announced yesterday that PBS has acquired U.S. broadcasting rights to Breakthrough Entertainment’s recent telefilm The Hollywood Reporter , featuring L.M. Montgomery’s Anne of Green Gables Ella Ballentine in the title role, with plans to broadcast the movie on Thanksgiving Day, 24 November 2016.
UPDATE: Breakthrough Entertainment also announced on Twitter over the weekend that the movie is set for theatrical release in Australia and New Zealand!
Breakthrough Entertainment’s new telefilm , which airs tonight on YTV, has received a tremendous amount of coverage in the press. Here are a few highlights: L.M. Montgomery’s Anne of Green Gables
Ella Ballentine, who plays Anne Shirley, interviewed by the ; Toronto Sun
Sara Botsford, who plays Marilla Cuthbert, interviewed by ; The Televixen Ella Ballentine and Sara Botsford both
interviewed by ; Monsters and Critics
Kate Macdonald Butler, L.M. Montgomery’s granddaughter and an executive producer of the movie, interviewed by ; The Toronto Star
Martin Sheen, who plays Matthew Cuthbert, interviewed by and by The Televixen the ; Globe and Mail
Melanie Fishbane, author of an upcoming YA novel based on the teen years of L.M. Montgomery, has contributed both a review of the telefilm and a tour of its set to the website Cinefilles; Additional coverage at
the Charlottetown and at Guardian CBC News.
Have I missed anything? Let me know!
Plans to broadcast the movie outside Canada or to release it on DVD have not yet been announced.
UPDATE: “ Young Actress ‘Excited’ to Play Anne of Green Gables in New TV Movie” (CBC News)
A press release circulated on CNW: A PR Newswire Company confirms that the world premiere of Breakthrough Entertainment’s telefilm will be on YTV on Monday, 15 February 2016 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM EST. Also published today is a slightly extended trailer for the telefilm, which stars Ella Ballentine as Anne, Sara Botsford as Marilla, and Martin Sheen as Matthew. L.M. Montgomery’s Anne of Green Gables
L.M. Montgomery’s Anne of Green Gables premiering Monday, February 15 at 6 p.m. ET/PT on YTV.
This movie poster for Breakthrough Entertainment’s upcoming telefilm was released this week via Twitter L.M. Montgomery’s Anne of Green Gables by “Anne” herself, Ella Ballentine! No news yet on a broadcast date on YTV (or outside Canada), but the fact that it appears with the subtitle “Holiday Special” indicates that it may be released by the end of 2015.
Major news has been released concerning Breakthrough Entertainment’s upcoming movie
Lucy Maud Montgomery’s Anne of Green Gables. According to a press release dated today, the production will air on Corus Entertainment–owned YTV early in 2016 and will star thirteen-year-old Ella Ballentine as Anne Shirley. More news will be posted here as it becomes available.
Ella Ballentine and Kate Macdonald Butler on the set of Breakthrough Entertainment’s upcoming movie Lucy Maud Montgomery’s Anne of Green Gables. Photo by Steve Wilkie.