From a Devine Entertainment media release:
Devine Entertainment Corporation has begun principal photography on the Company’s new mystery series licensed by CHUM Television entitled Across the River to Motor City. Key contracts with Chum Television, The Canadian Television Fund, The Independent Production Fund and both the federal and provincial film and television labour tax credits complete the financing of the $8.1 million series (All amounts are in Canadian dollars). Main unit photography is scheduled to continue through mid-November. The initial six one-hour episodes are set to be completed and delivered in the first half of 2007.
President and CEO David Devine stated, “The production has started off exactly as planned. We’re pleased to be working with a broadcaster as ambitious and supportive as CHUM Television of Canada. We have great expectations for future seasons of this series and an expanded production slate of new series and films in 2007 and 2008. This is just the first step.”
Across the River to Motor City is a suspenseful tale focusing on two unforgettable characters spanning over forty years, in Canada and the United States. As a 1960’s insurance investigator in Windsor and Detroit, Ben Ford weathered the storms of those tumultuous years. Four decades later, a long-buried tragedy leads his daughter Kathleen to unravel the secrets that troubled her relationship with Ben – secrets he will risk everything to keep hidden.
The series is being produced by Devine Entertainment in association with Jonsworth Productions. Show-runner Robert Wertheimer co-created the series with head writer Denis McGrath. Robert Wertheimer, Denis McGrath, Richard Mozer and David Devine are executive producers.