Turn The Beat Around Movie Airs Sunday May 30th

Turn The Beat Around movie

Turn The Beat Around movie


Featuring choreography from SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE CANADA judge Tré Armstrong –

Starring SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE CANADA Season 1 finalists Romina D’Ugo, Miles Faber and Natalli Reznik

Also starring Pop/R&B sensation Jason Derulo, and Brooklyn Sudano, daughter of Disco Queen Donna Summer

An encore presentation airs Friday, June 4 at 7 p.m. ET and 11 p.m. ET on MuchMusic –

Produced by Protocol Entertainment in association with CTV for MTV U.S. –

If you loved movies like Step Up, Save The Last Dance, and Center Stage, then you’ll do backflips for Turn The Beat Around.” – Seventeen Magazine

Toronto, ON (May 19, 2010) As summer temperatures start to soar, CTV brings back disco fever with the premiere of the CTV Movie TURN THE BEAT AROUND, Sunday, May 30 at 8 p.m. ET on CTV, with an encore presentation airing Friday, June 4 at 7 p.m. ET and 11 p.m. ET on MuchMusic (check CTV.ca and MuchMusic.com to confirm local broadcast times).

Scheduled to air following the Season 7 premiere of SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE (May 27) on CTV, the timely feature-length movie created in association with CTV for MTV in the U.S. follows an ambitious young dancer who is determined to revive disco. SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE CANADA stars were cast by MTV U.S. to light up the stage for North American viewers, including judge Tré Armstrong, who provides the choreography, as well as Season 1 Top 20 competitor Romina D’Ugo, who stars in the lead role. Top 4 finalists from SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE CANADA’s first season, Miles Faber and Natalli Reznik, make appearances in the film as well. TURN THE BEAT AROUND will be available on demand on the CTV Video Player at CTV.ca following its broadcast premiere.

**Media Note** – Download press kit and photos from TURN THE BEAT AROUND at www.ctvmedia.ca.

Romina D’Ugo stars in TURN THE BEAT AROUND

Featuring a special performance by Pop/R&B sensation Jason Derulo (“Whatcha Say”) in his first on-screen role, TURN THE BEAT AROUND follows dancer Zoe Benjamin (Romina D’Ugo) as she strives to make it in the cutthroat L.A. dance scene. When Zoe comes up with the idea to revive the disco dance scene, she convinces wealthy club owner Michael (David Giuntoli, PRIVILEGED) to open a new disco club. As her personal and professional lives collide, Zoe finds herself torn between Michael and her dancer boyfriend Chris (Adam Taylor Brooks, 90210). Contributing to the drama is sexy, ambitious choreographer Malika (Brooklyn Sudano, the real-life daughter of Disco Queen Donna Summer). Zoe must fight to overcome all the obstacles before her in order to become the dancer she’s always wanted to be.

TURN THE BEAT AROUND is a testament to the talented Canadian dancers that have been discovered and fostered through SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE CANADA,” said Susanne Boyce, President, Creative, Content and Channels, CTV Inc. “Now viewers south of the boarder are privy to what we already knew…Canadian dancers are world class.”

We’re really proud to showcase homegrown performers in the rising genre of musical drama for TV,” said Steven Levitan, Producer. “The experience our key dancers gained through SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE CANADA was a crucial factor in the success of this movie and now they’re being seen all over the world.”

Featuring stunning dance sequences that combine cutting edge hip-hop dance moves with stylized classic disco, TURN THE BEAT AROUND also features a new soundtrack, with original remakes of classic disco songs by some of today’s most popular new acts including Cobra Starship and Sing It Loud.

TURN THE BEAT AROUND also stars Jacqueline MacInnes Wood (THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL), Shauna MacDonald (AARON STONE), David Keeley (TERRY), Jennifer Miller (THE BEST YEARS), Dewshane Williams (FLASHPOINT), Simin Aamin (FORBIDDEN SCIENCE), Kevin McGarry (BEING ERICA), Shawn Byfield (Hairspray), Ofilio Portillo, Natalie Krill (M.V.P.) and Raquel Gil-Jimenez. Along with Romina D’Ugo, SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE CANADA Season 1 finalists Miles Faber, Natalli Reznik, Tamina Pollack-Paris, Caroline Torti and Bre Wong also appear in the film.

Produced by Protocol Entertainment in association with CTV for MTV, TURN THE BEAT AROUND was filmed in multiple locations throughout both Toronto and Hamilton, Ontario.

Executive Producers are: Steve Levitan (KAYA) for Protocol Entertainment and Tony Krantz (WONDERLAND) for Flame Ventures. Bradley Walsh is Director. Andrea Raffaghello (ZOS) is Producer and Jessica Sharzer (Freud’s Magic Powder) is the writer. Tré Armstrong (SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE CANADA) is Choreographer and Evan Bogart (Beyonce’s “Halo”) is Music Supervisor. Lisa Silfen, Chris Linn and Robin Palmer serve as executives for MTV. Brett Burlock is Director, Program Development for CTV. Susanne Boyce is President, Creative, Content and Channels, CTV Inc.

