SHAFTESBURY TECHNOLOGY LAUNCHES BUBBLE BLOOM: A FREE TABLET GAME TO HELP KIDS COPE WITH STRESS THROUGH THE POWER OF PLAY
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June 23, 2020 (TORONTO) — With most kids isolated at home due to COVID-19, Shaftesbury Technology, the technology division from the award-winning production company Shaftesbury (Murdoch Mysteries), has devised a new creative solution to help children cope with stress. Shaftesbury Technology has launched Bubble Bloom, the first of six Positive Distraction Games. After two years in development as a virtual reality game, Bubble Bloom...
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SHAFTESBURY KIDS EXPANDS ITS DEVELOPMENT AND PRODUCTION SLATE AND COMMENCES VIRTUAL WRITING ROOMS FOR FOUR NEW SERIES
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Animated series Mary and Flo: On the Go! brings two beloved Frankie Drake Mysteries characters into Shaftesbury’s family space  Life with Luca picks up on family-favourite series Life with Derek 15 years later  TORONTO, May 12, 2020 - Shaftesbury, the award-winning production company behind the global hit TV series Murdoch Mysteries, is expanding the Shaftesbury Kids production and development slate...
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SHAFTESBURY AND COMPANY PICTURES COME TOGETHER TO OPTION ACCLAIMED CANADIAN BOOK SERIES BIRDER MURDER MYSTERIES
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Birder Murder Mysteries is a series of novels written by best-selling author Steve Burrows   TORONTO, CANADA: Feb 28, 2020 — Shaftesbury, the award-winning production company behind the global hit TV series Murdoch Mysteries, is partnering with the BAFTA-winning U.K. producer Company Pictures (Wolf Hall, Inspector George Gently, Shameless) to option Canadian author Steve Burrows’ book series Birder Murder Mysteries. The international...
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SHAFTESBURY HONOURED WITH 5 CANADIAN SCREEN AWARDS NOMINATIONS INCLUDING BEST LEAD ACTRESS FOR FRANKIE DRAKE MYSTERIES’ LAUREN LEE SMITH
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TORONTO, February 18, 2020 – Leading producer Shaftesbury has received 5 nominations for the 2020 Canadian Screen Awards, as announced earlier today by the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television, with nods for Murdoch Mysteries, Frankie Drake Mysteries and Hudson & Rex. “We are so thrilled about this year’s Canadian Screen Award nominations for Murdoch Mysteries, Frankie Drake Mysteries and...
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SHE’S NOT AFRAID OF THIS GHOST: GHOST BFF SEASON 2 NOW IN PRODUCTION
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Season One now available on KindaTV TORONTO, November 18, 2019 – Babe Nation Films, Shaftesbury’s KindaTV and WhoHaha announced today that the Canadian Screen Award-nominated web series Ghost BFF has begun production on Season Two (8x5min). Created and written by star Vanessa Matsui (The Handmaid’s Tale, Shadowhunters, The Smurfs 2), Ghost BFFfollows two best friends – one alive, one dead – across...
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GOVERNOR GENERAL ANNOUNCES 103 NEW APPOINTMENTS TO THE ORDER OF CANADA
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OTTAWA—Her Excellency the Right Honourable Julie Payette, Governor General of Canada, today announced 103 new appointments to the Order of Canada — a list that includes Christina Jennings, the founder and CEO of Shaftesbury Films. As mentioned on the website, Christina Jennings is commended "for her commitment to the Canadian film industry and for her promotion of women in this field.”...
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