HOLLYWOOD SUITE AND KERNELS POPCORN REVEAL ‘TRUE MOVIE LOVER’ CONTEST FINALISTS

 

TORONTO, Canada, March 6, 2012 – Hollywood Suite and co-sponsor Kernels Popcorn announced today the finalists for The True Movie Lover Video Contest. The contest provided movie lovers across the country the opportunity to re-enact their favourite movie moments, mimic their favourite actor, or give a synopsis of their favourite movie.

After two weeks of public voting, and one and a half week’s left until the one winner is announced, the top five finalists are:

  • Jason Donovan and Jeff Higgins’ re-enactment of “Ghostbusters”
  • Rodrigo Fernandez Stoll’s “Princess Bride” impression
  • Darik Maurice’s Keanu Reeves impressions
  • Annie LaPlante’s take on “Ground Hog Day”
  • Isaac Kessler’s version of “2001: A Space Odyssey”

The voting public gets to select the ultimate winner. Voting stays open until March 18th at http://hollywoodsuite.ca/contest and the winning video will be announced on March 19th. Prizing throughout the contest is supplied by sponsors:

  • Marlon Durrant Bespoke Tailor
  • Smashbox Cosmetics
  • Fashion designer Lucian Matis
  • Kernels Popcorn

The True Movie Lover Video Contest winner will get to meet and work with the Hollywood Suite programming department to curate a day of their favourite movies for broadcast on Hollywood Suite’s four HD movie TV channels: WarnerFilms, MGM channel, Hollywood Storm and Hollywood Festival.

Working with advertising agency Wunderkind, entries were solicited in December 2011 and the top twenty videos presented to a panel of influential judges who selected ten finalists. The panel consisted of:

  • Alexandra Heilbron - Website Editor, Tribute
  • Charlotte Empey - Editor–in-Chief, Metro English Canada
  • Joshua Errett - Online Editor, NOW Magazine
  • Chris Bilton - Associate Editor, The Grid
  • Saul Colt - award-winning Word of Mouth Editor, Head of Magic at FreshBooks

“We were blown away by the number of entries we received and the quality of the clips from real people filming on webcams and iPhones. So it was very difficult to pick the finalists,” said Wahn Yoon, President of Wunderkind . “Every one of us has bonded at some point with a character, a famous line or an iconic moment from a movie. Those moments touch us profoundly and make a lasting impression… Hollywood Suite is made for the true movie lover and there is a true movie lover in all of us. That’s exactly what this contest is about.”

“Hollywood Suite was thrilled to bring together a talented and diverse judging panel, along with great sponsors and partners for this contest,” said Kerry Connelly, Director of Marketing, Hollywood Suite. “Through this video contest we see our shared passion for movies and how our favourite movie moments take on a life of their own. We have been totally entertained and delighted by the creativity of all of the video submissions and look forward to finding out who the online voters choose as The True Movie Lover. ”

Hollywood Suite is 4 HD TV channels featuring un-cut commercial-free movies 24/7, and is available from the following TV service providers:

WarnerFilms MGM Channel Hollywood Storm Hollywood Festival
Bell TV 1270 1271 1272 1273
Bell Fibe 1315 1316 1317 1318
EastLink 686 685 687 688
TELUS OptikTM 696 697 698 699
SaskTel MAX 480 481 482 483
MTS Ultimate 468 467 469 470
Westman 469 467 468 466

About Hollywood Suite: Hollywood Suite Inc. is an independent, privately owned Toronto-based company, founded by industry veterans Jay Switzer, Jeff Sackman, Michael McLaughlin, Catherine Tait and David Kines, that owns and operates four HD movie channels playing movies 24/7, commercial-free, uncut and unedited, with a selection of content also available on demand on TV, on-line and on mobile - all for one low monthly price. Hollywood Suite is the home of exclusive channels from major motion picture studios, WarnerFilms and MGM Channel, Hollywood Storm - the ultimate action films involving the best in epic adventure, and Hollywood Festival - critically acclaimed independent and major studio romance and relationship films. Hollywood Suite is available exclusively through Canadian television service providers (cable, satellite and IPTV).

www.hollywoodsuite.ca

Twitter: @truemovielover

For further information & interviews please contact:
Kerry Connelly, Director of Marketing
Hollywood Suite
416-323-1200 Ext. 233
kerry.connelly@hollywoodsuite.ca

 

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Hollywood Suite Inc. is an independent, privately owned Toronto-based company, founded by industry veterans Jay Switzer, Jeff Sackman, Michael McLaughlin, Catherine Tait and David Kines, that owns and operates four HD movie channels playing movies 24/7, commercial-free, uncut and unedited, with a selection of content also available on demand on TV, on-line and on mobile - all for one low monthly price. Hollywood Suite is the home of exclusive channels from major motion picture studios, WarnerFilms and MGM Channel, Hollywood Storm - the ultimate action films involving the best in epic adventure, and Hollywood Festival - critically acclaimed independent and major studio romance and relationship films. Hollywood Suite is available exclusively through Canadian television service providers (cable, satellite and IPTV).

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