ANDY HOWARD NAMED SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT,
TELEVISION AND FEATURES, SULLIVAN ENTERTAINMENT INC.
Andy Howard has recently been named Senior Vice President, Television and
Features for Sullivan Entertainment Inc. Reporting directly to Kevin
Sullivan, President of Sullivan Entertainment, Mr. Howard will be
instrumental in attracting motion picture, movie-of-the-week, television
series and cable properties from the U.S. market to Sullivan's production
slate. He will be headquartered at Sullivan's Los Angeles office.
"We are thrilled to have an executive of Andy Howard's caliber join our
expanding creative team," said Sullivan. "He brings an incredible breadth
of experience to our organization from a dynamic 20-year career in the
entertainment industry; as well as relationships with key creative talent he has
represented. Not to mention, he also has a great sensibility for the kind
of compelling and provocative projects our organization is interested in
developing for the American market. He is an exciting addition to our team
and will be key in heightening our exposure and productivity in the U.S."
Mr. Howard arrives at Sullivan Entertainment from the Metropolitan Talent
Agency, where he was instrumental in building and running the agency's
literary department from 1994 to 1996. Mr. Howard's prior entertainment
industry experience includes positions with HBO Independent Productions, the
William Morris Agency, and International Creative Management in New York City.
"ROAD TO AVONLEA: THE FINAL SEASON" AND "UNDER THE PIANO"
CAPTURE MULTIPLE GEMINI AWARD NOMINATIONS
Sullivan Entertainment Inc. has garnered a total of 16 nominations for the
11th Annual Gemini Awards, which recognize excellence in English-language
television production in Canada.
With 11 Gemini nominations, Sullivan's Road to Avonlea: The Final Season
earned the largest number of any dramatic program, and ranked second only to
The National/CBC News in total nominations overall. The beloved series ends
its phenomenally-successful 7-year run on Canadian television with an
impressive list of nominations, including: Best Dramatic Series, Best Actor
in a Continuing Dramatic Role (Cedric Smith), Best Actress in a Continuing
Dramatic Role (Gema Zamprogna), 2 nominations for Best Supporting Actress in
a Dramatic Series, (Patricia Hamilton and Kay Tremblay), Best Supporting
Actor in a Dramatic Series, (Michael Mahonen), and Best Actress in a Guest
Role in a Dramatic Series (Frances Bay). The show also collected
nominations for costume design, and musical score.
Under the Piano, Sullivan's gripping 2-hour movie about a woman's
overwhelming faith in her autistic savant sister, was nominated for 5
awards, including: Best TV Movie, Best Direction in a Dramatic Program
(Stefan Scaini), and Best Supporting Actress in a Dramatic Program
(Teresa Stratas). Additional nominations were in the categories of costume
design and sound.
The 11th Annual Gemini Awards will be broadcast live on CBC Television on
March 2, 1997.
SULLIVAN ANNOUNCES THE RELEASE OF
TWO NEW CHILDREN'S VIDEOS
Sullivan Releasing Inc. has announced the release date of two new animated
children's videos, Prince Cinders and Linnea in Monet's Garden. Both will
be available at video retailers and mass merchandisers across Canada on
February 25, 1997. Sullivan Releasing has priced the two videos for sell
through at $14.95 each.
Based on Babette Cole's best-selling book, and from the Executive Producer
of the Snowman and Father Christmas, Prince Cinders is an outrageously funny
twist on the classic Cinderella fairy tale. Also based on a best-selling
book, Linnea in Monet's Garden is an enchanting tale of a little girl's love
affair with Impressionist Claude Monet's paintings and teaches children
about the art and life of one of the most important painters of the 20th
century. Linnea in Monet's Garden was the recipient of the Parent's Choice
Gold Award and Best Animated Film of 1993 at the New England Children's Film
"These latest two releases," said Brad Pelman, VP Acquisitions and Home
Video, "represents Sullivan Entertainment's commitment to add top quality
family product to their existing catalogue of popular family classics."
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