Continuum Wins Big at Saturn Awards!

The four season series Continuum picked up the esteemed award for Best Science Fiction TV Series at the 2016 Saturn Awards in Los Angeles, beating an esteemed list of nominated series.
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Continuum Nominated for Four Leo Awards

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We are proud to announce the four nominations for Continuum at BC’s Leo Awards

 

Best Dramatic Series

Best Direction in a Dramatic Series (Simon Barry)

Best Stunt Coordination (Kimani Ray Smith – twice nominated)

 

Awards will be announced on Sunday, June 14

 

Continuum Nominated for Four Saturn Awards

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The Thunderbird Group of Companies and Reunion Pictures, in association with Shaw Media, are pleased to announce thatContinuum has been nominated for four Saturn Awards. The Canadian original action-drama tells the story of a policewoman from 2077 who travels back in time to 2012 to track down escaped convicts from her future.

Continuum earned four top TV nominations, including Best Syndicated/Cable TV Series category for Executive Producer Simon Barry.

Continuum’s Rachel Nichols is nominated for Best TV Actress for her role as Kiera Cameron. And Canadian actor Erik Knudsen is nominated for Best Supporting TV Actor for his role as Alec Sadler. Lexa Doig has also been nominated forBest Supporting TV Actress for her role as Sonya Valentine.

Filmed on location in Vancouver, B.C., Continuum is developed and produced by Reunion Pictures. The series is now seen internationally in more than 132 countries, and has been renewed for a fourth and final season that will air in 2015 with six episodes.

The Saturn Awards are presented by the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, and honours achievements in each of these categories. The awards will be presented on June 25, 2015.

Katee Sackhoff To Star In & Create Futuristic TV Series For Reunion Pictures

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Battlestar Galactica alumna Katee Sackhoff is set to topline another drama set in the future, this one her own creation. Sackhoff has teamed with Continuum producer Reunion Pictures for the project, Rain, which she wrote and is executive producing though her Fly Free Productions. Rain is described as an evolutionary parable that gives us a look into our possible future as a species viewed through the eyes of a soldier named Rain (Sackhoff). It explores how the longterm effects of global warming, the burning of fossil fuels and the scientific manipulation of nature’s balance rot the world and contribute to its decline. “With Rain, Katee has created a future world and a story that are compelling as both a sweeping vision and a very personal exploration of a civilization in harrowing decline by its own hand,” said Reunion Pictures’ Tom Rowe. “She has written a great story and we are excited to be working with her.” Rowe executive produces alongside Sackhoff, with Leland LaBarre serving as producer.

Sackhoff costars in the drama Longmire, which is moving to Netflix. She is coming off viral onlinevideo hit Power/Rangers, which amassed more than 14 million views on YouTube within days before being yanked over copyright issues. “It’s great to be in business with Reunion and Thunderbird,” Sackhoff said.” Their credentials in the genre are outstanding and they share my vision in telling a story that means a lot to me.” In addition to Continuum, Reunion Pictures, owned by Vancouver based Thunderbird Films, also produces drama Olympus for Syfy.

 

Broadcast premiere of “Olympus”

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

 

Super Channel announces Canadian broadcast premiere of mythological drama series, Olympus

 

Thursday, April 2 at 9 pm ET

 

EDMONTON (March 9, 2015) Olympus, an epic 13-part mythological drama series, makes its Canadian broadcast premiere on Super Channel, Canada’s only national English pay television network, on Thursday, April 2 at 9:00 p.m. ET (SC2).

 

The Super Channel original series, shot in Vancouver, takes viewers into the action-packed ancient world of humans, Gods and monsters, featuring characters from mythology in a way never before imagined.

Olympus tells the story of Hero (Tom York, Tyrant), a young man, on a mythical quest to solve the riddle of the Gods, unlock the doors to Olympus and become an immortal. Hero’s epic journey leads him through the darkest realms of Ancient Greece accompanied by the beautiful, but twisted Oracle of Gaia, the powerful sorceress Medea and genius inventor Daedalus. Hero battles trickster gods, vicious monsters, seductive nymphs, kings and despots, as he transforms from fresh-faced and naïve to calculating, ruthless, and cold-hearted – a match for the Gods themselves.

