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									                                  Syfy Conference Call
                                      Eric Balfour

                                       July 8, 2011
                                       1:00 pm ET

Operator:      Ladies and gentlemen, thank you very much for standing by and welcome to
               the Syfy conference call. During this presentation, all participants are in a
               listen-only mode. Afterward, we will conduct a question-and-answer session.
               If you have a question at that time, feel free to press the 1, followed by the 4,
               on your telephone. If at any time during this conference you need to reach an
               operator, press the star, followed by the 0. As a reminder, today's conference
               is recorded on Friday, July 8, 2011.

               It's now my pleasure to turn the conference over to Erica Rubin from Syfy.
               Please proceed.

Erica Rubin:   Hello, everybody. Thank you so much for joining today. We are joined by one
               of the stars of Syfy's Haven, Eric Balfour. Haven is premiering a week from
               today, on Friday, July 15, at 10 pm. If anyone would like a transcript of this
               call, please contact myself or Gary Morgenstein, from Syfy, and we will be
               happy to provide you with a transcript, which should be available 24 hours
               from now.
                  So without further adieu, I'll turn it back over to the moderator and we can get
                  started one at a time with Eric. Thanks again.

Operator:         Thank you, Ms. Rubin.

                  Ladies and gentlemen, we'll now proceed to the question-and-answer session.
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                  gentlemen, please feel free to press the 1, followed by the 4, now.

                  And our first question comes from the line of Jamie Steinberg, from Starry
                  Constellation Magazine. Please proceed with your question.

Jamie Steinberg: Hello. It's a pleasure to speak with you, Eric.

Eric Balfour:     Hello. How are you, Jamie?

Jamie Steinberg: Good. You asked for some fun questions, so I hope you're prepared.

Eric Balfour:     I am prepared. First of all, can we talk about the moderator? That lovely
                  woman's voice is way too fancy for me. I don't deserve such a wonderful,
                  lovely, fancy moderator voice. It should be a gruff old man who is like, "All
                  right. You want to ask him something, go ahead. Shoot."

Jamie Steinberg: Well, I'm sure you're plenty deserving. I mean "Duke" is a suave man.

Eric Balfour:     Well, see now "Duke" is far more suave than I am.
Jamie Steinberg: We'll get to that.

Eric Balfour:     Okay.

Jamie Steinberg: Are there any plans for an episode of Haven where "Duke" gets to show off
                  his musical talents?

Eric Balfour:     Well, oddly enough, I realize now that we're like three-quarters of the way
                  through the season. But I actually quite a bit of singing, but it wasn't written
                  that way. I just, for some reason, I sing a lot of my lines, just for fun. There's
                  nothing been written as, per say, that "Duke" actually performs, but I do sing a
                  lot. I don't know how it happened, but this season, I found myself singing to
                  myself a lot in my dialog.

Jamie Steinberg: Well, what would be your first order of business as king, funky, smelly,
                  boogie bear, king of Balfour bears?

Eric Balfour:     My first order of business would be that people no longer shake hands when
                  they meet each other. They have to hug each other...

Jamie Steinberg: And finally, what would you do when you were stuck on top of a mountain
                  with - I'm sorry. Was I interrupting you?

Eric Balfour:     Oh, I was going to say I don't know how this whole Care Bear thing started,
                  exactly. I literally woke up one morning and was just feeling a little unusual.
                  And just randomly decided I wanted to be king of the Care Bears. And people
                  seemed to enjoy that idea. It's one of those weird kinds of things. But now I'm
Erica Rubin:      Eric, we're having a little bit of a hard time hearing you. Can you - is there any
                  way you can move to a little better reception, please?

Eric Balfour:     Is that better?

Erica Rubin:      Much better.

Eric Balfour:     Oh, okay.

                  Yes, I'm glad that everyone is enjoying the Care Bear Kingdom.

Jamie Steinberg: And if you had a (trouble), you could pick and keep, what would it be?

Eric Balfour:     I would want to be like the Beast Master and be able to talk to animals and
                  have two little ferrets that I carry around in a backpack, that would go and
                  steal things for me.

Jamie Steinberg: And finally, what would you do when you were to be stuck on a mountain
                  with Emily and Lucas?

Eric Balfour:     We would probably have a lot of dance parties with our iPhones. We all have
                  pretty good music collections on our iPhones. So we'd probably have big
                  dance parties. And that's pretty much our favorite thing to do - and to smack
                  each other on the butt.

Jamie Steinberg: Well I hope these questions were fun.

Operator:         All right, then. Moving on to the next question, our next question comes from
                  the line of Pattye Grippo, from Pazsaz Entertainment Network. Please proceed
                  with your question.
Pattye Grippo:   Hello, Eric. How are you today?


Operator:        Mr. Balfour, we're not able to hear you.

Eric Balfour:    Oh. Hello. Hello.

Pattye Grippo:   Oh, hello.

Operator:        We can hear you now. Thank you, sir.

Eric Balfour:    Oh, sorry. I accidentally pressed the mute button.

Pattye Grippo:   Oh, okay.

Eric Balfour:    Hello, Pattye. Go ahead. I'm sorry.

Pattye Grippo:   Well this show's gain - has garnered such an online presence and you're also
                 on Twitter. And I was wondering how important is the online community to
                 the show's success? And why is it important for you to interact with your fans

Eric Balfour:    The online community and Twitter is just a really wonderful fun way to
                 communicate with the fans of the show and for people to become my friends
                 through the show and to have an open dialogue.

                 As far as the show, because of the way that our show is structured there's like
                 three people who kind of own it and different partners and...And so it's really
                 important for the promotion of this show, the online community. There's only
                 so much money that one single network can put into promoting the show. And
                 so our audience and our fans have really been driven by word of mouth. We
                 don't have the luxury of a lot of like billboards or ad campaigns and things
                 like that to promote the show.

                 And so the online community has been huge for us. So we really love them
                 because they keep us employed. And the louder and more noise they make
                 and the more they talk about the show, the longer the show is going to stay on
                 the air. And it really is the lifeblood of our show.

Pattye Grippo:   Right.

                 And how is the dynamic within the cast change, as the show has progressed?

Eric Balfour:    Well last season, we me and Lucas have had a history together.

Pattye Grippo:   Right.

Eric Balfour:    We worked on the show before and we have a really good rapport. And
                 Emily and Lucas had worked before together, but we hadn't all worked, the
                 three of us together. And we really became friends last year. And this season
                 we really have learned to look after each other and support each other. And it
                 really is a really tight bond.

                 Most shows don't have this small of cast. Most shows have seven or six
                 (stage) regulars or even sometimes more. It's really the three of us that are
                 permanent fixtures on the show. So we really have become like this little unit
                 and little family in a way.
                 And so I think the biggest difference from this season to last is just our
                 comradery and our comfort level. I mean I love Emily and Lucas and there
                 isn't anything I wouldn't do for them.

