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 Prupas, president and CEO of Muse Entertainment. “We look forward to helping Vérité Films become a significant player in the world of international television production.”
“Vérité is thrilled to be working with Muse. In an increasingly global market, our goal is to focus on what we love most – supporting exceptional talent, incubating great ideas, and making outstanding television for Canada and the world,” says Virginia Thompson, co-founder and executive producer of Vérité Films.
“This deal allows us to use our resources to support established writers and champion new voices. It’s an exciting time for us,” says Robert de Lint, co-founder and creative head of Vérité Films.
About Vérité Films
Vérité Films is a boutique production company committed to nurturing and championing exceptional creative talent. The company has established a reputation for developing high-quality dramas, comedies and innovative youth and children’s programming with smash hit successes including Corner Gas (CTV), InSecurity (CBC), Renegadepress.com (Shaw) and Incredible Story Studio (Disney, YTV, TVO). Founded by producer Virginia Thompson and writer/director Robert de Lint, Vérité has created and produced over 250 episodes of award-winning series television. The company has won or been nominated for 114 national and international awards including an International Emmy, several Geminis (Canada’s Emmys), and The Prix Jeunesse. Currently, Vérité has an exciting slate of hour-long drama series and half-hour comedies in active development with various Canadian networks. For more information please visit www.veritefilms.ca.
About Muse Entertainment Enterprises
Muse Entertainment is a leading film and television production company that is recognized across North America and internationally as a major producer of well-crafted, high-quality film and television productions with strong international appeal. Since its founding in 1998, Muse has produced, co-produced and provided production services on more than 170 TV movies and mini-series, television series and feature films and has won over 100 international awards and over 300 award nominations, including 14 Emmy Award nominations and 4 Emmy Awards. Muse Entertainment’s most recent television series are Played (CTV) Bomb Girls (Shaw) and four seasons of Being Human (Space, Syfy). In 2011, its topical 8-hour historical drama, The Kennedys, earned 10 Emmy Award nominations. Muse’s Pillars of the Earth also won an Emmy and many other awards. Muse’s other award-winning programs are Durham County (Seasons I, II, III), Ben Hur, The Last Templar, Impact, Human Trafficking, Answered by Fire, This is Wonderland and Tales from the Neverending Story. The company’s head office and its Quebec production centre are in Montreal. Muse Entertainment Factual is based in Toronto. Muse Entertainment USA is based in Los Angeles. For more information please visit www.muse.ca.
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For more information please contact:
Betty Palik, Muse Entertainment, email@example.com, 514-866-6873, @BettyatMuse
Margaret Sirotich, Vérité Films, firstname.lastname@example.org, 647.466.1746, @MargretSirotich