About Protocol Entertainment

PROTOCOL ENTERTAINMENT has produced a diverse slate of television and feature film productions since its founding in 1993. Its productions range from the critically acclaimed, international hit childrens’ series: GOOSEBUMPS, ANIMORPHS, DEAR AMERICA and THE SADDLE CLUB to the one-hour series: CODE NAME ETERNITY, POLICE ACADEMY, the half-hour dramas KAYA and TRAIN 48, and Spenser for Hire MOWs. Its feature films include Pocahontas and Puck Hogs. Its productions total over 600 episodes of television drama. PROTOCOL is led by Steve Levitan and is based in Toronto, Canada.

About CTV

CTV, Canada’s Olympic Network, is also Canada’s largest private broadcaster. Featuring a wide range of quality news, sports, information, and entertainment programming, CTV is Canada’s most-watched television network. CTV Inc. also owns radio stations across the country and owns or has interests in leading national specialty channels, featuring news, sports, factual, arts, entertainment, music, youth and fashion programming. Official broadcaster of the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games and London 2012 Games of the Olympiad, CTV Inc. is owned by CTVglobemedia Inc., Canada’s premier multi-media company, which also owns Canada’s national newspaper, The Globe and Mail. More information about CTV may be found on the network’s website at www.ctv.ca.

– CTV-

For more information:

Christy Sullivan, CTV Inc., 416.384.3624 or christy.sullivan@ctv.ca

Amanda Rinaldo, CTV Inc., 416.384.5325 or amanda.rinaldo@ctv.ca

Don’t Miss Turn The Beat Around On TV!

I’m dancing and acting in this upcoming MTV film, “Turn The Beat Around.” Watch the trailer…

Hope you didn’t blink, or you missed me. 😉 It’s a story about a lovely young dancer struggling for the opportunity to live her dream of starting a disco club.

Directed by Bradley Walsh, this film features Toronto talent galore! Including a few cool cats from So You Think You Can Dance Canada’s first season. We had a blast working together last summer.

Watch us in action February 26th. Stay tuned to CTV and MTV for exact times in your area.

– SB

Season Two Auditions- So You Think You Can Dance Canada 2009

For Immediate Release (March 16, 2009)

Just Dance! CTV Announces


Cross-Country Audition Details

– Audition tour hits five Canadian cities beginning April 4 in Vancouver –
– Tour details available at dance.ctv.ca <http://www.dance.ctv.ca/>

– CTV confirms return of cast, including host Leah Miller –

Toronto, ON (March 16, 2009) –The wait is over: it’s time to get up and dance Canada! CTV announced today the details for the SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE CANADA Season 2 cross-country audition tour, beginning April 4 in Vancouver. The five-city tour also makes stops in Edmonton, AB (April 7) and Saint John, NB (April 21) for the first time, as well as Toronto, ON (May 18) and Montréal, QC (May 26). More than 2,500 hopefuls auditioned for the heart-pounding inaugural season of the smash-hit series, which proved not only that Canadians can dance, but that Canada has some of the best dancers in the world. Who will be the next dancer to make Jean Marc Genereux’s VID (Very Important Dancer) list?  Only those who break it down for the judges will have a chance to make the list, and become Canada’s next Favourite Dancer, taking home the $100,000 prize.

** Media Note ** High resolution photos of
SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE CANADA are available at www.ctvmedia.ca/dance <http://www.ctvmedia.ca/dance2008>

CTV also confirmed today that the charismatic cast from Season 1 will return, including host Leah Miller. SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE CANADA’s esteemed panel of Canadian experts include Canada’s international ballroom champion Jean Marc Genereux and Canadian dancer extraordinaire Tré Armstrong. Also returning as guest judges are edgy choreographer Blake McGrath and hip-hop guru Luther Brown.

“I was blown away by the talent that came out to the first audition tour and am really excited to be a part of the search for Canada’s next favourite dancer!” said Host Leah Miller.

The SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE CANADA Season 2 cross-country auditions are open to all Canadians who, as of April 1, 2009, are of the age of majority in the province/territory in which they reside, and are no older than 30 years of age. Registration begins at 8 a.m. in each city. For up-to-date information, visit the series’ official website, dance.ctv.ca.

