or


[08/06/12 - 06:13 AM]
Sonar Entertainment Begins Production on New Mini-Series in Disaster Pack Collection
Matthew Modine toplines "CAT. 8" while David James Elliot and Julia Ormond co-star in "Exploding Sun."

[via press release from Sonar Entertainment]

"CAT. 8" AND "EXPLODING SUN," TWO FOUR-HOUR MINI-SERIES EVENTS, BEGIN PRODUCTION

New Productions are Part of Sonar Entertainment's New Five Original Mini-Series Disaster Pack Collection

NEW YORK, NY, August 6, 2012 - Principal photography has begun on two new epic four-hour mini-series events for television. The two productions, CAT. 8 and Exploding Sun, are from Muse Entertainment and are in production in Montreal. CAT. 8 and Exploding Sun are part of Sonar Entertainment's new Disaster Pack collection of five original mini-series and will be available for distribution from Sonar later this year. They have been acquired by Bell Media for exclusive broadcast in Canada on SPACE in 2013.

CAT. 8 stars Emmy nominee Matthew Modine (The Dark Knight Rises, Weeds) with Maxim Roy (ReGenesis), Ted Whittall (Smallville) and Susan Hogan (Battlestar Galactica). When a breakthrough in global defense backfires, the result is a fireball four times the size of Earth streaking toward our planet. With mere hours before the atmosphere ignites and the end of the world begins, only one man - a government outsider and renegade scientist - can reverse this cataclysmic disaster. Will he be able to save the Earth before it's too late? CAT. 8 is directed by Kevin Fair (Smallville) and written by Donald Martin (The Christmas Choir). Irene Litinsky (Human Trafficking) is producing.

In Exploding Sun, the first ever commercial space shuttle is struck by a solar storm. The disaster hyper-charges the engine and catapults the ship on a direct course for the sun. But the danger becomes more universal when it's discovered the event will trigger an infinitely larger solar storm that could send Earth back into the Stone Age. Exploding Sun stars David James Elliot (JAG), Anthony Lemke (Blue Mountain State), Natalie Brown (Being Human) and Emmy Award -winner Julia Ormond (Temple Grandin). It is directed by Michael Robison (Stephen King's Dead Zone) and written by Jeff Schecter (Strange Days at Blake Holsey High). Irene Litinsky (Human Trafficking) is producing.

Stewart Till, CEO, Sonar Entertainment, commented, "CAT. 8 and Exploding Sun are big television events with enormous worldwide appeal for audiences who thrill to the disaster genre."

"We have an enormously talented cast and crew for both CAT. 8 and Exploding Sun," added Litinsky. "What makes each of them truly special will be the state-of-the-art special effects that our team will deliver."

About Muse Entertainment Enterprises

Muse Entertainment is a leading film and television production company known for its well-crafted and high-quality productions. Since its founding in 1998, Muse has produced, co-produced or provided production services on more than 150 TV movies and mini-series, television series and feature films and has won 95 awards and garnered 299 award nominations!

Muse Entertainment's most recent television series, Bomb Girls, is in preproduction on its second season. In 2011, its topical, 8-hr. historical drama, The Kennedys, earned 10 Emmy Award nominations. Its Pillars of the Earth also won numerous awards. Muse's other award-winning programs are Being Human (Seasons 1 & 2), Durham County (Seasons 1, 2, 3), Ben Hur, The Last Templar, Impact, Human Trafficking, Answered by Fire, This is Wonderland and Tales from the Neverending Story.

The company's head office and its Quebec production centre are in Montreal. Muse also maintains development and production operations in Toronto and Los Angeles.

About Sonar Entertainment, Inc.

Sonar Entertainment, Inc. is a leading developer, producer and distributor of award-winning television series, mini-series and movies for the global television marketplace. Sonar owns rights to over 1,000 titles comprising more than 3,500 broadcast hours of programming. The company maintains strategic creative and licensing partnerships with producers and broadcasters throughout the world.





  [august 2012]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
   


· BATTLESTAR GALACTICA (SYFY)
· BEING HUMAN (SYFY)
· BLUE MOUNTAIN STATE (SPIKE TV)
· CAT. 8 (REELZ)
· CHRISTMAS CHOIR, THE (HALLMARK)
· DEAD ZONE, THE (USA)
· EXPLODING SUN (REELZ)
· HUMAN TRAFFICKING (LIFETIME)
· JAG (CBS)
· SMALLVILLE (CW)
· TEMPLE GRANDIN (HBO)
· WEEDS (SHOWTIME)





[09/03/15 - 02:37 PM]
"The Late Late Show With James Corden" To Host Top Entertainment Celebs, Sept. 8 - Sept. 10
Corden will welcome Alison Brie, Bradley Cooper, Fall Out Boy, Andrew Garfield, Wiz Khalifa, Jeremy Renner and Jason Sudeikis in the course of just three days.

