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Press & Announcements

Jun 19 2017 - KCP Loft options the rights for a YA book based on award-winning Canadian digital series Carmilla

Kids Can Press’s new young adult imprint, KCP Loft, has announced that it has optioned world publishing rights to Shaftesbury’s award-winning digital series Carmilla.

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Jun 14 2017 - Canada’s most-watched drama Murdoch Mysteries starts production on Season 11

Number-one Canadian drama Murdoch Mysteries has begun production on Season 11. After celebrating the long-running series’ 150th episode in the season 10 finale, filming is now underway on 18 new one-hour episodes.

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Jun 05 2017 - Cameras roll on Carmilla The Movie based on groundbreaking digital series Carmilla

Feature film stars Elise Bauman and Natasha Negovanlis and includes new cast members from Wynonna Earp, The Expanse and Mary Kills People

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May 08 2017 - Slasher wraps production on Season 2

Production will soon wrap on the second chapter of Aaron Martin’s award-winning anthology thriller series Slasher, produced by Shaftesbury, to be called Slasher 2: Guilty Party.

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Apr 04 2017 - CBC greenlights new original drama Frankie Drake from the producers of Murdoch Mysteries

Set in the 1920s and starring Lauren Lee Smith (This Life, The Listener), the series follows Toronto’s only female private detective, Frankie Drake. Created by Murdoch Mysteries writers Carol Hay and Michelle Ricci, Frankie Drake will begin production this summer for a fall 2017 launch on CBC.

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Apr 03 2017 - Cracking the code! Emerald Code, a new series about girls and STEM, gets the green light

Shaw Rocket Fund onboard for 20-part digital series from Shaftesbury/Smokebomb and shift2 aimed at raising awareness of STEM among girls 8 – 12.

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Mar 13 2017 - #1 Canadian drama Murdoch Mysteries renewed for Season 11

As announced by Shaftesbury CEO Christina Jennings at last night’s Canadian Screen Awards Broadcast Gala, Canada’s #1 drama, Murdoch Mysteries, has been renewed for Season 11. The series won a total of five CSAs including Best TV Movie and Best Writing for “A Merry Murdoch Christmas” and the Golden Screen Award for TV Drama or Comedy, given to the most-watched series based on data provided by Numeris.

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Jan 19 2017 - Slasher, written and created by Aaron Martin, now available on Netflix Canada

The critically acclaimed psychological thriller Slasher is now available on Netflix Canada. The series has also been newly released on Netflix around the world including France, Italy, Australia and pan-regionally in Latin America and Asia, including Japan, and will be released in the U.K. and Germany this spring.

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Jan 17 2017 - Shaftesbury/Smokebomb honoured with 15 Canadian Screen Awards nominations

Leading creator and producer Shaftesbury/Smokebomb has received 15 nominations for the 2017 Canadian Screen Awards, as announced earlier today by the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television, including nods for Canada’s # 1 scripted series*, Murdoch Mysteries, thriller series Slasher and supernatural web drama Inhuman Condition.

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Nov 18 2016 - Shaftesbury/Smokebomb announces new licensing partners for hit series Murdoch Mysteries and Carmilla

Fans of the hit CBC series Murdoch Mysteries and popular digital series Carmilla will soon be able to experience and explore these Shaftesbury/Smokebomb-produced shows’ rich story worlds and well-loved characters in more immersive ways with a series of new licensees.

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Nov 07 2016 - Unwrap an all-new two-hour Murdoch Mysteries holiday special: “Once Upon a Murdoch Christmas” premieres December 12 on CBC

Christmas cheer returns to Station House No. 4 once more with the second annual MURDOCH MYSTERIES holiday special, “Once Upon a Murdoch Christmas,” premiering Monday, December 12 at 8 p.m. (8:30 NT) on CBC with an encore broadcast on Christmas Day, Sunday, December 25, at 5 p.m. (5:30 NT).

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Oct 26 2016 - Shaftesbury/Smokebomb and shift2 partner with Corus Entertainment, Ubisoft, and Let’s Talk Science on new digital series Emerald Code

Scripted series about a group of friends using science and technology to navigate high school life premieres on YTV.com in 2017.

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