Press +1 Announces Move to THE CANADIAN FILM REVIEW
Toronto, September 1st, 2013 -
In a move that exemplifies commitment to Canadian film, Press +1 Magazine announced that they will be dedicating their online presence to Canadian screen-based productions.
Moving forward in a show of solidarity with The Canadian Screen Awards, The Canadian Film Review will be continuing the online presence established by Press +1 magazine by focusing solely on Canadian Film, Television and Web Series.
Publisher and Editor-in-Chief, Kindah Mardam Bey, says “As much as I have loved showcasing the enormous talent across Canada and across multiple platforms of arts and entertainment, it has become clear to me that unlike any other aspect of Canadian entertainment, our films need dedicated advocates to stand up and commit themselves solely to the Canadian screen based industry, which is exactly what I am doing with the Canadian Film Review.”
What began as a web series showcasing new Canadian Film in 2011, THE CANADIAN FILM REVIEW shone the spotlight on a variety of Canadian film productions such as GOON, TAKE THIS WALTZ and EDWIN BOYD: CITIZEN GANGSTER. To build upon the success of the first season, the “little-show-that-could” made the move to Television audiences in Toronto and area on Rogers TV Cable 10/63 in Toronto/Scarborough on November 6, 2012. The Canadian Film Review television show continued to advocate for Canadian film with industry spotlights featuring media moguls such as ROBERT LANTOS (Serendipity Point Films), interviews with Canadian screen celebrities like JAY BARUCHEL (Goon), JOSHUA JACKSON (One Week, Inescapable) and KRISTIN KREUK (Irvine Welsh’s ECSTASY) and showcase news on emerging talents like TATIANA MASLANY (Picture Day, Cas & Dylan), SARAH GADON (Cosmopolis, A Dangerous Method) and JASON BUXTON (Blackbird). The second season was a resounding success drawing viewers both online and to watch the TV show.
Kindah Mardam Bey sees new challenges for Canadian films, “The old mindset that Canadian films are lacking in some way when compared to other films in other industries is a myth at this point. Being one of the rare people who watch almost every Canadian theatrical release in a year, my informed opinion can easily state that Canadian films are vibrant, challenging, courageous, funny, scary and often poetic that audiences embrace when they see them. As a publisher, web-show Producer and TV show Producer of the Canadian Film Review, I can also say that Canadian audiences are eager to be informed and engaged about their homegrown films.”
Press+1 Magazine has also shown their enthusiasm towards the small screen this year through recaps and articles on ten different Canadian television series with such varied audience appeal as Arctic Air, Mr. D, Orphan Black and Lost Girl.
Press+1 broke new ground with coverage of Web Series, a format fast becoming the future of entertainment and garnering attention through quality writing along with original concepts and content. Working closely with the Bell Media Fund and the Independent Production Fund to showcase series such as Guidestones and the stand-alone hit tween series Ruby Skye, P.I. now headed to CBC this fall, Kindah Mardam Bey’s publications are the frontrunner for covering Canadian Web Series.
The Canadian Film Review will have a brand new online address
Launched in 2007, PRESS+1 now has over 50 journalists from coast to coast submitting daily coverage. It is Canada’s largest independent online entertainment magazine. Publications such as The Globe & Mail, Huffington Post, Calgary Herald and British newspaper The Guardian have recently used PRESS+1 in coverage and as an expert reference based on its original content. www.pressplus1.com
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|PR: Cineplex brings the masterpieces of Manet, Munch and Vermeer to theatres across Canada|
|ARTICLES - FILM|
|Written by Alexander Hutt|
|Friday, 01 March 2013 18:45|
Cineplex brings the masterpieces of Manet, Munch and Vermeer to
theatres across Canada in global art series
– Cineplex Entertainment’s Front Row Centre Events and BY Experience are pleased to present EXHIBITION, a new theatrical series that brings the world’s greatest art exhibitions to a Cineplex Entertainment theatre near you.
EXHIBITION will present a series of “event films,” which examine the master works and monumental cultural impact of Edouard Manet, Edvard Munch and Johannes Vermeer. Each event film, hosted by art historian Tim Marlow, will go beyond the gallery with exclusive behind the scenes footage.
“We are delighted to be bringing this spectacular international series to audiences across the country,” said Brad LaDouceur, Vice President, Alternative Programming, Cineplex Entertainment. “This is a great opportunity for new audiences to discover these artists, and to reinvigorate interest in their work.”
