbye." Written by Kate Barris.
* Max and Ruby - "Ruby's Good Neighbor Report." Written by Shelley Hoffman & Robert Pincombe.
* Zigby - "Zigby's Collection." Written by Louise Moon
* Malls R Us (Feature Version). Written by Helene Klodawsky.
* The Royal Winnipeg Ballet - 40 Years of One Night Stands. Narration Written by Robert Lower.
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