Pattye Grippo:   Right.

                 And finally, let me ask you what do you - what do you enjoy most about
                 working on Haven?

Eric Balfour:    I love playing "Duke." I really do. I can't tell you how much I appreciate the
                 writers for writing this character because he's so much fun to play. He has no
                 boundaries. He can say what he wants. He can do what he wants. He doesn't
                 have to abide by anyone's rules and I think that's probably something I enjoy
                 in my own life.

Pattye Grippo:   Right.

Eric Balfour:    So I just - I love playing "Duke."

Pattye Grippo:   Okay. Well, thank you very much.

Eric Balfour:    Thank you.

Operator:        Thank you.

                 We're going to continue on. The next question comes from the line of Reg
                 Seaton, from TheDeadbolt.com. Please proceed with your question.

Reg Seaton:      Hello, Eric. Thanks for taking the call.
Eric Balfour:   Oh, my pleasure man. How is it going?

Reg Seaton:     Good, good man.

                So if there's more to learn about "Duke" do you feel you've got a handle on
                who he really is or is he still somewhat mysterious to you now going into the
                second season?

Eric Balfour:   It's always interesting, because the writers are always throwing new little
                twists at us about the characters that we didn't know. I mean from -- not to
                sound corny -- but from an emotional standpoint, I feel like I definitely do
                understand "Duke." I love this dude. I just think he's awesome. So in that
                regard, yes.

                But there's always - every episode there's always some little twist the writers
                are throwing at us and little hints that they're giving us and we find out some
                new twist about the show. I'm never completely sure of exactly who "Duke" is
                but I think at his core I really do understand who he is and I like him. He's

Reg Seaton:     Cool. Well since we see more of "Reverend Ed" when the show returns, can
                you talk about working with Stephen McHattie and what it's like to play off of
                his intensity?

Eric Balfour:   Stephen McHattie is pretty fricking awesome. He's kind of - He's an odd bird
                is some ways. He really is an artist. That, I appreciate so much -- that he takes
                what he does very seriously and he's very good at it.

                But he doesn't have sort the normal, linear conversations like the average Joe
                does, and that kind of makes him fun. But at the same time you're always a
                little unsure of what Stephen McHattie thinks and you're always kind of trying
                to figure him out. But I think that makes him really fun.

Reg Seaton:     Well does it help that he's from Nova Scotia?

Eric Balfour:   I didn't actually know he was from Nova Scotia.

Reg Seaton:     Yes, he's from (there)...

Eric Balfour:   So I guess - I guess it's...I guess - no, it doesn't because I didn't know.

Reg Seaton:     Okay.

                Just one last question for you -- does "Duke" serve (Keys) Beer at the Grey

Eric Balfour:   Does "Duke" what?

Reg Seaton:     Serve (Keys) Beer at the Grey Gull?

Eric Balfour:   Oh, absolutely. He has a very large selection of excellent ales and beer.

Reg Seaton:     Great. Thanks, Eric.

Operator:       And thank you for your question.

                Continuing on, our next question comes from Jamie Ruby, from
                SciFiVision.com. Please proceed with your question.

Jamie Ruby:     Hello. Thanks for taking our call today.
Eric Balfour:   Hello, Jamie.

Jamie Ruby:     Hello. So I don't know if this, you're allowed to talk about, but can you kind of
                talk about the new character that's kind of coming into your character's life
                and about her -- or are you not allowed to talk about that?

Eric Balfour:   Yes, I can talk about it.

Jamie Ruby:     Okay, good.

Eric Balfour:   So "Duke" has this woman come into this life. And "Duke" -- is sort of, I
                guess similar to me in that way that he - "Duke" is attracted to dangerous
                women. And he one of those guys who doesn't like anything that comes
                easily. He likes the challenge...

Jamie Ruby:     (Okay).

Eric Balfour:   ...and he likes a certain amount of danger and game and suspense.

                So this woman comes into his life and definitely starts to turn things upside
                down and really is a catalyst for a big part of where "Duke" is going this
                season and really in future seasons too.

Jamie Ruby:     Okay, great.

                Are we going to get more of the town's past this season, kind of more about
                what's going on?
Eric Balfour:   Oh, yes. We're going to find out a lot about this town and we're going to find
                out a lot about how "Duke" is connected to this town and to the troubles.

Jamie Ruby:     Great. Are we going to get see more about how what happened with "Duke"
                and "Nathan"?

Eric Balfour:   No, we are definitely going to start to see "Duke" and "Nathan's" relationship
                evolve. Thus far we haven't spent a lot of time as we did last year examining
                their history. I think last season we had a lot of references to sort of what
                caused their rift and the possibilities of what they once were friends and no
                longer are. But this season we're really sort of moving forward with their
                relationship and seeing what it's evolving into.

Jamie Ruby:     Awesome. And one more quick question. Are we ever going to get an Eric
                Balfour Care Bear plushy?

Eric Balfour:   I mean - right? Can we get this happening? We need...

Jamie Ruby:     We need to.

Eric Balfour:   We need a little funky, smelly boogie bear, Care Bear doll with a little goatee
                and, you know, a long face and a big nose.

Jamie Ruby:     Okay. Thanks a lot.

Operator:       Thank you for your question.

                Continuing on, the next question comes from the line of Jim Iaccino, from
                Media Boulevard Magazine. Please proceed with your question.
Jim Iaccino:    Hello, Eric. How are you doing today?

Eric Balfour:   I'm good, Jim. How are you doing?

Jim Iaccino:    Okay. I've been tracking what you've been doing over the last year, from TV
                to film. And it's just incredible seeing you do a stint on No Ordinary Family,
                and then doing that Syfy movie, in addition to that major motion picture, in
                addition doing Haven. And I guess I wanted to know how you felt about doing
                those gigs and what was so unique about Haven that probably stands out for

Eric Balfour:   Well, as far as Haven is concerned, I just loved that this show took place in
                this very quirky, macab, funny world. And I love the character. And I love
                that Haven, while it has all this mystery and it has all this danger, it also has
                this very small town warmth and it has this, you know, sense of family and it's
                strange. And I'm always pushing the producers and the writers to actually
                perpetuate that even more because I think one of the most interesting things
                about this show is how sort of odd everyone is in this town.

                I mean when you think about the characters, "Vince" and "Dave" who run the

Jim Iaccino:    (Yes).

Eric Balfour:   ...I love those guys. They're just funny and weird and goofy. And I'm hoping
                to really, as the show goes on and we move into further seasons, that we
                really, really keep pushing that boundary even further.

