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THE SUMMIT GARNERS 9 GEMINI NOMINATIONS

August 31st, 2010

THE SUMMIT has received nine Gemini Nominations including Best Dramatic Miniseries. Media Headquarters is thrilled that so many members of the talented production team have been honoured and would like to congratulate all of the nominees.

Media Headquarters is grateful for the support of CBC and Global who championed this timely and provocative subject matter. Set on the eve of the G8 Summit of world leaders, THE SUMMIT is an explosive two-part mini-series about a mother’s desperate struggle to bring justice to her murdered son.

The 25th Annual Gemini Awards, celebrating the best in Canadian television, will be held this November, in Toronto. Best of luck to the nominees!

THE SUMMIT is a Media Headquarters and Shaftesbury production. Produced in association with POWER, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, and Canwest, 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.


KRIZANC WINS FOR THE SUMMIT

April 20th, 2010

Media Headquarters would like to congratulate writer John Krizanc on his win of the WGC Screenwriting Award for Best MOW or Mini-Series for his work on THE SUMMIT. The WGC awards were held last night in Toronto where Krizanc accepted this honour.

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.


MHQ DEVELOPING SERIES WITH LAW & ORDER EXECUTIVE PRODUCER RENE BALCER

March 12th, 2010

Media Headquarters is pleased to announce a new partnership with Law & Order Executive Producer Rene Balcer. Mr. Balcer joins an award winning team working to bring Howard Shrier’s novel Buffalo Jump to the small screen.

Currently in development, Media Headquarters’ dramatic series will follow the antics of private eye Jonah Geller and his investigative firm World Repairs.




MEDIA HEADQUARTERS FACTUAL SERIES HOT SELLERS WORLDWIDE

February 27th, 2010

Media Headquarters is pleased to announced the recent sales of their critically acclaimed docu-series Modern Love and the lifestyle series Outlaw In-Laws to numerous international broadcasters.

Sales agent Picture Box distribution has secured sales of OUTLAW IN-LAWS on behalf of Media Headquarters to MTV Oy (Finland), Talit Communications (Israel) and Q Channel (Korea).

OUTLAW IN-LAWS is a groundbreaking series that sheds light on what is clearly a nation-wide problem: conflicts with the in-laws. When your in-laws are driving you up the wall and the tension is too much to bear, now there’s finally help. Internationally renowned advice expert Ellie Tesher visits families torn apart by in-laws fighting and gets them back on track.

Swedish broadcaster TV4 has licensed MODERN LOVE, along with Australia’s Foxtel and Israel’s Noga.

MODERN LOVE is a groundbreaking series about couples who are redefining love in the 21st century. An award-winning filmmaking team probes how traditional marriage is evolving, and introduces audiences to remarkable couples and unusual trends that are revolutionizing relationships today.


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.