Entertainment Tonight Canada Announces Vibrant Lineup of International Film Celebrations, Industry Partners



    
               "The 2008 ET Canada Studio Lounge at Casa Loma"

                      Sunday, Sept. 7 - "THE OTHER MAN"
          Richard Eyre, Liam Neeson, Antonio Banderas, Laura Linney
                      RAINMARK FILMS/GOTHAM PRODUCTIONS

                        Monday, Sept. 8 - "ADORATION"
               Atom Egoyan, Arsinée Khanjian, Scott Speedman,
                       Rachel Blanchard, Devon Bostick
                    SERENDIPITY POINT FILMS/MAXIMUM FILMS
                        With Musical Guest, Matt Dusk

             Tuesday, Sept. 9 - "THE ET CANADA 3rd BIRTHDAY GALA"
                       With Musical Guest, David Usher

               Wednesday, Sept. 10 - "FIFTY DEAD MEN WALKING"
               Kari Skogland, Sir Ben Kingsley, Jim Sturgess,
                         Rose McGowan, Kevin Zegers
               TVA FILMS w BRIGHTLIGHT PICTURES, FUTURE FILMS,
                             HANDMADE FILMS INT'L
                       With Musical Guest, Divine Brown

                                    (xxx)

         (xx)ET Canada is 'Festival Central'...Weeknights at 7:00pm
                    & 11:30pm ET on Global Television(xx)

                 - Shot Using the Red One(R) Digital System -
    

    TORONTO, Aug. 28 /CNW/ - Entertainment Tonight Canada today confirmed
exclusive details of red carpet celebrations and studio partners for The 2008
ET Canada Studio Lounge at Casa Loma, unveiling the most compelling series of
events on the 2008 Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) calendar.
    Bringing together the industry's top celebrities, distributors and
dealmakers in one glorious setting, The ET Canada Studio Lounge once again
launches in grand style, hosting TIFF's most anticipated films along with
event partner Liberty Entertainment Group.
    An impressive mix of Special Presentation (Adoration) and Gala (The Other
Man, Fifty Dead Men Walking) films will call The ET Canada Studio Lounge home
this year, each with a unique energy and vision for the evening, poised to
make TIFF history.
    A variety of special musical guests including Matt Dusk, David Usher and
Divine Brown will perform at The ET Canada Stage, located in the lush gardens
of Casa Loma. Featured entertainment also includes internationally renowned
dance visionaries, Hit and Run creating performance vignettes inspired by the
evening's film.
    In addition to comprehensive daily coverage of the TIFF scene, A-list
interviews and clips will emanate from The ET Canada Studio Lounge broadcast
space, as well as The ET Canada Media Lounge in the heart of Yorkville.
Rounding out this unbeatable TIFF package will be exclusive inside-access
granted at private, post-screening events including the InStyle
Magazine/Hollywood Foreign Press Association Party, The Film Lounge at W
Studios, and Time Magazine's Cinematic Event - celebrating Guy Ritchie's
RocknRolla.
    Beginning September 4th, ET Canada Host Cheryl Hickey, along with Co-Host
Rick Campanelli and Correspondents Roz Weston, Kim D'Eon, Rosey Edeh and Erin
Cebula bring it all to life each evening at 7:00pm & 11:30pm ET on Global
Television, with regular highlights on demand at www.globaltv.com.
    In an innovative technical first, The ET Canada Studio Lounge broadcast
will be shot using the Red One(R). Currently changing the face of feature film
photography in Hollywood, the Red One(R) digital technology has the
international film and television community buzzing - with a who's who of
directors now embracing this latest advancement.

    The ET Canada Studio Lounge is brought to you by The Audi A4(R), Official
Car of The ET Canada Studio Lounge.

    Also brought to you by Degree For Women(R) and the "Zero Degrees of
Separation Contest".


    On The Red Carpet at The 2008 'ET Canada Studio Lounge':

    SUNDAY SEPT. 7th:  "THE OTHER MAN" - RAINMARK FILMS/GOTHAM PRODUCTIONS
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    Director: Richard Eyre. With Stars Liam Neeson, Antonio Banderas and
    Laura Linney.

    From director Richard Eyre (Notes on a Scandal), and adapted from a short
story by Bernhard Schlink, THE OTHER MAN tells the story of Peter (Liam
Neeson) who discovers that his wife Lisa (Laura Linney) has been receiving
emails and mobile messages from Ralph (Antonio Banderas), a man he never knew
existed. Peter's obsession with this unknown rival escalates and, against the
advice of his daughter Abigail (Romola Garai), a hurt and vengeful Peter flies
to Milan to seek out the mysterious Ralph and the truth about his relationship
with Lisa. The film is produced by Frank Doelger, Tracey Scoffield and Michael
Dreyer. The executive producers are Mary Beth O'Connor and David Richenthal.

