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  • I Do

    I Do

    Funded by the Cotton Incorporated fabric brand, this scripted short-form lifestyle series explores the growing millennial demand for non-traditional, custom weddings.

  • V Morgan Is Dead

    V Morgan Is Dead

    Life’s a bitch, then you die. But when V’s life ends, her story begins.

  • Houdini & Doyle

    Houdini & Doyle

    Coming to Global, Fox and ITV Encore in 2016!

  • Slasher


    A young woman returns to the small town where she was born, only to find herself the centerpiece in a series of horrifying copycat murders based on the brutal killing of her parents. Coming to Super Channel and NBCUniversal’s Chiller in 2016.

  • MsLabelled


    Season 2 now available on the VervegirlTV YouTube channel and, in partnership with the Tetley tea brand. Two young women try to make their mark in the high pressure, fast-paced world of fashion.

  • Carmilla


    Season II now available on the VervegirlTV YouTube channel! Funded by U By Kotex®, this irreverent, hit comedy (72 x four-minutes) for millennials from shift2 and Smokebomb is a scripted transmedia series that puts a modern spin on the cult classic gothic vampire novella by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu.

  • The Moblees

    The Moblees

    One of Kids’ CBC most popular shows, Season 2 now in production! Integrating a holistic approach to healthy active living, The Moblees (30 x 11-minutes) is a live-action interactive musical adventure series that gets kids aged 3 – 6 up and moving.

  • Murdoch Mysteries

    Murdoch Mysteries

    Watch Season 9 Mondays at 8:00 pm on CBC! Set in Toronto at the dawn of the 20th century, Murdoch Mysteries is a one-hour drama series that explores the intriguing world of William Murdoch (Yannick Bisson), a methodical and dashing detective who pioneers innovative investigative techniques to solve the city’s crimes.



Dec 02 2015 - Smokebomb Entertainment named Digital Producer of the Year

In 2015, Smokebomb Entertainment is a company transformed. Once a pioneering digital producer focusing on making and selling traditional web series such as Backpackers, Smokebomb has shifted its attentions to a new digital production model: brand-funded scripted content.

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Nov 30 2015 - Murdoch Mysteries named TV Show of the Year

Almost retired at 65 (episodes), but now in the prime of life, Shaftesbury’s globe-trotting Canadian success story is Playback’s TV Show of the Year.

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Nov 24 2015 - Shaftesbury creates strategic new technology role, appoints Ted Biggs as Vice President, Convergent and Technology

Emmy® award-winning digital and technology leader Ted Biggs has been appointed Vice President, Convergent and Technology for Smokebomb Entertainment, the company’s digital and technology arm.

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Nov 11 2015 - Smokebomb and shift2 win Best in Branded Content

Smokebomb Entertainment and shift2, the digital studio and digital agency of Shaftesbury, took home two awards at the 2015 Digi Awards in Toronto, an annual showcase that celebrates the best in the digital media landscape. Executive produced by U by Kotex, Carmilla provides a new and authentic way for the brand to connect with its consumers. Carmilla moves beyond product integration […]

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Nov 10 2015 - Jay Bennett Appointed SVP, Creative and Innovation

TORONTO, November 10, 2015 – Shaftesbury today announced that digital leader Jay Bennett has been appointed Senior Vice President, Creative and Innovation. In this newly created role, Bennett will be responsible for the creative direction and innovation of the company, focusing on technology and multi-screen content including original digital and feature film projects and branded entertainment, in partnership with Shaftesbury’s brand agency, shift2. He will also oversee marketing, research, audience engagement and merchandising and licensing strategies across all divisions. Bennett will continue to oversee Shaftesbury’s award-winning digital studio, Smokebomb Entertainment.

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With offices in Toronto and Los Angeles, Shaftesbury is an award-winning creator and producer of original content for television and digital platforms, sold in 120 countries worldwide. Shaftesbury's slate includes David Shore's new series, Houdini & Doyle, for Sony Pictures Television, Shaw Media, ITV and Fox; horror series Slasher for Super Channel and NBCUniversal's Chiller; nine seasons of Murdoch Mysteries for CBC, UKTV and ITV STUDIOS Global Entertainment; and hidden camera comedy series Fool Canada for CBC, starring Will Sasso. Shaftesbury’s digital studio, Smokebomb Entertainment, produces convergent experiences for television and branded entertainment projects including the hit YouTube series Carmilla, funded by the U by Kotex® brand; and fashion-focused series MsLabelled for Shaw Media and Schick® Quattro for Women. Shaftesbury/Smokebomb recently launched shift2, an innovative brand agency that targets millennials on YouTube.

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