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|Global's got the premiere of My Fabulous Gay Wedding starring Scott Thompson
|Posted on Tuesday, April 26, 2005 - 05:55 PM
Actor/comedian Scott Thompson (Kids in the Hall) stars in the new reality series My Fabulous Gay Wedding, premiering Wednesday, June 1 on the Global Television Network.
In My Fabulous Gay Wedding, Thompson plays "The Wedding Fairy", who must make the nuptial dreams of a dynamic and charming gay couple come true in a mere two weeks. But there's a catch: he knows nothing about weddings and risks losing his wings if he doesn't pull off a fabulous wedding.
Behind the scenes, his collaborator Fern Cohen, a seasoned Toronto-based wedding planner, and her assistant, Gregory White, work their magic. As the clock ticks down, they enlist some of Toronto's top event gurus - designer Eric Aragon, fashion stylist Jim Smith, and caterer Barbara Stuart-Peterson - to create, plan and execute gorgeous, imaginative weddings that will perfectly reflect the values, taste and personality of each couple...while keeping all the details a surprise till the big day.
This leaves Thompson free to spend time with each couple, probing their relationship and exploring their emotional journey in the two weeks leading up to their walk down the aisle...and the biggest day of their lives.
"In My Fabulous Gay Wedding, we share a journey with loving gay and lesbian couples, who will become transformed through the act of marriage, something that has been denied to them until now," said Academy Award-nominated Executive Producer David Paperny. "And with the wry wit of Scott Thompson as our host, My Fabulous Gay Wedding is guaranteed to be smart and fun."
Said Anne-Marie Varner, Global's Head of Original Production, "With the outrageously entertaining Scott Thompson at the helm, My Fabulous Gay Wedding will take viewers through the highs and lows of wedding planning as well as offer a personal glimpse inside the lives of our dynamic couples."
Our six loving couples are:
*Rob & Greg - Rob, a marketing whiz, and Greg, a sales exec, are feted at a Scottish-themed house party wedding complete with bagpipes, kilts, Highland dancing, and a surprise fiddler.
*Debbie & Nikki - For legal assistant Debbie and retail analyst Nikki, both mothers of two, a Speakeasy theme wedding comes complete with some sultry jazz.
*William & Jim - Lawyer William and nurse Jim, who love all things nautical, arrive at the altar in His & His sailboats to tie the knot at Toronto's Harbourfront.
*Michael & Charles - Michael is a United Church minister with a fondness for drag queens and Charles is a computer expert who likes to appear on game shows. You'll never guess how they combine their passions in a ceremony that somehow hits the jackpot.
*Donna & Polina - Actor/comedian Donna and entrepreneur Polina are shocked when their mixed marriage/gay marriage ceremony takes on a Medieval Times/Jewish aspect, but getting roasted by a surprise guest makes everything simply fabulous.
*Dan & Mischa - Drama teacher Dan and ad exec Mischa, a couple still in their early 20s and with a passion for travel, get hitched at a worldbeat wedding, complete with tribal drumming and tropical décor.
The six hour-long episodes of My Fabulous Gay Wedding were filmed entirely on location in Toronto from August 2004 through March 2005 by Vancouver-based producer Paperny Films.
Executive Producer of My Fabulous Gay Wedding is David Paperny.
Producer is Trevor Hodgson. Series Director, Writer, and Creative Producer is Daniel Gelfant. Director is Robin Bicknell. Director of Photography is Geoff Lackner. Editors are Denis Takacs and Patrick Labonte. Aynsley Vogel, Daniel Gelfant and David Paperny are the Creators of the series.
My Fabulous Gay Wedding is produced by Paperny Films in association with Global Television Network Inc., with the assistance of the Government of Ontario - Ontario Production Services Tax Credit, the Province of British Columbia Production Services Tax Credit, and with the assistance of the Government of Canada - Canadian Film or Video Production Tax Credit.
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