Fire prevention show

wins L.A. distributor...

wins L.A. distributor

Vancouver’s Venturetainment Capital Corporation has sold the worldwide distribution rights to Fire-Attack, a one-hour television special and video program about forest fire prevention, to Los Angeles-based production and distribution company, Harmony Gold.

In Canada, Vancouver-based M.V. Video Publishing Group holds video distribution rights.

Star power

Fire-Attack, which enlists the talents of William Shatner, David Foster and Bruce Cockburn, has aired on Global Television in Canada and The Discovery Channel in the u.s.

Harmony Gold has also acquired an option to Fire-Attack II: Behind the Lines, the one-hour television documentary sequel to Fire-Attack currently in post-production, which may become a pilot for a series of world documentary specials.

‘Promising showing’

Although Venturetainment is focusing primarily on marketing Fire-Attack – Harmony Gold reports a ‘promising’ showing for the project at this year’s mipcom, says Venturetainment president and Fire-Attack producer/director Matthew Todd Paproski – the company has a couple of other projects on the go.

It is currently in production on a one-hour tv documentary special about endangered cougars called Cougar Crisis. Production on the project is expected to wrap within the next year.

In development

As well, Venturetainment has two feature film projects on its development slate: Stranger Nights, a low-budget (under $1 million) romantic thriller intended to go into production sometime next year, and Sun Dogs: A Legendary Western, a ‘higher-budget’ mythological science-fiction adventure.