The series also stars Sonya Cassidy (The Paradise, Vera) as Oracle, Sonita Henry (Star Trek, The Fifth Element) as Medea, Graham Shiels (Guardians of the Galaxy, True Blood) as King Aegeus, and Matt Frewer (Orphan Black, The Knick) as Daedalus.

Created by Nick Willing (Tinman, Alice, Neverland), Olympus is a Canada-UK co-production produced by Vancouver’s Reunion Pictures (a Thunderbird company) and London’s Olympus TV and distributed by Great Point Media. Executive Producers are Robert Halmi Jr. and Jim Reeve for Great Point Media and Matthew O’Connor for Reunion Pictures.

About Super Channel

Super Channel is Canada’s only national English pay television network, consisting of four HD channels, four SD channels, and Super Channel On Demand.

Super Channel’s vision is to expand the Canadian premium TV experience by offering a broad range of fresh, entertaining movies, series, documentaries and concerts. Super Channel is owned by Allarco Entertainment 2008 Inc., an Edmonton-based media company.

 

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Canada Screen Awards!

Reunion Pictures is proud to announce multiple nominations at the 2015 Canada Screen Awards!

 

PrintBabysellers has been nominated in the following categroies:

Best Direction for a Dramatic Program or Series – Nick Willing

Best Original Music in a Dramatic Program – Rich Walters

Best  Writing of a Daramtic Program of Mini Series – Suzette Couture

Best Editing in ia Dramatic Program of Series – Alison Grace

Best Performance by an  Acrtess in a Leading Role in a Dramatic Program or Mini Series – Jennifer Finnigan

Best Costume Design in A Dramatic Program or Series – Cynthia Summers

 

Continuum has been nominated as

Best Dramatic Series

CONTINUUM CONTINUES: SHOWCASE’S SMASH-HIT ORIGINAL SERIES RENEWED FOR A FOURTH AND FINAL SEASON

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Six Suspense-Filled Episodes Wrap Up the Award-Winning Series in 2015

TORONTO, December 8, 2014 – Tonight, in an exclusive sit-down with Continuum star Rachel Nichols, ET Canada confirmed that Showcase’s Canadian original action-drama returns for a fourth and final season of six episodes airing in 2015. Continuum’s time-mending and mind-bending tale continues following a suspenseful third season that reached more than 2.35 million viewers (v2+)* and ended with a cliffhanger finale that won the night as the #1 program in key demos for all of Canadian specialty**.

“All great stories deserve an end. I am excited and grateful to finish Continuum with the riveting conclusion it deserves,” said series star, Rachel Nichols. “This series finale is dedicated to the devoted fans who have loyally supported us since day one.”

“Continuum’s award-winning success on Showcase is a testament to the quality of our Canadian original productions,” said Christine Shipton, Senior Vice President, Content, Shaw Media. “With Executive Producer Simon Barry at its helm, the fourth and final season of Continuum is bound to deliver a heroic conclusion to the futuristic series.”

Continuum is created by Executive Producer Simon Barry (The Art of War) while DGC Award winner Patrick Williams (Shattered, Smallville) is Executive Producer and Director. Reunion Pictures partners Tom Rowe, Lisa Richardson and Matthew O’Connnor are Executive Producers. Additional casting details will be announced in the coming weeks.

Filmed on location in Vancouver, B.C., Continuum is developed and produced by Reunion Pictures. International distribution is handled by Endemol. The series is now seen internationally in over 132 countries.

Watch the full interview with Nichols at www.etcanada.com and catch-up on the first three seasons of #Continuum at www.showcase.ca. Continuum’s season four broadcast dates will be announced next year.

Showcase is available on a National Free Preview from January 1-31, 2015. See local listings for more information.

Olympus production has wrapped!

_D1C0182The 13-episode mythology drama Olympus has wrapped production in Vancouver and is now in post production in London, UK.

The series will premiere on Super Channel and SyFy in 2015, from the team that created Tin Man, Alice and Neverland.

