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Running from June 6 to 10, 2010, the Monte Carlo Television Festival celebrated its 50th birthday. Held since 1961, it aims at encouraging the "new" art form of television.



In May there were news that Callum would attend 50th Monte Carlo Television Festival with Camille Sullivan to promote Shattered. Hugh Dillon and Enrico Colantoni were also expected, for Flashpoint - and for Hugh, also for Durham County, being nominated for both. (Hugh didn’t win but Michelle Forbes did win the award for Best Actress in a Drama Series for Durham County)

... the most prolific of series actors: Callum Keith Rennie (currently in 24 and Flashforward and previously in Californication and Battlestar Galactica)...

A Shattered special event was announced for June 7th.







June 6, 2010: arrival

Yesterday, late in the evening (well after the opening ceremony) the heroes of the soon-to-come Shattered have arrived, Keith Rennie Callum (!), together with the star of Spartacus (and also ex Xena), Lucy Lawless.

As usual, they barely arrived at their hotel that they gracefully submitted to an autograph session.












more pics here



link to vid page




June 7, 2010: photocall





from here

An avalanche of pics from the photocall

MONTE-CARLO, MONACO - Actors Camille Sullivan and Rennie Callum Keith pose at a photocall for the TV series 'Shattered' during the 2010 Monte Carlo Television Festival held at Grimaldi Forum on June 7, 2010 in Monte-Carlo, Monaco.

(click to enlarge)













scriggle posted most of them here, here, here or here and cassie00 posted some more





Vids from the photocall

- From the video section of the 50th Monte Carlo TV Festival website:
Best of Lundi 7 juin (at 00:29) and June 7th highlights (at 01:22)

scriggle made screencaps









- Canadian Actor Callum Keith Rennie poses at a photocall during the 2010 Monte Carlo Television Festival held at Grimaldi Forum





from here




June 7, 2010: interviews



pic from here



more of this photoshoot here

- discovering some famous quotes from fifty shows of the past (at 00:55)


link to vid page

See, there’s nothing terrible about death.
When you finally face it, it’s beautiful.
You’re free now, to become who you really are.






(click to enlarge - more pics here)

- interview by roxy

The reporters before me had Callum Keith Rennie play football



Roxy’s interview Monte Carlo 2010 : Meeting Callum Keith Rennie can be found here in the files, together with another article about Shattered: Meeting Callum Keith Rennie, a TV rising star.

- interview 'Shattered': the new series by its actors

'Shattered' two main actors and the the opening film's director chatted with us.

That is: Keith Rennie Callum (adorable), his partner Camille Sullivan and Barry Levison. The first two came to present Shattered, a cop series featuring a hero suffering from personality disorder, while the director of 'Rain Man' and 'Good Morning Vietnam' presented his movie 'You don’t Know Jack', a film about euthanasia…

PS : Keith Rennie Callum also talked about '24' last season and 'Californication'...

Here’s how the ex-'Californication', ex-'24': Keith Renie Callum (sic) and his partner introduced 'Shattered'.




also available at youtube

pics









thursdaynext_27 posted a transcript

And it's hard, like, to play the lead of something is...to play the hero...and to play the hero when you haven't had a career of playing the hero that often...it's more non-conforming, or bizarre, or a dark character...it's a bit of a...it's a different...different game.

In my mind I always thought if I was doing a regular role on a television show that I would get bored quite quickly, so this had the opportunity that something bizarre was going to be happening all the time, you know. And so on Shattered I can play the lead detective Ben Sullivan, but, because of his multiple personality disorder....the first season four other alters show up or parts of his character that he doesn't know about.


scriggle made screencaps






June 7, 2010 7:00pm: Shattered presentation (NBC evening)

This evening, NBC night - Shattered. In a way, it's a Callum Keith Rennie day. (roxy)







Red carpet - Shattered presentation in Monaco, by Fabrice Staal

On Monday June 7, Universal presented the European press with its brand new asset: Shattered, with the attendance of the series heroes.

