Muse Entertainment

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Muse Entertainment Enterprises
Production company
Industry
  • Film
  • Television
Founded June, 1998
Founder Michael Prupas
Headquarters Montreal, Canada
Number of locations
  • 3 branches:
  • Montreal
  • Toronto
  • Los Angeles
Key people
  • Michael Prupas
  • - President
  • - CEO
  • - Chairman
Products
  • Dramatic series
  • Television films
  • Television mini-series
  • Family programing
Website http://www.muse.ca/

Muse Entertainment is a Canadian producer of films and television programs founded by Michael Prupas in 1998.[1] The company gained press attention in 2011 for their production of the multi-Emmy winning and nominated miniseries The Kennedys in association with Asylum Entertainment.[2][3]

Products[edit]

Muse Entertainment Enterprises produces dramatic series, television films, mini-series and family programs. The sales arm of Muse Entertainment is Muse Distribution, delivering television programming and feature films internationally to broadcasters, cable and pay networks, theatrical, VOD, SVOD, video, iTunes, and DVD distributors around the world.

Muse has a large volume of projects in development and in production with free and cable television networks in the United States as a result of the opening of Muse's Los Angeles offices in 2007.

Muse has become one of the most active companies in the world in co producing television projects with international partners.[2][3]

Under Canada's official film production treaties, Muse has produced with companies in France, England, Ireland, Spain, Germany, Switzerland, Romania, Hungary, Morocco, Australia and South Africa.

Muse's productions include two made-for-television films funded by Procter & Gamble and Walmart and aired on NBC as a time buy: Secrets of the Mountain and The Jensen Project.[4][5]

Staff[edit]

Muse staff specializes in project development, production, post production, publicity, legal and business affairs, financial structuring, tax credit collection, government and union relations, internet and multi-media as well as sales and distribution.[1]

Michael Prupas is Muse Entertainment's Founder, President, CEO and Chairman of the Board.[2] Joel Rice is President of Muse Entertainment USA division, Jesse Prupas is Vice-President of Development and Distribution, and Irene Litinsky is the head of production in Quebec.[1] Lydia Storie is Vice President of development and Meghan Mathes is Director of development for the company's Los Angeles expansion.[3][6]

Productions[edit]

Theatrical[edit]

Television[edit]

Films[edit]

Series[edit]

Mini-series[edit]

Non-fiction[edit]

Product recognition[edit]

Awards and nominations[citation needed][edit]

