PRODUCTION UNDER WAY FOR GLOBAL'S ALL-NEW ORIGINAL SIX-PART SERIES
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TORONTO, Jan. 25 /CNW/ - Can an office that works together sing
together? Global posed the question last summer when it announced Canada Sings!, a truly original series that challenged Canadians to form workplace
glee clubs and battle it out in competition for their charity of
choice. The teams have been selected and routines decided upon, so now
the hard work begins.
"Imagine trying to dance and sing with the person that you normally work
with," said Barb Williams, SVP, Content, Shaw Media. "These people are putting their hearts and souls into this so there's
no doubt we're going to see some fireworks leading up to the final
Over the next few weeks, cameras will be rolling to capture every second
as each team struggles to transition from co-workers to cast members -
from the unsteady days of rehearsal to the polished performances.
Luckily the newly formed glee clubs will be assisted by world class
choreographers Christian Vincent (Dance Captain for Madonna's "Drowned World Tour") and Kelly Konno (Michael Bublé's "Feeling Good" music video) as well as professional vocal coaches Scott Henderson
(founding member of Juno®-nominated R&B group, The EarthTONES) and Sharron Matthews ("The Music Man," "Hairspray: The Movie").
"We're so excited about Canada Sings!" said John Brunton, Executive Producer & President of Insight Production
Company Ltd. "This original Insight format has captured the attention and
enthusiasm of workplaces from coast to coast. From funeral homes to
zoos to huge corporations like Air Canada, everybody wants their 15
minutes of fame and everyone wants to be a rock star. Canada Sings! will give them that chance."
The workplace glee clubs that are gearing up to hone their skills
Boiler House Restaurant
Eric Hamber Secondary School
Good Life Fitness
Lone Wolf Real Estate Technologies
Scarborough General Hospital
Toronto Fire Department
Complete details for Canada Sings! including glee club members, show host, celebrity judges and broadcast
date will be announced in the coming months.
Canada Sings! is created by Insight Productions for Shaw Media.
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About Shaw Communications Inc.
Shaw Communications Inc. is a diversified communications and media
company, providing consumers with broadband cable television,
High-Speed Internet, Home Phone, telecommunications services (through
Shaw Business), satellite direct-to-home services (through Shaw Direct)
and engaging programming content (through Shaw Media). Shaw serves
3.4 million customers, through a reliable and extensive fibre network.
Shaw Media operates one of the largest conventional television networks
in Canada, Global Television, and 19 specialty networks including HGTV
Canada, Food Network Canada, History Television and Showcase. Shaw is
traded on the Toronto and New York stock exchanges and is included in
the S&P/TSX 60 Index (TSX: SJR.B) (NYSE: SJR). For more information
about Shaw, please visit www.shaw.ca.
About Insight Production Company Ltd
Insight Production Company Ltd, headed by John Brunton & Barbara Bowlby has become an industry leader
in the creative development, financing and production of highly rated
television programs and cutting edge multiplatform content for the
global market in every genre. Since 1979, it has been recognized for
its reputation for outstanding quality as the recipient of numerous
International awards, including multiple Gemini's. 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 Insight's original format Battle of the Blades; Canadian Idol; THE JUNO AWARDS, Canada's national music award show; Project Runway Canada, hosted by International Supermodel Iman; and The Jon Dore Television Show, currently airing on the Independent Film Channel. Insight is also
excited to launch Top Chef Canada this Spring on Food Network. For more information visit www.insighttv.com.
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