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Encyclopedia > Salter Street Films

Salter Street Films was a Canadian television and movie production company based in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Template:Hide = Motto: Template:Unhide = E Mari Merces (Wealth from the Sea) Logo: City Symbol: Kingfisher Halifax Regional Municipality, Nova Scotia, Canadas Location. ... Motto: Munit Haec et Altera Vincit (Latin: One defends and the other conquers) Official languages None Capital Halifax Largest city Halifax Lieutenant-Governor Myra Freeman Premier Rodney MacDonald (PC) Parliamentary representation  - House seat  - Senate seats 11 10 Area Total  â€¢ Land  â€¢ Water    (% of total)  Ranked 12th 55,283 km² 53,338...


The company was founded by brothers Paul and Michael Donovan in 1983. Paul Donovan was trained as a director at the London Film School; Michael graduated from Dalhousie University’s Law School and began as a producer of Paul’s film projects. Salter Street Films was named after the street in Halifax where Michael had been living. 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Dalhousie University is a university located in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. ...


The company began life with early problems. Its first major feature film was Def-Con 4 (1985) which eventually became profitable, but other pictures such as George's Island (1989), Buried on Sunday (1992) and Paint Cans (1994), though critically acclaimed, were money-losers. The company's salvation turned out to be the science fiction series Lexx, which was a hit in Germany, Russia and Eastern Europe. This Canadian-German co-production went on to become a lucrative money-maker through international sales and was one of the first shows to develop a cult following almost exclusively through the Internet. Buried on Sunday is a Canadian comedy film, released in 1992. ... Science fiction is a form of speculative fiction principally dealing with the impact of imagined science and technology, or both, upon society and persons as individuals. ... LEXX is a science fiction TV series that follows the adventures of a group of mismatched individuals aboard the Lexx, the most powerful destructive force in the two universes from which the show takes its name. ... Current division of Europe into five (or more) regions: one definition of Eastern Europe is marked in orange Eastern Europe as a region has several alternative definitions, whereby it can denote: the region lying between the variously and vaguely defined areas of Central Europe and Russia. ...


Concurrently, the Donovan brothers found success with the satirical This Hour Has 22 Minutes becoming a hit on CBC as well as other series such as CODCO, Emily of New Moon, Made in Canada, Blackfly, the children's series Pirates and the special Rick Mercer's Talking To Americans. These shows found homes on the CBC as well as other Canadian networks and cable channels. Salter Street also created the Stop motion children's show Poko which is still in production. This Hour Has 22 Minutes is a Canadian television comedy, which airs on CBC Television. ... Canadian Broadcasting Corporation Cipher-block chaining ... CODCO was a Newfoundland and Labrador Canadian troupe that aired on CBC from 1988-1992. ... Emily of New Moon was a series of novels by Lucy Maud Montgomery. ... Made in Canada is a Canadian television sitcom / single camera comedy, which aired on the CBC from 1998 to 2003. ... Blackfly was a Canadian sitcom which ran on the Global Television Network for two seasons. ... This article is about sea pirates. ... Talking To Americans was a regular feature presented by Rick Mercer on the Canadian political satire show This Hour Has 22 Minutes. ... Stop motion is an animation technique which makes things that are static appear to be moving. ... Poko, his pet dog Minus and his toy monkey Mr. ...


Based on their reputation for political satire, American documentary film-maker Michael Moore approached Salter Street to produce his Bowling for Columbine project. Michael Donovan agreed, and arranged financing in Canada and Germany. The documentary won both the Anniversary Prize at Cannes and the Oscar for Best Documentary Feature. Michael Moore (born April 23, 1954) is an American film director, author, and social commentator. ... Bowling for Columbine is a film directed by and starring Michael Moore. ... The seaside town of Cannes, in southern France, as seen from a ferry speeding towards lîle Saint Honorat Cannes (Canas in Provençal) (pronounced ) is a city and commune in southern France, located on the Riviera, in the Alpes-Maritimes département. ... Academy Awards The Academy Awards, popularly known as the Oscars, are the most prominent film awards in the United States. ...


In 2000, a year after the Donovan brothers had taken the company public, Salter Street Films was awarded the broadcast licence for the Independent Film Channel by the CRTC. This potentially lucrative award, combined with SSF’s reputation as a content-provider, attracted interest from the powerful media corporation Alliance Atlantis. Alliance Atlantis bought Salter Street from the majority shareholders the following year. Paul and Michael Donovan remained on as producers. This article is about the year 2000. ... IFC which stands for Independent Film Channel is a Canadian category 1 digital cable television channel which features independent films and cult classics, uncut, with 8 movies airing everyday. ... The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC, in French Conseil de la radiodiffusion et des télécommunications canadiennes) was established in 1968 by the Canadian Parliament to replace the Board of Broadcast Governors. ... Alliance Atlantis Alliance Atlantis is a Toronto-based media company. ...


In 2003, two years after the purchase, Alliance Atlantis closed the operation, transferring Salter Street's ongoing television productions to Alliance. 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Paul Donovan has continued as an independent producer and director. Michael Donovan has formed the Halifax Film Company with many of the former Salter Street employees. Halifax Film Company is a Canadian media company. ...


 
 

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