At the Hotel

Broadcast Run: 
2006
Broadcast Medium: 
Television

Aired Tuesday nights at 9pm from March 7, 2006 to April 11, 2006

Ken Finkleman, creator of The Newsroom, created this hour-long series of six episodes that took place in the fictional Château Rousseau, a metropolitan hotel. It was the story of a writer [played by Mathew Edison] who was preparing a book about the history of the hotel and its mysterious past. Two murders separated by 40 years served as the core of the narrative of what was essentially a miniseries.

 At the Hotel provided work for a large group of Canadian actors.  Finkleman himself not not play a continuing role, but did a Hitchcockian appearance as a member of a film crew in one episode.

 Co-written by Finkleman with Ellen Vanstone and Morwyn Brebner, the series was a mix of drama, satire, musical and comedy. Produced in association with CBC by 100 Percent Film & Television Inc.

Executive Producers: Ken Finkleman and Jan Peter Meyboom
Director: Ken Finkleman
Cinematographer: Luc Pontpellier

Principal Cast:

NATALIE LISINSKA - Jenny
BENZ ANTOINE - Michael Quenton
CARLO ROTA – Albert
WALTER ALZA – Slavic
BRANDON McGIBBON – Jeremy
ROBIN BRÛLÉ – Adelaide
SARAH CORNELL – Irina
MARTHA HENRY - Lucy Knowlton
SAMANTHA WEINSTEIN – Piper
LINDA KASH – Folly
RAOUL BHANEJA - Harry Jindal
SHAWN CAMPBELL - William, Harry's lawyer
SANDRA O'NEILL - Mme Boratto
MATHEW EDISON – Mr. Wolf
MAURY CHAYKIN - Jerry Mitchell
KATHLEEN LASKEY - Anne Silver, Jerry's former partner
DON MCKELLAR - Woody
TOM McCAMUS - Bill DeJour
ALBERTA WATSON - Lucy's best friend, Camille
ROSEMARY DUNSMORE - Marcia Bridge
SHAWN LAWRENCE - David Bridge
GERI HALL - Piper's concerned teacher, Miss Hudak
DAVID KEELEY - musician Mark Wilson
FRANK FONTAINE - Cardinal Facinelli

Written by John Corcelli - March, 2006

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