We are excited to announce that our house here in Saint John is going to be featured, along with two other local homes (Chas & Jennifer Mackay and Derek and Terri Riedle) on the W NETWORK’S new TV Series “Real Houses of…”
Tune in on the W NETWORK on Tuesday, September 29th 2015 – 11PM & 11:30PM AST,
There are some special appearances by Macey, Scout (can you spot them in the window?) and Roo, our 24 year-old-cat, who has passed since this show was filmed.
It’s fabulous to see our region featured in this international show and we thank Terri, Derek, Greg and the entire team for their hard work and efforts on such a world-class production. We are honored to be included.
In case you missed the back story here are the details:
For Immediate Release:
New TV Series Real Houses of… to Air Beginning Sept. 8, 2015 on W Network
Series Represents First Joint Venture Between Saint John-Based Co-Producers,
Talons of Venice and Hemmings House Pictures
Saint John, NB – On Tuesday, Sept. 8, a new lifestyle television series will air on the W Network,
Talons of Venice and Hemmings House announced today.
The series, Real Houses of…, represents the first joint venture between Hemmings House
Pictures Ltd. and Talons of Venice – the content creation arm of Saint John-based marketing
agency, Revolution Strategy.
“With the launch of this show, we’re showing broadcasters and networks around the world that
content producers on Canada’s east coast are producing premier programming,” said Greg
Hemmings, President and CEO of Hemmings House. “This has been a wonderful opportunity to
showcase the creative talent force we have here in Saint John.”
Derek Riedle, Executive Producer with Talons of Venice and founder of Revolution Strategy said,
“We are always looking for the next creative pursuit, and from concept to air date, we are
thrilled with how quickly this series came to life. This show is proof that we can execute on
smart ideas, and produce creative products for global markets from our home in Saint John.”
“This is world-class programming with creative excellence in research, production and postproduction,
thanks to our teams in Ontario and New Brunswick,” said Arnie Zipursky, Executive
Producer at CCI Entertainment. “We are proud to present the series with The Fremantle
Corporation to the global market at MIPCOM next month.”
Fifteen 30-minute episodes of Real Houses of… will air this fall, two episodes every Tuesday
night, beginning at 10 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. ET / PT, beginning Sept. 8 on the W Network. Episode
locations will span North America, focusing on five regions: Texas, New York, Los Angeles,
Western Canada and Atlantic Canada.
The production of Real Houses of… employed a crew of about 20 full-time employees – all based
in New Brunswick.
In February 2014, Talons of Venice and Hemmings House formed a partnership with CCI
Entertainment to produce and distribute content for television networks in Canada and around
the world. CCI Entertainment and its global sales agents also introduced the pilot at MIPCOM –
the four-day, international entertainment content conference – in Cannes, Oct. 13-16, 2014.
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