Jim Iaccino:    Okay. Okay.
                And like I said, a moment ago, too, you did several gigs -- one was No
                Ordinary Family. How was that for you and how was it different from your
                Haven experience?

Eric Balfour:   Oviously the biggest difference is, is that Haven and the crew and show have
                become like my family.

Jim Iaccino:    (Okay).

Eric Balfour:   I mean we really are lucky. We have an amazing crew and we have a lot of
                fun together.

                It's always interesting to go to another show, as a guest, and to sort of be an
                outsider. But it was a lot of fun. I mean hanging out with Michael Chiklis was
                really cool. And it was actually cool because the couple of weeks that I was
                there, he was right in the middle of releasing a song that he had produced and
                sang. And so it was really fun watching the dude from The Shield -- this sort
                of tough guy -- actually really being like giddy and like a little kid. He was so
                excited about this song. So it was really fun to hang out with him. And he was
                a really cool dude.

Jim Iaccino:    Cool. Thank you, so much.

Eric Balfour:   And I got to hang out with Lucy Lawless who is just...

Jim Iaccino:    Oh, yes.

Eric Balfour:   ...and awesome.

Jim Iaccino:    Thank you.
Eric Balfour:   (Sure), my pleasure man.

Operator:       Thank you for your - thank you.

                Continuing on, our next question comes from the line of Erin Willard, from
                SciFiMafia.com. Please proceed with your question.

Erin Willard:   Hello, Eric. Thanks so much for being on the call today. I really appreciate it.

Eric Balfour:   No, my pleasure. SciFi Mafia -- I love it.

Erin Willard:   Yes, it's great. Thanks. It's a great site to work on.

                I'm a huge, huge fan of Haven, particularly (the ensemble). I just think you all
                have such great chemistry together. It's a treat to watch. And it's really - it's
                one of my two favorite shows. So thanks for your work.

Eric Balfour:   (Unintelligible)...

Erin Willard:   I was - oh, my pleasure.

                I was a major fan of Lost -- including the finale -- but a lot of people were
                disappointed that they never got an answer to why. You know, why was the
                Island that way? So I'm wondering if for Haven, do you know if there's going
                to be an answer as to why there are troubles or why they come back?

Eric Balfour:   I do know for a fact that Sam Ernst and Jim Dunn, the creators of the show,
                definitely, 100%, know exactly what's going on in this town. So some day, I
                know they.will, but I think it's probably not going to happen for like Season 5
                or 6. They're going to...

Erin Willard:   Well that's the idea of a season...

Eric Balfour:   They're going to prolong it as long as they can, but they definitely, definitely,
                definitely have an answer.

Erin Willard:   I know that Emily said in the...


Eric Balfour:   ...so weird, it was like, "Oh, it was all just a parallel dimension."

Erin Willard:   (Okay).

Eric Balfour:   They know exactly what's going.

Erin Willard:   Very - and do you have a guess?

Eric Balfour:   Do I have a guess? I've always imagined, in my mind, that what's going on in
                Haven is in some ways - it's almost like global warming. As things shift in the
                universe of Haven and the world shifts and humanity shifts, things change.
                And while at one time, Haven, this town, was exactly, as its name ensues, was
                a safe haven for people that had these supernatural curses or troubles or

                And so as nature changes, something happened in the energy of this town that,
                you know, created this Molotov cocktail of supernatural occurrences. And I
                always felt that it was much more evolutionary versus being one single action.
Erin Willard:   How excellent. I love that idea. That a good one. Mention that to the creators
                and maybe they'll include that.

Eric Balfour:   I will.

Erin Willard:   So no Comic-Con for you guys this year?

Eric Balfour:   You never know. There may be some surprises about Comic-Con in store.

Erin Willard:   Oh. Oh. Anything you want share?

Eric Balfour:   I mean as I understand it, they are going to be screening a sneak peak of the
                next week's episode of Comic-Con.

Erin Willard:   Right.

Eric Balfour:   And I think if enough Haven fans show up for that screening and the room is
                packed and it's crazy, I don't know. Maybe I'll just magically materialize there
                to say hello to everybody.

Erin Willard:   Oh, okay. I will definitely be there. Thank you so much.

Eric Balfour:   Right. But I think it's all predicated on the ground swell of Haven fans really
                coming out to show support on most of the show.

Erin Willard:   Okay, I'll start tweeting right now. Thanks. I love it.

Eric Balfour:   That's what I'm talking about.
Operator:        Thank you.

                 Continuing on, our next question comes from the line of Brandon Sites, from

Brandon Sites:   Hello, Eric. Thank you for taking our call today.

Eric Balfour:    Your welcome man.

Brandon Sites:   You're playing this ambiguous character in Haven. And you don't exactly
                 know what's going on with him from week to week. But how do you get in the
                 mindset to play this part?

Eric Balfour:    How do I get what?

Brandon Sites:   When you don't fully understand what's happening to the character, because
                 they haven't written that far yet, how do you play the part, still?

Eric Balfour:    Yes, what it usually entails is a lot of phone calls and emails back and forth
                 from the writers. Because this show is so intricate in its dynamics, you're
                 always having to ask questions and to get questions answered. There's two
                 different schools of thought. Some people like to keep the actors guessing,
                 because they want their responses to be honest.

                 For me, as an actor, I (always) like to know what's coming ahead, because I
                 feel like it is my job to paint a palette, and to know that if I'm going from A to
                 B, there's certain hills and valleys that I'll want to hit along the way. So I like
                 to know the answers. So a lot of the time it's me reading the next week's script
                 and then sending like two-page emails to the writers with a thousand questions
                 and they just go, "Oh, man. Balfour is emailing us again. What are we going
                 to do?"

                 But they're always really cool about it. And they always take the time to
                 answer our questions and talk us through things. And they're - I've got to hand
                 it to them. They're amazing in that way, that really appreciate and respect how
                 much we have breathed life into these characters. And so they really do value
                 our opinions about what our characters do. And it's really neat. It's cool.

Brandon Sites:   You talk about how much you love the character and everything. And other
                 than the fact that you're both attracted to dangerous women, what
                 characteristics do you see in yourself, that your character "Duke" has?

Eric Balfour:    I think the most obvious answer for me is that we both have an aversion to
                 authority. Neither one of us likes rules very much. I think that would be the
                 most obvious thing to me when I think about how me and "Duke" are similar.

                 It's interesting. There's a lot of similarities. I think "Duke" is innately more
                 confident than I am in some ways, which has actually been really kind of a
                 blessing for me in my own life (just) - (and) playing "Duke," I have to get
                 outside of myself and really have strong belief in who I am as "Duke" because
                 that's what makes "Duke" really kind of awesome is that he has a confidence
                 and a charisma that I've sort of learned a little bit from playing him in my own

                 He walks through the world believing that he can do anything and that the
                 rules don't apply to him in that. Anytime somebody said you can't do
                 something, that's just a challenge for him to do it. It's a lesson that I've sort of
                 taken in my own life.
Brandon Sites:   Okay.