Auditions will be held at the locations and on the dates listed below (subject to change):

2009 City Date Venue

Vancouver, BC Saturday, April 4 Centre for Performing Arts 777 Homer Street

Edmonton, AB Tuesday, April 7 Winspear Centre 4 Sir Winston Churchill Square Corner of 99th Street & 102nd Avenue

Saint John, NB Tuesday, April 21 Imperial Theatre 24 King Square South

Toronto, ON Monday, May 18 Metro Toronto Convention Centre John Bassett Theatre 255 Front St. W., Toronto

Montréal, QC Tuesday, May 26 Théâtre St-Denis, 1594 St-Denis Street

SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE CANADA is designed to showcase and judge the talent of Canadian dancers.

Among the rules and regulations that should be noted for the auditions:

  • Competitors must be either a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada.
  • All competitors must be legally eligible to work in Canada.
  • Competitors must be of the age of majority in the province/territory in which they reside and no older than 30 years of age as of April 1, 2009. The age of majority is as follows: 18 years of age in Alberta, Manitoba, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, Quebec and Saskatchewan; and 19 years of age in British Columbia, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Northwest Territories, Nova Scotia, Nunavut and Yukon.
  • All competitors must provide two pieces of identification, including a government-issued photo ID (e.g. driver’s license or passport), at the audition.
  • Competitors may bring a non-competing dance partner for purposes of the audition.
  • All competitors must bring with them, along with the proper ID, the signed personal release, the completed preliminary questionnaire, and the music sheet. All will be available at the audition site and for download soon at dance.ctv.ca.
  • All competitors are asked to bring with them the completed music sheet indicating the music they will use in their audition, along with the CD containing the indicated music.
  • All songs must be “original” songs that are commercially available.  A song must not be a re-mix of a song, a song downloaded from the Internet, or a competitor-created mix.
  • Competitors will not be permitted to audition in any article of clothing with a visible designer, sports or other logo; artwork; name; photo; or other mark which may be subject to protection by copyright or trademark laws.

was created by Simon Fuller and Nigel Lythgoe, and is produced by Danse TV Productions in association with CTV. Sandra Faire and Trisa Dayot are Executive Producers. Susanne Boyce is President, Creative, Content and Channels, CTV Inc.

About Danse TV Productions
Executive Producer Sandra Faire, acclaimed as one of Canada’s leading variety producers, is also a vice-chair of the National Ballet of Canada and a cabinet member of Grand Jeté for the National Ballet School. Ms. Faire, along with Executive Producer Trisa Dayot, Senior Producers Bronwyn Warren and Millan Curry-Sharples and producer Janet Lavack, helm SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE CANADA. For over a decade the team has produced an impressive array of Canadian award-winning programs seen in Canada and the U.S. Ms. Faire still holds the record for the highest-rated variety special in Canadian television history, ANNE MURRAY’S FAMILY CHRISTMAS, which garnered a 43 per cent share on CBC with 4.2 million viewers.

About 19 Entertainment
The 19 Group of Companies was founded by Simon Fuller in 1985 and has achieved over 40 No. 1 singles and 15 No. 1 albums. Fuller also has an impressive tally of over 60 Top-40 albums and 170 Top-40 singles in the U.K. alone. Fuller created and managed the Spice Girls, who became a global phenomenon under his guidance, selling over 38 million albums. In 1998, Fuller’s 19 launched S Club 7, which has sold 10 million CDs worldwide, while its three television series have consistently topped children’s viewing figures, reaching 104 countries. In 2001, Simon Fuller’s 19TV created and produced the television phenomenon “Pop Idol” and in 2002, AMERICAN IDOL. “Pop Idol” launched the singing careers of Will Young and Gareth Gates in the U.K., while AMERICAN IDOL did the same for Carrie Underwood, Fantasia Barrino, Kelly Clarkson, Taylor Hicks, Jordin Sparks and Ruben Studdard in the United States. 19 Entertainment produces the FOX summer hit SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE along with Dick Clark Productions, Inc.

About Dick Clark Productions, Inc.
Founded in 1957, Dick Clark Productions, Inc. (DCP) is a leading independent producer of television programming. DCP produces perennial hits such as the American Music Awards, the Golden Globe Awards, Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve and the Academy of Country Music Awards. DCP also produces popular weekly television programming, including SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE, and owns and maintains one of the world’s most unique and extensive entertainment libraries, which includes more than 30 years of American Bandstand among other things. For additional information, please visit www.dickclarkproductions.com.

About CTV Inc.
CTV, Canada’s largest private broadcaster, offers a wide range of quality news, sports, information, and entertainment programming. It has the number-one national newscast, CTV NATIONAL NEWS WITH LLOYD ROBERTSON, and is the number-one choice for prime-time viewing. CTVglobemedia Inc. is Canada’s premier multi-media company which owns CTV Inc. and The Globe and Mail. CTV Inc. also owns radio stations across the country, and leading national specialty channels. Other CTVglobemedia investments include an interest in Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment, and in Dome Productions, a North American leader in the provision of mobile high definition production facilities. More information about CTV may be found on the company website at www.ctv.ca.

– CTV –