“The Other Half,” the indie drama that premiered at SXSW last year, has been picked up by distributor Brainstorm Media for release in U.S. theaters in March. Director and writer Joey Klein’s love story earned a strong review from Variety in its festival bow in 2016.
The storyline centers on a grieving young man, played by Tom Cullen (“Downton Abbey”), and his budding relationship with Emily, an artist depicted by “Orphan Black” star and Emmy winner Tatiana Maslany. Over the course of the film, Emily’s bipolar disorder brings trauma and tension to the already-precarious union.
“This film was a standout for us at SXSW, with such beautiful and intimate performances,” said Brainstorm Media president Meyer Shwarzstein. The distribution company will coordinate the U.S. release in theaters and on video-on-demand, both set for March 10.
Jonathan Bronfman from JoBro Productions and Nicole Hilliard-Forde and Joey Klein from Motel Pictures produced the film while JayJay Firestone, CEO of Prodigy Pictures, executive produced. Cullen and Maslany are also on the film’s team of executive producers.
Set to open the March 17-26 event is AMC’s The Walking Dead, with Grey’s Anatomy, Bob’s Burgers, The Late Late Show, NCIS: Los Angeles, Orphan Black, Pretty Little Liars, Scandal as well as a CW DC Super Hero event rounding out the schedule.
“For 34 years PaleyFest has grown in size, presence and prestige — solidifying its spot on the Los Angeles cultural and popular landscape,” Paley Center for Media CEO Maureen J. Reidy said in a statement announcing the lineup. “We are so proud to present this incredible PaleyFest 2017 lineup as the centerpiece in our year-round Paley Center programming. This year’s festival brings together fans and introduces new audiences to the stars and creators of television’s most talked about and popular shows.”
The newly announced programming joins a roster of previously announced panels including HBO’s Westworld, NBC’s This Is Us and American Horror Story: Roanoke.
Here’s the full schedule:
Friday, March 17: AMC’s The Walking Dead
Saturday, March 18 (matinee): Super Hero panel with stars from The CW’s Arrow, The Flash, Supergirl and Legends of Tomorrow
Saturday, March 18 (evening): NBC’s This Is Us
Sunday, March 19: ABC’s Grey’s Anatomy
Tuesday, March 21: CBS’ NCIS: Los Angeles
Wednesday, March 22: CBS’ Late Late Show
Thursday, March 23: BBC America’s Orphan Black
Friday, March 24: Fox’s Bob’s Burgers
Saturday, March 25 (matinee): Freeform’s Pretty Little Liars
Saturday, March 25 (evening): HBO’s Westworld
Sunday, March 26 (matinee): ABC’s Scandal 100th episode celebration
Sunday, March 26 (evening): FX’s American Horror Story: Roanoke
Emmy-winning “Orphan Black” star Tatiana Maslany will be among the presenters at the upcoming Canada’s Walk of Fame induction ceremony.
Joining Maslany are two previous inductees: actor Kiefer Sutherland and retired astronaut Roberta Bondar. Retired hockey great Lanny McDonald, former tennis star turned broadcaster Chris Evert, and actress Sharon Gless of “Cagney and Lacey” fame are also among the presenters.
The late stage and screen icon Al Waxman is among six inductees in the 2016 class.
Fellow honourees include: NHL Hall of Famer Darryl Sittler, award-winning singer-songwriter Corey Hart, actor-director Jason Priestley, filmmaker Deepa Mehta, and veteran fashion entrepreneur and journalist Jeanne Beker.
Country star Brett Kissel will be the recipient of the Allan Slaight Honour, which is presented annually to a young Canadian making a positive impact in the music industry. Kissel is also on the list of scheduled performers, which includes singer Nelly Furtado and comedian Scott Thompson.
The newest inductees will be honoured at the Allstream Centre in Toronto on Thursday, and the event is slated to be televised Dec. 18 on Global.
Tatiana won tonight for Best Actress in a Drama Series at the 2016 Emmy Awards for her many roles on Orphan Black. She deserves this honor and acknowledgement and it has been long over due. Tatiana, continue on shining and humbling us with your presence.
Fox and Netflix have acquired the U.S. rights to Kim Nguyen’s North Pole romance “Two Lovers and a Bear,” which stars Tatiana Maslany and Dane DeHaan.
Maslany, the star of Canadian TV series “Orphan Black,” and DeHaan play young lovers in a town of 200 people near the North Pole, where they “make a leap for life, a leap for inner peace,” according to a statement announcing the deal.
The movie, a Canadian production, will be available on Netflix in early 2017, following the Fox release. Veteran Quebec filmmaker Roger Frappier is the producer.
“We chose to release the film in the U.S. with Netflix and Fox due to their ability to bring our bold filmmaker’s vision to the widest possible audience,” Jeff Sackman, an executive producer who handled the film’s sale, said in the statement.
“‘Two Lovers and a Bear’ is a film whose special love story was brought to life thanks to the dedicated cast and crew who persevered through the production’s harsh conditions,” Nguyen said in the statement. “The amazing performances of Dane and Tatiana brought the truth of the project to life. So it was important that we found distribution that would understand the unique nature of the film and the dedication of all involved.”
The movie premiered at this year’s Cannes Film Festival.
Friday, July 29th The GoGo’s stop in to chat about their upcoming farewell tour. Author Mary Roach joins Chelsea in-studio for an explosive interview about the Science behind an orgasm. Actress Tatiana Maslany of ORPHAN BLACK also swings by to discuss her Emmy nomination.
Tatiana Maslany (7/26) and Cara Delevingne (7/27) will appear on upcoming editions of “The Late Late Show With James Corden.”
One just received her second Emmy nomination. One appears in the upcoming blockbuster “Suicide Squad.”
Both will be appearing on upcoming editions of “The Late Late Show With James Corden.”
CBS confirms “Orphan Black” star Tatiana Maslany, the former, for the July 26 “Corden.” The episode will also feature Mike Birbiglia.
Model-actress Cara Delevingne, who is the aforementioned “Suicide Squad” cast member, is set for the July 27 episode. Dave Franco will also appear as a discussion guest, while Leon will perform.- Source
Lead Actress, Drama Series Tatiana Maslany, Orphan Black
It’s really cool for us. It feels like a very communal recognition for the show, because it’s such a communal job. I know everybody says that, but I really couldn’t do it without the team that’s behind it, and behind every character we create on the show. To get to be in the same category as Robyn Wright is insane and a huge honor. I’m dumbfounded and I don’t know what to say that would be eloquent or clever. It’s just very exciting. The show is an enormous gift. I couldn’t have ever imagined a job that was more creatively stimulating. It’s a total dream job in the most extreme way. I’ve always loved characters and I’d never had the opportunity to play them. And now I get to play a whole bunch in this one show, and the audience lets us go on these arch character journeys because they believe in the characters. It’s a total dream. I feel like I’ve discovered that there can be no limits; you can’t place limits on your creativity. Whether you play one character or multiple, there’s no limit to the nuance you can create. [In the final season] I guess that we’ll be getting into questions we’ve been asking since Season 1. But I don’t really know. I got a chance to sit in on one of the earliest days in the writers’ room this season, which was really cool and inspiring, and gave me a sense of where things were heading. But I don’t know what the specifics are so for me it’s as much of a mystery as it is to audiences right now. I think it’s going I think it’s definitely going to be a strong end, wrapping up these characters’ stories and moving towards some kind of resolution and closure.