Phase 4 Films(R) Announces the Acquisition of FLASHPOINT



    
    Season One of the Hit Series will be Released on DVD and Blu-ray in
    Canada on October 13th
    

    TORONTO, Aug. 10 /CNW/ - Phase 4 Films(R) announced today that it has
acquired the English Language DVD rights to the smash hit series FLASHPOINT,
starring Hugh Dillon ("Durham County"), Enrico Colantoni ("Just Shoot Me"),
Amy Jo Johnson ("Felicity") and David Paetkau ("Final Destination 2"). Phase 4
will release Season One of the television series on DVD and Blu-ray on October
13, 2009. Phase 4 Films is the new theatrical, DVD and television distribution
company founded by former Peace Arch Home Entertainment President Berry
Meyerowitz.
    Inspired by Toronto's real life Emergency Task Force, FLASHPOINT is an
emotional journey following the lives of an elite police tactical team, the
Strategic Response Unit (SRU). The SRU is a team of cops like no other -
they're the elite, the blueblood of the force. High risk is their business,
and life-and-death stakes are their world. The action-packed series highlights
both the tactical and the psychological aspects of police work and examines
the emotional toll of bearing constant witness to the extremes of human
distress.
    FLASHPOINT is produced by Pink Sky Entertainment Inc. and Avamar
Entertainment Inc., in association with CTV and CBS Television Studios, Inc.
The series is executive produced by Playback's 2008 Producers of the Year,
Anne Marie La Traverse and Bill Mustos. The show was co-created by Mark Ellis
and Stephanie Morgenstern and features an impressive line-up of award-winning
actors in guest starring roles. Each episode is directed by one of this
country's top directors, led by Series Consultant, David Frazee.
    Season One of FLASHPOINT premiered in the summer of 2008 and was an
instant hit in Canada and the U.S. In Canada, the series has become the most
watched domestic drama in over a decade, and during its summer run in the
U.S., FLASHPOINT was CBS' top original scripted series. Following this
success, both CTV and CBS picked up the series for a second season, ordering
an additional 18 episodes.
    Phase 4 Films will also distribute Season Two, in 2010.
    "FLASHPOINT is an outstanding series and we are thrilled to be releasing
it on DVD," said Berry Meyerowitz, President and CEO of Phase 4 Films. "It is
rare that a Canadian series is so popular in the U.S. and Canada, and we look
forward to working with Anne Marie and Bill for many years."
    "We are delighted to be in business with Berry and his team at Phase 4.
They share our passion for FLASHPOINT and respect the high creative standards
that have been key to the success of this series," said Anne Marie La
Traverse. Bill Mustos said, "A great deal of interest has been expressed by
our FLASHPOINT fans in owning the DVD release of our first season. We couldn't
be more excited about finally launching our show in the home video market this
Fall."

    
                    FLASHPOINT SEASON ONE Specifications:
                        Street Date: October 13, 2009
                      Pre-Book Date: September 16, 2009
                            Genre: Drama / Action
                          Run Time: 13 x 43 minutes
                                 Rating: 14A
                   Sound: 5.1 Dolby Digital Surround Sound
                               DVD SRP: $64.99
                             Blu-ray SRP: $74.99
                      Aspect ratio: Widescreen (16 x 9)
                              Language: English

                               Bonus Features:
                       Behind the Scenes of FLASHPOINT
                     Director's Commentary Pilot Episode
                     The Human Cost of Heroism Featurette

    About Phase 4 Films Inc.
    ------------------------
    

    Phase 4 Films(R) distributes features films, television and special
interest content across all media in the North American market. Its label,
kaBOOM! Entertainment, is one of the leading pre-school and children's brands
in the market.

    
    About Pink Sky Entertainment Inc. and Avamar Entertainment Inc.
    ---------------------------------------------------------------
    

    Pink Sky Entertainment was founded in 2003 by Anne Marie La Traverse, a
former Executive Producer at Alliance Atlantis, and has since produced a
number of award-winning movies for television. Avamar Entertainment was
founded in 2007 by Bill Mustos, former Senior Vice-President of Dramatic
Programming at CTV. FLASHPOINT is the first co-venture between the two
companies.

    For art and publicity materials, please visit ftp.phase4films.com; user
name: PR_FLASHPOINT; password: Flashpoint
    Screeners available upon request.





For further information:

For further information: Press Contacts: Phase 4 Films, Lexi Pathak,
(416) 783-8383 ext. 284, apathak@phase4films.com

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