Take The Shot scores TV project

Rob Ramsay and Jon Mann
The Newfoundland prodco behind Caught has optioned a series developed through NSI's Totally Television program.

Newfoundland’s Take The Shot Productions has optioned the development rights to Wolfville, a project developed over the past year through the NSI Totally Television program.

Spearheaded by writer Jon Mann and producer Rob Ramsay, the project follows two best friends – a police officer and a drug dealer – who are forced to investigate, deceive and betray each other when a large shipment of drugs comes into town.

The development deal was negotiated over the past couple months and inked last week.

Mann and Ramsay are alumni of the NSI’s Totally Television 2017/18 cohort, an 11-month development program offering four writer/producer teams the opportunity to develop TV projects with established showrunners and industry professionals. In June, the program updated its guidelines to include applications from filmmakers with adaptations from existing IP.

A recent NSI TV series developed through the program was What Would Sal Do? (New Metric Media in association with DHX Media) from Mark Montefiore (Bad BloodLetterkenny) and Andrew DeAngelis (Killjoys).

The eight-part, half-hour comedy follows a slacker who discovers he’s the second coming of Christ. Originally greenlit by Super Channel, the series was later picked up by Bell Media’s CraveTV in 2017.

Take The Shots’ credits include Discovery’s Frontier (with ASAP Entertainment). Now in its third season on the Bell Media-owned specialty, the adventure series also streams on Netflix internationally. Other credits include the limited series Caught (CBC), which premiered as part of the pubcaster’s 2017/18 lineup.

L to R: Rob Ramsay and Jon Mann