(June 24, 2014 – Toronto, Ontario) Toronto based Breakthrough Entertainment has licensed its acclaimed feature film Cas & Dylan costarring Oscar-winning actor Richard Dreyfuss and award-winning Canadian actor Tatiana Maslany, to HBO Europe. Just one of a slate of new deals across Eastern Europe as the company’s diverse catalog continues to resonate globally.
The HBO Europe deal augments Breakthrough’s latest foray into the region with its expansive factual and kids’ library. Recent sales include Travel HD (Russia) for Boundless and Telewizja Puls (Poland) for Crime Stories.
NCN-Media (Russia and CIS) will also be taking on Breakthrough’s hugely popular kids’ property, My Big Big Friend, along with My Really Cool Legs and The Motherload.
“We’re committed to the relationships we’ve built with our clients in Eastern Europe and look forward to continued successful associations as we introduce new films and programming from our ever-growing list of titles,” said Kate Blank, Director, International Distribution for Breakthrough Entertainment.
Cas & Dylan costar Tatiana Maslany, star of sci-fi TV hit Orphan Black, picked up her second consecutive trophy for best actress in a drama at the Critics’ Choice Television Awards in Beverly Hills, California last Thursday night.
Breakthrough Entertainment Inc. (BEI) is a world class studio, and a leading global producer and distributor of acclaimed primetime comedy and drama series, as well as factual entertainment, documentaries, television movies, feature films, family entertainment and children’s animation. As one of Canada’s largest television production and distribution companies, BEI has licensed programs to major broadcasters in over 200 territories. With a catalogue of over 3000 half-hours of programming, the company handles distribution as well as worldwide pre-sales, co-productions and third-party acquisitions. In addition to its dedicated program development, production and distribution divisions, Breakthrough’s digital media division ranks among one of the industry’s most respected producers of high quality digital entertainment including ebooks, webisodes and online and mobile games.