Friday, March 5, 2010

'Copper' To Be Presented In Cannes



E1 Entertainment, a distributor and a production studio, announced that the upcoming Canadian TV series Copper will be presented at the MIPTV. This event will be held from April 12 to 16, 2010 in Cannes. Moreover, the leading actors of this police drama created by Tassie Cameron - Missy Peregrym and Gregory Smith - are expected to attend MIPTV to meet press and affiliates.

What is the MIPTV?

From what I understand, MIPTV is considered as one of the world's greatest gathering event for the TV industry. It takes place in the city of Cannes in France. During this event, the participants have the opportunity to present their televisual idea through exhibits, pavilions, screenings and even technology showcases.

Of course, this is also an opportunity to get distribution, broadcasting (i.e. selling our program in foreign countries) and even financing (if our TV show is in pre-production) deals. By the way, if you think that my explanations are not really clear, then check this video that explains you what MIPTV is all about.

Synopsis of Copper:

Copper is a workplace drama about five young rookie cops just out of the police academy. They have bonded together, fought together, drank together, worked together and slept together. Now they’re on the job together. They’re kids with guns, experiencing firsthand the hardest kind of policing there is. They are first responders, and they are about to learn that no amount of training prepares you for life.

Missy Peregrym (Reaper, Heroes) portrays Andy McNally, a young woman who has grown up fast and carries a gun, but feels like a fraud half the time. She comes from a police family and all she’s ever wanted to be is a cop. A born rescuer, Andy is the soul of the close-knit group of five rookie officers plunged into the high stakes world of big city policing – a world where even the smallest mistake can have life-or-death consequences.

Joining Missy is Gregory Smith (Everwood) whose character, Dov Epstein, is the thrill-seeker in the group. After spending many years watching Starsky & Hutch as a sickly child sucking on his asthma inhaler, he is now living his dream and is thoroughly jacked to be a cop. Enuka Okuma (24) plays Traci Nash, a girl from a working class family raised in a tough neighbourhood. She is a serious party girl and a single mother, a fact she’s hiding from her colleagues. Travis Milne (My Green House) is Chris Diaz, the police poster boy — handsome, athletic, clean-cut. A good soldier with a surprising temper, Chris follows orders and believes in defending the weak. Charlotte Sullivan (M.V.P.) is Gail Peck, the group’s politico, whose mother is a superintendent next in line to be Chief of Police. Coming from cop royalty, she is determined not to let her parents down, no matter what it takes.



Finally, the 13 one-hour episodes of Copper will be broadcasted at some point this year on Global (Canada) and ABC (USA). Moreover, no simulcast deal between Global and ABC has been confirmed.


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