Magician’s House wins International Emmy

Vancouver: Already an audience favorite in Britain, kids series The Magician's House is a hit with industry peers now that it has won an International Emmy for best children's and young people's program....

Vancouver: Already an audience favorite in Britain, kids series The Magician’s House is a hit with industry peers now that it has won an International Emmy for best children’s and young people’s program.

Coproduced by Forefront Entertainment of Vancouver and Kudos Productions of the u.k. for ctv and bbc (where the series was a ratings winner), The Magician’s House follows the adventures of three children who discover a world where sorcerers travel through time and animals talk.

The series, which has been renewed for a second season, was shot in Victoria and the visual effects were done in Vancouver. Bill Corlett wrote the series.

‘We’re honored that the international television community has recognized the excellence of The Magician’s House and our congratulations go out to everyone who worked so hard on making this production a hit,’ says Forefront ceo Mickey Rogers. ‘It truly was an excellent coproduction with Kudos.’

‘We were blessed with a talented and dedicated crew who embraced the challenges of shooting a blizzard in July, capturing two time periods and working with the fanged and feathered stars,’ says creative producer Karen Troubetzkoy.

The award for television produced outside of the u.s. was given out Nov. 20 in New York.

cbc’s Street Cents, the only fully Canadian series considered for an International Emmy this year, was also nominated in the best children’s and young people’s program *