Frantic Branded Content + Commercials is thrilled to announce that its documentary “Wheels of Change”produced for Cadbury Canada in conjunction with The Hive, has been accepted into the Africa World Documentary Film Festival. Through the festival, screenings of the 45-minute film will occur throughout the spring in Barbados, Cameroon, and the United States.
Congratulations to Frantic Films for receiving a nomination for the Spirit of Winnipeg Awards.
This award from the Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce honours innovation and entrepreneurship that help define our city.
The recipients for 2011 will be announced at a gala dinner at the Fairmont Winnipeg on Friday, March 4.
For Immediate Release
Toronto, Canada – January 18, 2011- Frantic Films is pleased to announce the recent appointment of Bre Hamilton as Director of Development, Factual and Lifestyle in the company’s growing development and production arm.
“Bre has tremendous experience developing and overseeing highly successful lifestyle television programmes and we are delighted to have her on board,” said Jamie Brown, CEO of Frantic Films. “Her talent and creativity are a very welcome addition to our busy development department.”
Bre Hamilton joins Frantic Films from HGTV Canada where, as Executive in Charge of Production, she oversaw the creation, development and production of over thirty-five highly successful, original, unscripted series for HGTV, Food Network and Slice. Prior to that, Bre was an award-winning independent producer of exceptional content, producing or consulting on over twenty feature documentaries, feature films, short films, unscripted series, live in-studio productions and multi-platform projects, one of which earned an Emmy™ nomination.
ABOUT FRANTIC FILMS
Frantic Films is one of Canada’s leading producers of live action film, television and commercial content. The company has produced over 350 hours of original live action programming, winning numerous creative awards and setting many ratings records. Its library of intelligent and innovative scripted and unscripted programming is seen in over 180 countries. Frantic’s engaging programming includes feature films, MOWs, documentary and lifestyle programming such as Gemini Award-winning Til Debt Do Us Part (Slice Network), Pitchin’ In (Food Network Canada), Guinea Pig (Discovery Channel) and the Gemini Award-winning documentary The Disappearing Male (CBC). It’s Branded Content + Commercials division, specializes in creating original integrated multiplatform entertainment content. With offices in Toronto and Winnipeg, Frantic has won numerous corporate awards for leadership and financial performance. www.franticfilms.com
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Top hostage rescue forces from around the world base their strategy and tactics on a sophisticated body of knowledge secretly developed and shared between them, known as The Hostage Rescue Team (HRT) Playbook. ASSAULT AND RESCUE: OPERATION THUNDERBALL, an original Canadian production by Frantic Films, cracks open the Playbook in an extraordinary moment-by-moment case study: The 1976 Entebbe hostage crisis.
Bound from Tel Aviv to Paris, Air France Flight 139 was hijacked on June 27, 1976, by a group of Palestinian and German terrorists and flown to Entebbe, Uganda. There were 246 passengers and a dozen crew on board – more than half of them Israeli citizens. After several days, all non-Jewish passengers were released; secretly, the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) prepares to mount one of the most complicated – and radical – missions ever to rescue the 102 hostages who remained.
Nearly 35 years later, while much has been reported and dramatized about the incredible Entebbe hostage rescue mission, the logistics of the operation remained classified until recently – even the internal Israeli Defense Forces report on Operation Thunderball was not completed until 2004. With gripping re-enactments and first-person accounts with the commandos, pilots, strategists and covert intelligence gatherers, ASSAULT AND RESCUE: OPERATION THUNDERBALL goes inside the situation rooms, assault staging areas and deadly firefights that made the seemingly impossible happen.
Congratulations to Sarah Manninen on her nomination for an ACTRA Toronto Award for Keep Your Head Up, Kid: The Don Cherry Story, co-produced by Frantic Films!
Keep Your Head Up Kid : The Don Cherry Story won 2 awards at the 2010 Gemini Awards. Best Photography and Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Dramatic Program or Mini-Series went to Jared Keeso for his portrayal of Don Cherry.
Frantic Films, ‘Til Debt Do Us Part was honored with two Accolade Awards. We received An Award of Excelllence for on-camera talent (host: Gail Vaz-Oxlade) and an Award of Merit for reality programming.
The Accolades honor outstanding craft and creativity in film, television and videography.
Frantic Branded Content + Commercials is thrilled to announce that its on-line video series, NOS Energy Drink Challenge, produced in partnership with The Hive, has received a nomination for Best Use of Social Media at the 2010 Canadian New Media Awards. The awards will be given out December 1st in Toronto.
Best Lifestyle/Practical Information Series: Til Debt Do Us Part
Best Host in a Lifestyle/Practical Information, or Performing Arts Program or Series: Chef Lynn Crawford for Pitchin’ In
Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Supporting Role in a Dramatic Program or Mini-Series: Sarah Manninen for Keep Your Head Up Kid: The Don Cherry Story
Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Dramatic Program or Mini-Series: Jared Keeso for Keep Your Head Up Kid: The Don Cherry Story
Best Photography in a Dramatic Program or Series: Glen MacPherson for Keep Your Head Up Kid: The Don Cherry Story
Best Production Design or Art Direction in a Fiction Program or Series: Rejean Labrie for Keep Your Head Up Kid: The Don Cherry Story
Best Writing in a Dramatic Program or Mini-Series: Tim Cherry for Keep Your Head Up Kid: The Don Cherry Story
Best Direction in a Dramatic Program or Mini-Series: Jeff Woolnough for Keep Your Head Up Kid: The Don Cherry Story
Best Costume Design: Patti Henderson for Keep Your Head Up Kid: The Don Cherry Story
The 25th Annual 2010 Gemini Awards will air on Saturday, November 13 on Global and Showcase!
