31st Genie Awards – Nominations announced. Awards March 10th, 2011

 

Barney’s Version Leads the 31st Annual Genie Awards with 11 Nominations including Best Motion Picture.  Robert Santos, Producer Barney’s Version The nominations for the 31st Annual Genie Awards were announced today by the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television at press conferences in Toronto and Montreal. Leading the pack with 11 nominations is Barney’s Version, including nods for Best Motion Picture and Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role (Paul Giamatti).

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For the complete list of nominations and additional information about this year’s awards show, visit www.genieawards.ca. Watch for full red-carpet coverage and more by The Wine Ladies March 10th, 2011. Check out the 30th Genie Awards:

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Anne Murray, Jann Arden

Anne Murray,Jann Arden, Tom Cochrane and company join The Wine Ladies TV in support of Colon Cancer

The 30th Annual Genie Awards Broadcast May 9th.The Wine Ladies red carpet experience rocks!

John Dunsworth arrives at the 30th annual Genie Awards

Red Carpet 30th Annual Genie Awards 2010 The Wine Ladies TV

Red Carpet 30th Annual Genie Awards 2010 The Wine Ladies TV

Toronto, ON April 12, 2010 The Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television is proud to announce the winners of the 30th Annual Genie Awards.

Polytechnique (produced by Maxime Rémillard and Don Carmody) garnered nine awards, including Best Motion Picture, Achievement in Direction (Denis Villeneuve), Original Screenplay (Jacques Davidts), and Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role (Karine Vanasse). Other award winners include Joshua Jackson for Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role (One Week), and Kari Skogland for Adapted Screenplay (Fifty Dead Men Walking). A total of 21 awards were presented at the Awards Gala held in Toronto, as well as the Academy Special Achievement Award (Mel Hoppenheim), the Claude Jutra Award (Xavier Dolan), and the Golden Reel Award (De père en flic / Father and Guns).

The awards show will be broadcast later tonight on Canwest-owned Independent Film Channel and webcast on CBC.ca at 9:00pm ET.

The show will be re-broadcast on Sunday May 9. Astral Media on TMN’s MFEST (9:00pm ET) and by Corus Entertainment on Movie Central (9:00pm PT).

30th Annual Genie Award Winners

BEST MOTION PICTURE / MEILLEUR FILM POLYTECHNIQUE – Maxime Rémillard, Don Carmody

ACHIEVEMENT IN ART DIRECTION/PRODUCTION DESIGN / MEILLEURE DIRECTION ARTISTIQUE EVE STEWART – Fifty Dead Men Walking

ACHIEVEMENT IN COSTUME DESIGN / MEILLEURS COSTUMES ATUAT AKITTIRQ – Before Tomorrow

ACHIEVEMENT IN CINEMATOGRAPHY / MEILLEURES IMAGES PIERRE GILL – Polytechnique

ACHIEVEMENT IN DIRECTION / MEILLEURE RÉALISATION DENIS VILLENEUVE – Polytechnique

ACHIEVEMENT IN EDITING / MEILLEUR MONTAGE RICHARD COMEAU – Polytechnique

ACHIEVEMENT IN MAKE-UP / MEILLEURS MAQUILLAGES DJINA CARON, ANDRÉ DUVAL – Grande ourse: La clé des possibles / The Master Key

ACHIEVEMENT IN MUSIC – ORIGINAL SCORE / MEILLEURE MUSIQUE ORIGINALE NORMAND CORBEIL – Grande ourse: La clé des possibles / The Master Key

ACHIEVEMENT IN MUSIC – ORIGINAL SONG / MEILLEURE CHANSON ORIGINALE JOHN WELSMAN, CHERIE CAMP – NURSE.FIGHTER.BOY Oh Love

PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE / INTERPRÉTATION MASCULINE DANS UN PREMIER RÔLE JOSHUA JACKSON – One Week

PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE / INTERPRÉTATION MASCULINE DANS UN RÔLE DE SOUTIEN MAXIM GAUDETTE – Polytechnique

PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE / INTERPRÉTATION FÉMININE DANS UN PREMIER RÔLE KARINE VANASSE – Polytechnique

Be sure to watch the re broadcast of the 30th Annual Genie Awards by Astral Media on TMN’s MFEST (9:00pm ET) and by Corus Entertainment on Movie Central (9:00pm PT May 9th, 2010). A total of 21 awards were presented at the Awards Gala held in Toronto, April 12th, 2010 as well as the Academy Special Achievement Award (Mel Hoppenheim), the Claude Jutra Award (Xavier Dolan), and the Golden Reel Award.