EXHIBITION: Manet: Portraying Life
April 11 and April 28, 2013
Encore screenings at select locations May 25, 2013
The eagerly awaited exhibition at the Royal Academy of Arts, Manet: Portraying Life will be captured for cinema screens worldwide. This is the first ever major exhibition in the UK devoted to the portraiture of Edouard Manet, spanning his entire career. The exhibition will bring together great works from across Europe, Asia and the USA. Guests will see exclusive behind the scenes moments of the Royal Academy's exhibition preparation – moments usually hidden from view – and experience a detailed, superbly crafted biography of Manet and 19th century Paris.
EXHIBITION: Munch 150
June 27 and July 21, 2013
Encore screenings at select locations September 21, 2013
This year, Norway celebrates the 150th anniversary of the birth of Edvard Munch (1863
1944), one of the towering figures of modern art. Munch 150, co-hosted by the National Museum and the Munch Museum (both in Oslo), is a once in a lifetime show. Global interest is huge not least as a result of one of his four paintings of The Scream having recently set a public art auction record of $120 million.
Many know Munch as the man who painted The Scream, but his complete works are remarkable and secure his place as one of the greatest artists who ever lived. The event film will go behind the scenes to reveal the process of putting the exhibition together, and will provide an in depth biography of a man who lived from the mid 19th century right through to the German occupation of Norway in the Second World War.
EXHIBITION: Vermeer and Music: The Art of Love and Leisure
Oct.10 and Nov. 3, 2013
Encore screenings at select locations November23, 2013
The National Gallery, London, is offering a major exhibition on one of the most startling and fascinating artists of all time Johannes Vermeer, painter of the Girl with a Pearl Earring. Vermeer painted little more than 30 works that still exist, and the National Gallery has chosen to focus on his art in relation to music. Music was one of the most popular themes of Dutch painting and revealed an enormous amount about the sitter and the society. The event film goes beyond the exhibition to tell the entire story of Vermeer's life. The program will suit audiences who already adore Vermeer's work, and those who want to learn more about this mysterious, fascinating man.
About Front Row Centre Events (FRCE)
Brought to you by Cineplex Entertainment, Front Row Centre Events bring world class entertainment to your local Cineplex Entertainment theatre and other participating locations. Presented in high definition with digital surround sound, guests can experience the best in original one night only and series based programming. With the Metropolitan Opera’s Live in HD series, Broadway productions, live broadcasts direct from the stage of London’s National Theatre, dance performances, classic films, concerts, live sporting events and documentaries, Front Row Centre Events put you in the centre of the action on the big screen.
About BY Experience
BY Experience kicked off the digital revolution of live events to movie theatres and other locations globally with David Bowie’s 2003 Reality album launch and since then, over 15 million tickets have been sold worldwide for cinema events BY Experience has distributed and/or produced including the Met: Live in HD series, the U.K.’s National Theatre Live series, Stratford Shakespeare Festival’s production of The Tempest (June 2012), Leonardo Live (February 2012), the New York Times speaker’s series TimesTalks LIVE, the Roundabout Theatre Company’s production of The Importance of Being Earnest (June 2011), Westlife – The Farewell Concert (June 2012); Red Hot Chili Peppers Live: I’m With You (August 2011); The Big Four: Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth, Anthrax (June 2010), BBC Electric Proms: Robbie Williams (October 2009), the classic music celebrations BBC Last Night of the Proms (September 2009, 2010, 2011), St. Olaf Christmas Festival (December 2007 and December 2011), David Gilmour: Remember That Night — Live from the Royal Albert Hall (September 2007), and the public radio shows A Prairie Home Companion with Garrison Keillor (February and October 2010) and This American Life – Live! with Ira Glass (April 2008, May 2009, May 2012). BY Experience distributes to over 50 countries, to 2,000 movie screens. For more information, visit: www.byexperience.net
About Cineplex Entertainment:
Cineplex Inc. (“Cineplex”) is one of Canada’s leading entertainment companies and operates one of the most modern and fully digitized motion picture theatre circuits in the world. A top tier Canadian brand, Cineplex operates numerous businesses including theatrical exhibition, food services, gaming, alternative programming (Front Row Centre Events), Cineplex Media, Cineplex Digital Solutions and the online sale of home entertainment content through CineplexStore.com and on apps embedded in various electronic devices. Cineplex is also a joint venture partner in SCENE – Canada’s largest entertainment loyalty program.
Cineplex is headquartered in Toronto, Canada, and operates 134 theatres with 1,449 screens from British Columbia to Quebec, serving approximately 71 million guests annually through the following theatre brands: Cineplex Odeon, SilverCity, Galaxy Cinemas, Colossus, Coliseum, Scotiabank Theatres, Cineplex VIP Cinemas, Famous Players and Cinema City. Cineplex also owns and operates the UltraAVX, Poptopia, and Outtakes brands. Cineplex trades on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol CGX. More information is available at cineplex.com.
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