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SUMMIT WINS AT DGC AWARDS

October 25th, 2009

Last night in Toronto Media Headquarters’ mini-series THE SUMMIT was honoured with the award for best Team Television Movie/Mini-Series.

Every year, the DGC recognizes the best work created by DGC members.

THE SUMMIT is a Media Headquarters and Shaftesbury Production produced in association with the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, Canwest Global and Power Corporation with the participation of The Northern Ontario Heritage Fund, the COGECO Program Development Fund and the Nickel Basin Federal Development Corporation, and with the assistance of the Canadian Film or Video Production Credit and the Ontario Film and Television Tax Credit.


THE GREAT POLAR BEAR ADVENTURE SALE TO GERMANY

September 2nd, 2009

Following its success in Canada and the United States, Media Headquarters’ award winning film THE GREAT POLAR BEAR ADVENTURE has sold distribution rights to Eurovideo in Germany.

Euro video, established in 1979, acquires national and international films, TV-productions and documentations and distributes their programs to commercial buyers in the German-language area.

THE GREAT POLAR BEAR ADVENTURE is a groundbreaking family movie special that takes audiences inside the secret lives of polar bears. By cleverly combining wildlife footage with cutting edge CGI animation, polar bears are given voice, and tell their own story about life in the Arctic. Featuring the voice performances of Howie Mandel and Megan Follows.


MEDIA HEADQUARTERS AT MIPJR & MIPCOM

September 1st, 2009

Media Headquarters executive Robert Cohen is headed to Cannes next month to attend the MipJr and MipCom conferences. Robert will meet with international broadcasters, buyers and producers to discuss Media Headquarters current slate of projects.  “International partners and financing are key to the continued success of our programs.”, says Cohen.

To arrange a meeting with Robert please contact contact@mediahqs.net, please be sure to indicate MipCom in the subject line.

Media Headquarters is an internationally award-winning television and film company. The company is recognized for producing high quality and innovative programming for worldwide markets in a variety of genres.


TWO-PART MINI-SERIES “THE SUMMIT” BROADCAST PREMIER ON CBC

July 19th, 2009

Tune in Sunday July 19 at 8pm on CBC for the highly anticipated Canadian broadcast premier of the mini-series THE SUMMIT.

As massive preparations for the G8 Summit are underway, Canadian Prime Minister and Summit host Adderly (Bruce Greenwood) and U.S. President Aimes (Christopher Plummer) must race against time to prevent an outbreak that will threaten the future of the western world. The mini-series also stars James Purefoy, Wendy Crewson, Rachelle Lefevre, Mia Maestro, Stephen McHattie, and Lisa Ray.

Part 2 of the mini-series will air on CBC on Sunday July 26, 2010 at 8pm.

Written by John Krizan and directed by Nick Copus, THE SUMMIT is a Media Headquarters and Shaftesbury Production produced in association with the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, Canwest Global and Power Corporation with the participation of The Northern Ontario Heritage Fund, the COGECO Program Development Fund and the Nickel Basin Federal Development Corporation, and with the assistance of the Canadian Film or Video Production Credit and the Ontario Film and Television Tax Credit.


MEDIA HEADQUARTERS HEADS TO BANFF

June 1st, 2009

Later this month Media Headquarters Executive Robert Cohen will travel to Banff to meet with broadcast and distribution partners from around the globe. Cohen will use the opportunity to introduce a number of new projects on Media Headquarters’ growing development slate to Commissioning Editors and continue to develop partnerships with national and international producers, broadcasters and distributors.

The Banff World Television Festival is one of the world’s premiere television content creation event and an annual forum for business and creative opportunities for those in television and new media.

To schedule a meeting please email contact@mediahqs.net, please indicate Banff Meeting Request in subject line.


MEDIA HEADQUARTERS UNVEILS NEW LOGO

May 15th, 2009

This month Media Headquarters launched a new look featuring a new corporate logo. Founded in 1999 by brother-sister team Robert Cohen and Shari Cohen, Media Headquarters has a reputation of delivering high-quality programming for world-wide markets. With a growing slate of development and production projects in a wide variety of genres, company Executives decided the timing was perfect to re-brand the company to more actually portray its accomplishments and aspirations.

A new updated website will follow later this year.


OUTLAW IN-LAWS MOVES IN STATESIDE

March 31st, 2009

Media Headquarters is please to announce OUTLAW IN-LAWS is coming to American broadcaster Style Network. The cable net has licensed 39 episodes of the program, which helps solve conflicts between spouses and their in-laws. Produced by Media Headquarters in Toronto, Canada, the series was originally commissioned by Slice Network in Canada.

“Outlaw In-Laws, with its drama-filled ‘before’ and transformed ‘after’ is a perfect fit for our current programming lineup,” said Katie Buchanan, VP of programming and acquisitions for The Style Network in a statement.

The series follows internationally renowned advice expert Ellie Tesher as she visits homes suffering from family feuds and gets them back on track. Distributor Picture Box also recently sold the series to MTV Finland, and anticipates additional sales on the series in the next few months.

“Outlaw In-Laws is a hit format for Slice in Canada and we’re happy to see it premiering in the US. This innovative series exposes the reality of interfering in-laws and offers great solutions to broker peace,” said Robert Cohen, Executive Producer, Media Headquarters.