VANCOUVER, Oct. 25, 2012 /CNW/ - Vancouver-based Force Four Entertainment is developing the Canadian version of the groundbreaking UK series, The Audience. The series is set to air nationally on Corus Entertainment's W Network. Force Four Entertainment is looking for participants and will begin filming around the Lower Mainland beginning late November.
The inspiration for The Audience is the modern trend of crowd sourcing. Every day, millions of users on Twitter and Facebook consult their followers for advice. Many of our major decisions are played out online. The Audience brings the concept of social networking to television and explores the question: Can the "wisdom of the crowd" change a person's life for the better?
The Audience employs a clever and surprising format. For an entire week, a 50-strong audience follows around a person facing a life-changing decision. The "person with a dilemma" opens their lives to the audience. At the end of the week, the audience will offer advice that should help the individual move forward and make a decision regarding the dilemma.
The audience is made up of a group of ordinary people from diverse ages and backgrounds. They draw on their collective life experience to help a person in need and provide thoughtful and valuable advice.
In each episode, viewers will meet someone at a crossroads who is facing a life-changing decision. The dilemmas can run the gamut from career to family, travel, and finances. The Audience will explore questions like: "Should I leave my successful job?" "Should my adult son move back in with me?" "Should I give my sister my reproductive eggs?"
All Metro Vancouver applicants welcome. Please email [email protected]
Visit www.facebook.com/theaudiencecanada for participant instructions and more information.
About Force Four Entertainment
Vancouver-based Force Four Entertainment began operations in 1983, and has produced more than 300 hours of primetime broadcast programming, earning accolades on the national and international stage. Force Four has been awarded the prestigious Peabody Award, 10 Gemini Awards and over 25 Gemini nominations, and is owned by President Rob Bromley, Executive Producer John Ritchie, and Director of Business Affairs Gillian Lowry. www.forcefour.com
About W Network
Watched by over 10 million viewers in an average month, W Network delivers compelling entertainment for women, ranging from blockbuster movies to popular dramas and lifestyle series. W has built a leadership position as "marketing to women experts" through its various research initiatives, including The Her Report.
About Corus Entertainment Inc.
Corus Entertainment Inc. is a Canadian-based media and entertainment company. Corus is a market leader in specialty television and radio with additional assets in pay television, television broadcasting, children's book publishing, children's animation and animation software. The Company's multimedia entertainment brands include YTV, Treehouse, Nickelodeon (Canada), ABC Spark, W Network, OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network (Canada), CosmoTV, Sundance Channel (Canada), Movie Central, HBO Canada, Nelvana, Kids Can Press, Toon Boom and radio stations including CKNW AM 980, 99.3 The FOX, Country 105, 630 CHED, Q107 and 102.1 the Edge. Corus creates engaging branded entertainment experiences for its audiences across multiple platforms. A publicly traded company, Corus is listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (CJR.B). Experience Corus on the web at www.corusent.com.
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