TORONTO and LOS ANGELES, April 8, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Breakthrough Entertainment, one of Canada's leading studios, continues their expansion into the US market, having finalized a new strategic partnership with Lane Shefter Bishop's Los Angeles based Vast Entertainment. The venture will task Vast to produce and direct both romantic holiday films and female-lead thrillers, while Breakthrough will serve as international distributor.
"We are elated to have the opportunity to forge a strong relationship with Lane and Vast Entertainment. Their dynamic approach to production and ability to create quality adaptations make Vast an ideal partner for us. The collaboration will undoubtedly produce attractive films for television audiences globally," said Ira Levy, Partner, Executive Producer at Breakthrough Entertainment.
The pact covers 6-8 TV movies produced over eighteen months in both Canada and the United States, starting with "Switch" a dark thriller about the murder of one sister's twin. The movies will target the North American TV market for buyers such as Lifetime, Netflix, and Hallmark, and will be produced for international distribution.
Bishop is a multi-award-winning producer/director who has received numerous accolades for her work including an EMMY, and she has made Vast Entertainment the go-to book-to-screen company.
Lane Shefter Bishop, CEO of Vast Entertainment said, "We are excited to begin this organic partnership with Breakthrough, a studio at the forefront of producing and distributing premium content both in North America and internationally. I am confident the resources we have together will allow this joint venture to grow and prosper."
About Breakthrough Entertainment
Breakthrough Entertainment Inc. is an award-winning producer and distributor of premium content for worldwide audiences. The entertainment studio's operations include the development and distribution of feature films, television and digital content; international co-productions and production services. Breakthrough's digital media division ranks amongst the industry's most respected producers of high-quality interactive entertainment on mobile and online platforms. Established over 30 years ago, Breakthrough's library now boasts over 40 feature films and 4000 television episodes which air on major networks and digital channels across the globe. The studio has been recognized with international awards including numerous Geminis, Canadian Screen Awards, and Canadian Comedy Awards. www.breakthroughentertainment.com. Follow @breakthru_ent on Twitter.
About Vast Entertainment
Vast Entertainment is the industry's premiere adaptation company. It's CEO, Lane Shefter Bishop, is known for the feature film, THE DUFF which she produced for CBS Films & Lionsgate. Lane also produced and directed "The Choking Game," and directed "He Knows Your Every Move," "Blood Sweat & Lies," and "Wicked Mom's Club" for Lifetime Television. Lane is currently in production, directing and producing the aptly named independent film, "The Husband" with her producer husband, Andrew Bishop of Brave Road Entertainment. Vast is currently also developing television series, including "The Body Institute" with NBC/Uni and Zadan/Meron Prods.
For more information or to schedule an interview, contact:
Lee Keele – The Gersh Agency – 310-274-6611
Vast Entertainment – [email protected]; 818-996-4222
Twitter: @breakthru_ent @LaneSheftBish
SOURCE Vast Entertainment