Update: Ronald D. Moore’s Outlander won the category. Vancouver’s own timey-wimey Continuum is considered the best of the best in international science fiction, nominated for… Read More »ROCKIE AWARDS: Banff World Media Festival Sci-Fi & Action Nominees CONTINUUM & THE FLASH
Banff Media Festival
Update June 10, 2013 – Regina’s Wolf Cop won the $1-million in production financing and guaranteed release.
After three-month-plus of missions and endless unpaid work, it all came down to one pitch to a panel of film industry executives (including uber Canadian filmmaker Robert Lantos) at the Banff Media Festival. The panel took about ten minutes or so to deliberate and then chose Regina’s Wolfcop — Dirty Harry…only Hairier — from five CineCoup film accelerator finalists to win the up to $1 million in film production finacing and guaranteed movie release next year in Cineplex theatres. Three Vancouver teams — Alien Abduction, Bad and Grade Nine — drowned their sorrows with beer along with Edmonton team Uprising. But the top ten projects have all been optioned and there is some crowd-sourcing funds available so all of their movies could be made after they catch up on sleep and regroup. Here are the CineCoup Final Five videos:
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- Sunday, June 9th – Continuum 2×07 Second Degree airs on Showcase: Kiera (Rachel Nichols) & Carlos (Victor Webster) discover a juror on Julian (Richard Harmon)’s trial has been compromised and race to protect his family unaware that it’s part of a larger Liber8 plot to install Jim Martin (Tahmoh Penikett) as Mayor. Trial filmed at Vancouver Art Gallery. And Emily (Magda Apanowicz) reveals kick-ass fighting skills.
- Sunday, June 9th – The Killing 3×03 Seventeen airs on AMC: so named for 17 body bags Sarah Linden (Mireille Enos) finds near the “Picasso Drawing” of a grove of trees by Seward (Peter Sarsgaard)’s son Adrian. Stephen Holder (Joel Kinnaman) connects with Bullet and gets the name of a pimp who might have Callie. Ryan Robbins introduced as a John.
- Sunday, June 9th – Godzilla films third overnight in downtown New Westminster dressed as San Francisco, on 6th Street and Clarkson.
- Sunday, June 9th – The Killing closes the south bound lane of Burrard Bridge in the morning to film scenes, then moves to Main Street cafe and then Pender & Richards.
- Sunday, June 9th – Falling Skies 2-hour season 3 premiere airs on TNT. Tom (Noah Wyle) is president and father to a baby girl. Robert Sean Leonard joins the group.
- Sunday, June 9th – Entertainment Weekly’s set visit to Falling Skies S3 in Vancouver.
- Sunday, June 9th – Ratings for Primeval: New World debut on Syfy in the U.S. – a surprisingly strong 1.33 million on Saturday night.
- Saturday, June 8th – Godzilla films second overnight in downtown New Westminster dressed as San Francisco, this time on 6th Street from Carnovan down past Columbia Street.
- Saturday, June 8th – Comedy couple Brent Butt & Nancy Robertson host Leo Awards Gala Ceremony at Westin Bayshore Hotel. Continuum wins Best Dramatic Series and six other Leos. Arctic Air contingent owns red carpet. And Primeval: New World represents with three gorgeous cast.
- Saturday, June 8th – Primeval: New World debut on Syfy in the U.S.
- Saturday, June 8th – Ratings for Continuum S2 premiere on Syfy in the U.S. — a steady 1.42 million total viewers and 552,000 adults 18-49 on Friday night.
- Friday, June 7th – Leo Awards celebration ceremony. Simon Barry wins screenwriting award for Continuum‘s season one finale, End Times.
- Friday, June 7th – Godzilla second unit in overnight shoot in downtown New Westminster filming soldiers running up hill on Begbie Street dressed as San Francisco. Aaron Taylor-Johnson on set and lots and lots of smoke.
- Friday, June 7th – Continuum season 2 premiere on Syfy in the U.S.
- Thursday, June 6th – Supernatural star Jensen Ackles becomes a Dad. Wife Daneel gives birth to baby girl named Justice Jay Ackles, aka J2 orJJ Ackles.
- Thursday, June 6th – New trailer for Man of Steel starring Henry Cavil. And in interviews Cavill & Krypton Dad Russell Crowe talk about the problem of no fly in super suit.
- Thursday, June 6th – News from Bell Media Upfront in Toronto: CTV will reverse the Amell cousins’ Wednesday night block this fall and air it earlier than the CW with Robbie Amell’s The Tomorrow People at 7 p.m. before Stephen Amell’s Arrow at 8 p.m. In CanCon: new Toronto crime drama Players has Sanctuary’s Agam Darshi in cast.
- Thursday, June 6th – Psych films inside Caprice night club on Granville after doing quick establishing shot outside the Penthouse in the morning. Read More »WEEK: June 3-9, 2013