Canadian TV stars coming to Ottawa, including Kim’s Convenience & Highway Thru Hell

November 21, 2016Great Pacific Media, Highway Thru Hell, Industry News, Kim's Convenience, Thunderbird Films

TV, Eh? OTTAWA, Nov. 21, 2016 /CNW/ – The Canada Media Fund (CMF) will host on November 22, 2016 a showcase event on Parliament Hill, bringing together the Minister of Canadian Heritage, the Honourable Mélanie Joly; her parliamentary colleagues; the on- and off-screen talent behind several Canadian productions; as well as audiovisual industry leaders and members … Read More

Highway Thru Hell: Documentary television as a force for good

November 17, 2016Great Pacific Media, Highway Thru Hell, Industry News, Thunderbird Films

Ian MacDonald / Eye on Canada Complex wrecks, brutal weather, fierce competition, the stress of being on call 24/7, and the trauma of witnessing tragedy firsthand. This isn’t your average 9-to-5 job. Currently in its fifth season, Highway Thru Hell is a television documentary series about the toughest men in the towing business and the … Read More

Closure is Not an Option: Sneak Peek of HEAVY RESCUE: 401 Monday, Oct. 10 at 10 p.m. ET on Discovery

October 4, 2016Great Pacific Media, Heavy Rescue: 401

From the makers of Discovery’s top-rated series HIGHWAY THRU HELL, new original Canadian series HEAVY RESCUE:401 takes on the many twists and turns of the men and women who keep roads safe across Southern Ontario’s 400-series highways. Before the action-packed new series comes to the Discovery schedule early in 2017, Canada’s most-watched entertainment specialty network … Read More

Discovery Begins Production on New Original Series “Heavy Rescue: 401”

March 21, 2016Great Pacific Media, Industry News

Broadcaster Magazine Discovery announced today that production is underway on Heavy Rescue: 401, a new original Canadian series set to debut in 2017 based on the network’s hit series Highway Thru Hell. With the support of the Ontario Provincial Police, Ministry of Transportation of Ontario, York Regional police, maintenance contractors, and several other organizations, the … Read More

Canadians on hunt for UK co-pros

March 4, 2016Great Pacific Media

Canadian producers are looking to ramp up the number of non-scripted co-productions they develop with British indies. Canada House, the venue for last week’s networking event between UK and Canadian production companies, is an impressive, newly refurbished Grecian revival on a prime corner of Trafalgar Square. As the delegation, comprising of eight companies from British … Read More