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Incendo Partners with Tubi for the Remake of Classic Horror Film Terror Train 

Catch a First Look of Terror Train HERE 

Toronto, May 11, 2022 – Incendo is pleased to announce its latest production partnership with FOX-owned streaming giant, Tubi. The ad-supported video on demand service has commissioned a remake of the horror film Terror Train from Incendo who recently wrapped production in Montreal. A Tubi Original, the film will premiere exclusively in the U.S. this October as a part of their annual month-long Halloween inspired genre celebration, ‘Terror on Tubi.’ The first look of Terror Train can be found HERE

Starring the original “scream queen” Jamie Lee Curtis, as well as Ben Johnson and David Copperfield, Terror Train (1980) is known for its cult classic status in the slasher/horror genre and is available to stream now on Tubi as well as other video on demand platforms worldwide. The new Terror Train adaptation is set thrill horror fans who have been clamoring for this remake for years. 

The new cast is led by Canadian actress Robyn Alomar (Utopia Falls), who gives a breakout performance and is poised to be crowned the newest scream queen, as well as Tim Rozon (Schitt’s Creek). The remake is written by Ian Carpenter and Aaron Martin (Slasher) and is directed by long-time Incendo collaborator Philippe Gagnon (Amber Alert). Terror Train is produced by Graham Ludlow and Kaleigh Kavanagh; Executive Producers are Graham Ludlow, Shari Segal and Brook Peters. 

In this contemporary reimagining, eerie excitement is in the air as Alana (Robyn Alomar) and a group of college seniors board a party train for a Halloween-themed bash, but their fun spirals into fear as attendees are killed off one by one by an unknown killer. Concealed by costumes and plagued with chaos, everyone is a suspect. As the party train continues full steam ahead, Alana must race against the rails to find the killer before she becomes the next victim. 

“This is a new chapter for Incendo,” said Brook Peters, Executive Producer (Incendo). “Our strategy to diversify and grow our production slate is coming to fruition and we couldn’t be more pleased to find such an incredible partner in Tubi for this project. Tubi has had enormous success with horror-genre content, and we can’t wait for them to bring our take on Terror Train to their audience in the U.S.” 

“We can’t wait for viewers to take a ride on the Terror Train, the tentpole for our annual ‘Terror on Tubi’ event in October,” said Adam Lewinson, Chief Content Officer (Tubi). “With an incredibly talented team of filmmakers and star-making performances, this movie continues to cement Tubi as a key destination for horror fans.” 

About Incendo 

Incendo is a Canadian company that specializes in the production and international distribution of high-quality television programming for the worldwide marketplace. Since its inception in 2001, the company has produced compelling movies, television series as well as documentaries that have been sold throughout the world. Incendo is the leading television distribution company in Canada and also handles theatrical distribution in Québec for Paramount Pictures. For more information, visit www.incendo.ca. 

About Tubi 

Tubi, a division of FOX Entertainment, is an ad-supported video-on-demand service with over 40,000 movies and TV shows, including a growing library of Tubi Originals, 100+ local and live news and sports channels, and 400+ entertainment partners, featuring content from every major Hollywood studio. Tubi gives fans of film, television, news and sports an easy way to discover new content that is completely free. 

Tubi is available on Android and iOS mobile devices, Amazon Echo Show, Google Nest Hub Max, Comcast Xfinity X1, Cox Contour, and on connected television devices such as Amazon Fire TV, Vizio TVs, Sony TVs, Samsung TVs, Roku, Apple TV, Chromecast, Android TV, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X | S, and soon on Hisense TVs globally. Consumers can also watch Tubi content on the web at www.tubi.tv. 

For Media Inquiries please contact: 

Effi Eustace | Vice-President, Sales & Marketing 

e.eustace@incendo.ca | (416) 565-5529 

Alana Doria | Marketing Assistant 

alana.doria@incendo.ca | (647) 274-4773 

Congratulations to 2022 Writers Guild of Canada Screenwriting Award winner James Phillips For the Romantic Comedy Film As Gouda As It Gets 

April 27, 2022 – Incendo is delighted to congratulate James Phillips on his 2022 WGC Award win for the TV-Movie, As Gouda As It Gets. The WGC Screenwriting Awards recognize and celebrate Canadian screenwriters and their scripts. Winners were announced at a virtual ceremony held on April 25th where James won the award in the MOW & Miniseries category. 