Shattered is the story of a cop suffering from personality disorders. Playing the cop, Callum Keith Rennie, already seen in X-Files 2. The actor and his colleague Camille Sullivan attended the Television Festival to present the new cop series, which is still unknown here but will be aired in November.

"Shattered will air on the 13ème rue channel" explained Leonor Grandsire, President of NBC Universal France. "Belgians are even luckier than the French since they’ll be able to watch the original version via Belgacom TV and VOO on 13th Street in addition to the dubbed version on the French speaking channel."


Discovering Shattered

Yesterday evening, NBC/Universal invited the press to a presentation cocktail to let them discover Shattered, their new series, with the presence of its two stars Callum Keith Rennie (playing Ben Sullivan, the detective with multiple personalities) and Camille Sullivan (playing detective Amy Lynch).

Monaco cracks for new NBS/Universal Show Shattered
(from the Official Festival press release N°3 - link opens pdf file)




President of NBC/Universal France Leonor Grandsire with Callum Keith Rennie and Camille Sullivan

Callum Keith Rennie plays Detective Ben Sullivan: "In a way it’s a dream job to play a person with multiple personalities, but it’s also a tough job. Moving from one personality to another without losing credibility involves a lot of mental gymnastics, and of course you’re spending a lot of time on the set because the different characters are involved in a lot of scenes."

Camille Sullivan plays Detective Amy Lynch: "For the sake of the series, it’s important that I don’t know or see what’s going on when he’s changing personalities and that is challenging. Sometimes it was the writers who provided the solution, sometimes it was the director and sometimes it was me that found the way to make it work."







June 9, 2010: reception

On June 9, the Festival stars and organizers were invited to a reception given by Monte Carlo state minister Michel Roger.

The new state minister of Monte Carlo gave his first official reception for the Television Festival stars.


from the Official festival press release n°4 (link opens pdf)
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June 9, 2010: party

Caption: Prince Albert II of Monaco (!) and Charlene Wittstock (!!) arrive to attend the 50th Anniversary celebration of the Monte Carlo TV Festival at Monte-Carlo Bay Hotel on June 9, 2010 in Monte-Carlo, Monaco












June 10, 2010: closing ceremony

Callum Rennie attended the closing Ceremony of the 2010 Monte Carlo Television Festival held at Grimaldi Forum on June 10, 2010 with Camille Sullivan.

With again red carpet and photocall.

Cérémonie de clôture





Again, more of this photoshoot here

Vids…

- Festival 2010 Video Platform: June 10th highlights

With glimpses of both Callum (00:16) and Hugh (at 00:06)

- We say, "good luck in the game, good luck in the love"
- Yeah yeah, hopefully!
- Okay, ciao!
- Ciao!






- Callum and Camille on the red carpet (at 03:23)


link to vid page

Actors are asked about an old series they’d like to see resuscitated, Camille answers The Wire - while Callum is happy to stay in the background.







- photocall vid (Callum and Camille at 00:35)









Gif! (click twice - might take a few seconds to load the 1st time)



... and pics

scriggle posted pics from the photocall (click to enlarge)







from here






The conclusion

This article seems to be a fitting conclusion.

Monte Carlo, mon palmarès (Monte Carlo, my honors list)

Monte Carlo Television Festival is best known for its interviews, which are many, than for its competition, which is of little interest for the public at large, and hardly more for the press. For proof, the "Audience award", delivered to the series which has the widest… audience ratings, and is therefore only the validation of a popular success, without any qualitative consideration… That’s why, rather than trying to judge series, some of them unknown to me, I decided to award exceptional and useless honors to actresses and actors I was able to meet in Monte Carlo.../...

Originality award goes to a guy who is less known, but he’s so rock’n’roll that it would be wrong not to give him an award: Callum Keith Rennie. Seen in Battlestar Galactica, Californication and soon Shattered on 13e Rue here, Canadian Rennie, jetlagged, had something from Serge Gainsbourg – without the alcohol (he quit…), hanging to his cigarette, intense gaze, nice sincerity of the guy who doesn’t care about selling his series and just wants to do a good job on screen. Your loss if you don’t love him, but we (at least, I) do.







