Friday, June 18, 2010

Enjoy a Weekend at the Tent!

Please tune in to WSBE Channel 36 this weekend for a special encore showing of our film. The shortened version will air twice over the next two days, first at 7PM on Saturday (June 19), and then again at 11PM on Sunday (June 20).

We want to thank our friends at Rhode Island public television for their continued support of the movie. And thank you for watching!

Friday, April 23, 2010

Emmy Press!

Thanks to Michael Janusonis for the nice piece on our Emmy nomination!


2 R.I.-made movies in line for N.E. Emmys

01:00 AM EDT on Friday, April 23, 2010
By Michael Janusonis
Journal Arts Writer

Two Rhode Island-made films are vying for New England Emmy awards.

“THE TENT: Life in the Round,” a fond remembrance of the Warwick Musical Theatre by director Brian Jones, was nominated in the 33rd annual Emmy awards in the Arts/Entertainment Program category. It aired on WJAR Channel 10.

Director David Bettencourt’s “ON THE LAKE: Life and Love in a Distant Place,” about tuberculosis patients who were treated at the Zambarano Hospital in Pascoag in the early years of the 20th century, has been nominated for best documentary. It was broadcast by WSBE Channel 36, Rhode Island’s Public Broadcasting station.

Bettencourt said, “Independent filmmaking can be a challenge, but a nomination like this makes it all worthwhile. This recognizes the creative vision that is the heart of our work.”

An equally enthusiastic Larry Bonoff, who produced “THE TENT” as a tribute to his parents who ran the summer theater from 1955 to 1999, said, “While a win would be amazing, this is a humbling and unexpected recognition worthy of the old cliché: it is simply an honor to be nominated.”

Winners will be announced at a May 22 ceremony at Patriot Place in Foxboro, Mass.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

The Tent Has Been Nominated for an Emmy!

Last night, the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (Boston/New England) announced its list of nominees for the 33rd annual Emmy awards. We are so pleased that The Tent was nominated in the outstanding "Arts/Entertainment" program category! While a win would be amazing, this is a humbling and unexpected recognition worthy of the old cliche - it is simply an honor to be nominated.

This year's Emmy Awards ceremony will take place at Gillette Stadium at Patriot Place on Saturday, May 22, 2010. For a complete list of nominees, please click HERE (our nomination is listed on page 5).

Thanks to everyone who worked on the film, was a part of the film, went to see the film, and continues to support the film. We are forever grateful and this nomination is because of you. More updates soon.

Friday, April 2, 2010

The Tent Arrives at PBS!

Please tune in to Rhode Island PBS Channel 36 WSBE for a special abridged showing (this is a shortened version of the feature-length 82-minute film) of The Tent - Life in the Round tomorrow night at 7pm and then again at 11pm. We are so thankful to our friends at WSBE for their support of the film and we will let you know about additional showings in the future.

Monday, January 18, 2010

Back by Popular Demand!

We are pleased to announce that a special encore showing of the shortened version of The Tent will be aired on Saturday, January 30 on NBC-10 WJAR from 1:00pm-2:00pm. Again, thanks to Lisa Churchville and the entire WJAR team for their continued support of our project. Remember, the brand new Director's Cut version of our film is available now! Thanks and Happy New Year!

Friday, January 1, 2010

Happy New Year from the Tent!

From everyone at the Tent, we want to thank you for what has been an incredible 2009. From our first day of shooting way back in January to our premiere in August to our DVD release in November, we have had an amazing ride. And it's far from over. Please check back to for updates and exciting announcements in 2010. Thanks again and best wishes for the new year!