Breakthrough Entertainment Showcases Slate of Crime and Adventure Programming at MIPCOM 2019
The Toronto-based production and distribution company brings Breaking Wild, Cruise Ship Killers and the third season of Blood and Water to the Canadian and international markets
TORONTO, CANADA (September 23, 2019) – As a major fixture in the Canadian pavilion at MIPCOM year over year, Breakthrough Entertainment’s upcoming line-up is one that will not disappoint.
“The titles we’re launching this year are timely and compulsively watchable,” says Craig McGillivray, Vice President, Distribution. “We’re really excited to be showcasing at MIPCOM and for new audiences to discover this unique slate of shows.”
Breaking Wild (History Channel Canada/Corus Entertainment) is a thrilling 10×60’ action/adventure docu-series that follows a crack team of Indigenous locals, American settlers and expert horse trainers united in a mission to capture, train and market the wild horses in their midst. But the team’s success puts their survivability in jeopardy as capturing and training these majestic creatures is no easy task. Surrounded by the breathtaking beauty of Canada’s Nemiah Valley, an untouched wilderness fiercely protected by the Xeni Gwet’in First Nation, the wild horses are thriving despite the odds.
True crime addicts will be eager to check out Cruise Ship Killers, a 26×60’ true crime series from Farpoint Films that uncovers the best kept secret of the billion-dollar cruise ship industry: Your life is at risk when you go on a cruise. Since 2011, more than 200 cruise line travelers — the majority women — have gone missing, with many presumed murdered. Some of the murders have been officially solved, but questions still linger. Others have been covered up for nefarious reasons. Cruise Ship Killers shines a light on these cases and aims to uncover the truth of what really happened at sea.
Now in its third season, gripping cop drama Blood and Water (scripted, 32×30’, currently available on Amazon Prime and Rogers’ Omni Channel in Canada) follows Anna Xie as she discovers a disturbing pattern of money laundering at an upscale casino owned by her father. Keen to ferret out the perpetrator and suspecting one of their key executives is behind the thefts, Anna hires a private investigator — ex–Guns & Gangs cop Michelle Chang. Anna and Michelle form a reluctant, but effective, partnership that is tested when their investigation discovers ties between organized crime and Vancouver’s powerful political and business elite.
Breakthrough Entertainment will be at the Canadian Pavilion from October 14 through October 17.
About Breakthrough Entertainment
Breakthrough Entertainment is an award-winning producer and distributor of original, premium content for audiences around the world. One of Canada’s most established and respected production companies, Breakthrough boasts a library of 50-plus feature films and 3,000 television episodes which air on major networks and digital channels worldwide. Notable titles include the multi award-winning comedy series Less Than Kind for HBO Canada, the Anne of Green Gables trilogy, starring Emmy award winner Martin Sheen, and the Anne movies which sold worldwide, premiering on PBS in the United States.
Projects currently in development include a third season of Blood and Water and a feature film based on the novel The Blue Castle by Lucy Maud Montgomery.
For more information visit www.breakthroughentertainment.com. Follow @breakthru_ent on Twitter.