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                                                                                               October 2012

In production for CBC's Rough Cuts, a one hour documentary exploring the illegal synthetic drug industry in Canada. According to the latest UN report, Canada is the third largest distributor of Esctasy. Who knew!

Blowout: Is Canada Next?                                                         April 2011

This timely documentary received the esteemed Special Jury Award at WorldFest 2011 in Houston.

                                                                                           December 2010

This co-production between Up Front Entertainment Inc. and HiPlay Productions, through Nabali Films, chronicles the worst oil spill in US history and asks the question: What if it happened off Canada's East Coast? World premiere on CBC DocZone, Thursday, December 9th, 2010 at 9:00pm (9:30 in Newfoundland).

                                                                                          November 2010

Barbara Barde was named one fo Canada's Most Powerful Women: Top 100 by the Women's Executive Network. She recieved this award in the Trailblazers and Trendsetters category.

Tosca: Flexing at 49                                                         November 2010

Tosca: Flexi
ng at 49 won the Gemini for Best General/Human Interest Series at the 25th Annual Awards Ceremony. Executive Producer Barbara Barde and Producer Linda Stregger were on hand to accept the prized Gemini Statue at the Industry Gala.

Prokofiev: The Unfinished Diary
                                               May 2010

Prokofiev: The Unfinished Diary.
This Canada/France co-production, which had its Canadian premiere on Bravo! in October, 2009, enjoys impressive international recognition. Directed by Yosif Feyginberg, this documentary won the coveted Czech Crystal Award for the Best Documentary Program dedicated to music and dance in the Golden Prague International Television Festival and the prestigious Special Jury Award at the 42nd Annual WorldFest in Houston. It ws the closing night selection at "Canadian Mosaic" (Days of Canadian Cinema in Moscow) and was selected for screening at the 31st Moscow International Film Festival (Critics' choice for best film in the documentary catagory in "the Evening Moscow", a leading newspaper): the Tarkovskky Film Festival in Ivanovo, Russia; FIPA in Biarritz, France; FIFA in Montreal, Quebec; TRFF in Toronto, Ontario.

Tosca: Flexing at 49                                                               

This new and exciting 8-part doc series follows the amazing Tosca Reno, 49-year-old author, fitness model and mother of five, as she prepares for a body building competition. Premiers June 6, 2009 at 7pm ET on VIVA.

He Said She Said with Ken & Mary Jo                               January 2009

Up Front Entertainment is pleased to work once again with Ken Kostick and Mary Jo Eustace on another 26 episodes of the hit cooking series, He Said She Said with Ken & Mary Jo. Catch it on W Network.

Prokofiev: The Unfinished Diary                                        January 2009

Canada's Up Front Entertainment and France's 13 Production are pleased to announce that they have completed their co-production Prokofiev: The Unfinished Diary. This marvelous music documentary was created for ARTE France and Bravo! Canada, with pre-buys from YLE Finland, SBS Australia, SVT Sweden and others pending. It reveals the years of 1918 to 1936, during the composer's challenging exile from the Soviet Union. Watch it on Bravo! Canada in the Fall of 2009.

Prokofiev: The Unfinished Diary                                   September 2007

Canada's Up Front Entertainment and France's 13 Production start shooting Prokofiev: The Unfinished Diary in November, 2007.

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Take This House & Sell It!                                             September 2007

Take This House & Sell It! is pleased to announced the fourth season aired on W Network on Thursday, July 5th at 8:30pm.

Prokofiev: The Unfinished Diary                                September 2007

Canada's Up Front Entertainment and France's 13 Production start shooting Prokofiev: The Unfinished Diary in November, 2007. This feature-length performing arts documentary is being created for ARTE France and Bravo! Canada, with pre-buys from YLE, SBS Australia and others pending.


Take This House & Sell It                                                      May 2007

We are pleased to announce that Take This House & Sell It! has begun filming it's fourth season. Stay tuned for details on when the new season will begin airing on the W Network.

What A Booty                                                                         May 2007

This hour long documentary for W is one female filmmaker's fun and sexy quest to gain a new appreciation of her butt by exploring the lives and stories of a unique new generation of booty-celebrating amassadors! What A Booty airs on W in June 2007.

Take This Town & Sell It                                                   Spring 2006

The design team from Take This House & Sell It transforms an entire town from drab to fab on this delightful one-hour design show. Just completing the development phase, this series hit the ground running with the highly sucessful pilot shot in Hillsburgh, Ontario. The townspeople were thrilled when our designers took their main street from grubby to gorgeous in one short week.

Walk With Us                                                                     Spring 2006

Walk With Us: The collaborative works of Janet Cardiff and George Bures Miller had its World Premiere to a sold-out audience when it opened the Canadian Art Foundation's Canadian Art Film Series in Toronto on February 24, 2006. George and Janet flew in from Berlin for the event and participated in a post-screening discussion and Q&A with Director Wiebke von Carolsfeld and "Canadian Art" contributor Sascha Hastings.

This stunning documentary also was selected for screening at the International Festival of Films on Art (FIFA) in Montreal in March.

The World Television Premiere of Walk With Us was on Bravo! on April 8, 2006. We now are looking at distribution to various international broadcasters.