- ETALK and Warner Bros. to send one lucky viewer and a friend to New
Zealand to explore the home of Middle-Earth, where The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings trilogies were brought to life -
- "Hobbit Week" begins Dec. 3 on ETALK with exclusive content, interviews,
and footage from New Zealand in advance of the film's theatrical
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TORONTO, Nov. 26, 2012 /CNW/ - CTV announced today that Canada's #1
entertainment show, ETALK, has exclusively partnered with Warner Bros. Pictures Canada to deliver
the ultimate fan experience in celebration of the highly anticipated
release of Academy Award®-winning filmmaker Peter Jackson's The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. Beginning Dec. 3 at 7 p.m. ET/PT on CTV, ETALK kicks off "Hobbit Week," delivering exclusive access in advance of the
theatrical release of the first of a trilogy of films adapting the
enduringly popular masterpiece The Hobbit, by J.R.R. Tolkien. Reporting daily (Dec. 3-7) from Middle-Earth, ETALK delivers exclusive interviews and behind-the-scenes footage from the
film's world famous sets, and also kicks off a nationwide contest today
(Nov. 26) with Warner Bros., where one lucky fan and a guest can win a
trip to New Zealand, courtesy of Air New Zealand and New Zealand
Tourism. Visit CTV.ca for contest details.
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"The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey is one of the season's most anticipated films. Teaming up with Warner
Bros. allows ETALK to provide exclusive content for Canadians," said Morley Nirenberg,
Director of Production/Executive Producer, ETALK. "We're enthusiastic about the partnership with Warner Bros. and can't
wait to explore Middle-Earth with our viewers."
"We are thrilled to partner with Warner Bros. on this incredible contest
and celebrate the release of the film," said Mary Kreuk, Vice-President
of Brand Partnerships, Bell Media. "Tolkien's widely popular books and
Peter Jackson and Warner Bros.' film adaptation strongly appeals to
Canadian viewers, who tune in regularly for ETALK's in-depth coverage of the admired franchise."
ETALK and Warner Bros. will give away one trip to New Zealand, which includes
round trip economy airfare for two - courtesy of Air New Zealand,
six-nights accommodation, ground transfers to and from the hotel, and a
tour package to the "Hobbiton" movie set in Wellington and WETA in
Christchurch, courtesy of Travel New Zealand. Additionally, 10 lucky
viewers will have the chance to win passes to see the film in theatres.
The contest begins today (Monday, Nov. 26) and closes Dec. 16, 2012.
Hosted by Ben Mulroney and Tanya Kim, ETALK is the #1 most-watched entertainment newsmagazine in Canada. From the
Oscars® and the EMMYs® to the JUNO Awards, ETALK is front-and-centre, delivering up-to-the-minute news in film,
television, music and more. Celebrating both home-grown talent and
international stars, ETALK became Canada's first daily Canadian entertainment newsmagazine when it
launched in 2002. ETALK airs weeknights at 7 p.m. ET (check local listings) on CTV and at 6 p.m. ET on E!.
CTV is Canada's #1 private broadcaster. Featuring a wide range of
quality news, sports, information, and entertainment programming, CTV
has been Canada's most-watched television network for the past 10 years
in a row. CTV is a division of Bell Media, Canada's premier multimedia
company with leading assets in television, radio and digital. Bell
Media is owned by BCE Inc. (TSX, NYSE: BCE), Canada's largest
communications company. More information about CTV can be found on the
network's website at ctv.ca.
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Matthew Almeida, CTV and CTV Two, 416.384.2629 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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