Update: Edmonton’s High School Brawl and Toronto’s Hellmington won The Cinecoup Big Deal. Congrats to BOTH @HSBMovie & @HellmingtonFilm for nabbing the Big Deal. Now… Read More »CINECOUP: $1 Million Big Deal Pitch Event at Banff World Media Festival Today
FILM ACCELERATOR: From the Folks Who Brought You WOLFCOP, CineCoup’s 2nd $1-Million Film Accelerator Launches Tonight
From the folks who brought you WolfCop: CineCoup’s 2nd film accelerator program launches in downtown Vancouver tonight with $1 million in production financing available for… Read More »FILM ACCELERATOR: From the Folks Who Brought You WOLFCOP, CineCoup’s 2nd $1-Million Film Accelerator Launches Tonight
WolfCop the movie premieres in western Canadian theatres today and Vancouver indie producer CineCoup already green lit a sequel, with a shoot planned this Fall in… Read More »CINECOUP: WOLFCOP in Theatres Today & Sequel Starts Shooting This Fall
Half-cop half-wolf all-WolfCop the movie will be released in Canadian theatres on June 6th, almost a year to the day that the Regina team won $1-million… Read More »TRAILER: CineCoup Film Accelerator Winner WOLFCOP in Theatres on June 6th
“Everyone has the potential to break bad. Most of us do not break bad.” – Vince Gilligan. Breaking Bad is a show about transition —… Read More »VIFF FORUM: The Last Cook with BREAKING BAD Creator Vince Gilligan in 2013
- Sunday, June 16th – Weekend box office for Man of Steel: A superhero-worthy US$125.1 million in North America, breaking Toy Story 3’s record for biggest June opening weekend ever and second best debut of year next to Iron Man 3. Next up: Man of Steel 2 with good chunk to be filmed in Vancouver. EW has fun keeping track of “Inappropriate Tweets about Henry Cavill“.
- Sunday, June 16th – Continuum 2×08 Second Listen airs on Showcase: Kiera (Rachel Nichols) investigates the mysterious disappearance of several deceased time traveler’s bodies; Alec (Erik Knudsen) is taken hostage by Garza on orders from his future self.
- Sunday, June 16th – The Killing 3×04 Head Shots airs on AMC: Sarah Linden (Mireille Enos) and Stephen Holder (Joel Kinnaman) team up to find the “voice” on the tapes.’; Seward (Peter Sarsgaard) is given reason to stop acting up in prison.
- Sunday, June 16th – Falling Skies 3×03 Badlands airs on TNT: Humans attack Charleston with new President Tom Mason (Noah Wyle) on the frontlines. And concern grows about the mole among them.
- Sunday, June 16th – Godzilla main unit at Japanese village set on Front Street in New Westminster. Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Bryan Cranston spotted on set.
- Sunday, June 16th – Godzilla 2nd unit films controlled parachute jump from crane on Thurlow in downtown Vancouver.
- Friday, June 14th – Mireille Enos, Joel Kinnaman and Elias Koteas film The Killing seasson 3 finale in east Vancouver neighbourhood.
- Friday, June 14th – Man of Steel opens in theatres. BC filming of the Superman reboot starring Henry Cavill. Spot the BC actor: Ian Tracey, Tahmoh Penikett, Mike Dopud and others.
- Friday, June 14th – Arrow starts filming season 2 on July 9th according to DGBC production list.
- Thursday, June 13th – Man of Steel screening for Vancouver crew.
- Thursday, June 13th – YVRShoots Series – Best of BC-made TV and Film at Leo Awards from Continuum to Camera Shy
- Thursday, June 13th – EW’s first look at Once Upon a Time‘s Ginnifer Goodwin as Jackie Kennedy for the docudrama Killing Kennedy.
- Wednesday, June 12th – The Killing films scenes with Joel Kinnaman and Jewel Staite on the fifth floor gallery of the curtain wall inside the Vancouver Public Library atrium.
- Wednesday, June 12th – Bruce Boxleitner guest-stars on Cedar Cove with Andie MacDowell
- Tuesday, June 11th – Director Zach Snyder discusses Man of Steel 2., with portion to be filmed in Vancouver, starting January 2014 via @lemon_buzz.
- Tuesday, June 11th – Hugh Dillon of Continuum and The Killing films indie The Last Crop on Chinatown roof.
- Tuesday, June 11th – King & Maxwell films around The Bay downtown.
- Tuesday, June 11th – DirecTV renews Rogue with Thandie Newton for second season of 10 episodes.
- Tuesday, June 11th – Deadline reports that NBC orders rewrite and revamping of filmed-in-Vancouver pilot Victor with`John Stamos Read More »WEEK: June 10-16, 2013
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