Insight Productions and Original Pictures Ink Deal with ABC Family for Broadcast Rights To Drama Series, Falcon Beach
TORONTO, April 27 - Original Pictures and Insight Productions
announced today that American broadcaster ABC Family has picked up the
Canadian produced primetime drama, Falcon Beach.
The announcement comes on the heels of an earlier announcement from
Global Television Network that Falcon Beach will be developed into a 13-part,
one-hour series. The two-hour movie pilot aired on Global Television on
January 29, 2005. Series production is scheduled to begin this summer, in
"ABC Family owns the holidays and has had great success with our branded
programming events," said Tom Zappala, Senior Vice President, Program
Acquisitions and Scheduling, ABC Family. "It only makes sense to expand our
tentpole events to be bigger than ever, and 'Falcon Beach' will kick off our
newest branded holiday 'Sizzlin' Summer' in 2006."
"We're very excited to be part of ABC Family's hot summer of
programming," said Executive Producers John Brunton and Kim Todd.
Filmed in the cottage community of Lake Winnipeg, Falcon Beach is about
a group of young people summering in the fictional lakeside resort town of
Falcon Beach. It's about summer. It's about freedom. It's about young adults
trying to define themselves for the life ahead. But it's also about two worlds
colliding -- that of the summer cottagers and that of the townies who live and
work in Falcon Beach year round.
Produced by Kim Todd, John Murray, Shannon Farr - Created by John Murray
& Shannon Farr - Executive Produced by John Brunton, Kim Todd, Barbara
Bowlby - Starring Steven Byers, Jennifer Kydd, Devon Weigel, Ephraim Ellis,
Eric Johnson, Melissa Elias.
The FALCON BEACH pilot was produced by Insight Production Company Ltd.
and Original Pictures Inc. in association with Global Television Network Inc.,
a CanWest Company, and with the participation of the Canadian Television Fund,
Manitoba Film & Sound, CanWest Western Independent Producers Fund, Government
of Canada - Canadian Film or Video Production Tax Credit, Government of
Manitoba - Manitoba Television Tax Credit and the Government of Ontario -
Ontario Film & Television Tax Credit. Distributed internationally by CanWest
International Distribution Limited.
Falcon Beach: www.falconbeach.ca
ABC Family: www.abcfamily.com