NEW SERIES FEATURES ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK IN EACH EPISODE
TORONTO, May 25, 2015 /CNW/ - Temple Street Productions and DHX Television are pleased to announce production has commenced on The Music Room (working title), a music-based tween series from Frank van Keeken, creator of The Next Step. The reality-style drama follows a group of young performers who are members of an elite music program. The music-based series, which is slated to premiere on Family Channel in Winter 2016, will feature an entirely original soundtrack.
"We are thrilled to be collaborating once again with creator, Frank van Keeken to produce The Music Room. We look forward to bringing this high quality music drama to the dedicated audience of Family Channel," said David Fortier and Ivan Schneeberg, Executive Producers and Co-Presidents of Temple Street Productions.
"One of the incredible things about Family Channel's audience is their loyalty towards Canadian artists, and The Music Room presents an amazing opportunity for us to feature emerging talent and great original music," said Michael Goldsmith, Director, Original Programming, DHX Television. "We're excited to work alongside Temple Street, and to further our commitment to creating series with storylines that are both entertaining and relatable to our viewers."
The Music Room follows the lives of a group of musicians who are part of a unique music program, run by a musician turned producer. Each year, a select few are chosen to go on a live tour and hopeful candidates audition to fill the spots that have been made available. Members immerse themselves in music, write songs, record tracks and form bands in hopes of turning their passion into a profession.
Showcasing a talented cast of young performers, the series stars Keara Graves as Leia; Shane Harte as Luke; Alex Zaichkowski as John; Sarah Carmosino as Rachel: Levi Randall as Theo; Deshaun Clarke as Jude; Ella Jonas Farlinger as Eva; Maranda Thomas as Mary; Alyssa Baker as Maggie; Rakim Kelly as Isaac; Olivia Solo as Annabelle; Jeni Ross as Clara; Katrina Hachey as Hannah; and Matthew Bacik as Nate. Michael Torontow and Ali Milner will play Mr. T and Parker who oversee the music program. The Music Room will also feature guest appearances by notable artists and guest stars from The Next Step.
The Music Room (working title) is produced by Temple Street Productions in association with Family Channel and is executive produced by creator Frank van Keeken (The Next Step, Wingin' It, Billable Hours), Ivan Schneeberg and David Fortier (Orphan Black, X Company, The Next Step). Laura Harbin (The Next Step, Wingin' It) also serves as executive producer.
About Temple Street Productions
Temple Street Productions is a leading producer of television, film and digital media content based in Toronto and Los Angeles. A selection of Temple Street's past and present projects include, Orphan Black (BBC AMERICA, Space), Being Erica (CBC, SOAPnet), The Next Step (Family Channel), Wingin' It (Family Channel), Say Yes to the Dress Canada (W), Million Dollar Critic (W, BBC America), Cook'd (YTV), Over the Rainbow (CBC), Recipe to Riches (Food Network, Global), Cover Me Canada (CBC), Billable Hours (Global, Showcase), Canada's Next Top Model (CTV), How Do You Solve A Problem Like Maria? (CBC), Queer as Folk (Showtime, Showcase), and Darcy's Wild Life (NBC, DiscoveryKids, Family Channel). For more company information www.templestreetproductions.com twitter @TempleStreet or connect with us on Facebook.
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About DHX Television
DHX Television is comprised of Family Channel, Disney XD and Disney Junior (English & French) and is part of DHX Media Ltd., a leading creator, producer, marketer and broadcaster of family entertainment. DHX Media Ltd. markets and distributes its library of more than 11,000 half-hours of entertainment programming worldwide, and licenses its owned properties through its dedicated consumer products business. DHX Media Ltd.'s full-service international licensing agency, Copyright Promotions Licensing Group Ltd. (CPLG), represents numerous entertainment, sport and design brands. DHX Media Ltd. has offices in Toronto, Los Angeles, Vancouver, Halifax, London, Paris, Barcelona, Milan, Munich and Amsterdam and is traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange.
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For further information: For more information, interviews, artwork, and to arrange set visits, please contact: Renee Pye, Unit Publicist, The Music Room (working title), 416.576.6413 c, [email protected]; Joanna Landsberg, Publicist, DHX Television, 416.977.7458, [email protected]