Screen Door Wraps Production on the 'MVP' Pilots!

Jul 28th 2006

CBC Television and Screen Door Announce

Production Has Wrapped on MVP

A Series Pilot for CBC

CBC Television and Screen Door announced that production has been completed on the television series pilots MVP. Pilot Episodes One and Two wrapped in Hamilton and Toronto July 7th, 2006.

MVP offers a glimpse behind the curtains of the sacred world of hockey and its heroes specifically, The Mustangs. The series features the compelling drama, sex scandals, drug use, love affairs that takes place off the ice. MVP delves into the private lives of these very public men and women in the high-stakes world of professional hockey. With the spotlight on the action that takes place in the boardrooms and the bedrooms, MVP gets under the skin of the sensational characters who populate this dramatic world.

MVP is pure entertainment. Stunning cast, crazy plot twists and turns, sexy sets, glittering glam and intriguing and troubled characters. Screen Door is very excited to be in development with the CBC on these pilot episodes, says Mary Young Leckie, executive producer and co-creator.

The ensemble cast of players, wives, girlfriends, agents, puckbunnies and hangers-on, will include Lucas Bryant (Playing House, Sex, Love and Secrets), Kristin Booth (Burn: The Robert Wright Story, The Newsroom), Peter Miller (Casino, Lance et compte: La reconquête), Dillon Casey (Barstool Words, Missing), Deborah Odell (Your Beautiful Cul de Sac Home, Gospel of Deceit), Maxim Roy (ReGenesis, Lance et compte: La reconquête), Natalie Krill (Twitches), Sherry White (Rabbittown, Hatching, Matching, and Dispatching), Aidan Devine (A History of Violence, Our Fathers), Janine Theriault (Felicity: An American Girl Adventure, Owning Mahowny) and Anastasia Phillips (A Woman Scorned) among others.

Screen Door is a Toronto-based independent production company specializing in award-winning dramatic films and miniseries. Their reputation for producing record-breaking hits has put them on the map for audiences and broadcasters at home and abroad. Formed in 1999 by producers Heather Haldane and Mary Young Leckie, Screen Door’s producing credits include the award-winning Spirit Bear: The Simon Jackson Story, and the record-breaking hit dramas Tagged, Shattered City, Prom Queen: The Marc Hall Story, The Arrow and the upcoming Shades of Black: The Conrad Black Story. The company’s films have been shown worldwide by the CBC, CTV, The Movie Network, Showcase, Hallmark, PBS, Canal+ and the BBC. Distributors for Screen Door’s films have included Alliance Atlantis, Seville, Power, Marvista and Alchemy. Screen Door is also currently in production on the 11 million dollar two-part miniseries Everest ‘82 and the television documentary The Climb.

MVP is co-created by Kent Staines and Mary Young Leckie and written by Kent Staines (Spirit Bear: The Simon Jackson Story, Prom Queen: The Marc Hall Story), and Sherry White (Rabbittown, The Bread Maker). Pilot Episodes One and Two are directed by T.W. Peacocke (Canada Russia 72, The Eleventh Hour) with Heather Haldane and Mary Young Leckie serving as executive producers.

MVP is produced in association with the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation and with the financial participation of Telefilm Canada, the Canadian Television Fund Licence Fee Program, the Government of Canada Film and Television Production Tax Credit, the Ontario Film and Television Tax Credit and Rogers Telefund.


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