TORONTO (Canada) October 14, 2010 — Peace Point Entertainment Group Inc. announced today that it would begin production on a pioneering mobile application that will revolutionize the world of home cooks and chefs. Dubbed the ‘Olson Anytime Anywhere Recipe Maker’, the digital application will leverage the company’s existing relationships with celebrity chefs Anna and Michael Olson (Sugar, Fresh TV series) and their extensive culinary expertise to create a home cook’s digital companion. The project has received funding approval from the Canadian Media Fund’s (CMF) Experimental Stream and will be launched in Spring 2011 for Apple’s iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch as well as Blackberry and Android-powered smart phones.
TORONTO (Canada) September 20, 2010 — Bump! the world’s most watched gay and lesbian travel series produced by Bumper 2 Bumper Media, a joint venture of Peace Point Entertainment Group and Pink Triangle Press is currently in production on its fifth season with 23 new half-hour episodes shot in HD. Production has just begun and will continue until February 2011. Commissioning networks LOGO (Viacom-owned American gay network) will debut the new season in Spring 2011 followed by the Canadian debut on OUTtv for Fall 2011.
RECENTLY WON GEMINI AWARD FOR BEST DIRECTION
This season dissects some of reality TV’s heavy-hitters including Battle of the Blades, Celebrity Rehab, Dancing with the Stars, The Hills and The Real Housewives
TORONTO (CANADA) – June 11, 2010 – Reality Obsessed, Peace Point Entertainment Group’s unique series about reality TV begins shooting today in Los Angeles for a fall wrap, for it’s third season commission on Canada’s TVtropolis. 13 x :30 new episodes will debut in 2011. The series recently won a Gemini Award for its director Daniel Oron, who has been with the production company for many years, as well it won a Gold Remi Award at the 42nd Annual World Fest in Houston. President and Executive Producer Les Tomlin declares that “our team is still ecstatic over the company’s first ever Gemini win. At the end of this shoot we will have produced 36 cutting edge episodes over three amazing seasons for TVtropolis and now look forward to selling this series internationally through our long-time distribution partner Tricon.”
From the Upwardly Mobile to Those Who’ve Arrived
“Bump!” television series reveals hot, new pocket apps for global adventure-seekers
TORONTO – June 10, 2010 – From the producers of the world’s most watched gay and lesbian travel series and Canada’s most successful gay TV show export, comes a spunky new multimedia app series for smart phones: Bump! Travel Guides.
Download a Bump! Travel Guide and you’re good to go to any one of 12 gay-friendly destinations: Amsterdam, Antwerp, Barcelona, Berlin, Buenos Aires, Miami, Montréal, Mykonos, Paris, Puerto Vallarta, Rio de Janeiro and Sydney. The Guides feature saucy videos, top travel tips and big pride events, all packaged in a sleek and sexy design for BlackBerry, iPhone and iPod Touch. These apps are supported in part by the Ontario Media Development Corporation.
…Invade America On The Cooking Channel
TORONTO, (Canada) May 6, 2010 — Peace Point Entertainment Group has had an exciting spring so far including winning several awards and selling its popular and award winning Food Jammers series to the new Cooking Channel in the U.S.
“For the fifth year in a row Food Jammers, commissioned by Food Network Canada has been honored at Worldfest winning a Platinum Remi Award for Lifestyle Programming Series, making it our most awarded series ever,” says Executive Producer and Peace Point President Les Tomlin. Food Jammer’s first season of 13 X 30 minutes has just been acquired by the new Cooking Channel in the U.S. who also have options for season’s two and three. Food Jammers currently airs in Italy (RAI), Canada (Food), Brazil (Globosat), Australia (XYZ) and Thailand (UBC).
The juries for the 2010 Hugo Television Awards have announced the award winners for this year’s competition.
The 2010 Hugo Television Awards have granted a Certificate of Merit in the Travel Series Category for
Bump! Season 4!
Ed Robertson Hosts a Series of Jet-Fueled Adventures in Ed’s Up: The Best of Season One
Los Angeles, California – March 1, 2010 – Barenaked Ladies co-founder and frontman Ed Robertson steps away from the rock scene and trades stadiums for steel-toed boots as he flies into an adventure of grueling on-the-job challenges in Alluvial‘s next DVD release Ed’s Up: The Best of Season One in stores April 6, 2010. Produced by Toronto-based Peace Point Entertainment Group, the popular Ed’s Up series is now in its third season on Canada’s OLN. The series teaches the iconic Canadian rock star how hard the work-a-day life can be as he takes on the toughest of jobs with his trademark good humor and down-to-earth attitude. The new DVD is the first in a series that features the best episodes from each season of Ed’s Up.
This February, Whitecap Books will be well represented at the Gourmand World Cookbook Awards, held this year in Paris, France.
Chef Michael Smith’s latest book The Best of Chef at Home has won Best Recipes Book in the Canada–English category. Fellow Food Network chef Anna Olson won Canada’s Best Television Celebrity book with Fresh with Anna Olson, while new author Pierre Lamielle took the Canada–English award for Best Cookbook Illustration with Kitchen Scraps. In addition, Mangia with Quattro won the Canada–English award for Best Italian Cuisine, and the Best Cookbook Photography in the Canada–English category went to Island Lake Lodge!
TORONTO (CANADA) – October 21, 2009 – Peace Point Entertainment Group has won it’s first ever Gemini Award last night for the series Reality Obsessed, hosted by Murtz Jaffer and currently broadcast on TVtropolis in Canada. The award went to Peace point director Daniel Oron for Best Direction in a Reality Series. Daniel is a veteran director with Peace Point Entertainment Group and previously directed another TVtropolis series entitled FANatical. President and Executive Producer Les Tomlin states “We are very excited about the company’s first ever Gemini win. It’s especially exciting for Daniel Oron, a talented director who has been working with Peace Point since our inception 7 years ago.” This fun and unique series about the world of reality television just wrapped Season II production in Los Angeles and Ontario and is currently in post-production for its second season commission that will debut in 2010 on TVtropolis. International distribution for the series is handled by Tricon Films and Television in Toronto.
TORONTO, (Canada) May 7, 2009 – Peace Point Entertainment Group Inc. cleaned up at this year’s spring awards season taking 5 Remi Awards at Houston’s 42nd Annual WorldFest in Houston, in addition to single awards from both Chicago’s 45th Annual Hugo Television Awards and the prestigious Accolade Award from Los Angeles. Global Television commissioned documentary Real Fight Club: Path of the Warrior Spirit was the big winner with 2 awards including a Platinum Award (Directing) from Worldfest and the Accolade’s Award of Merit (Documentary).