Top Canadian content producer goes international
Michelle Clancy ©RapidTVNews | 27-03-2012
Peace Point Entertainment Group, one of Canada’s main content producers, is taking its stories abroad. It has launched a new international distribution arm, Peace Point Rights.
Peace Point also has appointed Eric Muller as vice president of international sales and acquisitions and Julie Chang as vice president of business affairs and North American acquisitions.
Peace Point Rights is initiating partnerships with broadcasters, online content distributors and producers globally already, but the division will be formally launching at Miptv 2012.
It will be offering a full slate of factual and lifestyle series produced by Peace Point Entertainment, co-productions and format opportunities, and says it will be actively seeking product acquisitions.
"After 10 successful years of producing award winning content that has resonated with viewers worldwide, the launch of Peace Point Rights is a natural next step in our company’s growth," said Les Tomlin, president and CEO. "Eric Muller brings extensive sales and distribution experience in international broadcast and his base in Europe will serve to facilitate the further expansion of those relationships. Julie Chang has both tremendous business acumen and a natural eye for exceptional content. We are delighted to have two such exceptionally talented executives take the lead in providing a level of quality and service that Peace Point has become known for, in our new role as distributors."
The division's offerings at Miptv include Bake with Anna Olson, a showcase of the celebrity chef; Fresh with Anna Olsen, which showcases her country home cooking; SuperBodies, factual series that matches science and art to explore the athleticism of the human body; Bump!, the world’s most-watched gay travel show; Hammer and Chew: Lords of Junk, which follows trash pickers around the world; and Ed’s Up, with musician Ed Robertson from the Barenaked Ladies, who ventures off the beaten path to find difficult and dirty jobs