SPACE Raises Hell with Premiere of Original Series
TODD & THE BOOK OF PURE EVIL
– Jason Mewes goes back to school as Jimmy the Janitor –
– SPACE launches series with sneak peek at Toronto’s Fan Expo convention, Aug. 28 –
– INNERSPACE takes viewers behind the scenes with TODD & THE BOOK OF PURE EVIL Special, Sept. 22 –
Toronto, ON (Wednesday, Aug. 18, 2010) – For many teenagers, high school is hell. For students at Crowley High, hell is in their high school. On Wednesday, Sept. 29 SPACE debuts its bloody good, all-new, original scripted series, TODD & THE BOOK OF PURE EVIL with two, back-to-back episodes at 9 p.m. ET and 9:30 p.m. ET. A 13-episode, half-hour original SPACE spawn, TODD & THE BOOK OF PURE EVIL is a tip of the hat to 80s teen and horror flicks that is best described as Breakfast Club meets Evil Dead and a testament to the channel’s devotion to wicked programming. A week before the mayhem is unleashed, INNERSPACE plunges into the depths of hell with a TODD & THE BOOK OF PURE EVIL special, Wednesday, Sept. 22 at 9 p.m. ET. Viewers can relive the mayhem online at spacecast.com.
On Saturday, Aug. 28 at 5 p.m. ET, the entire cast invades Toronto fan entertainment event FAN EXPO Canada™ for an INNERSPACE LIVE: TODD & THE BOOK OF PURE EVIL panel. Hosted by INNERSPACE genre experts Teddy Wilson and Ajay Fry, the one-hour panel features a sneak peek at the entire first episode, followed by a Q&A with the cast.
**Media Note** – Download photography at www.ctvmedia.ca/space
TODD & THE BOOK OF PURE EVIL follows a book of awesome power that makes teenagers’ deepest, darkest desires come true, but at a horrifying cost. It’s The Book of Pure Evil and it’s loose in Crowley High. Thankfully, one horny teenager stands between the book and the end of the world as we know it. His name is Todd Smith and he will save their asses whether he wants to or not.
In the 13 horrifically hilarious episodes, The Book of Pure Evil unleashes its power in all manner of ways: via a giant evil baby, a vengeful penis monster or voracious zombie Goth band, to name a few. In the premiere episode, “Todd the Metal God,” Todd becomes the reluctant hero when he uses the Book’s power to transform himself into a heavy metal guitar god to impress his dream girl Jenny. Unfortunately glory comes with a hefty price and once the Book’s evil powers are unleashed, Crowley High’s teen dreams quickly turn into nightmares.
TODD & THE BOOK OF PURE EVIL stars a deadly cast including Alex House (DARK ORACLE) as pot-smokin’, heavy-metal-rock-god-wannabe Todd Smith; Maggie Castle (The Time Traveler’s Wife) as righteous babe Jenny Kolinsky; Bill Turnbull (BEING ERICA) as Todd’s best bud Curtis Weaver; Melanie Leishman (TRUE CONFESSIONS OF A HOLLYWOOD STARLET) as big-brained Hannah B. Williams; Chris Leavins (SLINGS AND ARROWS) as Crowley High’s sub-par guidance counsellor Atticus Murphy Jr.; and last but not least, Jason Mewes (Clerks, Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back) as the foul-mouthed, sex-obsessed custodian, Jimmy the Janitor.
TODD & THE BOOK OF PURE EVIL is a SPACE original production, shot in Winnipeg. Isme Bennie is Vice-President and General Manager for SPACE. Rebecca DiPasquale is Manager of Development for SPACE.
TODD & THE BOOK OF PURE EVIL is the brainchild of co-creators Craig David Wallace, Charles Picco and Anthony Leo. Executive Producing this madness are Anthony Leo and Andrew Rosen (Aircraft Pictures), Craig David Wallace (Corvid Pictures), and Jamie S. Brown (Frantic Films). Producers are Leo, Rosen and Shawn Watson (Frantic Films). TODD& THE BOOK OF PURE EVIL is based on the short film of the same name by Max Bernard Reid and Craig David Wallace, which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2003.
SPACE’s ongoing support of Canadian independent productions has been a major contributor to the success of series such as SANCTUARY, THE LISTENER, DEFYING GRAVITY, STORMWORLD, RABBIT FALL, GIRLY GHOSTHUNTERS and TRIPPING THE RIFT. Documentaries include FAMOUS MONSTER and PRETTY BLOODY.
SPACE is Canada’s national science fiction, speculation and fantasy channel. SPACE is truly the boutique station for all those who dare to challenge their imagination (www.spacecast.com). SPACE is owned by CTV Limited, a division of CTVglobemedia, Canada’s premier multi-media company.
SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS:
Chris Leavins website
Todd & The Book Of Pure Evil website
SPACE on Facebook
Todd & The Book Of Pure Evil Facebook page
SPACE on Twitter
Jason Mewes on Twitter
The Book Of Pure Evil Twitter