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Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017
– New adventures, new episodes: pre-production begins January 2017 in Vancouver and Toronto – – Animated world allows Brent Butt’s comedy to be as limitless as his imagination – – New series brings new opportunities for brand integration –  To tweet this release: bmpr.ca/2hDSoBB TORONTO (December 19, 2016) – Life in Dog River is about to get a lot more animated! Following a trailblazing six-season run and a blockbuster 2014 movie, The Comedy Network announced today it has greenlit an...
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Friday, Feb. 5, 2016
Corner Gas: The Movie Nominated for Golden Screen Award and  Best Cross Platform Project by 2016 Canadian Screen Awards - More than 7 million TV viewers, over 130,000 video starts, tens of millions social media impressions, nearly 60,000 moviegoers, and 56,000 DVD and Blu-ray units sold, garners nominations – To tweet this release: http://bit.ly/CGMawardnominations TORONTO (February 8, 2016) – Corner Gas: The Movie received two nominations from the 2016 Canadian Screen Awards,...
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Monday, Feb. 2, 2015
    New and Innovative Release Model a Resounding Success as Multi-Platform Audiences Confirmed   – Fuelled by a groundbreaking, event distribution model over three weeks in December, Canadians fill up on Corner Gas: The Movie on multiple screens: in-theatre, television, online, and DVD and Blu-ray –   To tweet this release: http://bit.ly/cgfinalresults TORONTO (January 19, 2015) – Nearly 60,000 moviegoers. More than 7 million TV viewers. More than 130,000 video starts....
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Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014
MEDIA RELEASE BellMediaPR.ca Twitter.com/CTV_Television     Canadians Pumped for CORNER GAS: THE MOVIE as 1.84 Million Viewers Fill Up on CTV and CTV Two – CORNER GAS: THE MOVIE wins Wednesday and is the most-watched Canadian movie in more than a decade – – #CornerGasMovie trended worldwide on Twitter during the broadcast and in Canada into the morning – – Last week’s ETALK preview special attracts 831,000 viewers –   To tweet this release:...
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Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014
– CORNER GAS fans encouraged to Light Up the Map of Canada and bring the movie to their hometown theatre – – Milestone feature film will be distributed on multiple screens across Canada this holiday season beginning with Cineplex Front Row Centre Events theatrical debut, followed by premieres on The Movie Network, CTV, and The Comedy Network, then a DVD release –  To tweet this release: http://bit.ly/CGpremiere TORONTO (October 2, 2014) – Corner Gas: The Movie will roll out...
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Wednesday, May. 21, 2014
  – Campaign continues to welcome new backers over next 29 days – – On Day One of the campaign, Corner Gas: The Movie was the most popular Kickstarter project in Canada and second most popular film project in the world – – Contributing fans can become members of the Corner Gas Backers’ Club, an exclusive, online, all-access backstage pass to the making and release of the movie– To tweet this release: http://bit.ly/cgkickstarterupdate Toronto, ON (May 21, 2014)– The Corner Gas: The...
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Wednesday, May. 21, 2014
Corner Gas: The Movie Producers Invite Fans to be Part of the Movie-Making Experience with Launch of Kickstarter Campaign – Rewards include exclusive ‘backers-only’ merchandise and once-in-a-lifetime experiences, like a chance to name a character in the movie, be in the movie, and host a private world-premiere screening with Brent Butt – – Contributing fans can become members of the Corner Gas Backers’ Club, an exclusive, online, all-access backstage pass to the making and release of...
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Wednesday, May. 21, 2014
Fill ‘r Up! Bell Media and Telefilm Canada Announce Corner Gas: The Movie #### Coming to Movie Theatres Followed by TV and DVD This Holiday Season – Award-winning comedy returns as feature film and national multi-screen event rolling out to Cineplex Theatres across Canada, followed by premieres on CTV, The Movie Network, and The Comedy Network, as well as a collector’s DVD release this December -   – Original cast Brent Butt, Gabrielle Miller, Eric Peterson, Fred Ewanuick, Janet...
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Monday, Sep. 23, 2013
For Immediate Release: Toronto, ON (September 23, 2013) – Muse Entertainment Enterprises has signed a first look deal with the award-winning indie producer Vérité Films. This deal allows both companies to benefit from each other’s strengths with Muse acting as co-producer and international distributor on Vérité’s future television projects. “Vérité Films is a vibrant production company with an accomplished track record, including the long-running Canadian hit Corner Gas,” says Michael...
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Monday, Jul. 9, 2012
The National Screen Institute – Canada (NSI) is pleased to announce the appointment of its newest board member Virginia Thompson, president of Verité Films. “Virginia is a fantastic addition to the NSI board,” said Brad Pelman and Raja Khanna, co-chairs of the NSI Board of Directors. “She’s a dynamic and well-respected member of the Canadian television industry who will bring a unique energy and perspective to the many new initiatives being developed by NSI.” Virginia is an award-winning...
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Wednesday, Jun. 27, 2012
Press Release URL: http://veritefilms.ca/#!,p,news To tweet this release: http://bit.ly/GRjLiP Regina and Toronto (June 27, 2012) – After 15 years of producing over 250 episodes of award-winning primetime television in Regina, Saskatchewan, including the smash hit comedy series CORNER GAS, Vérité Films will be moving its Regina head office to Toronto effective June 30. The move is due to the elimination of Saskatchewan’s refundable film employment tax credit.   “Vérité will...
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Monday, Mar. 26, 2012
Vérité Films names Amy Cameron Head of Development, Drama and Scripted Television Toronto (March 26, 2012) - Vérité Films has appointed production executive, screenwriter, author and award-winning journalist Amy Cameron as Head of Development, Drama and Scripted Television. “Amy’s key focus will be developing a slate of hour-long drama series,” said Virginia Thompson, President of Vérité Films. “It’s great to have a writer and story editor of Amy’s caliber on our team.  There’s no doubt...
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Monday, Jan. 31, 2011
By WENDY DALLIAN, Vancouver Observor InSecurity is one of CBC’s hottest new shows and I had the great fortune of talking with two of the talented and hilarious actors, Vancouver Island’s Natalie Lisinska (as Alex Cranston) and Vancouver’s Richard Yearwood (as Benjamin N’udu). WD: Can you tell us a little about the show? NL: InSecurity is a parody of the spy genre and the existing archetype of the American hour long procedural drama: Law & Order, Alias, 24. I feel like it sort of...
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Friday, Jan. 7, 2011
By BRIAN LILLEY, Toronto Sun - Parliamentary Bureau OTTAWA - CBC launched a new show this week, spoofing the world of spies, and it's garnering an audience of at least one group of people in Ottawa – our own spies at CSIS. “The entertainment industry has had a long fascination with the intelligence business, and that's perfectly legitimate. We, too, think our work is pretty interesting,” said CSIS spokeswoman Isabelle Scott. “That said, screenwriters don't always get it right.” The...
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Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2011
CBC’s spy comedy a breath of fresh air By DENETTE WILFORD, TV Guide I popped in the InSecurity screener into my laptop without knowing anything about it. Based on the title, I figured it was either a been there, done that tale of a group who worked at some sort of security firm, or the trials and tribulations of a character lacking self-worth. I couldn’t have been more wrong. And I couldn’t have been happier. As I laughed and laughed (to the point of tears), my co-workers were...
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