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September 29, 2015

Amberwood and Thunderbird Co-Developing Live-Action Feature Version of The Magic Hockey Skates


Ottawa/Vancouver, September 28, 2015 – Amberwood Entertainment and Thunderbird are pleased to announce the co-development of The Magic Hockey Skates, a live-action family feature adapted from Amberwood’s award winning animated special of the same name. Kris Pearn, director of Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2, is attached to write the script, which is being supported by the Harold Greenberg Fund’s Script Development Program.

“We are thrilled to be working with Thunderbird on this project”, stated Jonathan Wiseman, Senior Vice President at Amberwood, “Their strong team and experience make them the ideal partner to help bring The Magic Hockey Skates to the big screen”.

Thunderbird CEO Tim Gamble continues, “It’s exciting to be working with Jonathan and Amberwood on a project that explores every kid’s dream, to be able to wear a magic pair of hockey skates.”

The Magic Hockey Skates family feature tells the story of two brothers who connect with the spirit of a game, and find a way to connect with each other and become part of something bigger: a team, a community, and a family.

For more information please contact:

Jonathan Wiseman
Amberwood Entertainment
T: (613) 238-4567
E: jwiseman@amberwoodent.com
W: www.amberwoodent.com

About Amberwood Entertainment

Amberwood is a Canadian-based producer, financier and distributor of high quality animated and live-action television series, specials and features for the children’s and family market.

About Thunderbird Films Inc.

Thunderbird is a rapidly growing Vancouver-based TV and film production company with offices in Los Angeles, Toronto and London. Thunderbird produces award winning programming for Canadian and International broadcasters. The Thunderbird group of companies includes Vancouver-based Reunion Pictures, Great Pacific Media and Atomic Cartoons, UK-based theatrical distributor Soda Pictures, and a joint venture with Lionsgate, Sea to Sky Entertainment, which is dedicated to creating content for the US and International market