ET Canada Festival Central 2009 Announces Three Spectacular Nights



    
         ET Canada Hosts Red Carpet Events for TIFF 2009 Gala Films
                    "DEFENDOR", "CHLOE" and "GLORIOUS 39"

           A-List Talent In Attendance to Include Woody Harrelson,
           Sandra Oh, Julianne Moore, Amanda Seyfried, Bill Nighy,
             Julie Christie, Christopher Plummer, Viggo Mortensen
                             and so many more...

         ET Canada Partners with Playback for the 3rd Annual Canadian
                     Film & Television Hall of Fame Fete

             Exclusive ET Canada Festival Central Coverage starts
             Thursday, September 10 - 7pm ET/7:30pm PT on Global

          For additional photography and press kit materials visit:
                           www.canwesttvmedia.com
    

    TORONTO, Sept. 9 /CNW/ - Global's Entertainment Tonight Canada, part of
Canada's most watched hour of entertainment news, has revealed the exclusive
details surrounding their coveted red carpet events to be held during the
upcoming 34th Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF).
    From their brand new Festival Central headquarters in the heart of
Yorkville, ET Canada kicks things into high gear, showcasing its presence with
wall to wall coverage of all things TIFF. Celebrating the World Gala premieres
of "DEFENDOR", "CHLOE" and "GLORIOUS 39", ET Canada will host three
consecutive nights beginning Saturday, September 12. On the third and final
night, ET Canada joins forces with Playback Magazine for the publication's 3rd
Annual Canadian Film & Television Hall of Fame event honouring 10 national
Film & Television icons.
    "From A-list stars sipping on Moet et Chandon at Festival Central
Headquarters at the Hazelton Hotel, to closing down Yorkville Avenue, one of
Toronto's busiest streets, we're pulling out all the stops for a Festival
unlike ever before," said Tamara Simoneau, Sr. Executive Producer, ET Canada.
"Whether you're in Toronto or Vancouver, viewers can tune into the show every
night and feel like they're on the red carpet with us."
    Fans can tune-in for exclusive ET Canada Festival Central Coverage
starting Thursday, September 10 - 7pm ET/7:30pm PT on Global.

    
    SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 12
    ----------------------
    "DEFENDOR" - Alliance Films
    

    Directed by Peter Stebbings; starring Woody Harrelson, Kat Dennings and
Sandra Oh.
    Reality intersects with delusion in the mind of Arthur Poppington (Woody
Harrelson), a regular man who adopts a superhero persona known as Defendor,
and combs the city streets at night in search of his arch-enemy, Captain
Industry. In his attempts to combat crime and bring down Captain Industry, a
drug and weapons dealer who he mistakenly blames for the death of his mother,
Defendor ends up befriending a young prostitute, Katerina Debrofkowitz (Kat
Dennings). Armed with unconventional weapons of mass confusion, aided by his
new friend, and putting his life on the line, Defendor proves that everyone is
capable of making a difference.

    
    SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 13
    --------------------
    "CHLOE" - E1 Entertainment
    

    Starring Liam Neeson, Julianne Moore and Amanda Seyfried. Directed by
Atom Egoyan; Produced by Ivan Reitman and Executive Produced by Jason Reitman.
    Catherine (Julianne Moore), a successful doctor, suspects her husband
David (Liam Neeson), a handsome music professor, is cheating on her. To lay
her suspicions and fears to rest, she hires an irresistible young woman, Chloe
(Amanda Seyfried), to test David's fidelity. Chloe's torrid tales of her
encounters with David lead Catherine on a journey of sexual and sensual
re-discovery. But by opening the door to temptation, she puts her family in
great danger.

    
    MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 14
    --------------------
    "GLORIOUS 39" - The Works International
    

    Starring Romola Garai, Bill Nighy, Julie Christie, Eddie Redmayne, Jeremy
Northam and Christopher Lee. Written and directed by Stephen Poliakoff.
    A British thriller set in London and the idyllic Norfolk countryside when
Britain stands on the brink of war. The story is centered around the
formidable Keyes family, who are determined to preserve their very
traditional, English way of life in the midst of political uncertainty. The
adopted, eldest sibling Anne is a budding young actress with a seemingly
perfect life, however, her world begins to unravel when she stumbles across
secret recordings hidden by outside forces in the out-buildings of the family
home. Whilst trying to uncover the origin of these recordings, a tangled web
of dark secrets begins to unfurl along with a growing sense of menace and
betrayal.

    3rd ANNUAL PLAYBACK HALL OF FAME

    A celebration of film and television heavyweights into Playback
Magazine's Canadian Film & Television Hall of Fame. Ten industry icons
including Oscar-winner Denys Arcand, thrill-master David Cronenberg and
legendary thespian Christopher Plummer are among this year's honourees.
Hollywood talent, Viggo Mortensen will be among the special presenters, while
Nina Dobrev and Aaron Douglas will be featured as part of Playback's 10 to
Watch.
    ET Canada Festival Central Headquarters based in the luxurious Hazelton
Hotel will host an array of A-list talent throughout the Festival. On top of
daily, up-to-the-minute TIFF coverage, ET Canada will give fans more of what
they want with one-on-one interview exclusives and access to the hottest
events such as Artists for Peace & Justice, Nikki Beach, Canada's Walk of
Fame, amfAR, Best Buddies Gala honouring Hollywood legend, Ann-Margret,
private parties for Chris Rock's "Good Hair" and Naomi Watt's "Mother and
Child", and more.
    Guests of ETC Festival Central 2009 will be walking away with luxurious
gift bags. Contents include: Moroccanoil Moisture Repair Shampoo and
Conditioner, Stella Artois Chalices, H&M Necklaces, Gosh Cosmetics, Heys
Luggage xCase, Kiss My Face Lip Balm, OPI Nail Polish, Opus Hotel One Night
Stay Passes, select Proctor and Gamble products, Pur Hotel One Night Stay
Passes, Rosewater Gift Certificate, Sharpie's Stainless Steel Retractable
Sharpies, Starbucks Instant Coffee, TCHAD Magazine's Hollywood North Film
Festival Edition, Smart Water, Vos Massage Therapy Vouchers and much more. For
the complete list of gift bag sponsors, please visit www.canwesttvmedia.com.
    ET Canada's Host Cheryl Hickey, Co-Host Rick Campanelli, Senior
Correspondents Roz Weston, Kim D'Eon and Rosey Edeh bring unique Festival
Central coverage to life Weeknights 7pm ET/7:30pm PT on Global and 11pm ET/8pm
PT on SLICE(TM), with regular highlights featured On Demand at
www.ETCanada.com.

    About Entertainment Tonight Canada:

    Entertainment Tonight Canada is the country's most trusted entertainment
newsmagazine, delivering in depth and breaking up-to-the minute celebrity,
film, television and music news. Together with trusted global powerhouse,
Entertainment Tonight, ET Canada delivers the Most Watched Hour of
Entertainment News to Canadians every night, every week, coast to coast.
Hosted by Cheryl Hickey, ET Canada is produced by Canwest for Global
Television in association with Paramount Domestic Television. Tamara Simoneau
serves as Senior Executive Producer.

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