Knightscove Media Corp.

Knightscove Media Corp.

December 20, 2010 10:31 ET

Knightscove Media Corp.'s Production Arm Signs Deal With Entertainment One for TV Series "Port Hope"

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Dec. 20, 2010) - Knightscove Media Corp. ("Knightscove") (TSX VENTURE:KC.A)(TSX VENTURE:KC.B) is pleased to announce that its production arm, Knightscove Family Films Inc. ("KFF") has signed a deal memo with Canadian production company Entertainment One Television ("eOne") to jointly develop "Port Hope" a family friendly television series.

"We are extremely excited to embark on this series with Entertainment One", says Knightscove President and CEO Leif Bristow. "eOne has rapidly become the dominant 'studio' in Canada with a unique team of creative and marketing talents that is enviable throughout the industry. They have a keen eye for product which engages and captivates audience appreciation. Through film franchises such as 'Twilight' and its current hit TV series 'Rookie Blue', eOne has rapidly become a major provider of content. It is our hope that "Port Hope" becomes the first in a group of creative projects that we will undertake between the companies."

"Port Hope" is co-created by KFF CEO and President, Leif Bristow, who recently completed directing his feature film "SOPHIE" which will be released in Canadian Theaters in Spring 2011 and Gemini Award winning Canadian writer Heather Conkie, who's most recent project, CBC's "Heartland" is currently in its third season. The series is a one hour family drama about the Gilberts, a family that lives on a large, century old farm on the outskirts of Port Hope. In the tradition of great family series such as "The Waltons", "7th Heaven" and "Little House on the Prairie", it is believed that the current global markets will readily embrace this positive family series.

Entertainment One Television is a leading production, international sales, licensing and merchandising business operating in Canada and the UK. In Canada, the business sells and distributes both its own and third party productions to over 500 broadcasters in 150 countries, including the major U.S. and Canadian networks and international pay TV channels.

About Entertainment One

Entertainment One (LSE:ETO) is a leading international entertainment company that specializes in the acquisition, production and distribution of film and television content. The company's comprehensive network extends around the globe including Canada, the U.S., the UK, Ireland, Benelux, France, Scandinavia, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa. Through established Entertainment and Distribution divisions, the company provides extensive expertise in film distribution, television and music production, kids programming and merchandising and licensing. Its current rights library is exploited across all media formats and includes more than 20,000 film and television titles, 2,400 hours of television programming and 45,000 music tracks.

eOne Television is gaining worldwide recognition as one of the television industry's foremost creators, producers and international distributors of premium TV programming spanning all genres. The studio's ability to attract an impressive roster of in-demand creative partners, top networks and specialty broadcasters is fueling its rapid expansion along with successes of recent series such as cop drama "Rookie Blue" (ABC/CanWest), dark comedies "Hung" (HBO) and "Call Me Fitz" (HBO Canada) and "Haven" (Syfy/Showcase). eOne's North American adaptation of the UK hit series "Skins" (MTV/HBO Canada) will premiere in January 2011. The company also handles broadcast TV and Digital/DVD rights in all markets along with TV Basic and Pay rights in France, Australia and Scandinavia for the blockbuster AMC series "The Walking Dead" and its contemporary western "Hell on Wheels" recently received a full series order from AMC.

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Contact Information

  • Knightscove Media Corp.
    Leif Bristow
    President and CEO
    (416) 444-7900 x222
    Entertainment One
    Scott MacFadyen
    (416) 646-4450