- Exclusive fan opportunities include world premieres of SPUN OUT and 19-2 -
- Free tickets and more event information at www.CITF13.tv -
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TORONTO, Nov. 14, 2013 /CNW/ - Bell Media is pleased to be the
presenting sponsor of Canada's first and only public television
festival, the Canadian International Television Festival (CITF),
launching tomorrow from Toronto's Bell TIFF Lightbox. With free
screenings at the TIFF Bell Lightbox beginning Saturday, Nov. 16, the
festival will showcase some of Canada's best television series and
Bell Media is proud to premiere two new Canadian original productions to
fans on Saturday - CTV's multi-cam workplace comedy SPUN OUT, starring Dave Foley (KIDS IN THE HALL, NEWSRADIO), and Bravo's English adaption of the French-language smash hit 19-2, a richly nuanced human drama following the lives of patrol officers Ben Chartier (Jared Keeso) and
Nick Barron (Adrian Holmes).
"Congratulations to all involved in getting the Canadian International
Television Festival off the ground," said Kevin Crull, President, Bell
Media. "Canadian television has never been more engaging, relevant, and
transformative, and we are proud to have played a leading role in
bringing the small screen to the big screen with this public festival."
Free tickets (plus a small handling fee) for the screenings can be
obtained at the Bell TIFF Lightbox box office or via the Festival
website at CITV.tv.
Below is a complete list of Bell Media programs represented at the
19-2 - World Premiere
Saturday, Nov. 16 at 10 a.m.
Bravo's English adaptation of the hit Québec police drama will receive
its World Premiere. MOVIE ENTERTAINMENT's Teri Hart hosts a Q+A with
Executive Producer Jocelyn Deschênes, writer Bruce Smith, and series
co-star Adrian Holmes. The Festival will also screen the original
French version (subtitled).
SPUN OUT - World Premiere
Saturday, Nov. 16 at 8 p.m.
CTV's hilarious new half-hour scripted comedy series stars Dave Foley,
Al Mukadam, Holly Deveaux, Rebecca Dalton, and Darcy Michael, all of
whom are set to be on hand for the 8 p.m. premiere screenings and Q+A
session hosted by ETALK's Devon Soltendieck. Premiering in Winter 2014,
SPUN OUT also stars Paul Campbell and J.P. Manoux.
Franchises and Formats
Saturday, Nov. 16 at 10 a.m.
Saturday also features a session with the producers and talent behind
MTV's DEGRASSI franchise, including actors Aislinn Paul, Munro Chambers, and Luke
Bilyk, as well as Stefan Brogren (Director, Actor, Writer), Sarah
Glinski (Executive Producer, Head Writer), and Matt Huether
(Co-Executive Producer, Writer). The panel is led by AFTER DEGRASSI
host, Lauren Toyota.
Additionally, INNERSPACE's Teddy Wilson hosts a panel on successful
factual formats featuring Supervising Producer Mark Lysakowski and
racers Jet and Dave from CTV's THE AMAZING RACE CANADA, as well as Executive Producer Guy O'Sullivan who talks about CTV's
upcoming MASTERCHEF CANADA.
SENSITIVE SKIN - Sneak Peek
Saturday, Nov. 16 at 4 p.m.
Co-stars Kim Cattrall and Don McKellar along with writer Bob Martin are
on hand to discuss their new dramedy series for The Movie Network and
Movie Central, MOVIE ENTERTAINMENT'S Teri Hart leads a discussion on
the adaptation of the British series, followed by a sneak peek of the
THE BEST OF bravoFACT - Hosted by Richard Crouse
Saturday, Nov. 16 at 4 p.m.
CITF celebrates short-form content with a screening of some of the best
bravoFACT-funded shorts including Winter Garden starring Enrico
Colantoni which screened as part of the Stage to Screen Series during
TIFF, and Method, which screened as a part of TIFF's Short Cuts Canada,
and has just been picked up for development into a series.
ORPHAN BLACK - Marathon
Saturday, Nov. 16 at 6 p.m.
The first five hours of Space's critically acclaimed smash hit series ORPHAN BLACK, are presented back to back, following an introduction by co-creators
Graeme Manson and John Fawcett.
BITTEN - Sneak Peek
Saturday, Nov. 16 at 10 p.m.
Cast members Greg Bryk, Joel Keller, Michael Xavier, Paulino Nunes, and
Steve Lund, along with Executive Producers J.B. Sugar and Deagan
Fryklind are on hand to chat up Space's hotly anticipated new thriller.
Hosted by INNERSPACE's Ajay Fry and Morgan Hoffman, the panel also
features a never-seen before sneak peek.
About the Canadian International Television Festival
The CITF is a new, non-profit social enterprise and the first television
showcase festival in Canada. Founding sponsors are the Canada Media
Fund (CMF), the Canadian Media Producers Association (CMPA), and
Presenting Sponsor, Bell Media. Major sponsors include NBCUniversal
Canada, the Director's Guild (National and Ontario offices), and the
City of Toronto. Visit www.CITF13.tv for tickets and more information
and follow CITF on Twitter at @CITF13.
About Bell Media
With passion and an unrelenting commitment to excellence, Bell Media
creates content and builds brands that entertain, inform, engage, and
inspire audiences through the platforms of their choice. Bell Media is
Canada's premier multimedia company with leading assets in television,
radio, out-of-home advertising, and digital media. Bell Media owns 30
local television stations led by CTV, Canada's #1 television network;
34 specialty channels, including TSN and RDS, Canada's most-watched
specialty channels in English and French; four pay TV services,
including The Movie Network and Super Écran; and is managing
shareholder of premium pay-per-view service Viewers Choice Canada. Bell
Media is also Canada's largest radio broadcaster, with 107 licensed
radio stations in 55 markets across Canada. Bell Media owns Astral
Out-of-Home, one of Canada's most dynamic and innovative out-of-home
advertising companies. Bell Media also operates more than 200 websites,
delivers TV Everywhere with its innovative GO video streaming services,
including TMN GO and Bravo GO, and owns Dome Productions Inc., a
multi-platform production company. Bell Media is part of BCE Inc. (TSX,
NYSE: BCE), Canada's largest communications company.
SOURCE: Bell Media
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