                 And one week when I was going to, you know, on the Internet, Googling,
                 trying to find, you know, a sneak peek for the next week's episode, they were
                 gushing that you were going shirtless in the episode and they were dubbing
                 you the shirtless-hunk-of-the-week on one Web site. So what's your opinions
                 of that being seen as this TV sex symbol?

Eric Balfour:    It makes me kind of laugh. I actually remember last year at Comic-Con there
                 was that - that was when that article about the shirtless-man-of-the-week came
                 out. And all of my castmates and the producers from Skyline were making fun
                 of me.

                 It just all seems kind of silly to me sometimes. I mean I'm probably the most
                 critical person in the world of my own physicality. So I'm always a little
                 shocked when people say things like that or find me attractive I guess.
                 Because I'm always very critical of myself.

Brandon Sites:   Well, you've got this thing going on between you and Lucas that has the same
                 attraction for the same woman. Why do you think she should pick you over

Eric Balfour:    If I was being really honest, I don't know that I would tell the character,
                 "Audrey" to pick "Duke." I think in some ways that, you know, "Duke" is
                 "Duke" because he is a loner in a way. He does walk to his own drum beat and
                 I don't know that he is capable of really ever being domesticated. I think it
                 would be a lot of fun to see "Audrey" try to settle him down, but at the end of
                 the day, I just - I don't know if "Duke" is capable of it.
                   I think "Duke" is one of those guys who probably will one day get on his boat
                   and sail, you know, around the world and kind of sail into the sunset on his
                   own. And, he'll just disappear one day and you'll never know what happened
                   to him.

Brandon Sites:     Okay. Thank you for taking my questions. It was a pleasure to get to speak to

Eric Balfour:      My pleasure. Thank you, man.

Operator:          Thank you.

                   And our next question comes from the line of (Janel Spiegel),
                   RealityShack.com. Please proceed with your question.

(Janel Spiegel):   Hello, Eric. Thank you so much for taking our calls today.

Eric Balfour:      No thank you, (Janel). Thanks for hanging out and being a part of this. You
                   guys - you guys are helping drive this show. I mean there's - unfortunately, or
                   whatever, there's, you know, nobody else is helping publicize the show this
                   (way). You guys' energy is amazing.

(Janel Spiegel):   Thank you. I love your tweets on Twitter. I wanted to ask what are your
                   expectations for your character for Season 2?

Eric Balfour:      You know, I think what I was really hoping for this season was to really see
                   "Duke" evolve...

Operator:          I'm sorry Mr. Balfour, we're not able to hear you anymore.
Eric Balfour:      Hello?

Operator:          Mr. Balfour?

Eric Balfour:      (That better)?

Operator:          Yes, sir. Thank you. Please continue.

Eric Balfour:      Sorry.

                   What I was saying was I think this season I was really looking forward to
                   "Duke" being faced with tough questions, where he really had to choose a
                   side, finally. Because last season he was able to sort of dance around and play
                   both sides of the fence. And it's such a perfect transition for him to have to
                   make these decisions because it's exactly what he doesn't want to do.

(Janel Spiegel):   Right.

Eric Balfour:      He's always - he's (painted) himself to be self-serving...

(Janel Spiegel):   Right.

Eric Balfour:      ...and to only look out for himself. So I think this season we're going to really
                   get to see "Duke" have to choose a side and it's going to be really tough for

(Janel Spiegel):   Very cool.

                   If you could give "Duke" a Care Bear name, what would "Duke's" Care Bear
                   name be?
Eric Balfour:      (Heimlich) bear.

(Janel Spiegel):   Awesome.

                   Well thank you so much for answering my question. And I also want to just
                   say thanks so much for all your support that you do for the Surfrider

Eric Balfour:      Oh...

(Janel Spiegel):   You're very awesome.

Eric Balfour:      Thank - my pleasure and thank you for mentioning it. Our oceans and our
                   beaches are literally my lifeblood and they're my playground.

(Janel Spiegel):   Indeed.

Eric Balfour:      Paul Watson and the Sea Shepherd...

(Janel Spiegel):   Right.

Eric Balfour:      ...and Surfrider, they're saving us. It's not just our oceans. Without our oceans
                   we don't exist anymore. So thank you for mentioning it.

(Janel Spiegel):   Thank you so much.

Operator:          Thank you.
                  Continuing on, our next question comes from the line of Michael Simpson,
                  from CinemaSpy.com. Please proceed with your question.

Michael Simpson: Hello, Eric. It's a pleasure to speak to you today.

Eric Balfour:     Nice to speak to you. Whenever I hear CinemaSpy, I always start wanting to
                  sing the Mission Impossible theme.

Michael Simpson: Hopefully we're not on an impossible mission.

                  I wanted to ask you, you film in what must be probably the most beautiful
                  landscape that any sort of science fiction, sort of fantasy show films in. What
                  are some of the pros and cons of filming in a seaside town?

Eric Balfour:     Well the pros of filming where we film are, without a doubt, the visual
                  landscape of the place. We could never recreate this world on a soundstage or
                  in Los Angeles or almost anywhere. It is vital to the visceral energy of the
                  show. I mean this town is a character in the show. And the landscape is a
                  character in the show. So in that regard, we couldn't do the show with these
                  towns that we shoot in, in Nova Scotia.

                  The downside is that it's only summer about four days out of the year -- that's
                  a little bit of an exaggeration. But I mean, literally in June, we redubbed the
                  month of June, Jun-uary, because it pretty much rained the entire time. So it's
                  a challenge. I mean it gets cold and it gets rainy and it's unpredictable. But we
                  deal with that because it is so beautiful when the sun does come out -- and
                  even when it doesn't it definitely has this really neat (makab) soggy sort of
                  other worldly feel. So, yes, that would be my answer.

Michael Simpson: Cool.
                 A follow-up question, if I may. What can you tell us about when it was like
                 working with Jason Priestley, who I understand is coming on the show this

Eric Balfour:    (Yes) - Priestley has got to be the sweetest dude I've ever met. Really. When
                 he was younger he was on one of the most successful shows in the history of
                 television, you know? And he is so not jaded and so excited to come to work.

                 And, what was my favorite thing was when he directed an episode recently,
                 because it's just really fun getting directed by other actors who have a
                 sensitivity for what we do. And he's just a really, really sweet, fun guy.

Michael Simpson: Awesome. Thanks, Eric. I appreciate it.

Eric Balfour:    My pleasure, man. Have a good day.

Michael Simpson: You too.

Operator:        Thank you.

