From the Big Top to the Big Screen:New Special ETALK PRESENTS: CIRQUE DU SOLEIL: WORLDS AWAY, Premieres This Friday, Dec. 21 on

— December 18, 2012

“There’s certainly a pride in the fact that Cirquedu Soleil is one of the great Canadian exports.” – James Cameron, Executive Producer

 

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Toronto (December 18, 2012) BellMedia announced today a new television special in celebration of the creationof Cirque du Soleil Media, its newjoint venture with the Montreal entertainment company. The television specialETALK PRESENTS: CIRQUE DU SOLEIL: WORLDS AWAY premieresFriday, Dec. 21 at 7:30 p.m. ET/PT on CTV,the same day that Cirque du Soleil’s big screenspectacle Worlds Away opens intheatres across North America. The 30-minute special, which delves intothe spectacular film and celebrates one of Canada’s world-renowned exports, featuresexclusive interviews with the film’s visionaries, including executive producerJames Cameron (Avatar) and Cirque duSoleil Founder Guy Laliberté. Anencore of ETALK PRESENTS: CIRQUE DU SOLEIL: WORLDS AWAY airs Saturday, Dec. 22 at 5 p.m. ET/PT onCTV, and Thursday, Dec. 27 at 11:30 p.m. ET on E!.

 

Hostedby ETALK co-anchor Ben Mulroney, ETALK PRESENTS: CIRQUEDU SOLEIL: WORLDS AWAY provides viewers an exclusive behind-the-scenes lookinto the making of Cirque du Soleil:Worlds Away, directed by Academy Award®-nominee Andrew Adamson (The Chronicles of Narnia). Featuring never-before-seen footage, ETALK cameras weregiven access inside Cirque du Soleil’s world famous headquarters to capture themagic behind the bona fide high-wire acts. From touring the costume and trainingdepartments, to hanging on a wire with select cast and crew, ETALK takesviewers on a journey to experience the astonishing and dreamlike worlds of Cirquedu Soleil’s most famous productions, including , which among other Las Vegas productions, inspired the 3D adventurefilm. Cirque du Soleil: Worlds Away received its North American premierein Montreal on Dec. 7, before expanding to theatres everywhere this Friday,Dec. 21.

 

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Cirque du Soleil: WorldsAway is such an incredibly unique and phenomenal film, and through ETALK’sunparalleled access and exclusive content, we’re able to share its magic withall Canadians,” said Morley Nirenberg, Director of Production/ExecutiveProducer, ETALK.

 

In Cirquedu Soleil: Worlds Away, twoyoung people journey through the astonishing and dreamlike worlds of Cirque duSoleil to find each other, as audiences experience the immersive 3D technologythat allows them to leap, soar, swim and dance with the performers. Unique inscope, this immersive experience melds acts from seven live Cirque du Soleilshows in Las Vegas – “O”, KÀ, Mystère, Viva ELVIS, CRISS ANGEL Believe, Zumanity and TheBeatles LOVE -- into a circus love story produced, written and directed byAcademy Award® nominee Andrew Adamson (Shrek, The Chronicles of Narnia: TheLion, the Witch and the Wardrobe). The film stars Cirque du Soleil strap aerialistsIgor Zaripov (The Aerialist) and former artist Erica Kathleen Linz (Mia) as theyoung couple. Presented by Paramount Pictures and Academy Award®winner James Cameron (Avatar, Titanic), the film is a Cirque du Soleilproduction in association with Reel FX Inc., Strange Weather Films and CAMERON| PACE Group.

 

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Hosted by Ben Mulroney and TanyaKim, ETALK is the #1 most-watchedentertainment newsmagazine in Canada. From the Oscars® and the EMMYs®to the JUNO Awards, ETALK isfront-and-centre, delivering up-to-the-minute news in film, television, musicand more. Celebrating both home-grown talent and international stars, ETALK became Canada’s first daily Canadianentertainment newsmagazine when it launched in 2002. ETALK airs weeknights at 7 p.m. ET (check local listings) on CTVand at 6 p.m. ET on E!.

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