Check out the link below for my brand-new interview with Warehouse 13′s Saul Rubinek @ The Morton Report:
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DIRECTING film and television for over 20 years, David Winning is also a veteran of 20 TV series and over 90 episodes of such shows as Stargate Atlantis and multiple seasons on Andromeda starring Kevin Sorbo. He was the 2002 recipient of the Director’s Guild National Award for Excellence in Television Drama, and was nominated again in 2006. Winning also spent four months in Hungary shooting the ABC Family series Dinotopia, which is now out on DVD. Most recently, he directed Kevin Sorbo, Robert Englund and Bruce Dern in a trilogy of monster movies for the Syfy Channel and Hallmark Entertainment, as well as episodes of the Lifetime Television vampire-themed series Blood Ties.
Winning will be appearing at Comic Con 2009 from Thursday, July 23rd – Sunday, July 26th and signing autographs from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. at Table AA14.
For more information on David and his work check out www.DavidWinning.com
As noted above, photo courtesy and copyright of David Winning, so please no unauthorzied copying or duplicating of any form. Thanks!
AS part of the Sci Fi Channel’s brand evolution to Syfy on July 7th, a refresh of the look and feel of Syfy will be reflected in a ground-breaking two-minute brand film House of Imagination, which celebrates Syfy’s unique spin on imagination. Talent participating in order of appearance are: Amanda Tapping and Robin Dunne (Sanctuary); Colin Ferguson, Salli Richardson-Whitfield, Jordan Hinson and Neil Grayston (Eureka); Lou Diamond Phillips (Stargate Universe); Josh Gates (Destination Truth); Jason Hawes and Grant Wilson (Ghost Hunters); Tracy Morgan (Scare Tactics); Eddie McClintock, Joanne Kelly and Saul Rubinek (Warehouse 13) and Alessandra Torresani (Caprica).
Link to video – http://www.syfy.com/imaginegreater/
The film invites viewers into a celebratory house party populated with rooms inspired by the Channel’s original programs and characters. Goldfrapp’s “Happiness” provides the soundtrack for the trip through the never-ending house where anything can and does happen in each one-of-a-kind room. Through high concept visual storytelling, each scene fuses a bold complement of visual effects with practical set design. “House of Imagination” was designed to be modularly deconstructed into a dynamic, long-running campaign of 10 and 5-second network identifications. The experience will extend digitally into Syfy.com/ImagineGreater beginning July 7th, where visitors will have a rich, fully-interactive and immersive experience as guests at the house party. They will be able to explore parallax rooms and discover exclusive content including games, behind-the-scenes and making-of-footage, cast interviews, downloadable wallpaper and much more.
Said Michael Engleman, Vice President, Creative @ Syfy and the key architect behind the brand film – “Coming off the most successful year in our 16-year history, we wanted to create a brand film that both celebrates the genre and also feels human, relatable , and wildly creative, highlighting the wide array of casts and characters who inhabit Syfy’s ever-broadening programming landscape. Through this unique creative collaboration we’re honoring and embracing a powerful global brand with deep roots in the popular culture.”
House of Imagination is produced and directed by the award-winning UK-based 4Creative team led by director Brett Foraker, who was joined specifically for this project, by Larry Fong (Director of Photography – Watchman, 300) and Tino Schaedler (Production Designer – Charlies and the Chocolate Factory, V for Vendetta, The Golden Compass) with visual effects by MPC (Watchman, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix).
This summer, the Sci Fi Channel (which becomes Syfy on July 7th), will be airing all-new original programing sure to satisfy even the more discerning Sci-Fi lover out there.
Following a Memorial Day Land of the Lost marathon is the 13-part Warehouse 13, which debuts with a two-hour pilot on July 7th @ 9-11pm EST/PST. As described in an earlier blog entry at this site, the series follows the adventures of two Secret Service agents who find themselves abruptly transferred to a massive, top-secret storage facility in South Dakota which is a scientific treasure trove filled with every strange artifact, mysterious relic, fantastical object and supernatural souvenir ever collected by the U.S. government. The caretaker of the warehouse, Artie (Saul Rubinek), charges Pete (Eddie McClintock) and Myka (Joanne Kelly) with chasing down reports of supernatural and paranormal activity in search of new objects to add to the warehouse, not to mention helping him control the warehouse itself. CCH Pounder guest-stars as Artie’s boss Mrs. Federic, along with Allison Scagliotti as Claudia Donovan, a young, hip, brilliant techno-whiz.
The much-loved Eureka returns with 10 new episodes starting Friday, July 10th @ 9pm EST/PST. When we last saw Jack Carter (Colin Ferguson), he had been removed by the government from his job as the town’s sheriff, and Allison (Salli Richardson-Whitfield) announcing that she is expecting her recently-deceased husband’s baby. At home, Carter faces some challenging decisions regarding his relationship with his daughter Zoe (Jordan Hinson), while he is also given a new love interest when Dr. Tess Fontana (Jaime Rae Newman) arrives in Eureka to supervise the re-opening of Global Dynamics’ infamous Section 5.
On July 8th @ 9pm EST/PST, Sci Fi’s hit fledgling reality series Ghost Hunters International makes its second season debut with six new episodes that take its team of investigators to Austria, Ireland, Italy, Chile, Argentina and the Czech Republic in search of paranormal activity. And in August, the channel’s original “ghostbusters,” Jason Hawes and Grant Wilson, return with their Ghost Hunters team to check out ghostly happenings on this side of the pond.
Sandwiched between all the above will not only be Sci Fi’s traditional Independence Day Twilight Zone marathon (running from Thursday, July 2nd through Saturday, July 4th), but also the original movies Malibu Shark Attack (starring Peta Wilson from La Femme Nikita), High Plains Invaders (starring James Marsters of Torchwood, Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel), Hellhounds (directed by Rick Schroeder) and Sand Serpents (starring Jason Gedrick from Desperate Housewives).