As Gouda As It Gets – Brie Belanger is the maître fromager and owner of Brie’s Cheese, a cute artisan cheese shop located in picturesque Vermont. Looking to boost her business presence and sales, the town’s annual Cheese Festival arrives just in time with a $50,000 first-place prize. Up against her biggest competitor, Brie’s vintage smoked gouda is considered a frontrunner-so much so that Jacob Wolfe, a former chef and influential cheese blogger, approaches about profiling her delectable creation, leading their friendship to take a turn for romance. Complications arise when Matt Lambert, the handsome and charismatic new CEO of Lambert Farms (and Brie’s largest competitor) starts to show his interest in acquiring her shop. Racing against the clock and a disastrous power failure, Brie and Jacob must recreate a prize-worthy entry if she has any hope of keeping her shop and potentially winning more than she initially hoped for. 

The film is available to stream on Citytv in Canada. To watch the official trailer please click here. 

About Incendo 

Incendo is a Canadian company that specializes in the production and international distribution of high-quality television programming for the worldwide marketplace. Since its inception in 2001, the company has produced compelling movies, television series as well as documentaries that have been sold throughout the world. Incendo is the leading television distribution company in Canada and also handles theatrical distribution in Québec for Paramount Pictures. For more information, visit www.incendo.ca. 

About the WGC Screenwriting Awards 

The WGC Screenwriting Awards are now in their 26th year of celebrating and acknowledging the best of the best in Canadian screenwriting and the all-important creators behind the most engaging and powerful Canadian-made series, films, documentaries and webseries. 

For Media Inquiries please contact: 

Effi Eustace | Vice-President, Sales & Marketing e.eustace@incendo.ca | (416) 565-5529 

Alana Doria | Marketing Assistant alana.doria@incendo.ca | (647) 274-4773 

Incendo and Nicely Entertainment Announce Co-Development and Co-Production Partnership Limited Series The Christmas Checklist to Commence Principal Photography in 2022 in Canada

 

Toronto, Canada, and Los Angeles, CA – March 1, 2022 – Canada-based Incendo and Los Angeles-based Nicely Entertainment have cemented a new development and production partnership beginning with the scripted limited series, The Christmas Checklist. The four-episode series will be available in the marketplace for the 2022 Holiday Season. 

The Christmas Checklist is an inspirational, holiday-themed limited television series written by screenwriter Lisa Hepner (A Christmas Wish in Hudson, and Christmas Lovers Anonymous) and targeted for release in December 2022. Incendo and Nicely Entertainment will develop and produce the series with Incendo responsible for distribution in English and French Canada, and Nicely Entertainment overseeing the United States and all other international territories. 

In The Christmas Checklist, Emily Richmond faces the daunting task of fulfilling her mother Ruby’s last wish—to complete a twelve-task Christmas Checklist before December 25th. Freelance writer Noah covers Emily’s compelling story for the local paper, and as Emily works through her list, Noah’s article turns from vividly inspiring to personally cherished. Just in time for Christmas Eve, their journey together ultimately reveals that Ruby’s twelfth and final checklist wish has been in front of them the whole time. 

“We are thrilled to be partnering with the creative talent at Nicely Entertainment and can’t wait to bring this unique tale to screens around the globe,” said Graham Ludlow, Production & Development Executive at Incendo

“Incendo and Nicely Entertainment have been looking for an opportunity to collaborate and with The Christmas Checklist, it’s a perfect match to kick-off our partnership,” added Vanessa Shapiro, CEO, Nicely Entertainment and Executive Producer. The series will embody a modern, captivating story about family, friends and heartfelt romance set against the magical spirit of Christmas, and we know Incendo is our ideal partner to bring this story to life just in time for Christmas!” 

The Canadian broadcaster and principal photography dates will be announced soon. 

Founded in early 2020, Nicely Entertainment was one of the first companies to get a production off the ground in Australia during COVID with This Little Love of Mine, which premiered on Netflix in 2021, and has since brought over 30 movies to the distribution marketplace. Shapiro is Executive Producer on the upcoming 2022 Netflix Original family series, Gymnastics Academy: A Second Chance! and the Netflix Original YA Series’ Dive Club (2021). 

About Incendo 

Incendo is a Canadian company that specializes in the production and international distribution of high-quality television programming for the worldwide marketplace. Since its inception in 2001, the company has produced compelling movies, television series as well as documentaries that have been sold throughout the world. Incendo is the leading television distribution company in Canada and also handles theatrical distribution in Québec for Paramount Pictures. For more information, visit www.incendo.ca. 