                 Continuing on, our next question comes from (Julia Poro),
                 PopCultureMadness.com. Please proceed with your (call) - question.

(Julia Poro):    Hello, Eric. Thank you for talking to me today.

Eric Balfour:    Hello. Thank you.

(Julia Poro):    Having starred in Haven and Skyline, have you always been drawn to the Syfy
Eric Balfour:   No, not at all. I wouldn't say that I'm not a fan of science fiction, but it was
                never...It's not innately in my lifeblood like other people. I've been fortunate
                this last year or so to get to work on some really fun science fiction projects.
                But I'm a fan of, you know, a lot of different genres. And it was, honestly, as
                much I'd love to say, with some calculated move and decision. I'm always just
                happy to be working. And so it was a certain amount of just serendipity and
                coincidence that created that course of events.

                But, there are sci-fi projects that I love, you know, when you think about
                Blade Runner or Aliens, or even things that cross into sort of fantasy and
                horror. There's all kinds of projects that I always love, but I would say that I
                am innately a science fiction buff.

(Julia Poro):   Right.

                And I've read that you directed Do Not Disturb. Would you like to focus more
                on that behind the scenes work in the future?

Eric Balfour:   Absolutely. I just signed on to direct this really hysterically funny, smart
                feature that (Molly Austin) is producing called Jesus Hates Zombies, based on
                the comic by Stephen Lindsay. And it's hysterical and witty and heartfelt. And
                it's definitely...I'm so looking forward to it and we're just getting it all put
                together right now and talking about cast and location and it's so exciting. I
                love directing. It's what I want to spend my life doing.

(Julia Poro):   Great.

                And for my last question, can tell us a story where you've encountered a really
                extreme fan?
Eric Balfour:   I've been really lucky that even in the most extreme fans -- I guess if you want
                to call them that -- have been really loving and wonderful. But, they're, you
                know, of my fan, and almost in some ways now, I would consider a friend,
                (Lavinia) who runs - she started her own fan site for me. And she knows more
                about my career than I do. And so I guess you would call that an extreme fan.
                But she is really kind of wonderful.

                And then there's another Twitter follower, (teh Dede), who started a Twitter
                site called BalfoursYard. And she is amazing. She tweets me every single day,
                "Good morning." It's incredible.

(Julia Poro):   Oh, wow.

Eric Balfour:   It's incredible. I mean - and she does all these cool things. Yesterday, I
                tweeted something silly about Care Bears, which is sort of everyone has been
                talking about today. I basically, for some random reason, I don't know what I
                was thinking that. I don't know if I just woke up silly. I declared myself the
                Care Bear king and I said, "Everyone go out and give some (help)." And she
                actually managed to make up a picture of me, with a crown, with Care Bears,
                as the Care Bear king. And she does it all the time, all these crazy things and
                cool things.

                And so I guess those are extreme fans, but they're really awesome. I mean
                they're incredible.

(Julia Poro):   Well, thank you, Eric.

Eric Balfour:   My pleasure. Thank you.
(Julia Poro):   Good bye.

Eric Balfour:   Thank you.

                And as a note, ladies and gentlemen, if you'd like to ask a question, press 1, 4;
                to decline, press 1, 3.

                And we have follow-up, again, from Jamie Ruby, of Sci-FiVision.com. Please
                proceed with your question.

Jamie Ruby:     Hello, again.

                So what have you learned about yourself from working on Haven?

Eric Balfour:   I would say that's a really good question -- a really good question. I think one
                of the things that I've learned about myself is that in playing the character
                "Duke" I realize how many insecurities I have myself, because "Duke" is so
                confident and because "Duke" carries himself with such gallantry and sort of
                grandiose behavior.

                It really made me look at my own life and my own insecurities in how, in
                some ways, I don't live that way. It's really forced me to look at my own life
                and look at my insecurities and look at the things that I carry around as
                baggage really, that in some ways holds me back. So that's been one of the
                biggest things I've learned about myself. And honestly, that is really the thing
                that most profoundly stands out to me.

Jamie Ruby:     All right.
                So what's been something that your fans would be surprised to know about

Eric Balfour:   I think most of my fans would be - I mean a lot of my...I think may know this
                at this point, but I think a lot of people would be surprised to know that my
                favorite television show is So You Think You Can Dance. And that's...

Jamie Ruby:     Okay.

Eric Balfour:   I love dancing. I grew up a dancer. That was my first love growing up. And
                I'm just fascinated by talented dancers and by choreographers. I think they'd
                be surprised to know that every Wednesday and Thursday night I'm by the TV
                watching So You Think You Can Dance.

Jamie Ruby:     What if they ask you to be a star on there, would you?

Eric Balfour:   Oh, are you kidding me -- in a heartbeat. I'm still - I want to be a guest judge
                on the show. I'm dying to be a guest judge...

Jamie Ruby:     (Unintelligible) (nothing comparing to that).

Eric Balfour:   Say again?

Jamie Ruby:     Great. All right.

                And then last, can you talk about some of the like stunts that you do on the

Eric Balfour:   The stunts I do on the show?
Jamie Ruby:     (Yes).

Eric Balfour:   Yes, this season we've actually been getting to do a lot more. There's been a
                lot of gun play this season, which has been really fun. We just finished an
                episode a couple of weeks ago, where I was getting to fire this like big 12-
                gauge shotgun with these massive rounds. And it was fun -- it was fun. It's
                running around, bad ass with sawed-off shotgun -- just really cool.

Jamie Ruby:     Sounds like fun.

                What's been the favorite scene you've filmed this season?

Eric Balfour:   My favorite scene I filmed this season? I think my favorite scene this season,
                honestly has been really the scenes between me and Lucas and Emily. At the
                beginning of the season there was so much going on individually in each of
                our character's lives, that we were sort separated a little bit. And so as the
                season went on, I started (missing) them. And so as the season went on we
                really got to get back to the three of us being together and the comradery and
                sort of the shorthand that we have with each other. And that's my favorite stuff
                so far this season (of shooting). It's just playing Emily and Lucas. I really have
                a good time with them.

Jamie Ruby:     All right. Thanks a lot.

Eric Balfour:   Sure.

Operator:       Thank you for your question.

                We have a follow-up from Jim Iaccino, Media Boulevard Magazine. Please
                proceed with your question.
Jim Iaccino:    Hello, Eric. This is Jim again. Hello.

Eric Balfour:   Hello.

Jim Iaccino:    You seem to be a person who cracks up individuals on the set. And I guess I
                feel that when you and Emily are interacting, that you tend you have a lot of
                fun. Could you tell us maybe some of those humorous or maybe one of your
                best incidents of humor on the set of Haven?