Won four Gemini awards for actors Michael Murphy (won twice), Cara Pifko, and Michael Riley
Won WCC Award for Best Dramatic Series, George F. Walker, Dani Romain
Nominated for 38 Gemini awards over three seasons
Nominated for 3 DGC Craft Awards
Nominated for Golden Nymph award for best dramatic series at Monte Carlo Television Festival
Nominated for 3 Gemini Awards
Nominated for CSC award for 'Best Cinematography'
Won Leo Award for Best Direction in Youth or Children’s Program or Series, Rachel Talalay
Nominated for Satellite Award, Best Motion Picture Made for Television
Nominated for Gemini award – Best Direction
Nominated for Gemini Award for Best Costume Design
Nominated for CSC for Best Cinematography
Nominated for both CSC and ASC awards for Best Cinematography
Won Gold Plaque Special Achievement in Direction, for David Winning at Chicago International Film Festival
Won Gold Plaque, Best Direction Variety/Entertainment, for David Winning at Chicago International Film Festival
Won Outstanding Achievement in a Television Series for Drama by DGC
Nominated for 5 Gemini Awards including as Best Dramatic Television Series
Nominated for DGC Craft Award for Direction
Nominated for 3 Young Artist Awards
Won Grand Prize for Best Program Award of Excellence 2003 from Alliance for Children and Television
Won Award of Excellence, Ages 9-12 Category from Alliance for Children and Television
Won Gemini Award for Best Costume Design
Nominated for 4 Gemini Awards
Nominated for Young Artist Award
Nominated for Gemini Award for Best Supporting Actress for Pascale Montpetit
Nominated for 2 Golden Reel Awards
Won 4 Gemini Awards, including best actress Wendy Crewson, Director Jerry Ciccoritti, Screenwriter Karen Walton, and Picture Editor George Roulston
Won DGC Craft Award for Picture Editing
Nominated for 5 Gemini Awardx, including Best TV Movie
Nominated for DGC Craft Award for Best Direction for Jerry Ciccoritti
Nominated for 5 Gemini Awards, including Best TV Movie
Nominated for 4 Gemini Awards' including Best Direction, Rodney Gibbons
Nominated for Gemini Award for Best Costume Design
Nominated for Gemini Award for Best Costume Design
Nominated for CSC Award for Best Cinematography
Won 3 Genie Awards, Best Actor for Luc Picard, Best Screenwriter for Sharon Riis and Best Supporting Actress Pascale Montpetit
Nominated for 7 Genie Awards and one DGC nomination for Best Direction- for Mario Azzopardi
Won DGC Award for Sound Editing
Nominated for 3 DGC awards
Nominated for Golden Reel Award
Won Gemini Award for Best Actor for Brendan Fletcher
Nominated for 2 Gemini Awards
Nominated for CSC, Best Cinematography in TV Drama
Won WGC Award for Writer for Bruce M. Smith
Nominated for 2 Gemini Awards
Won Silver Hugo, Television Drama Mini-Series, from Chicago International Television Awards.
Won 2006 "Reflect d'Or" (Best Collection & Long Drama) at Geneva International Film Festival Tous Ecrans
Won 2006 SPAA Award for Television Drama, from Screen Producers Association of Australia
Won 2006 Silver Prize, for Teleseries, Series and Miniseries Category, from Australian Cinematographers Society for Mark Wareham
Won 2006 Best Director (Television Category) from Australian Film Institute for Jessica Hobbs
Won 2006 Best Actor (Television Category) from Australian Film Institute for David Wenham
Won 2006 Best Miniseries Script (Best Script Across all Genres), and Gold AWGIE from Australian Writers’ Guild for Barbara Samuels and Katherine Thomson
Won Best Editing, Gemini Award for Dominique Fortin
Nominations for Gemini Awards (Canada)
Won 3 Gemini Awards, including Best Dramatic Mini-Series
Won 3 DGC Awards including Outstanding Direction for Christian Duguay
Nominated for 3 Emmy Awards
Nominated for 2 Golden Globes, Best Actor got Donald Sutherland and Best Actress for Mira Sorvino
Nominated for 5 Gemini Awards
Won WGC Award for Writer Bruce M. Smith
Won Gemini Award for Best Editing
Nominated for 5 Gemini Awards including Best Ensemble
  • Doc (2001–2004)
Nominated for 4 Gemini Awards
Nominated for 9 Young Artist Awards
Won DGC Craft Award for Sound Editing
Won CFCA for Best Music Score
Nominated for Golden Globe for Best Original Score
Nominated for Golden Lion for Darren Aronofsky at Venice Film Festival
Nominated for 2 Satellite Awards
Won 2 Golden Satellite Awards, including Best Motion Picture Made for Television
Nominated for 2 Emmys, including Best Actor for James Woods
Nominated for Golden Globe Best Actor for William H. Macy
Nominated for 4 Emmys, including Outstanding Made for Television Movie
Nominated for Critics Choice Award for Best Picture Made for Television
Nominated for 2 Screen Actors Guild Awards
Nominated for WGA Award for TV, William H. Macy and Steven Schachter
Nominated for Golden Reel for Best Sound Editing
Won Golden Globe Best Supporting Actress for Cate Blanchett
Won Robert Altman Award, Independent Spirit Awards
Won CFCA Award Best Supporting Actress for Cate Blanchett
Won Volpi Cup Best Actress for Cate Blanchett at Venice Film Festival
Won CinemAwenire Award Best Film at Venice Film Festival
Won Special Jury Prize for Todd Haynes at Venice Film Festival
Nominated for Oscar Best Supporting Actress for Cate Blanchett
Nominated for 5 Independent Spirit Awards
Nominated for Golden Lion for Todd Haynes at Venice Film Festival
Nominated for Critics Choice Award Best Supporting Actress for Cate Blanchett
Nominated for Satellite Award
Nominated for Screen Actors Guild Award
Nominated for Emmy in the category of Outstanding Lead Actress In A Miniseries Or A Movie for Chandra Wilson
Won the Best Feature Film award at Burbank International Film Festival.
Won Best Director for David Winning
Nominated Best Original Score at Burbank International Film Festival for composer James Gelfand
Won 2009 Television Programming Awards Gold World Medal for Best Direction at the New York Festival
Won 2008 Best Foreign Feature film award at Big Island Film Festival
Won the Platinum award for Directing at Houston International Film Festival
Won 2008 The Audience Favorite award at Philadelphia Terror Film Festival
Won 2008 Best Supporting Actor award for Bruce Dern at Philadelphia Terror Film Festival
Nominated for four Leo Awards including: Best Cinematography, Best Sound Editing, Best Musical Score and Best Visual Effects
Won 2008 America's Epiphany Prize for the most inspiring television movie or mini series
Won five Canadian Gemini Awards, 2 DGC Awards and the CFTPA Indie Award for ‘Best Series’

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "About Muse". Company's official website. Retrieved 2013-01-07. 
  2. ^ a b c Kelly, Brendan (September 7, 2011). "Muse Entertainment: ‘Kennedys’ puts company in spotlight". Variety. Retrieved November 1, 2015. 
  3. ^ a b c TV News Desk (June 6, 2014). "Muse Entertainment Announce L.A. Expansion & Hiring of New Executives". Broadway World. Retrieved November 1, 2015. 
  4. ^ "NBC sets 'Jensen' with P&G, Wal-Mart". The Hollywood Reporter. February 21, 2010. Retrieved 2010-07-17. 
  5. ^ http://muse.ca
  6. ^ Petski, Denise (June 5, 2015). "Muse USA Taps Lydia Storie As VP Development As Part Of LA Expansion". Deadline. Retrieved November 1, 2015. 

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