E! Documentary Series Premiere: "Shaye" - All-New Canadian Original Four Part Documentary



    SHAYE

    ALL-NEW ORIGINAL FOUR PART DOCUMENTARY
    FROM EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS IRA LEVY AND PETER WILLIAMSON OF
    BREAKTHROUGH FILMS & TELEVISION

    DEBUTS SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 9 - 10PM ET/PT (1 hour)

    ATTN EDITORS: Photography and press kit materials available at:
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    CALGARY, Aug. 15 /CNW/ - Shaye, this season's all-new original
documentary series captures the highs and lows of making it in the music
business. Juggling spouses, children and the demands of the band, the women of
Shaye are discovering whether they can possibly do it all.
    From CanWest MediaWorks and Executive Producers Ira Levy and Peter
Williamson of Breakthrough Films & Television this 4-part documentary makes
its television debut Sundays at 10pm ET/PT beginning September 9 on E!.
    "Shaye is the perfect series to kick-off our roster of Canadian original
documentaries on E!," said Christine Shipton, Vice President of Original
Programming for CanWest MediaWorks Inc. "We love this series because it
features more than just music from a talented trio of women. It offers a rare
glimpse into the Canadian entertainment industry and what it takes to make it
in the music business both personally and professionally."
    Shaye chronicles the behind-the-scenes journey of Kim Stockwood, Damhnait
Doyle and Tara MacLean as they face life's everyday challenges, such as
motherhood and dating on the road, while working to reach their dream of
musical stardom. From filming videos to touring with the kids in tow, the
pressure builds for the trio every day as they inch closer to gaining fame and
fortune with the release of their second album.
    "Breakthrough Films & Television is excited to be part of the inaugural
launch of E! with the broadcast of Shaye, a 4 part series that showcases a
quintessentially Canadian story," said Ira Levy, Executive Producer,
Breakthrough Films & Television.
    Produced by Breakthrough Films and Television in association with CanWest
MediaWorks Inc. and CMT with the participation of The Canadian Film or Video
Production Tax Credit; and The Ontario Film and Television Tax Credit.
Breakthrough Films & Television's Ira Levy and Peter Williamson also serve as
executive producers. Sarah Jane Flynn is Production Executive and Christine
Shipton is Vice President, Original Programming for CanWest MediaWorks.

    About Breakthrough Films & Television:

    Breakthrough Films & Television is a producer of popular children's,
factual, drama, variety and lifestyle programming, and has a library of over
1,000 hours of programming. Over the past 21 years, executive producers Ira
Levy and Peter Williamson have built a creative partnership and established
themselves as one of Canada's most prolific providers of television programs,
having produced over 550 half-hours of programming over the last two years. On
the Web, the company is located at www.breakthroughfilms.com.

    About CanWest MediaWorks Inc.

    CanWest MediaWorks Inc. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of CanWest Global
Communications Corp. (TSX: CGS and CGS.A, www.canwestglobal.com), an
international media company. In addition to owning the Global Television
network, CanWest is Canada's largest publisher of English language daily
newspapers, and also owns, operates and/or holds substantial interests in
conventional television, out-of-home advertising, specialty cable channels,
Web sites and radio networks in Canada, New Zealand, Australia, Turkey,
Indonesia, Singapore, the United Kingdom and the United States.




For further information:

For further information: Nicole Starker, Publicist, E! Everything
Entertainment, Tel: (403) 235-7743, nstarker@eentertainment.ca; Jill Spitz,
Publicist, Breakthrough Films & Television, Tel: (416) 482-1370,
jillspitz@rogers.com

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