Eric Balfour:   Well, there's actually a video that's floating around that's actually on my
                Youtube channel. And it's one of the - it's very indicative of how we play on
                set. It's a video of me, Lucas, Emily -- and I think a new character on the
                show, (Vanessa Anhong)'s character -- driving from set to lunch. And we
                literally were having a dance party to LMFAO in the car. I mean that to me
                sums up exactly how we are on set. We work really long hours and it gets
                really late and we get really loopy. So we're always just trying to like make
                each other laugh.

                I mean poor Emily has to deal with me and Lucas basically torturing her like
                older brothers every day. I mean we're - it's always a (unintelligible), "Oh,
                what did Lucas (unintelligible) say (unintelligible) has been calling her? Oh,
                yes, she hates it. She hates it and so I'm going to tell everybody."

                Lucas started (unintelligible)...

Operator:       I'm sorry Mr. Balfour. You're cutting in and out. Can we have you repeat that
                please? Thank you.
Eric Balfour:   Yes. So did you hear the last part about Lucas coming up with a nickname for

Jim Iaccino:    No.

Eric Balfour:   Basically, we started coming up with a nickname for Emily and I'm going to
                tell everybody because she hates it.

Jim Iaccino:    Okay.

Eric Balfour:   We now call her (Anally) Rose. Anyone who wants to tweet her or tell her,
                just be like, "Hello, (Anally) Rose. What's going on." It'll drive her crazy and
                you'll make our day.

Jim Iaccino:    Wow. Cool. Cool.

                I also wanted to know, because we're starting to figure out a little bit of
                Emily's past with the cliff of Season 1, how "Duke" sort of figures into that
                storyline of Emily's past. My guess is you're going to play some type of
                significant role in that, yes?

Eric Balfour:   Yes, as we're learning that, you know, obviously, "Audrey Parker's" character,
                or "Lucy" or whatever. I can't even keep it straight at this point. But as we are
                learning how she is connected to Haven, we're going to find out that "Duke"
                has a really strong significant role to play in what is happening in this town.
                And actually how, not only "Duke" but his entire family is connected to
                Haven and its struggles.
Jim Iaccino:      Okay. Okay. Sounds exciting. I just want to hope that you have many more
                  seasons to go. It seems like one of the more watched Syfy shows, so I'm
                  enjoying it and hopefully you are too.

Eric Balfour:     Thank you so much. We definitely are.

Operator:         Thank you.

                  And continuing on, it's a follow-up question from Michael Simpson, from
                  CinemaSpy.com. Please proceed.

Michael Simpson: Hello, Eric. Back again. Can you say what was the biggest challenge for you
                  in this new season?

Eric Balfour:     I think the biggest challenge this season was because what I love about
                  "Duke" is his humor and his sort of spontaneity and his wit. And that's the, in
                  some ways, the levity that he brings to the show. But because there are some
                  really drastic things going on for "Duke" this season and some really heavy
                  things happening, it was really challenging to be truthful and honest in the
                  moments that those things are happening with the character, but not lose what
                  makes him fun and not lose that sense of play that he has.

                  Because as life gets dramatic it's hard to laugh it off. But that's, in some ways
                  what really makes "Duke," "Duke". I think like a lot of my favorite movie
                  (anti-heros), he has the ability to laugh in the face of danger. When you think
                  about like "Han Solo" or Bruce Willis in Die Hard. I mean "Indiana Jones" --
                  like these guys, what makes them great is the ability to crack a joke when
                  they're facing their doom.

Michael Simpson: Cool. Thanks, Eric. (Really pumped up) for the new season.
Eric Balfour:    Good. Thank you.

Operator:        Thank you, Mr. Simpson.

                 Continuing on, we have a follow-up from Brandon Sites,

Brandon Sites:   Hello, Eric. I was wondering, back in the episode where they aged you, how
                 alike or different do you think you're going to look like when you reach that
                 age yourself?

Eric Balfour:    I would say I'm going to look very different because I'm going to have - I'm
                 going to be like the 1970s version of Jim Morrison. I'm going to have a big fat
                 gut and a giant beard and long straggly hair. And I'm going to be like a cross
                 between Elvis and Jim Morrison when I get older. And I'm just going to be
                 like hanging out on a beach, surfing on a long board, talking about the good
                 old days.

                 I think the character, "Duke's" old version was much more thin in scope than I
                 will be. I'm going to let it go man. I'm going to - I'm just going to rock out and
                 get old and ex-old-rock-starry when I get old.

Brandon Sites:   Okay.

                 Since the show is dealing with supernatural elements, I'm wondering what's
                 your personal opinions on that?

Eric Balfour:    Say that one more time?
Brandon Sites:   Since the show is dealing with supernatural elements, what is your own

Eric Balfour:    Oh, my own (personal) beliefs about the supernatural.

Brandon Sites:   Yes.

Eric Balfour:    Well, there are a lot of things that we don't have proof of in this world. There
                 are a lot of things we don't answers to. We don't know for sure if aliens exist
                 or we don't know if ghosts exist or (humans) or an afterlife. All these
                 questions, we don't know the answers to.

                 And I don't profess to say that I have a definitive answer either, but I guess I
                 would say it sure does make life more interesting to believe that these things
                 exist. In some ways, whether or not they do, I sure would like to believe that
                 there are crazy little alien men running around on another planet and that
                 ghosts really do exist. And that there are people out there that have super
                 powers and can do things with their mind and we see evidence of it all the
                 time, but obviously we don't have definitive proof. But I sure just think it
                 makes like more interesting to believe that those things do exist.

Brandon Sites:   So I take it you've never had like no, in your own mind, a supernatural
                 encounter, anything like that yourself?

Eric Balfour:    Every time a girl says that she will go on a date with me, I think that is a
                 supernatural occurrence. So I see it all the time.

Brandon Sites:   Okay.
                 And I'm wondering did you ever - have you ever been approached by any
                 (irate) Stephen King fans about Haven?

Eric Balfour:    No, I haven't. I think for the most part the Stephen King fans have been very
                 supportive of the show. I don't think we were never dishonest, that we said
                 that Haven was like a direct copy of a Stephen King novel. Haven has always
                 the novella that Haven was based off of was always the jumping off point.
                 And we were always really straightforward about that. I mean obviously, if
                 you've ever read it, it's very short and very simple and there's not a lot to base
                 an entire series on.

                 So it was always the jumping off point. And I think because we were honest
                 about that, that the Stephen King fans didn't really have any argument to that
                 or angst.

Brandon Sites:   Okay.

                 I just have one more question. Can you tell us how the difference between --
                 because you got a sci-fi and a horror and a cult following and then I'm sure
                 you've got your normal fans that are more mainstream work -- what's the
                 difference, like between the two?

Eric Balfour:    The sci-fi fans are way more awesome and crazy and enthusiastic.