    MONDAY SEPT. 8th: "ADORATION" - SERENDIPITY POINT FILMS/MAXIMUM FILMS
    ---------------------------------------------------------------------
    Writer/Director/Producer: Atom Egoyan. With Stars Arsinée Khanjian, Scott
    Speedman, Rachel Blanchard, Devon Bostick.

    High school student Simon (Devon Bostick) is caught up in family history,
technology and a shocking and explosive lie that intertwines the lives of his
uncle (Scott Speedman) and his French teacher (Arsinée Khanjian), while
forcing him to reconcile conflicting memories of his deceased parents (Noam
Jenkins and Rachel Blanchard).

    TUESDAY SEPT. 9th: "ET CANADA 3rd BIRTHDAY GALA"
    ------------------------------------------------
    With Musical Guest David Usher

    Amidst a week of world exclusives and star studded red carpet events, ET
Canada is proud to present its 3rd Annual Gala Birthday Bash. Cheryl Hickey,
Rick Campanelli, Roz Weston, Kim D'Eon, Rosey Edeh and Erin Cebula, together
with a VIP list of TIFF's hottest, will gather to revel in another fantastic
year ET Canada, and to mark what is sure to be one of the most exciting film
festivals the city has witnessed to date.

    WEDNESDAY SEPT. 10th: "FIFTY DEAD MEN WALKING"
    ------------------------------------------------
    TVA FILMS in partnership with BRIGHTLIGHT PICTURES, FUTURE FILMS, and
    HANDMADE FILMS INT'L.

    Director: Kari Skogland. With Stars Sir Ben Kingsley, Jim Sturgess, Rose
    McGowan, Kevin Zegers.

    In the 1980s, when the Irish civil conflict was at its most treacherous,
22-year-old McGartland (Sturgess) was recruited by the British police to
infiltrate and spy on the IRA. Under the constant threat of exposure, torture
and even death, he continued because his information saved many lives. He
continued until he was discovered and had to escape against all odds. To this
day, he is on the run. Inspired by Martin McGartland's titular 1999 book, the
film was shot under tight security in Northern Ireland. Written and directed
by Toronto's Kari Skogland (The Stone Angel), who also produced alongside
Steven Hegyes, Shawn Williamson and Peter La Terriere.

    Global Television is a Canwest Broadcasting network.

    About Canwest Broadcasting:
    Canwest Broadcasting operates two conventional television networks,
Global Television and E!, and twenty of the country's most popular specialty
channels, including HGTV, Mystery TV, National Geographic Channel, Showcase,
Slice(TM) and TVtropolis. Canwest Broadcasting is a division of Canwest Media
Inc.

    About Canwest Media Inc.
    Canwest Media Inc is a subsidiary of Canwest Global Communications Corp.
(www.canwest.com; TSX: CGS and CGS.A). An international media company, Canwest
is Canada's largest publisher of paid English language daily newspapers and
owns, operates and/or holds substantial interests in conventional television,
out-of-home advertising, specialty cable channels, web sites and radio
stations in Canada, New Zealand, Australia, Turkey, Indonesia, Singapore, the
United Kingdom and the United States.

    About Entertainment Tonight Canada - Launched in September 2005,
Entertainment Tonight Canada is the country's pre-eminent source for
entertainment and celebrity news. Over a half a million loyal viewers tune in
nationally each night for ET Canada's in-depth celebrity profiles, breaking
news coverage, and behind-the-scenes exclusives. Together with Entertainment
Tonight, this "power-hour" is the number one entertainment news authority for
Canadians. ET Canada is produced by Canwest for Global Television in
association with Paramount Domestic Television. Tamara Simoneau is Senior
Executive Producer. Visit us online at www.etcanada.com.

    Liberty Entertainment Group: For over two decades, Liberty Entertainment
Group has been redefining Toronto's special event and nightlife experience. As
creators of such landmark establishments, as Liberty Grand, Rosewater Supper
Club, Spice Route, Rosewater Room, C Lounge, Courthouse, Phoenix and Tattoo
Rock Parlour to name a few, Liberty Entertainment Group has become recognized
as one of the most successful and innovative companies in the industry.
www.libertygroup.com

    About Casa Loma: At the turn of the last century, Sir Henry Pellatt's
palatial estate was renowned in social circles as home to many an extravagant
affair in a setting of unsurpassed Edwardian elegance. Fast forward to 2008
and the legacy of this remarkable venue continues as it hosts the ET Canada
Studio Lounge during the Toronto International Film Festival. Featured in many
major motion pictures over the years, including Chicago and X-Men, this unique
location presents a spectacular backdrop for any event. By day, this unique
venue proudly hosts visitors from around the world and Torontonians alike as
one of Canada's premier cultural heritage attractions. Casa Loma is owned by
the City of Toronto and has been operated by the Kiwanis Club of Casa Loma
since 1937. www.casaloma.org





For further information:

For further information: Sandra Puglielli, ET Canada Studio Lounge,
(416) 446-5542, stp@canwest.com

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