Shoot for the Top grows into Gardner Productions



    Toronto-based production company re-brands as Gardner Productions to
    reflect new direction and capabilities

    TORONTO, Nov. 15 /CNW/ - Stephen Gardner, president of Shoot for the Top
Productions, a successful, full-service video, television and web production
house, is pleased to announce the company is changing its name to Gardner
Productions.
    The new name reflects the enhanced level of production services the
company offers, including strategic multimedia planning, high-definition
production, DVD authoring and a global network of production affiliates.
    Stephen Gardner, a veteran of some of Canada's most respected
broadcasters, including the CBC, CTV and The Discovery Network, founded Shoot
for the Top Productions in 1995. The company quickly developed a reputation
for quality, creativity and personal service that has attracted clients like
Air Miles Reward Program, UPS, Nike and the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation.
    "When I started the company, I was a one-man show working out of my
apartment, but I was thinking big," says Gardner. "Our old name reflected fun,
youthful ambition and an outside-the-box approach to communication. We haven't
lost our fun and innovative approach, but we have matured into a dynamic,
one-stop solution for high-quality video, television and web production."
    Gardner adds, "Over the last 12 years, we've become a full-service
production company. Our strength is smart strategy - integrating multimedia
into an organization's tactical objectives, whether their target audience is
watching a movie theatre screen or surfing on YouTube."
    Gardner Productions has grown to include a worldwide network of employees
and affiliates from diverse backgrounds, including marketing, advertising,
journalism, animation, web design and film. The strength of its team and its
ability to stay on the forefront of current technology, including
high-definition broadcast, DVD production, podcasting, viral digital videos
and computer animation, allows Gardner Productions to provide its clients with
a product that stands out in a sea of multimedia.
    Gardner Productions has received numerous industry awards including a
City of Toronto Business Recognition Award. In addition, the company was
selected by the Federal Millennium Bureau to produce Ontario's segment in the
documentary This Is Our Land. The documentary debuted at the 2000 World's Fair
in Germany. Today the documentary still airs in 38 countries in 3 different
languages.
    "We are proudly a Canadian company, but we've done client work from
Britain to Hong Kong," says Gardner. "One of our corporate clients
commissioned a full production, shoot and all, on a Monday in the hopes of
presenting the video at a meeting in Switzerland a week later. In spite of the
time difference, we had a complete video, with voiceover and effects, on their
FTP the morning of the meeting. It's a great example of how our capabilities
and commitment to our clients mean we can meet every challenge."

    About Gardner Productions

    Gardner Productions (formerly Shoot for the Top Productions) is a
full-service video and web production house specializing in commercials,
corporate videos, B-roll, video news releases and web content. From concept to
consultation to completion, Gardner Productions offers complete, high-quality
multimedia production solutions.
    To learn more about Gardner Productions or to view their demo reel, visit
www.gardnerproductions.ca.





For further information:

For further information: Maximilian Nchama, Martin Waxman, Palette
Public Relations, (416) 703-9859 x 17, 11; Stephen Gardner, Gardner
Productions, (416) 921-4915

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