Brandon Sites:   Okay. Well thank you for taking the time out to answer my questions. I
                 appreciate it. Thanks.

Eric Balfour:    No, my pleasure man. Thank you.

Operator:        Thank you, Mr. Sites.
                Continuing on, we have a follow-up from Erin Willard, from SciFiMafia.com.
                Please proceed.

Erin Willard:   Hello, again, Eric.

                I've already started tweeting about you being at Comic-Con, so be warned.

Eric Balfour:   Okay, cool.

Erin Willard:   Okay, would love to see you there. Did I understand - did you actually direct
                an episode this season?

Eric Balfour:   No, unfortunately, all of the directors on the show have to be Canadian
                because we are a Canadian co-production. There are Canadian content laws.
                So you have to be Canadian or at least have landed immigrant status to direct
                on the set of Haven.

Erin Willard:   Oh.

Eric Balfour:   So until I marry a Canadian, I'm not going to be (a director) of Haven.

Erin Willard:   Oh that is too bad.

                Then the other question was I saw your interview with Kevin Pollak, which
                was really fun to watch. I was wondering what was going on with your - the
                status of your musical comedy pilot?

Eric Balfour:   We are moving full steam ahead and we actually plan on shooting the pilot
                right when I get done basically with Haven. We're doing some work on the
                outline of the show and just had a really great meeting with Fuse yesterday,
                actually and really excited. There are - everyone is really sort of excited about
                where we're going with it. They've been really great and I'm just excited to
                work with them. They're a young, hungry network and they want to do
                something really special and they want to do something bold. And I'm just
                stoked to be working with them.

Erin Willard:   And which network is this? I'm sorry I didn't hear.

Eric Balfour:   The Fuse Network.

Erin Willard:   Oh, okay. Great. Well great. Congratulations. That sounds terrific.

Eric Balfour:   Thank you very much.

Operator:       Thank you, Ms. Willard.

                Continuing on, we have follow-up from Jamie Ruby, SciFiVision.com. Please

Jamie Ruby:     Hello, again.

                I wanted to ask what's the name of that movie - or not movie, (show) you were
                talking about?

Eric Balfour:   The (show) that we're developing with Fuse Network?

Jamie Ruby:     Yes.

Eric Balfour:   It doesn't have a title just yet.
Jamie Ruby:     Oh, okay. All right.

Eric Balfour:   But it's (soon to come).

Jamie Ruby:     Okay, great. So what would be your ultimate dream role or is there somebody
                specific you'd like to work with in the future that you haven't?

Eric Balfour:   Oh, man. That's a tough call. But I would say right off the top of my head,
                people I would want to work with, Meryl Streep and Danny Boyle. Hands
                down, that would be those top of the list, ask me any day of the week.

                And dream roles, god, I would really like - I want to play a pirate. If they do
                another pirate movie I want to be a pirate.

Jamie Ruby:     All right. That would be fun.

                What would you do if you weren't acting?

Eric Balfour:   If I wasn't acting?

Jamie Ruby:     Yes.

Eric Balfour:   It might be a little bit of a half answer, but I mean I love writing and
                producing and directing -- and I love directing. So I'd never gone into acting, I
                probably would be directing.

                But at the same time, I've been music and I probably would have - what's
                interesting, when you make choices in life, you know, based on the best
                decision at any given moment. And so while I've always loved playing music,
                music has always been more of a passion versus an actual money-making
                career thing for me. And acting has provided stability for me and a career, as
                unstable as being an actor is.

                But I think, no matter what, I would still be an artist in some way, shape or
                form. I don't know that I wouldn't be involved in the arts. So it's not the
                (honest) answer if I wasn't an actor. I can't say that I wouldn't be involved in
                the arts. I guess if you were to ask what would I do if I wasn't in entertainment
                at all, I would either want to be a professional surfer or a professional MMA

Jamie Ruby:     A professional what? What was the second part?

Eric Balfour:   A mixed martial arts fighter.

Jamie Ruby:     Oh, martial arts fighter. Okay, great.

Eric Balfour:   Yes...

Jamie Ruby:     Is there any other projects you have coming up you hadn't talked about yet?

Eric Balfour:   I love mixed martial arts. I have been training since I was a teenager and I
                actually am a co-owner at a gym here in Los Angeles called Legends.
                Everyone should go check it out and go take a Muay Thai class at

Jamie Ruby:     Okay.

                Is there any other projects you have coming up you haven't mentioned yet?
Eric Balfour:   No, that's Haven. Haven, Haven, Haven -- you know? That's what I'm really
                excited about right now because Haven is the best show at 10 pm on Friday
                nights on Syfy Channel.

Jamie Ruby:     I agree.

Eric Balfour:   Of all the shows on Syfy Channel on Friday nights at 10 pm, we are the best.

Jamie Ruby:     All right. Thanks so much.

Eric Balfour:   Aren't we the only show on Friday nights at 10 pm on Syfy Channel?

Woman:          I agree.

Eric Balfour:   Yes. I guess we are. But nonetheless, we are the best show at 10 pm on Friday
                nights on Syfy Channel.

Jamie Ruby:     Yes. Thank you.

Eric Balfour:   You can quote me on that -- the best show on Friday nights on Syfy Channel.

Jamie Ruby:     I'm trying. I will do that.

Operator:       And thank you. Thank you.

                We'll move on to the next question. The next question comes from, once
                again, Jim Iaccino, Media Boulevard Magazine. Please proceed with your
Jim Iaccino:    Hello, Eric. This is Jim, again. And, you know, that announcer got it right,
                because that's the Italian way of pronouncing my name, Iaccino. So cool.

Eric Balfour:   Iaccino.

Jim Iaccino:    Yes.

                I agree, Haven is awesome. It really is. And I just wanted to know do you
                have a preference for any TV shows from when you were a kid to when you
                are now, whether it's Haven-like or whatever, a really cool sci-fi fantasy or
                horror show, that you really like?

Eric Balfour:   Growing up, one of my favorite sci-fi shows, hands down, was the original
                Battlestar Galactica.

Jim Iaccino:    Oh, right.

Eric Balfour:   That was one of my favorite shows. And then the other one was Buck Rogers.

Jim Iaccino:    Oh, yes.

Eric Balfour:   Because, A, that chic -- I can't remember her name -- in that white outfit was

Jim Iaccino:    Erin Gray. Erin Gray.

Eric Balfour:   Yes. Yes. Erin Gray.

Jim Iaccino:    Yes.
Eric Balfour:   Like when you were 7 years old, a woman in an outfit like that is basically
                pornography for a pre-teenager. I mean that was all I needed. She was

                And I mean the best thing about Buck Rogers is I remember there was an
                episode you know how "Dr. Theopolis" was in the little voice on the little
                robot dude?