[09/03/15 - 02:16 PM]
Check Out John Diggle's New Costume on "Arrow!"
David Ramsey's character will be donning this gear in the premiere episode of "Arrow" on Wednesday, October 7.

[09/03/15 - 02:13 PM]
Darius Rucker's Surprise "CMT Instant Jam" from Charleston, SC Premieres Saturday, September 5 at 10 P.M., ET/PT
The one-hour show features Rucker performing on the beach at local venue The Windjammer to hits including "Homegrown Honey," "Don't Think I Don't Think About It," "Alright," Hootie and the Blowfish favorite "Only Wanna Be With You" and more.

[09/03/15 - 02:10 PM]
"Grandfathered" Celebrates Grandparents Day with 1-800-Flowers Promotion
Starting today, use promo code "Grandfathered" to receive 20% off an exclusive collection of flowers and treats.

[09/03/15 - 01:22 PM]
"In The Cut" Viewership Explodes in Week Two, Second Episode & Series Become Most-Watched Original in Bounce TV's History
Bounce TV spins the numbers for Tuesday, September 1.

[09/03/15 - 12:58 PM]
"The Chew" Is All About You! Season Five Kicks Off Tuesday, September 8 on ABC
Hosts Mario Batali, Michael Symon, Carla Hall, Clinton Kelly and Daphne Oz return for a fun-filled season as your ultimate guides in entertaining from help with a quick fix fabulous meal to aide in a kitchen calamity.

[09/03/15 - 12:31 PM]
CMT Greenlights "Dude Perfect" Series from Rob Dyrdek's Superjacket Productions
The series will combine comedy and live-action stunts and follow the lives of digital stars Dude Perfect as they dream up their next viral video, work with celebrity guests, prep performances and meet fans at live events, or create hilarity in their headquarters in Dallas, Texas.

[09/03/15 - 12:00 PM]
Hallmark Channel's Original Programming Stands Out on Saturday Nights
The Hallmark Channel further spins the numbers for Saturday, August 29.

[09/03/15 - 11:34 AM]
Jimmy Fallon and Seth Meyers Encores Win the Late-Night Ratings Week of Aug. 24-28
NBC spins the late-night numbers for the week of August 24-28.

[09/03/15 - 11:03 AM]
TNT & TBS Stars Rashida Jones, Sean Bean, Samantha Bee, Jason Jones, Rebecca Romijn and Jeff Hephner Coming to New York Comic Con
TBS and TNT are bringing the stars and producers of five of their most anticipated upcoming shows to New York Comic Con in October.

[09/03/15 - 10:07 AM]
British Pop Sensation Little Mix to Perform with "America's Got Talent" Finalists Acroarmy for Sept. 9 Semifinal Results Show on NBC
Little Mix - singers Perrie Edwards, Jesy Nelson, Leigh-Anne Pinnock and Jade Thirwall - have quickly established themselves as one of the brightest pop acts in Britain.

[09/03/15 - 10:01 AM]
Disney XD Greenlights "Lab Rats: Elite Force," a Spin-Off of Popular Series "Lab Rats: Bionic Island" and "Mighty Med"
Reprising their starring roles on their respective series are Billy Unger as Chase and Bradley Steven Perry as Kaz, Jake Short as Oliver, Paris Berelc as Skylar, and Kelli Berglund as Bree.

[09/03/15 - 09:35 AM]
USA Network Wins the Summer, Ranking #1 in Key Demos Across All Basic Cable
USA spins the numbers for the summer to date.

[09/03/15 - 09:18 AM]
SundanceTV Joins Forces with Red Arrow International, Goalpost Pictures Australia and Pukeko Pictures in New Zealand on Original Genre Series "Cleverman"
Set in the near future, the series follows a group of non-humans battling for survival in a world where humans feel increasingly inferior to them, and want to silence, exploit and kill them.

[09/03/15 - 08:55 AM]
"The Carmichael Show" Grows in Its Second Week, Up 18% at 9 P.M., 22% at 9:30
NBC spins the numbers for Wednesday, September 2.