Social Media Links: Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | YouTube | LinkedIn 

About Nicely Entertainment 

Nicely Entertainment is a production and distribution company founded in 2020 amidst the COVID pandemic, helmed by Vanessa Shapiro. Nicely brings to market more than twelve new movies each year to global audiences and markets around the world. Since the company’s founding in 2020, ten new movies have premiered on Lifetime including A Very Charming Christmas Town, Lonestar Christmas, The Christmas Listing and Christmas on the Menu. Nicely’s latest release in the USA is the Romance movie Save The Wedding which premiered on Hallmark in April 2021, and A Second Chance: Rivals which premiered on Netflix in July 2021. Since 2020, Nicely has teamed with The Steve Jaggi Company on several projects in Australia including This Little Love of Mine, which premiered on Netflix Worldwide in July 7, 2021, the upcoming movie Love in Bloom, and the new Netflix Original YA Series’ Dive Club (12×22’). Vanessa Shapiro serves as Executive Producer on the projects. The company is also in development and co-production on half a dozen new television series set in Canada, Australia, USA, and Spain. Nicely is the worldwide distributor on the upcoming 2022 Netflix Family Series Gymnastics Academy: A Second Chance! created by Clay Glenn, with a series adaptation by Clay Glenn and Vanessa Shapiro, who also serves as Executive Producer. 

Social Media Links: Facebook | Twitter | YouTube | LinkedIn 

For Media Inquiries please contact: 

Carol Holdsworth (for Nicely Entertainment) 

Three.Sixty Marketing & Communications 

carol@360-comm.com | (805) 252-1848 

Effi Eustace | Vice-President, Sales & Marketing (Incendo) 

e.eustace@incendo.ca | (416) 565-5529 

Alana Doria | Marketing Assistant (Incendo) 

alana.doria@incendo.ca | (647) 274-4773 

Incendo and Rainmaker Content Announce Distribution Partnership in Canada. International Espionage Drama Series Professionals Starring Tom Welling, Brendan Fraser and Elena Anaya to Launch in Canada on CHCH TV. 

Toronto, January 27, 2022 – Incendo is pleased to announce the company will oversee sales and distribution of Rainmaker Content programming in Canada. The new collaboration includes a large and varied catalogue of programming available from the global content company including scripted and unscripted television series, films, documentaries, and special event programming across an assortment of genres. 

Series and film titles now available for license includes a wide array of U.K. content such as horror-genre films Hallows Eve and The Haunting of Ellie Rose which launched this past October as Canadian premieres on Amazon Prime Video, international award-winning Canadian series The Border, and the highly anticipated live-event program, The 2022 Critics Choice Awards

The first Canadian linear sale under this partnership is the new series Professionals starring Tom Welling, Brendan Fraser and Elena Anaya. Previously picked up by The CW in the U.S., the series will air in Canada on CHCH TV in 2022. 

Professionals follows Vincent Corbo (Tom Welling), a top-tier security operative, who is paid to protect the interests of rich and powerful clients by any means necessary – legal or not. After a next-gen medical satellite explodes on launch, Corbo is hired by the rocket’s designer – billionaire futurist Peter Swann (Brendan Fraser) – who suspects sabotage. Complicating Corbo’s new gig is his former paramour and now Swann’s fiancée, medical visionary Dr. Grace Davila (Elena Anaya), who is racing to help stave off a global catastrophe. As Corbo and his team of veteran security professionals investigate the rocket disaster, they expose a lethal conspiracy of Swann’s corporate rivals, corrupt government officials, and a shadowy crime syndicate – all working to destroy Swann and take control of his tech empire. Worse, Corbo must also contend with a rogue Europol agent (Ken Duken) who is hellbent on busting him for past sins. 

“We are thrilled to welcome Rainmaker Content as a partner to Incendo,” said Brook Peters, Senior Vice-President & Managing Director. “Their catalogue of series and films comes at a quality level that compliments our growing roster of content that will strategically benefit Canadian broadcasters, buyers and audiences across the country.” 

Said Karen Wise, Head of Sales for Rainmaker Content, “Incendo is a natural fit to represent our content in Canada. Their reputation as a trusted distributor is only exceeded by their professionalism, understanding, and dedication to the business of filmed entertainment.” 

About Incendo 

Incendo is a Canadian company that specializes in the production and international distribution of high-quality television programming for the worldwide marketplace. Since its inception in 2001, the company has produced compelling movies, television series as well as documentaries that have been sold throughout the world. Incendo is the leading television distribution company in Canada and also handles theatrical distribution in Québec for Paramount Pictures. For more information, visit www.incendo.ca. 

Social Media Links: Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | YouTube | LinkedIn 

About Rainmaker Content 

Rainmaker Content is a global content company formed to create, finance and distribute commercially appealing programming, collaborating with award-winning producers, production companies and directors who have proven track records of making high-quality premium programming for the widest audience. 

