From a media release:
CHCH and Motion Content Group today announce a partnership to invest in the creation of original high-quality Canadian programming with international appeal.
The drama development partnership will see CHCH and Motion Content Group jointly select projects to be developed, produced and distributed worldwide. Together, the companies will work directly with writers as well as third-party producers to secure premium returnable series.
The creative sensibilities and domestic relationships of CHCH, together with Motion Content Group’s global relationships and interest in supporting quality content creation will allow the companies to build international co-productions speeding up the process to get original series from development to air.
The initiative is being led by Jennifer Chen, Vice President of Programming for CHCH, and Tony Moulsdale, Global Director of Programming for Motion Content Group.
“Motion is committed to developing new funding models which bring premium content to the international market and which support our broadcast partner’s programming ambitions,” said Tony Moulsdale. “This deal builds on the success of our previous deals with CHCH on THE PINKERTONS and WYNONNA EARP.”
“This collaboration will unlock great opportunities for Canadian content-creators, and we’re looking to work with new talent as well as world-leading established writers,” added Jennifer Chen.
From a media release:
This spring, CHCH presents an original series celebrating the best in Canadian documentary filmmaking. Documented is a curated collection of 17 critically-acclaimed, award-winning films, presented by host Brigitte Truong. In the style of Saturday Night at the Movies and Turner Classic Movies, Documented features exclusive content beyond just the film, including well-rounded discussion and interviews with some of the biggest Canadian documentary filmmakers working today. The series will premiere on Saturday, April 1, 2017, and will continue to air Saturdays at 8pm this Spring.
Documentary has been called “Canada’s national art form” and the titles in Documented reflect this. The series has something for everyone: world travellers, sports fans, history buffs, and anyone who loves a good story. These are real stories about real people, told honestly.
Titles in Documented include:
Stories We Tell (Sarah Polley) – April 1
– Best Documentary – Canadian Screen Awards
– Film of the Year – Toronto Film Critics Association
– Shortlisted – Academy Award for Best Documentary
An inspired, genre-twisting documentary from Oscar-nominee Sarah Polley. Polley’s playful investigation of a shocking question: who is her real father?
Our Man in Tehran (Larry Weinstein & Drew Taylor) – April 8
– Winner of 5 Canadian Screen Awards including Best Documentary
The true story of the daring rescue of six Americans by Canadian intelligence operatives during the Iranian Hostage Crisis. Viewers will know this story from the Hollywood adaptation, Argo. Featuring former ambassador Ken Taylor and former Prime Minister Joe Clark.
Wizard Mode (Jeff Petry & Nathan Drillot) – April 15
A dive into the world of competitive pinball with the game’s reigning champion, 27-year-old Canadian Robert Gagno. Diagnosed with autism at a young age, Robert has exceeded every expectation put upon him.
From Kevin Rushworth of the High River Times:
Link: Supernatural western shoots in High River
High River locations, including downtown and the firehall, will be on full display when Syfy network’s television show Wynonna Earp, a supernatural western, returns for its second season this summer.
Crews were recently in town from Feb. 14 to 16. While the firehall was their main site, others were Fourth Avenue SW, Colossi’s Cafe and a nearby alleyway, producer Brian Dennis said. Continue reading.