Lights, Camera, Action! The Wine Ladies launch new web TV “One Sip At A Time”!

After the success of our first web TV show, “Talking Wine with the Stars”, filmed during the 2009 Toronto International Film Festival, we are currently producing our second series of two-on-one interviews – this time featuring celebrities and leading business entrepreneurs, financial gurus, sports stars and innovators in the entertainment, literary and fine arts communities.

“One Sip At A Time!” is filmed live, on location at some of the most exclusive hospitality venues here in Toronto, Canada and the world!

Our first episode featured the 2009 Crystal Award winners shot on location at the stunning Fairmont Royal York Hotel in Toronto. All these award winners are a testament to hard work, passion, and creativity for Women in Film & Television-Toronto (WIFT-T). We were honoured to meet them all and to celebrate their achievements. What a thrill to meet each and everyone of these wonderful, accomplished women!

Creative Excellence Award winner TASSIE CAMERON, Screenwriter & Producer, was the first to drop by and share her stories, next was LISA MEECHES, Executive Producer, President, Eagle Vision Inc., Meeches Video Production Mentorship Award followed by Outstanding Achievement Award winner CHRISTINE SHIPTON, Senior Vice President, Drama/Factual Content, Canwest Broadcasting. All the award winners are a testament to hard work, passion, and creativity. And finally, the lady the legendary, iconic Canadian actress of film, TV and theater SHIRLEY DOUGLAS, International Achievement Award winner who truly captivated us with her charm and wit.

To view “One Sip At A Time!”

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Episode 11/30/09 :The Wine Ladies Visit Women In Film & Television 2009 Crystal Awards

 
We spoke with the recipients of the Crystal Awards while sharing a glass of the popular VQA wine Girls Night Out http://www.girlsnightoutwines.com courtesy of Colio Estate Wines www.coliowines.com . For every bottle of Girls’ Night Out Riesling and Cabernet/Shiraz sold until December 31, 2009, Colio Estate Wines will donate 25

Crystal Awards, Royal York Hotel, actress Shirley Douglas. The Wine Ladies TV.

Lights, Camera, Action! The Wine Ladies launch new web TV “One Sip At A Time”!

After the success of our first web TV show, “Talking Wine with the Stars”, filmed during the 2009 Toronto International Film Festival, we are currently producing our second series of two-on-one interviews – this time featuring celebrities and leading business entrepreneurs, financial gurus, sports stars and innovators in the entertainment, literary and fine arts communities.

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Celebrity Spa Secrets,red carpet ready, The Wine Ladies Beauty MedSPA

In Beauty MedSPA. Pssssssst!.Celebrity Hollywood beauty secrets revealed. A glass of red wine and more!

Celebrity Spa Secrets,red carpet ready, The Wine Ladies Beauty MedSPA

Celebrity Spa Secrets,red carpet ready, The Wine Ladies Beauty MedSPA

We had a lot of help from our beauty partner In Beauty MedSPA  located in Yorkville, Toronto Canada. This year at TIFF we rally needed to be “red carpet” ready for our Web TV series, The Wine Ladies Talking Wine With The Stars. Now we know what those Hollywood types do to get ready for any red-carpet or special events, TV interviews and more.

For 5 weeks we were catered to and treated like “A” list stars by Kate Lee

We had the extreme pleasure leading up to our TV shoot to experience the services of this amazing oasis in the heart of Toronto. For 5 weeks we were catered to and treated like “A” list stars by Kate Lee and her entire team. Pre-TIFF skin and beauty treatments including radio frequency treatments; IPL Intense Pulsed Light NannoLight facials, and the fabulous whole body LED light spa as we affectingly refer to as the “pod”. This is a one stop shopping spa to make you relaxed, beautiful and thinner!!!! Many thanks.