Olympus centers on how a few brave men and women banished the gods to the realm of the unconscious: a place they called the Underworld, or the Kingdom of Hades. The series follows Hero on his journey as he transforms from a fresh-faced and raw young man through the dramatic experiences of betrayal, love, disappointment, empowerment and exile, until he emerges a ruthless leader of man and a match for the gods themselves.

Created by Nick Willing (Tinman, Alice, Neverland) the UK – Canada co-production is Executive Produced by Robert Halmi Jr., Jim Reeve, Matthew O’Connor and Lisa Richardson. Reunion Pictures and London’s Olympus TV are producing in association with Great Point Media. The series stars Sonita Henry (Star Trek), Graham Shiels (Guardians of the Galaxy), Matt Frewer (Max Headroom), and Wayne Burns (Blackbird).

Continuum The Series nominated for Rockie Award

Nominees for the 35th annual Banff World Media Festival Rockie Awards were announced today, honoring excellence in television and media content from around the globe. Winners in each category will be announced during an awards ceremony at the festival, which takes place June 8-11 in the resort mountain town of Banff, Alberta.

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Continuum – Nominated for Best Science Fiction, Fantasy and Action

 

Other Nominees in this category are:

“Doctor Who” BBC ONE

“Arrow” CW / CTV

“Helix” Shaw Media / Showcase

“Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” ABC

“Witches of East End” Lifetime

 

Leo Nominations Galore!

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We are proud to announce our multiple Leo Nominations!

 

For Reunion Pictures:

CONTINUUM

Dramatic Series
Simon Barry, Tom Rowe, Lisa Richardson,
Matthew O’Connor, Holly Redford, Pat Williams – Producers

Best Direction in a Dramatic Series
Patrick Williams – Second Time
Simon Barry – Second Guessed
William Waring – Second Skin

Best Screenwriting in a Dramatic Series
Simon Barry – Second Time

Best Cinematography in a Dramatic Series
Michael Wale – Second Guessed

David Pelletier – Second Last

Best Picture Editing in a Dramatic Series
Allen Lee – Second Time

Jamie Alian – Second Guessed

Best Visual Effects in a Dramatic Series
Adam Stern, Nadine Blackler, Dan Dixon, Sean Gilhooly, Stanislav Enilenis – Second Time

Best Production Design in a Dramatic Series
Chris August – Second Listen

Best Costume Design in a Dramatic Series
Stephanie Nolan – Second Time

Best Make-up in a Dramatic Series
Jennifer Kipps – Second Skin

Best Stunt Coordination in a Dramatic Series
Kimani Ray Smith – Split Second/Second Last/Second Time (he’s nominated for each episode)

Best Supporting Performance by a Male in a Dramatic Series
Ian Tracey – Second Last

Roger Cross – Split Second

Best Performance by a Female in a Dramatic Series
Lexa Doig – Split Second

Jennifer Spence – Second Opinion

 

BABY SELLERS

Best Television Movie
Matthew O’Connor – Producer

Best Musical Score in a Television Movie
Rich Walters

Best Production Design in a Television Movie
Jill Scott

Best Costume Design in a Television Movie
Cynthia Sellers

Best Supporting Performance by a Male in a Television Movie
Alessandro Juliani

For Thunderbird

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Best Music, Comedy, or Variety Program or Series
Tim Gamble, Michael Shepard, Andrew Orenstein – Producers

Best Performance in a Music, Comedy, or Variety Program or Series
Jill Morrison – Kangaroo Court

 

MR. YOUNG

Best Youth or Children’s Program or Series
Tim Gamble, Dan Signer, Howard Nemetz, Michael Shepard – Producers

Best Screenwriting in a Youth or Children’s Program or Series
Jennica Harper – Mr. Freshman
Best Performance in a Youth or Children’s Program or Series
Milo Shandel – Mr. Interview

 

 

SOME ASSEMBLY REQUIRED

Best Youth or Children’s Program or Series
Tim Gamble, Dan Signer, Howard Nemetz, Michael Shepard – Producers

Best Screenwriting in a Youth or Children’s Program or Series
Jennica Harper – Philharmonica

Ryan W. Smith, Nathaniel Moher – Rainbow Bunny

Best Performance in a Youth or Children’s Program or Series
Dylan Playfair – Rainbow Bunny

Ellie Harvie – Strong Suit