Links

Go to scriggle, surya74 and neu111's lj’s for the original posts and more pics.

ETA: replaced an NBC evening pic, added pic to interviews and to closing ceremony



Comments

( 27 comments — Leave a comment )
anxiety_junkie
Jun. 20th, 2010 04:18 pm (UTC)
Great post and good interviews, but all I could think of was that very first pic of him in the hat. *drools*
neu111
Jun. 20th, 2010 04:32 pm (UTC)
I admit it might be slightly distracting :)
love_jackianto
Jun. 20th, 2010 05:04 pm (UTC)
What great pictures. I kind of love that hat he's wearing.
neu111
Jun. 20th, 2010 05:12 pm (UTC)
Ha! one more won over to the hat!
love_jackianto
Jun. 20th, 2010 05:46 pm (UTC)
What can I say, it's kind of cute :D
thursdaynext_27
Jun. 20th, 2010 05:26 pm (UTC)
Great recap of all the Monte Carlo happenings.
neu111
Jun. 20th, 2010 06:31 pm (UTC)
Thought it would be nice to have it all in one place. I sure didn't expect Callum would get that much coverage \o/
green_grrl
Jun. 20th, 2010 05:39 pm (UTC)
He's so damned gorgeous! Love the closing quote--so true to him.
neu111
Jun. 20th, 2010 06:33 pm (UTC)
Damnedly so! And thank you for reading: you're the first one to mention some text :D
shelley6441
Jun. 20th, 2010 05:40 pm (UTC)

He looks great - love his hair!

Thank you :D
neu111
Jun. 20th, 2010 06:34 pm (UTC)
Hair still bushy :)
surya74
Jun. 20th, 2010 10:40 pm (UTC)
Thank you for putting all this together. You are awesome.

♥ ♥ ♥
neu111
Jun. 22nd, 2010 07:39 pm (UTC)
It was some work, but mostly, it was fun! <3
mirylla
Jun. 21st, 2010 04:12 am (UTC)
This post is amazing :D Thank you! ♥
neu111
Jun. 22nd, 2010 07:57 pm (UTC)
Thank you! It was fun to put together!
idreamedmusic
Jun. 21st, 2010 08:20 am (UTC)
Thank you for compiling all the goodness!
And that last interviewer deserves a raise. SO true.

And HAT!
neu111
Jun. 22nd, 2010 08:03 pm (UTC)
It's by the guy who made the interview I posted some time ago. He specializes as a critic for series, so it's great that Callum's got his attention.

HAT FTW!
callumvixen
Jun. 21st, 2010 02:38 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much for this post, very well done! And the pics are pretty sweet too... :)
neu111
Jun. 22nd, 2010 08:05 pm (UTC)
meaning you managed to read, in addition to watch the pics!:D which are sweet yes. It's great to see him looking that good!
mamaffy
Jun. 21st, 2010 06:01 pm (UTC)
What a great post. How awesome of you to compile all of it and put it into a time-line. I am stunned and want to shower you and all this with sparkles. :D
neu111
Jun. 22nd, 2010 08:06 pm (UTC)
Time-line was needed! Thank you for the sparkles!
bluebelle789
Jun. 21st, 2010 07:22 pm (UTC)
Wow, thanks for compiling all that! :D Lots of good stuff to feast on. (and the pics are pretty awesome too. ;)
neu111
Jun. 22nd, 2010 08:08 pm (UTC)
Yes, let's not forget the pics. Reporting is important, but it's got to go with some illustration! :D
beix_brittany
Jun. 29th, 2010 08:58 pm (UTC)
late and new here as I am, fan-tastic compilation... and thanks god, CKR has nothing from Serge Gainsbourg... except for the talent!
neu111
Jun. 29th, 2010 10:02 pm (UTC)
Thank you! I also like Serge Gainsbourg, but you're right, nothing much to compare, except for talent - and cigarettes :)
c_regalis
Jul. 3rd, 2010 05:34 pm (UTC)
This post is made of love. And producer's hats.



neu111
Jul. 3rd, 2010 07:39 pm (UTC)
...and of love for producer's hats :D

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