CCI Entertainment Inc., Hemmings Films Ltd. and Talons of Venice Entertainment Inc. are pleased to announce the beginning of principal production of their first joint venture, the new 20-episode television series, “Real Houses of….”
CCI Entertainment and its global sales agents will also introduce the pilot at MIPCOM – the four-day, international entertainment content conference – in Cannes, Oct. 13-16.
In February 2014, the three companies formed a partnership to produce and distribute content for television networks in Canada and around the world.
“CCI is excited to be working with such highly talented co-producers at Hemmings Films and Talons of Venice of New Brunswick,” said Arnie Zipursky, Executive Producer at CCI Entertainment.
“Real Houses of…” will showcase 60 unique and beautiful homes in 20 half-hour episodes.
“We’re storytellers above all else,” said Greg Hemmings, President & CEO of Hemmings Films. “And we can’t wait to begin telling the stories behind these amazing homes and the people who created them. We’re showing broadcasters and networks around the world that content producers on Canada’s east coast are producing premier programming.”
Locations will span North America, focusing on five key regions: Texas, New York City, Los Angeles, Western Canada and Atlantic Canada.
“Less than eight months after announcing this partnership, we’ve inked our first deal,” said Derek Riedle, President of Talons of Venice and Founder of marketing agency Revolution Strategy. “I’m very proud that our agency is branching out into this new and creative space. We’re drawing on a really diverse set of skills to do this, which shows our ability to collaborate and make exciting things happen.”
CCI will also be bringing its dramatic series DISPATCH, animated digital pilot BOB THE SLOB, and properties TAFFY SALTWATER and CRICKET & WREN to MIPCOM.
CCI (Cambium Catalyst International) Entertainment Ltd. has over 30 years of experience in television production and international distribution in all genres including kids, lifestyle, drama and factual programming. During this time, the company has set new standards for excellence, service and integrity in the international entertainment arena with over 2,000 hours of award-winning content including factual programming such as Paws for Autism for Animal Planet, Living Through Dying for Discovery Network, recent children’s and family content including two seasons of Extreme Babysitting and three seasons of Ghost Trackers for YTV and HBO Family, the award winning holiday family movie ANYTHING BUT CHRISTMAS for ION in the US, BBC in the UK and M6 in France. The exceptional in-house talent, combined with the expertise of a global network of production partners, has contributed to CCI’s strong track record as a trustworthy, innovative and successful force in the entertainment industry.
Hemmings Films Ltd. is an award-winning content producer that focuses on documentaries and factual television series with a vision to inspire and engage audiences around the world. Hemmings Films has earned a reputation as the production company that injects 'real' back into reality television through their work with productions like Cubicle to the Cage. Leaning heavily on a decade of documentary passion and experience, Hemmings Films and its sister company Hemmings House Pictures produce authentic stories that accelerate change.
From New Brunswick, Canada and California, USA, Talons of Venice Entertainment Inc. is the content creation arm of Revolution Strategy, a fully integrated, Saint John-based marketing and communications agency. We invent and unearth compelling content and leverage it through great creative, storytelling, positioning and digital strategy. Talons of Venice has set up shop in LA, but Saint John will always be home.