Jim Iaccino:    Yes.

Eric Balfour:   And what was the little robot dude's - was it "Twiki?" Was that the little
                robot's name?

Jim Iaccino:    "Twiki," yes. "Twiki," yes.

Eric Balfour:   "Twiki." I remember there was an episode where they were doing a toast and
                it was the coolest thing I had ever seen. It makes you realize like how much
                my people, the Jews, really are, influencing Hollywood. Because they were
                doing the toast and then "Twiki" went literally, she goes, "Beep beep. (La
                Chaim)." It was (unintelligible) ever seen. I couldn't believe it. And I actually
                only noticed it recently. There was like some like marathon something,
                somewhere with Buck Rogers that I saw that. I was like that is the coolest
                thing I've ever seen.

Jim Iaccino:    It's really interesting you picked Buck Rogers because you remind me of Joe
                Gerard - the Joe Gerard character of Buck Rogers, very much so, in terms of

Eric Balfour:   Wow, thanks. That's a really good compliment.
Jim Iaccino:    Yes, well - yes. Yes, it is. It is.

                I guess I have another question too. What was the most challenging -- and you
                may have been given this before -- what was the most challenging part for you
                to play, either on Haven or just in general, in terms of your acting career?

Eric Balfour:   One of the most challenging role for me, honestly was the character I played
                in the movie that I did, that Quentin Tarantino produced, Hell Ride.

Jim Iaccino:    Oh, okay.

Eric Balfour:   Because everybody in the movie is all these like monster Tarantino crew guys,
                you know? Dennis Hopper and Michael Madsen and Vinnie Jones and David
                Carradine -- and they were all such big personalities. And my character had to
                be this very sort of angsty, serious, young sort of guy who was, you know...

Jim Iaccino:    Right.

Eric Balfour:   ...kind of reserved and insular, because he was sort of learning the ways of
                how to be a biker dude like these guys. But it was hard to do, when all these
                guys are so over the top and they're so fun and you just sort of wanted to break
                out of being sullen and serious all the time. So that was honestly really
                challenging because finding the art to that character was really tough for me.

Jim Iaccino:    Interesting. Interesting. Well I wish you - yes, go on.

Eric Balfour:   You know, a great example, I always equate it to if you remember Matt
                Damon in The Good Shepherd...

Jim Iaccino:    Sure.
Eric Balfour:   ...it was a really - that was an amazing performance because he was so simple
                and so contained that, as actors, we're always looking for that like Al Pacino
                moment where you get to blow up and explode and freak out and.
Jim Iaccino:    Right.

Eric Balfour:   But it's really a testament to like I'm nowhere near this. But someone like Matt
                Damon and how good he is, that he could give such an amazing performance
                while staying inside this little box the entire time and never feeling the need or
                necessity and having the bravery not to like break out of that and -- it was
                really impressive.

Jim Iaccino:    Cool.

                What acting part would you still want to do? Because you're still a young guy.
                We've got a number years left. What would you want to do? I'm sure, you
                know, a dream part of whatever...

Eric Balfour:   (Oh man), that's a tough question and you're right. I mean I feel like in some
                ways I'm still just getting started. And there's so much I want to do but I think
                I would love the opportunity to really get to play with some comedy, you
                know, to really explore kind of really fun, broad comedy. I'm fascinated by
                comedians and the work that they do. The timing of comedians is so intricate
                and so amazing that I really love the opportunity to really, I think, (work)
                people, sort of knowing more for being a dramatic actor, and I would really
                love the opportunity to get to be funny.

Jim Iaccino:    Well you certainly bring some humor to Haven. I mean without the "Duke"
                character it would lose some of its edge. So you are already doing that and I
                could - you know?
Eric Balfour:    I really appreciate that man. And yes - and that's one of the greatest gifts that
                 the writers have given me is the freedom to really be improvisational and to
                 create that sense of play that "Duke" has.

Jim Iaccino:     Cool. Thank you, Eric. You're the man.

Eric Balfour:    I appreciate it. Thank you, sir.

Operator:        Thanks for that question.

Erica Rubin:     Hello, everybody. This will be the last question. Thank you.

Operator:        Thank you.

                 So the final question for today comes from Brandon Sites, of
                 BigDaddyHorrorReviews.com. Please proceed with your question.

Brandon Sites:   Hello, again.

Eric Balfour:    Hello.

Brandon Sites:   Eric, doing another reboot of the Texas Chainsaw Massacre, entitled
                 Leatherface 3-D. And I was wondering what's your thoughts or opinions on

Eric Balfour:    I honestly don't know much about the project, but I do know that the guys
                 who really gave me my first shot in a starring role, in a movie where Brad
                 Fuller and Andrew Form and Michael Bay, in the Texas Chainsaw Massacre
                 that we did. So I've got to say if anyone was going to remake that movie, they
                 did an outstanding job and they are just amazing guys. So without them
                 involved, I honestly don't know what the movie will be, but I wish them the
                 best of luck and I hope it turns out decent.

Brandon Sites:   Okay.

                 The other guy, he asked you about sci-fi. I was wondering if there's any like
                 core or horror TV shows that you grew up, that you really dug or like a part of
                 you when you were growing up as a kid?

Eric Balfour:    I really thought that the series that (Scott Free) did for a while, that Ridley and
                 Tony Scott did, The Hunger, was fantastic.

Brandon Sites:   And I just have one more question. If they were to do another Dinoshark
                 movie -- like Dinoshark versus whatever, like they did with Dinocroc versus
                 Supergator, and they bring you back for that -- what movie monster would
                 you want to go up against with the Dinoshark?

Eric Balfour:    Dinoshark versus the Care Bear.

Brandon Sites:   Okay. Well thank you very much for taking all of our questions. I really
                 appreciate it. Thank you.

Eric Balfour:    My pleasure guys. Thank you everyone so much. And if everyone posts their
                 actual blog and does an (@) mention at me at Twitter, I can repost for you
                 guys and make sure that everyone sees it. So make sure to do that.

Operator:        Thank you, Mr. Balfour. And I'll turn it back to Ms. Rubin, for the wrap up.
                 Thank you.
Erica Rubin:   Thanks everybody so much for joining. Thanks especially to Eric Balfour, for
               his time. Everybody please remember to tune in on Friday, July 15th, at 10:00,
               for Haven. And again, if anybody needs a transcript, please let myself or
               Danny or Gary know. After this call, they should be available in 24 hours.

               I hope everybody has a great weekend.

Operator:      Thank you, Ms. Rubin. Thank you, Mr. Balfour.

               Ladies and gentlemen, that does conclude the conference call for today. We
               thank you all for your participation and ask that you please disconnect.
               Thanks again and have a great weekend.


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