Audience and Industry Look First To ET Canada
for Superior TIFF Coverage,
Unprecedented Access and Breaking News
From A-List Excitement in the Heart of Festival Village,
To Big Picture Glamour In The Acclaimed
'ET Canada Studio Lounge' Atop the City at Casa Loma
ET Canada Hosts TIFF's Most Spectacular Broadcast Space &
Exclusive Series of Film Celebrations at Iconic Casa Loma,
TORONTO, Aug. 13 /CNW/ - Entertainment Tonight Canada today announced the
return of its hugely popular broadcast and event-based offerings for the 33rd
Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF).
Once again, ET Canada's signature Festival Central coverage will set the
pace for Entertainment News operations across Canada. With a market-leading
editorial edge, fans, stars and studio bosses alike trust ET Canada to deliver
each day's most authoritative mix of celebrity interviews, the hottest red
carpets, chic cocktailers, fashion profiles - and the industry muscle to get
inside exclusive TIFF news as it happens.
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.
"We are truly going from strength to strength," said Tamara Simoneau, Sr.
Executive Producer, ET Canada. "With a solid foundation of success, ET Canada
is set to create a TIFF experience that is bigger and better than ever."
With headquarters at the ET Canada Media Lounge in Yorkville, established
and emerging stars will be interviewed in stylish Entertainment Tonight Canada
tradition. A complete rundown of ET Canada's exclusive-access shooting
locations will be announced in the days to come.
The crowning jewel in ET Canada's TIFF rollout is the reprise of The ET
Canada Studio Lounge at Casa Loma. Recognised as the Festival's most
compelling television broadcast space, 'Studio Lounge' returns as the
centrepiece of a sparkling multi-night roster of private events September
8-11. For the third exciting year, Entertainment Tonight Canada will be
joining with key studios to celebrate the best of TIFF, and along with event
partner Liberty Entertainment Group, honour a who's-who of special guests. The
visual grandeur of this iconic Toronto landmark sets a striking tone that will
delight both international guests and Canadian viewers nationwide.
"ET Canada continues to forge relationships with the film community both
in Canada and abroad, and we welcome the opportunity to celebrate and
interpret their achievements for the ET Canada audience," said Barbara
Williams, Executive Vice President Content, CanWest Broadcasting.
Notably, The ET Canada Studio Lounge concept marks a significant coup on
the TIFF landscape - being the first Entertainment News brand to partner with
major film studios (2006), combining a high-profile celebration of top films
with a proprietary broadcast lounge.
"Bringing the ET Canada Studio Lounge back to Casa Loma will be a
thrill," said Nick Di Donato, ET Canada Studio Lounge Event Producer and
Liberty Group CEO. "Along with ET Canada, we have re-imagined a sweeping,
glamorous event that's fast becoming a TIFF tradition, embraced by the
international film and entertainment community."
Stay tuned in the days to come for details on the complete roster of
events, including film partners, cast information, sponsor updates and more.
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
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.
About 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, firstname.lastname@example.org