Los Angeles, CA December 1, 2009- monterey media inc. is proud to announce that Endgame and William Hurt’s performance as Willie Esterhuyse have been nominated by the International Press Academy for Satellite Award honors in the Motion Picture Made for Television and Actor in a Motion Picture Made for Television categories. Endgame is a political thriller based upon the top secret and real-life negotiations that led to the end of apartheid in South Africa and the release of Nelson Mandela. Directed by Pete Travis (Vantage Point), the film features an international cast including William Hurt (Damages, Kiss of the Spider Woman), Jonny Lee Miller (MASTERPIECE’s Emma, Eli Stone, Trainspotting), Chiwetel Ejiofor (Dirty Pretty Things, American Gangster) Derek Jacobi (Gosford Park) and Clarke Peters (The Wire).
“Remarkable… All eyes are on Ejiofor and Hurt, who each deliver two marvelous performances, powerful and understated, that brilliantly capture how small and discrete the defining moments of history can be.” - Los Angeles Times
Endgame tells the extraordinary little-known story of the secret meetings that took place in England at a time when civil war in South Africa seemed inevitable. In the end against a backdrop of terrorism, spying, blackmail, and escalating unrest seemingly intractable enemies forged a bond of trust and friendship that led to a peaceful resolution and the ultimate release of Nelson Mandela.
“Gritty and ripping with tension.” The Boston Globe
In an unprecedented arrangement, Endgame, which screened at this year’s Sundance Film Festival in the prestigious “Premiere” category, was broadcast on Sunday, October 25, 2009 on PBS to kick off the theatrical release. “We’re proud and excited to be partnering with MASTERPIECE and PBS on Endgame,” says CFO and Managing Partner of monterey media Jere Rae-Mansfield. Endgame is a Daybreak Pictures production presented by Channel 4, Target Entertainment Group and MASTERPIECE. It is adapted by Paula Milne from the book The Fall of Apartheid by Robert Harvey.
Founded in 1996, The International Press Academy (IPA) has grown to be the largest and most diverse association of professional entertainment journalists in the world. Upholding the organization's creed, the IPA’s annual SATELLITE Awards honor the most outstanding achievements in the fields of cinema, television and interactive medias.
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