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)











[05/23/15 - 09:21 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC Wins Demo Race with "Shark Tank" Repeat
The Alphabet leads the night among adults 18-49.

[05/23/15 - 08:21 AM]
ABC Leads Its 7th Straight Friday in Adults 18-49 with the Top 3 Shows
ABC spins the numbers for Friday, May 22.

[05/23/15 - 06:29 AM]
NBA Western Conference Finals Game 2 Delivers 49 Percent Audience Increase from Last Time on ESPN
ESPN spins the numbers for Friday, May 22.

[05/22/15 - 01:09 PM]
First Look Images: FX's "American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson"
Get your first look at Sarah Paulson, Billy Magnussen, John Travolta, David Schwimmer, Cuba Gooding, Jr. and Courtney Vance in the limited series, due in early 2016.

[05/22/15 - 11:02 AM]
"The Bastard Executioner" Swings Into Action This Fall on FX
Kurt Sutter's new series is billed as "a gripping and brutal journey through the Late Middle Ages."

[05/22/15 - 10:54 AM]
First Look Image: Danny Trejo as "The Regulator" on El Rey Network/Miramax's 'From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series"
Currently in production on its sophomore season, "From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series" is slated to return late Summer 2015.

[05/22/15 - 10:32 AM]
NBC's Star-Studded Inaugural Charity Event "Red Nose Day" Raises Over $21 Million to Help Lift Children and Young People Out of Poverty
Julia Roberts, Jimmy Fallon, Blake Shelton, Neill Patrick Harris, Richard Gere, Reese Witherspoon, Jennifer Aniston, Will Ferrell, Jack Black, Pharell, Coldplay, One Direction and Zac Efron were just a few of the many celebrities appearing in the three-hour entertainment event.

[05/22/15 - 10:25 AM]
E! Delivers Ratings Highs Led by "Keeping Up with the Kardashians: About Bruce" Special and Season Finale of "The Royals"
E! further spins the numbers for Sunday, May 17.

[05/22/15 - 08:42 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: Repeats Power CBS to Victory in Viewers, Demos
"The Big Bang Theory" is the evening's top show in both total viewers and adults 18-49.

[05/22/15 - 08:32 AM]
"500 Questions" Earns ABC's Best Summer Rating in its Slot Since August 2013
ABC spins the numbers for Thursday, May 21.

[05/22/15 - 08:31 AM]
"Mad Men" Finale Is Series' Highest-Rated Episode Ever Among Total Viewers and Adults 25-54
AMC further spins the numbers for Sunday, May 17.

[05/22/15 - 08:21 AM]
NBC's "Red Nose Day" Was No. 1 Among the Big 4 Networks in the 10 p.m. Hour
NBC spins the numbers for Thursday, May 21.

[05/22/15 - 07:01 AM]
NBA Western Conference Finals Game 2 Delivers 47 Percent Ratings Increase from Last Time on ESPN
ESPN spins the numbers for Thursday, May 21.

[05/22/15 - 06:42 AM]
HGTV and DIY Network Greenlight Six New Series
After delivering 11 consecutive months of ratings growth, top 10 cable network HGTV, along with its sister network, DIY Network, have confirmed production orders for six new series.

[05/22/15 - 06:02 AM]
Netflix Announces "A Very Murray Christmas"
Written by Sofia Coppola, Bill Murray and Mitch Glazer and directed by Sofia Coppola, the special is an homage to the classic variety show featuring Bill Murray playing himself, as he worries no one will show up to his TV show due to a terrible snow storm in New York City.