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History® Announces Start of Production on Original First World War Docudrama 100 Days to Victory
Chronicling the Allies' and Canada's Finest Hour, the Two-Part Series Event is Set to Premiere in Fall 2018,
Commemorating the 100th Anniversary of the First World War's End
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TORONTO, Oct. 4, 2017 /CNW/ - The gripping story of the Allies' collaborative efforts to end the First World War and Canada's crucial role within those victories is coming to HISTORY® Fall 2018, as production begins on the new original docudrama, 100 Days to Victory (2x60). The two-part series is set to air during HISTORY's annual Days of Remembrance programming, timed to commemorate the 100-year anniversary of the First World War's conclusion.
Through cinematic recreations of crucial battles and insights with top historians, the series tells the story of the courageous contributions in the final days of the First World War, including Canada's pivotal role. Commissioned by Corus Entertainment's HISTORY, this international co-production is produced by Canada's Bristow Global Media and Australia's Electric Pictures.
"100 Days to Victory marks a timely reminder of the heroic Canadian stories that HISTORY is proud to reignite on screen," said Lisa Godfrey, Vice President Original Content, Corus Entertainment. "We continue to dedicate original programming for Days of Remembrance to those who have and continue to serve our nation."
The last 100 days of the First World War were triumphant thanks in many ways to visionary leadership, revolutionary tactics, and the tenacious resolve of Canadian and Allied forces. This marked a major turning point in the four year struggle to defeat Germany. Often overshadowed by earlier battles, 100 Days to Victory highlights the untold coming together of five leaders from five countries including General Arthur Currie (Canada), General John Monash (Australia), Marshal Ferdinand Foch (France), Field Marshal Douglas Haig (Britain) and General John J. Pershing (United States).
The dramatic First World War retelling will be shot in Canada and is produced by Bristow Global Media and Electric Pictures in association with Corus Entertainment's HISTORY.
HISTORY is a Corus Entertainment Inc. Network.
About Corus Entertainment Inc.
Corus Entertainment Inc. (TSX: CJR.B) is a leading media and content company that creates and delivers high quality brands and content across platforms for audiences around the world. The company's portfolio of multimedia offerings encompasses 45 specialty television services, 39 radio stations, 15 conventional television stations, a global content business, digital assets, live events, children's book publishing, animation software, technology and media services. Corus' roster of premium brands includes Global Television, W Network, OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network Canada, HGTV Canada, Food Network Canada, HISTORY®, Showcase, National Geographic, Q107, CKNW, Fresh Radio, Disney Channel Canada, YTV and Nickelodeon Canada. Visit Corus at www.corusent.com.
About Bristow Global Media Inc. (BGM)
Bristow Global Media Inc. (BGM) is a Toronto-based content creation company, specializing in creating multiplatform content across all genres, including scripted, lifestyle, reality, documentary and sports. The company was launched in 2013 by leading broadcast executive and producer Julie Bristow, whose 20-year career at the CBC included the creation of award-winning entertainment divisions, the launch of national digital media platforms and the stewardship of iconic sports brands. BGM boasts a successful roster of linear and non-linear content, including: NHL Revealed: A Season Like No Other (CBC, NBCSN, Rogers), Pressure Cooker (W Network), Hockey Wives (W Network), Canada: The Story of Us (CBC), Canadian Country Music Association's CCMA Awards (CBC and CMT), Pardon My French (YouTube), The Zone (YTV, YouTube) and Corus' brand-driven kids' content and programming specials (YTV, TELETOON, Nickelodeon Canada).
About Electric Pictures
Electric Pictures is based in Perth, Western Australia with a regional office in Toronto, Canada. The Company has over 25 years of experience producing factual programming for the international television market. Andrew Ogilvie, founder and CEO, has built a worldwide profile with the production of award winning documentaries in a range of genres including history, science, human interest, arts, adventure, and international affairs. Our team has a reputation for delivering high-end series and one-off specials for broadcast partners including: The War That Changed Us (ABC), Murdoch (SBS, ITV), Desert War (ABC, BBC Scotland), The Secret History of Eurovision (SBS, More Four, DR, NPS/VPRO, NRK, RTE, SVT, VRT, WDR, YLE), Singapore 1942 End of Empire (SBS, BBC Scotland), Skin Deep (SBS, Arte (France), UR (Sweden), WDR, RAI), The Great Escape: The Reckoning (ABC, Channel Four, History Channel (UK)), and Submarine Mission Impossible (ABC, ITV, ZDF/Arte, Alliance Atlantis (Canada)). We have recently expanded into the reality genre, with the second season of the hit series Aussie Gold Hunters (Discovery) having just gone to air.
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