We had the distinct pleasure of speaking with Kate Lee on our radio show not too long ago and got the scoop on what the celebs do to look their best. Including choice foods which pack an antioxidant punch! Also on the show from Inniskillin Wines and their award winning Icewines, Public Relations Manager Debi Pratt as well as discover Executive Chef David Penny’s idea of the perfect “film fare” to pair with sparkling Icewines! Check out the highlight here!

In Beauty MedSPA Kate Lee and The Wine Ladies talk beauty secrets of the stars!

Celebrity Spa Secrets, red carpet ready, The Wine Ladies In Beauty MedSPA

Take a virtual tour of the In-Beauty MedSPA with Kate Lee and The Wine Ladies here.

The Wine Ladies anti-aging rules to live by.

1. A cup of green tea in the morning ( some blueberries on your cereal too)
2. A piece of dark chocolate in the afternoon
3. A glass of red wine with dinner at night.
4. Exercise regularly
5. And visit Kate Lee’s In Beauty Med-Spa!

Fountain of Youth Secrets Revealed! In Beauty MedSPA

The Wine Ladies TV at TIFF.

The Wine Ladies, Red Carpet ready at TIFF from “head to toe”.

Director Kalman Szegvary, Talking Wine With The Stars, TIFF, The Wine Ladies TV

Kalman Szegvary’s Cannibal Rollerbabes immortalized by Howard Stern directs new horror film Abattoir

Director Kalman Szegvary, Talking Wine With The Stars, TIFF, The Wine Ladies TV

Director Kalman Szegvary, Talking Wine With The Stars, TIFF, The Wine Ladies TV

Kalman began shooting short stories with his sisters and little brother when he was eleven years old at which point he began to edit and cut the stories together. He began his professional career as an assistant director at Mafilm Studios in Budapest, Hungary, where he was working on a West-German Television Series. Upon his return he produced and/or directed a few television commercials and production managed several music videos including, “Sooner or Later”, a music video for ‘The Spoons’, for Anthem Records.

Kalman felt the strong desire to create his first feature, so with very limited funds he produced and directed “Cannibal Rollerbabes”. Once completion of the edit distributors claimed that it do not contain enough nudity and so he found it tough to get the distribution contract. The film has since become a hit in cult film circles, as shock jock Howard Stern discussed it one morning on air and then had the star Lisa Heughan, on his TV show.

Kalman’s lastest film is a low-budget horror, “Abattoir” written by American James McClung.

A throwback horror movie shot on gritty 16mm film in an age where digital glossiness dominates the genre film industry, Abattoir combines the raw brutality of cult exploitation films from the seventies and eighties (such as The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, The Last House on the Left, and The Evil Dead) with a healthy dose of borderline self deprecating, tongue and cheek humor and a sharp sense of irony targeted directly at the very films that inspired it. With enough carnage and cruelty to match the utter ruthlessness of its notorious predecessors and enough winks in the audience’s direction to ensure that its gleeful blood play is not meant to be taken as anything other than a fun ride, the film is sure to excite the taste buds of any movie fan with a soft spot for cult films, retro cinema, and, of course, the “red stuff.”

Abattoir is currently in post production and in negotiations with a distributor.

The Wine Ladies are entering the exciting world of web TV.

Each year, the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) draws thousands of international filmmakers, stars and media to Toronto and for this years festival. (Sept. 10-19)

Georgia and Susanne (The Wine Ladies) set up their temporary TV studio at The Windsor Arms, 18 St. Thomas

Street in Yorkville – ground zero for the film festival – and have conducted brief interviews with the stars, filmmakers, writers, international VIPs and media representatives discussing favourite wines, what wines go with which movies at this years’ festival, favourite movies about wine (e.g.: Bottle Shock, Sideways, A Walk in the Clouds, Under the Tuscan Sun) – the ultimate in wine TV! Celebrity guests are invited to enjoy a glass of wine with The Wine Ladies.

View highlight with Kalman Szegvary here.

The Wine Ladies in conversation with Katie Boland of Die the movie

Each year, the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) draws thousands of international filmmakers, stars and media to Toronto and for this years festival (Sept. 10-19), The Wine Ladies are entering the exciting world of web TV.

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