Cra$h & Burn partners with BBC Worldwide

From a media release:

Whizbang Films Announces Partnership with BBC Worldwide for Distribution of Original Canadian Drama Series, Cra$h & Burn

Whizbang Films announced today that BBC Worldwide will be distributing 13 one-hour episodes of the new original Canadian drama series, Cra$h & Burn. Originally commissioned by Canwest for Showcase Television in Canada, BBC Worldwide will introduce the show to over 500 TV buyers from around the world at its annual BBC Showcase event in Brighton, UK, from February 21 to 25th, 2010. The show’s Executive Producer Malcolm MacRury and Lead Actor Luke Kirby will be in attendance.

Described as a cross between The Office and The Sopranos by the show’s creator, Malcolm MacRury (ZOS: Zone of Separation, Deadwood), Cra$h & Burn follows Jimmy Burn, a young claims adjuster for a cut-throat, bottom-line insurance corporation. Jimmy maneuvers his way around insurance scams and the criminal underworld as he tries to escape his past and make a better life on the gritty post-industrial streets of Hamilton.

Cra$h & Burn is executive produced by Paul Gross, Frank Siracusa, and Malcolm MacRury, and stars Luke Kirby (Tell Me You Love Me, Slings and Arrows) as Jimmy Burn, the cocky yet charming up-and-comer looking to claim a piece of the corporate pie as an insurance adjuster. Casting also features Leela Savasta (Battlestar Galactica, Intelligence) as Lucia Silva, Jimmy’s live-in girlfriend; Caroline Cave (The L Word, This Beautiful City) as Catherine Scott, a shrewd yet practical in-house insurance lawyer; Clark Johnson (The Wire, Homicide: Life on the Street, also an Emmy-nominated director on The Shield) as Walker Hearn, a veteran insurance investigator and Steve Bacic (The Guard, Andromeda) as Korkov, a conman and Mobster hustling to scam the system.

Cra$h & Burn is developed and produced by Whizbang Films in association with Canwest. It is produced with the participation of the Canadian Television Fund, Cogeco Program Development Fund, The Rogers Cable Network Fund, the Bell Broadcast and New Media Fund, the Canadian Film or Video Production Tax Credit and the Ontario Media Development Corporation.


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  1. I enjoy your series very much and I am a huge fan of Paul Gross. As I have an insurance investigative background myself, I can appreciate the different claim serarios, legitimate and corrupt. If you’re not from British Columbia you are propably not aware of our very powerful (crown) insurance company, ICBC. I am retired but am involved in a personal investigation right now, that would be a terrific script for your series. If you are interested in my story, you can contact me at

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