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
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.
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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
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
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."
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)
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
- 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!
- 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)
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.
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