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HOLLYWOOD SUITE PARTNERS WITH REELWORLD ON TWO-DAY PROGRAMMING EVENT

Reelworld Staff Take Over All Four Channels on September 29 and 30

Toronto, September 23, 2021 – In anticipation of the upcoming Reelworld Film Festival this October, Hollywood Suite is pleased to announce a broadcast partnership that will see Reelworld staff members curate a takeover of the four Hollywood Suite channels on September 29 and September 30. This broadcast event marks the second programming partnership between Hollywood Suite and Reelworld following last year’s Reelworld 20th Anniversary Retrospective, and will showcase a selection of films that feature a wide range of themes and voices both in front of and behind the camera.  

“We are excited to launch our second partnership with Reelworld to amplify diverse voices in film and look forward to audiences discovering their curated selections,” said Julie Kumaria, Senior Vice-President Marketing & Content Distribution, Hollywood Suite.  

“Championing diverse Canadian voices is a pillar of the work we do at Reelworld. We are thrilled to be able to express our voices and different perspectives through this curation of films selected from the vast library that Hollywood Suite has to offer,” said Pahull Bains, Outreach and Marketing Manager, Reelworld Screen Institute.

This year, viewers can enjoy films selected by Bains and fellow Reelworld guest programmers Alison Cosgrove, Communications Director; Safia Abdigir, Industry Programming Manager; and Hannah Yohannes, Program Manager. Each guest programmer will also be featured with a blog post detailing their unique selections. 

Founded by Tonya Williams in 2001, Reelworld Screen Institute is a non-­profit arts organization championing and giving opportunity to Canadian media artists who are Black, Indigenous, Asian, South Asian and People of Colour.This year’s Reelworld Film Festival runs from October 20 to 27. All-Access digital passes for the online portion of the festival can be purchased here

The full lineup of Reelworld curated selections includes:

September 29, 2021

Safia Abdigir’s selections:

  • McCabe & Mrs. Miller (1971)
  • Buck & The Preacher (1972)
  • Rashomon (1950) 

Hannah Yohannes’s selections:

  • Do the Right Thing (1989)
  • Dirty Dancing (1987)
  • Glory (1989)

Alison Cosgrove’s selections:

  • Double Happiness (1994)
  • Prey  (1995)

Pahull Bains’s selections: 

  • The Lunchbox (2013)
  • The Big Sick (2017)
  • In the Mood for Love (2000) 

September 30, 2021

Hannah Yohannes’s selection:

  • Rocky (1976)

Pahull Bains’s selection:

  • Withnail and I (1987)

Alison Cosgrove’s selections:

  • A Rage In Harlem (1991)
  • Thelma and Louise (1991)

Safia Abdigir’s selections:

  • Atanarjuat: The Fast Runner (2001)
  • Children of Men (2006)
  • Only Lovers Left Alive (2013)

ABOUT HOLLYWOOD SUITE

Hollywood Suite owns and operates four exclusive HD channels featuring the iconic movies that defined the 70s, 80s, 90s and 2000s, plus essential Hollywood classics from the Golden Age, always uncut and commercial-free. With hundreds of movies every month on four HD channels and Hollywood Suite On Demand, Hollywood Suite provides an unparalleled value to consumers. 

 Hollywood Suite is available to over 10 million households across Canada, exclusively through Canadian television service providers and Amazon Prime Video Channels. Visit hollywoodsuite.ca for more information.

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ABOUT REELWORLD 

Reelworld Screen Institute, an established non-profit since 2001, advocates for access and inclusion of Canadian racially diverse talent in the screen industries with a mission to increase the representation of Black, Indigenous, Asian, South Asian, and People of Colour at all levels of experience. Through year-round showcases, an annual film festival, professional development, training, workshops, and our searchable hiring database and job posting platform Access Reelworld, Reelworld Screen Institute creates space for our community to deepen their artistic practice and strengthen their network. We advocate research, and ignite change within our industry and government with the goal of creating more opportunity.

Reelworld Foundation, our charity arm, works to dismantle racism by creating mechanisms to hold our systems accountable. We serve the needs of underrepresented communities through advocacy that fosters authentic stories and breaks down barriers to access in the film and television industry. Help support our mission, donate today at https://www.reelworld.ca/donate

For more information regarding Hollywood Suite, please contact:

Angie Power
ROUTE 504 PR
angie@route504pr.com
647.969.6026

For more information regarding Reelworld, please contact:

Alison Cosgrove
Communications Director, Reelworld Screen Institute
media@reelworld.ca


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