MGM serving 'Breakfast' with comedy


TORONTO -- MGM said Monday that it has acquired worldwide rights to "A Dog's Breakfast," a low-budget dark comedy shot in Vancouver by the cast and crew of MGM's "Stargate Atlantis" and "Stargate SG-1" while on production hiatus.

The film, directed by David Hewlett, who plays Dr. Rodney McKay on "Stargate Atlantis," recently garnered about 100,000 views when clips from the project were uploaded on YouTube.

The movie was shot for about $1 million in January at a house adjoining Deer Lake in Vancouver. Hewlett wrote and directed the comedy, which stars Christopher Judge ("Stargate SG-1"), Rachel Luttrell ("Stargate Atlantis") and Amanda Byram ("The Swan"), with Jane Loughman and John G. Lenic sharing producer credits.

"Breakfast" follows a brother (Hewlett) attempting to thwart a new relationship involving his sister (Kate Hewlett) and her TV star fiance, Ryan (Paul McGillion).

MGM acquired all rights for the film, including TV, new media and home video.

"We are delighted to be working with David Hewlett and Kibble Prods. on this hilarious comedy," MGM executive vp Charles Cohen said.