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Global’s Canadian shows for fall

From a CanWest media release:

As the CanWest commitment to original programming grows, the broadcaster’s creative partnerships with a myriad of producing partners – from across Canada and around the world – have formed a strong foundation for an exciting roster of new content, set to debut this season and in the months to come. Premiere strategic partners include Movie Central, The Movie Network, The NFB, APTN, The BBC, Lifetime, USA Sci-Fi Network, and ABC Family.

Told with passion, these CanWest stories take audiences from coast to coast – each delivering a powerful cultural snapshot.

New titles debuting on Global Television for the 2007-2008 season include:

West coast action-drama, SEARCH AND RESCUE: From Halifax Film Company and Brightlight Pictures with Exec Producers Ray Storey, Michael Donovan, Charles Bishop (Bowling for Columbine)…

Neighbourhood comedy ‘DA KINK IN MY HAIR: From Barna Alper Productions, Exec Producer Laszlo Barna, Damian Nurse, Ngozi Paul and trey anthony – based on anthony’s multi-award winning play of the same name…

Coming-of-age college comedy, ABOUT A GIRL: From Brightlight Pictures and Exec Producer Steve Hegyes, starring Chiara Zanni, Jesse Hutch…

Oil industry thriller, BURN UP: From Producers Tom Cox and Jordy Randall – a BBC co-production from Kudos Film and TV (UK) and Seven 24 Films Inc., (Alberta)…

Psychological thriller, DURHAM COUNTY: From Exec Producers Janis Lundman, Adrienne Mitchell, Michael Prupas. Co-Developed and Commissioned by CanWest, DURHAM COUNTY is now set for its conventional network premiere.

In addition, all-new original documentaries arrive on the Global Television slate for 2007-2008, as GLOBAL CURRENTS with Host Kevin Newman marks its third season. A weekly, original strand that explores social issues and perspectives relevant to Canadians, GLOBAL CURRENTS is a showcase for independent producers from every corner of the country.


In the news: ACTRA protests Global event

Cassandra Szklarski of the Canadian Press reports on Global’s fall launch event, which ironically got more attention to a protest for more Canadian shows than to the actual Canadian shows:

  • Global launch marred by protest
    “The broadcaster introduced a handful of new Canadian series as well, including the dark thriller Durham County sitcom About a Girl, Coast Guard series Search and Rescue and dramedy da Kink In My Hair, based on the award-winning play of the same name.”