FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
NEW PILOT FLIES ON OLN
TORONTO January 11, 2005 — Peace Point Entertainment Group Inc., a Toronto-based independent television producer, is pleased to announce that its newest TV show Barnstormers will debut in Canada on Friday, February 4 at 9 p.m. ET on Outdoor Life Network (OLN). The one-hour pilot episode follows the real life adventures of pilots Michelle Goodeve and Kal Mollison as they barnstorm their way across Canada in two rare antique biplanes.
Barnstormers marks the seventh series by Peace Point for OLN. Peace Point Entertainment Group President and Executive Producer Les Tomlin states, our long-term partnership with OLN continues to be exciting because they are always very open to new creative ideas that showcase Canadian ingenuity. This new pilot is one of our most unique projects to date and coincidentally is debuting during a time when the public seems to have a growing fascination with aviators as well as real-life people exploring remote places.
Actress and screenwriter Michelle Goodeve, best known as teacher Ms. Avery on the original hit TV show Degrassi, is also a long-time pilot who has flown antique airplanes since she was a teenager. Co-star Kal Mollison is a rock-star with the band SandCastle Theory, a former pilot and a longtime friend of Goodeve. Up until the pilot episode, Mollison had dropped out of flying after the traumatic Air Show death of a pilot, who was a close friend to both.
In the future coast-to-coast series, stories will unfold as Kal and Michelle land in farmers fields, unpaved back roads and even on the roofs of abandoned buildings. Dropping inliterallyon rarely visited towns and villages across the Canadian landscape, the show explores these vast open spaces and the cast of characters that inhabit them.
OLN is pleased to continue its long-standing relationship with Peace Point Productions, said Anna Stambolic, Director of OLN. Barnstormers is an entertaining and informative program, combining the thrill of aviation with the natural beauty of the Canadian landscape.
Peace Point Entertainment Group is a Toronto-based independent producer of cutting-edge television content for the worldwide market. To date, the company has produced over 300 hours of television content with distribution in over 25 international markets. The company recently won awards at the 37th Annual
WorldFest Film and Television gala held in Houston, TX. Four Peace Point TV shows were honored and include Urban Nites: Montreal, Tanlines, The Outhouse and Sweat: Sport with Edge and Attitude. For more information and video clips, log onto: http://www.peacepoint.tv
Outdoor Life Network fills a unique niche in the specialty television landscape, attracting viewers with an adventurous spirit and a passion for the great outdoors. From skateboarding to sailing to road trips and shipwrecks, OLN celebrates all aspects of outdoor recreation, conservation, wilderness and adventure programming. Only on OLN can audiences practice the art of flyfishing, learn about tortoises and experience paradise – all in one broadcast day. OLN’s exciting programming schedule includes popular favourites Pilot Guides, the Tour de France and the Calgary Stampede. The network’s Web site is located at http://www.olnTV.com (click on the Canadian flag). CTV Inc. is the managing partner of OLN.
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