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TORONTO, June 25 /CNW/ - Canwest Broadcasting confirmed today the return
of Supermodel Iman as Host of Project Runway Canada.
An internationally-recognized glamour and style icon, Iman brings back
her keen sense of fashion and savvy business know-how to guide a brand new
roster of budding Canadian designers. Along with series mentor, Brian Bailey
and a panel of industry experts, Iman leads the team on its way to give one
exceptionally talented designer the opportunity of a lifetime.
An all-new season of Project Runway Canada makes its Global Television
debut this coming January 2009.
"Iman is equally blessed with natural elegance, stunning beauty, sharp
wit and intelligence - the perfect combination for Project Runway Canada,"
said Karen Gelbart, SVP, Lifestyle Content, Canwest Broadcasting. "For these
reasons and so many more, we're extremely excited to have her back as the
series Host, providing our designers and viewers with a unique insight into
the world of fashion that only she can offer."
This season, the rigorous application process did nothing to discourage
an impressive number of talented designers from sending in their submissions.
As a result, Project Runway Canada is guaranteed to feature the most ambitious
and creative fashionistas ready to share their designs with fans nationwide.
"Once again, we are blown away by the sheer caliber of emerging fashion
designers in this country," says John Brunton, Executive Producer. "We are
thrilled to offer a platform for such gifted artists to showcase their
Produced expressly for Global Television and Slice(TM) by Insight
Productions, Project Runway Canada will premiere new episodes on Global
followed by an encore presentation on Slice(TM). Fans can stay tuned to Global
Television and www.globaltv.com for all up-to-the-minute information.
The Project Runway format is licensed to Insight Production Company Ltd.
by FremantleMedia Enterprises, the commercial division of FremantleMedia, one
of the largest creators, producers, distributors and licensors of programme
brands in the world.
Global Television is a Canwest Broadcasting network.
About Canwest Broadcasting:
Canwest Broadcasting operates two conventional television networks,
Global Television and E!, and twenty-one of the country's most popular
specialty channels, including HGTV, Mystery TV, National Geographic Channel,
Showcase, Slice(TM) and TV's. Canwest Broadcasting is a division of Canwest
About Canwest Media Inc.
Canwest Media Inc is a subsidiary of Canwest Global Communications Corp.
(www.canwest.com; TSX: CGS and CGS.A). An international media company, Canwest
is Canada's largest publisher of paid English language daily newspapers and
owns, operates and/or holds substantial interests in conventional television,
out-of-home advertising, specialty cable channels, web sites and radio
stations in Canada, New Zealand, Australia, Turkey, Indonesia, Singapore, the
United Kingdom and the United States.
Insight Production Company Ltd, is an industry leader in the creative
development, financing and production of highly rated television programs in
every genre. Since 1979, it has been recognized for its reputation for quality
as the recipient of numerous International awards, including 59 Geminis. The
company has created thousands of hours of groundbreaking television that
continues to be broadcast over major networks worldwide. Broadcast Magazine
International claims that "When it comes to adapting formats for Canadian
audiences there is one producer who appears to have the Midas touch." Recent
hits include Canadian Idol, Canada's homegrown version of the hugely
successful international format, now in its sixth season; the JUNO Awards,
which plays a key role in the Canadian music industry; and Deal or No Deal
Canada, the hit primetime game show, which delivered The Global Television
Network's highest ratings of all time for a Canadian program. Project Runway
Canada's executive producers are John Brunton and Barbara Bowlby, supervising
producer is Andrea Gabourie. For more information visit www.insighttv.com.
FremantleMedia Enterprises is the content exploitation arm of
FremantleMedia, offering a one-stop-shop for all Licensing, Distribution and
Home Entertainment. It is a division of FremantleMedia, one of the world's
largest creators, producers, distributors and licensors of programme brands in
over 40 territories worldwide. www.fremantlemedia.com
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