Original CTV Movie MAYERTHORPE Encore Broadcast Scheduled



    
     CTV Presents Timely Encore Broadcast of Original Movie MAYERTHORPE,
                           February 28 at 9 p.m. ET

    - Encore presentation to air days before the four year anniversary of
                             the tragic event -

    - Shawn Hennessey and Dennis Cheeseman recently sentenced for their role
            in the murder of four RCMP officers by James Roszko -
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    "A tense and often harrowing account of what led up to the March, 2005,
    killing of four RCMP officers." - The Globe and Mail
    

    TORONTO, Feb. 18 /CNW/ - CTV announced today the encore presentation of
MAYERTHORPE, the 2008 Gemini Award-Winner for Best TV Movie, airing Saturday,
February 28 at 9 p.m. ET on CTV (visit CTV.ca to confirm local broadcast
times). The timely broadcast is just a few days shy of the tragedy's four year
anniversary on March 3 and comes on the heels of the recent sentencing of two
of the men involved in the heinous crime. Garnering 1.3 million total viewers
when it premiered last February(*) on CTV, MAYERTHORPE is the chilling
dramatization of the events leading up to the RCMP's greatest loss of life in
a single day, when James Roszko, a heavily-armed, habitual criminal, ambushed
and gunned down four, young RCMP officers near Mayerthorpe, AB.

    On January 31, 2009, almost four years after the tragedy, an Edmonton
judge sentenced Shawn Hennessey and Dennis Cheeseman to 15 years and 12 years,
respectively, for their role in the 2005 murders of the four Alberta RCMP
officers. They admitted to driving Roszko to his farm, and supplying him with
a weapon, where he later ambushed the RCMP officers.

    "It's an honour and a privilege to once again pay tribute to the RCMP
officers and their loved ones," said Susanne Boyce, President, Creative,
Content and Channels, CTV Inc. "Without valuable input from the families
during the production process this complex national tragedy could not have
been told."

    (xx)Media Note(xx) Download photos from MAYERTHORPE at www.ctvmedia.ca.

    Nominated for seven 2008 Gemini Awards and winner of Best TV Movie and
Best Writing in a Dramatic Program or Mini-Series, MAYERTHORPE is the
gut-wrenching account of the years, months and days leading up to March 3,
2005 - the date well-known local criminal Jimmy Roszko murdered four RCMP
officers on his farm. The movie reveals Roszko's story, a man who terrorized
his community for years with threats and intimidation, yet somehow managed to
avoid a lengthy jail sentence despite facing numerous arrests and criminal
charges.

    The Gemini winning MAYERTHORPE examines the decade-long battle between
Roszko (Brian Markinson, Charlie Wilson's War) and the local RCMP, headed by
fictional character Corporal Alex Stanton (Henry Czerny, THE TUDORS,
FLASHPOINT). As their relationship becomes increasingly tense, the movie
hurtles towards a violent and bitter conclusion to Roszko's life of crime -
the day that many believed was inevitable.

    Filmed in Calgary and the southern Alberta towns of Irricana and Cochrane
in March 2006, MAYERTHORPE also stars Diane Ladd (ALICE DOESN'T LIVE HERE
ANYMORE, WILD AT HEART) as Roszko's mother; Ben Cotton (WHISTLER, TAKEN) as
Constable Leo Johnston; Adam MacDonald (THE AUDREY HEPBURN STORY, HYSTERIA) as
Constable Peter Schiemann; Ty Olsson (MEN IN TREES, FLASH GORDON) as Constable
Brock Myrol; and Gordon Rand (THE PATH TO 9/11, EVEREST '82) as Constable
Anthony Gordon.

    MAYERTHORPE was developed and produced by SEVEN24 Films and Slanted Wheel
Entertainment in association with CTV.

    CTV, Canada's largest private broadcaster, offers a wide range of quality
news, sports, information, and entertainment programming. It has the
number-one national newscast, CTV NATIONAL NEWS WITH LLOYD ROBERTSON, and is
the number-one choice for prime-time viewing. CTVglobemedia Inc. is Canada's
premier multi-media company which owns CTV Inc. and The Globe and Mail. CTV
Inc. also owns radio stations across the country, and leading national
specialty channels. Other CTVglobemedia investments include an interest in
Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment Ltd., and in Dome Productions, a North
American leader in the provision of mobile high definition production
facilities. More information about CTV may be found on the company website at
www.ctv.ca.

    (*) BBM Nielsen Media Research





For further information:

For further information: Amanda Rinaldo, CTV Inc., (416) 384-5325 or
amanda.rinaldo@ctv.ca


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