From Brendan Kelly of Variety:
- Shaftesbury’s shift to TV pays off
“Shaftesbury’s growth began when it shifted its focus from features — a business that’s hardly a profit center in Canada — to TV production. That decision soon paid off, with shows like the bioterrorism-themed drama “ReGenesis” [pictured at right] and kids’ series “Life With Derek,” both of which have sold to more than 100 countries. Shaftesbury recently upped its profile bigtime thanks to “The Listener,” a drama about a Toronto paramedic with telepathic powers, which has been sold to NBC in the U.S. and CTV in Canada.” Read more.