5 nominations for WPP across 3 production genres

TORONTO, August 31, 2010  … White Pine Pictures is pleased to announce that it has received five Gemini Award nominations in five categories by The Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television.

They are as follows:

Genius Within: The Inner Life of Glenn Gould
Best Biography Documentary Program
Producer: Peter Raymont

The Border – Hate Metal
Best Performance by an Actress in a Continuing Leading Dramatic Role
Grace Park

The Border – The Dead, Dark Ride
Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Supporting Role in a Dramatic Series
Catherine Disher

The Border – Missing In Action
Best Writing in a Dramatic Series
Alex Levine

City Sonic
Best Original Program or Series produced for Digital Media –Non Fiction
Produced by City Sonic Inc., co-produced by Kensington Communications & White Pine Pictures
Producers: Robert Lang, Janice Dawe, Peter Raymont, Cameron Mitchell, David Oppenheim

Genius Within – The Inner Life of Glenn Gould

A collaboration between award-winning documentary filmmaker Peter Raymont and award-winning editor Michèle Hozer, who steps out of the cutting room to make her directorial debut, “Genius Within: The Inner Life of Glenn Gould” explores the personal side of Glenn Gould the man, how he turned his back on celebrity for the sake of his art and whose devotion to his craft cost him the relationships most dear to him.

Intimately revealing the man behind the myth, “Genius Within” casts a fresh light on the mysterious pianist whose ideas were as controversial, and his private life as passionate, as his music.

The  film features never-before seen footage of Gould, photographs and excerpts from his private home recordings and diaries, plus personal memories from Gould’s most intimate friends and lovers, some who have never spoken about him publicly before.

Genius Within: The Inner Life of Glenn Gould is a White Pine Pictures production in association with Bravo! a division of CTV Limited, The Biography Channel, TVOntario, The Knowledge Network, Thirteen/WNET New York AMERICAN MASTERS, ZDF Arte, Sveriges Television AB, NPS, with the participation of the Rogers Cable Network Fund and the Canadian Television Fund, and with the co-operation of The Estate of Glenn Gould

The Border III

Starring James McGowan as head of the Canadian Immigration and Customs Security team,THE BORDER (38 x 1 hrs) is a fast-paced and hard-driving dramatic series that follows the members of the elite Immigration and Customs Security (ICS) Unit.  These men and women face the most dangerous and complex border security cases. ICS agents see the best and the worst of our world — international terrorists and drug smugglers, traffickers of illegal organs, enriched uranium and abducted children. The cast also includes Graham Abbey (Till Death Do Us Part), Grace Park (Battlestar Galactica), Catherine Disher (X-Men), Mark Wilson (Blue Murder), Jim Codrington (Queer As Folk), Jonas Chernick (The Eleventh Hour), and Nazneen Contractor (Relic Hunter).

A White Pines Pictures Production produced in association with the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, The Border is also seen the U.K., Italy, Germany, Finland, Norway, Denmark, Netherlands, France, Belgium, Luxembourg, South Korea, Sweden, Estonia, Bulgaria, and South Africa.

City Sonic

An immersive TV, online & mobile music series and interactive experience.  In a series of 20 X 3- minute docu-videos, today’s top music artists tell intimate stories about the places and musical events that inspired them. CITY SONIC connects stories to places, fans to their favourite artists of today, and music lovers to each other.

A White Pines Pictures/Kensington Communications Production made possible with the support of the Ontario Media Development Corporation on behalf of the Ministry of Culture, CITY SONIC is produced with the participation of the Bell Broadcast and New Media Fund, with the financial participation of The Canadian Film Centre Administrator of the Telus Innovation Fund, in association with AUX with the participation of Humber College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning, and CIMA.
About White Pine Pictures:

White Pine Pictures is an independent Canadian film, television, and new media production company based in Toronto, Canada. Headed by award-winning filmmaker, Peter Raymont, the company is recognized internationally as a high quality production house with a reputation for  compelling visual styles and depth of content.  White Pine Pictures prides itself on its longtime relationships with Canadian talent and key industry players worldwide. White Pine has produced over 100 films, including the Emmy award-winning feature documentary Shake Hands With The Devil: The Journey of Roméo Dallaire, the Oscar-shortlisted A Promise to the Dead: The Exile Journey of Ariel Dorfman, and the award-winning documentary Triage: Dr. James Orbinski’s Humanitarian Dilemma. White Pine is also producer of the hit TV drama series The Border.

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