Robert J. Sawyer

Hugo and Nebula Award-Winning Science Fiction Writer

Film option on The Terminal Experiment renewed

by Rob - February 5th, 2010.
Filed under: Film Rights, Terminal.

Toronto’s Divani films has renewed its option on Robert J. Sawyer’s Nebula Award-winning The Terminal Experiment for a fifth year. Pictured above: the new Canadian paperback edition, in stores now!

And Terminal Experiment director Srinivas Krishna’s latest film, Athletes in Motion, premieres on Canadian TV this Saturday. Says Srinivas:

A series of short films I produced have been packaged into an hour-long special called Bravo!FACT Presents: Athletes in Motion that will premiere in HD on Saturday, February 6 at 4 p.m. on CTV.
Inspired by winter sports and Olympic athletes, these 11 entertaining, moving, cutting-edge shorts combine the brightest directors, actors, musicians, cinematographers, designers, animators, and choreographers with world-class Canadian athletes to create two-minute films that celebrate their passion. Featuring talents such as Jason Priestley, Gord Downie, Liz Manley, Douglas Coupland, Jennifer Jones, and more, the films were shot in B.C., Alberta, Ontario and Quebec last summer and fall.
Musical artists contributing scores/soundtracks include Gord Downie of The Tragically Hip, Jay Malinowski of Bedouin Soundclash, Deadmau5, and JUNO award-winning bass guitarist/music producer Orin Isaacs. Additionally, one of the shorts features CTV’s “The Hockey Theme” while another features fashions from Canadian designer Paul Hardy.
In addition to the shorts, the one-hour special, hosted by CTV’s Seamus O’Regan, includes commentary and introductions by both filmmakers and athletes, as our cameras go behind-the-scenes to capture athletes and artists collaborating in action.
ATHLETES IN MOTION has already made it’s mark internationally — the 11 shorts recently won the Best Drama/Fiction Award at the 2010 European Video and Mobile TV Forum in Paris.
Encore presentations will air on Bravo!:

Feb. 7 at 7 p.m. ET / 4 p.m. PT
Feb. 10 at 8:30 p.m. ET / 5:30 p.m. PT
Feb. 12 at 8:00 p.m. ET / 5:00 p.m. PT
Feb. 12 at 8:00 a.m. ET / 8:00 a.m. PT

You can also catch a half hour version of the show on CTV’s ‘A’ Channels on Feb. 13:
-8:30 p.m., London , Vancouver Island and Barrie
-11:00 p.m. Ottawa and Vancouver Island .

In addition, you can check out on going commentaries and enjoy multiple viewing opportunities for the shorts outside of television online at along with bonus interactive elements including bios, photos, interviews, and behind-the-scenes footage. For full film synopses and to download hi-res photos, visit

The Globe and Mail has published a story in today’s edition, read it on-line here.
Finally, catch Kurt Browning chatting about AHLETES IN MOTION tomorrow, Friday, evening on ETalk ( 6 p.m. ET on STAR! and at 7 p.m. on CTV ) .
ATHLETES IN MOTION is produced by Divani Films and Crowsnest Films in association with Bravo!FACT and CTV Inc. with the participation of CFC/Telus Innovation Fund, Rogers Telefund and the Alberta Film Development Corporation. Producers are John Kerr and Srinivas Krishna.

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