1. Anne Of Green Gables -The Sequel Now On Video

2. Promise The Moon In Production

3. Sullivan Making Moves


The long awaited Anne of Green Gables-The Sequel is now available at video retailers and mass merchandisers across Canada. Sullivan Releasing Inc., has priced this beloved classic to sell through at $22.95 or less.

This award-winn ing four hour movie has been digitally restored in an exquisite two part cassette. The release of The Sequel comes one year after the extremely successful video release of the original Anne Of Green Gables. The companion pieces are available together as a beautifully presented gift pack with a retail price of $45.90.

Currently carrying The Sequel and The Gift Pack are: Eaton’s, Sears, The Bay, Blockbuster Video, Rogers Video, Ambassador Video, Video Update and many other leading retailers.

In 1995 , the original Anne of Green Gables sold out in major department stores before Christmas. It was one of the top ten Christmas titles in Canada, and continues to sell as a perennial favourite.

Anne of Green Gables- The Sequel tells the enchanting story of Anne Shirley as she makes the transition from an impetuous orphan to an accomplished young teacher. Canadian actress Megan Follows returns to her role as Anne. Tony award winner, Colleen Dewhurst stars opposite her as Marilla Cuthbe rt and Oscar winning British actress Dame Wendy Hiller appears as the prickly dowager Mrs. Harris. This is an emotional conclusion, full of wit, to the epic tale of the beguiling red head.

Sullivan Releasing Inc. is a division of Toro nto based Sullivan Entertainment International Inc., well known for distribution of high-quality programming and a major distributor of Canadian programming around the world.


Sullivan Entertainment’s production of Promise the Moon has just completed principal photogr aphy, at locations throughout Southern Ontario. .

Promise the Moon is a sweeping story set against the sudden economic and technological changes which transformed the Canadian West of the 1920s. It is the romantic tale of a laconi c ranch hand, named Roy Leckner, who receives a posthumous request from his former employer to find his employer’s institutionalized son, bring him back to his employer’s property and groom him to run the family business. By honouring this request, Roy is caught up in a battle to save his employer’s farm from powerful business interests.

The ambitious film is Directed by Ken Jubenvill (Lonesome Dove, Black Stallion) and written by Peter Behrens, John Frizzel l & Kevin Sullivan.

Henry Czerny plays Roy Leckner, a man of old ways and unfulfilled promise. Since Czerny’s award-winning, and much talked-about, performance in The Boys Of St. Vincent he has skyrocketed t o major roles in Hollywood blockbusters Clear and Present Danger and Mission Impossible. Sullivan is extremely pleased to have him for this important role.

British actress Colette Stevenson plays the role of Jane Makepeace, a prim and starched newcomer to Canada. Intelligent, confident and clear-sighted, Jane is full of bold new ideas. She teaches Roy the importance of standing up for what you believe and convinces him to take charge of the farm. Miss Stevenson, a native of England, has had a varied and interesting acting career on the stage and screen. Her television credits include popular British Series Coronation Street and All Creatures Great and Small.

Seventeen year old Shawn Ashmore, plays the deaf teenager Levi Bennett. Levi, institutionalized since birth, gains the acceptance of Roy and Jane and sparks a reluctant family of three who unite against overwhelming foes. Shawn Ashmore, a relative newcomer to acting has had principal roles in TV productions Guitarman and Gross Misconduct (The Spinner Spencer Story).

Promise the Moon is scheduled to air on the CBC in February.



Life at Sullivan Entertainment is increasingly busy these days. Production on their new family series, Wind At My Back is continuing. They also have no fewer than fourteen projects in active development, including an ada ptation of Timothy Findley’s acclaimed novelThe Piano Man’s Daughter.

Trudy Grant, President of Sullivan Entertainment International comments on the excitement at Sullivan, " With all the projects we now have on the g o, we had to make some moves to ensure that the high quality we’re known for, continues."

Sullivan revealed recently moves to help position the company at the forefront of International Entertainment companies. Four important new positions were creat ed: Executive VP of Operations; Senior VP of Sales; VP of Acquisitions: and VP of Communications.

Don Pagnutti, Executive VP of Operations & CFO. Mr. Pagnutti will oversee the day-to-day operations of the company. He comes to Sullivan from Telemedia, where he held a number of financial and general management positions including Executive VP of their English Language Radio Operations, which included Toronto radio stations The Fan & EZ R ock.

Nat Abraham, Senior VP of Sales. Mr. Abraham joins Sullivan from Astral where he had the title of VP of Sales and where he worked upon the joint venture between Twentieth Century Fox and Astral Communications. Prior to Astral, he spent eleven years at AC Neilsen.

Brad Pelman, VP of Acquisitions. Mr. Pelman comes to Sullivan from Astral Distribution whe re he was involved in both Sales & Marketing. He has gained an extensive knowledge of the video industry through his experience at Astral, and before that, at Malofilm Distribution and Columbia TriStar Home Video.

John Bain VP of Communications. Mr Bain was most recently at MGM/UA Distribution where he specialized in publicity and promotions for MGM’s theatrical releases in Canada.