About Professionals 

Professionals is a production of Most Media, Subotica, Spier Films and Roadside Attractions in association with Jeff Most Productions, LEONINE Studios, NENT Group and The Industrial Development Corporation of South Africa. 

For Media Inquiries please contact: 

Effi Eustace | Vice-President, Sales & Marketing e.eustace@incendo.ca | (416) 565-5529 

Alana Doria | Marketing Assistant 

alana.doria@incendo.ca | (647) 274-4773 

Incendo and BlackBox Multimedia enter series co-development & co-production partnership for a modernized take on classic mystery tale, Ellery Queen The production companies will develop a TV series with a reimagined female lead 

London/Canada, November 29th, 2021: Incendo and BlackBox Multimedia today announce they have optioned the TV adaption rights to the Ellery Queen collection of novels and short stories. BlackBox Multimedia and Incendo will co-develop and co-produce a high-end scripted series together. 

Ellery Queen, the lead detective hero of the novel series as well as the pseudonym used by the books’ authors, cousins Frederic Dannay and Manfred Bennington Lee, is one of the most popular American mystery novel series ever published. The books remain huge international bestsellers and have also established a massive fanbase in territories such as China. 

Recognised as one of the leading examples of the “fair play” genre of literature, the stories follow Ellery Queen in intricate plots where the reader discovers clues and hints hidden in the story at the same time as the eponymous detective does. The novels are peppered with a range of obvious and less-so culprits, red herrings, and multiple mis-directions to keep audiences guessing. 

Shifting the setting of the stories to the modern day, the television series will be adapted to a contemporary world, and the lead role will be cast as a female detective rather than a male as is in the novels. Further announcements on the casting will be made in the new year. 

The Estate of Ellery Queen is represented by Jabberwocky Literary Agency. 

Giuliano Papadia, CEO and Creative Director at BlackBox Multimedia says “Ellery Queen is one of the most definitive series of detective fiction to ever be written. The stories have been global favourites for a huge part of the 20th and 21st Centuries. They have fascinating plots, unique characters, and settings you love to get lost in. The team at Incendo are the perfect partners for helping modernise this excellent and timeless series of stories.” 

“We are delighted to have the opportunity to develop a new series, based off an already established, globally successful IP,” added Gavin Reardon, International Sales & Co-Production Executive. “In collaborating with the creative minds at BlackBox Multimedia, we are eager to discover the reimagined version of the novels come to life on screens around the world.” 

Richard Dannay and Rand B. Lee of Jabberwocky Literary Agency said “When our fathers first sat down to begin the collaboration that would become Ellery Queen, they never would have dreamed that they would then embark on a forty-year journey together, or imagined the remarkable success that Ellery Queen would attain. All of us in the Lee and Dannay families are thrilled to be working with BBMM and Incendo, which have both been so respectful and admiring of the rich Ellery Queen tradition, in crafting a new chapter on the screen for our shared legacy.” 

ENDS 

About Incendo 

Incendo is a Canadian company that specializes in the production and international distribution of high-quality television programming for the worldwide marketplace. Since its inception in 2001, the company has produced compelling movies, television series as well as documentaries that have been sold throughout the world. Incendo is the leading television distribution company in Canada and also handles theatrical distribution in Québec for Paramount Pictures. For more information, visit www.incendo.ca. 

About BlackBox Multimedia 

BlackBox Multimedia is an international production company designed to spearhead the contemporary global scripted content revolution. The company was founded by Guy Avshalom (former COO of Lionsgate UK), and is led by CEO Giuliano Papadia (former programming director at Fox Network Groups Europe). With offices in London, Rome and Madrid, BlackBox focuses on high end international scripted content, developing and producing in multiple languages returnable and limited event content for the global market, based on award-winning IPs with A-list talent and partners. 

About Ellery Queen 

Frederic Dannay and Manfred Bennington Lee created the first Ellery Queen novel for a writing contest, and their creation went on to become one of the most enduring characters in mystery fiction, with over eighty novels and short story collections (half featuring the Ellery Queen character), millions of copies sold, and adaptations into radio plays, film, television, comic books, and live stage. Noted mystery critic Anthony Boucher said “Ellery Queen is the American detective story,” and noted mystery expert and publisher Otto Penzler observed that “Queen clearly is, after Poe, the most important American in mystery fiction.” Ellery Queen was the founding editor of the critically acclaimed Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, which just entered its 81st year of publication. In 1960, the Mystery Writers of America awarded Ellery Queen with the prestigious Grand Master honor. 

For Media Inquiries please contact: 

Effi Eustace | Vice-President, Sales & Marketing e.eustace@incendo.ca | (416) 565-5529 

Alana Doria | Marketing Assistant alana.doria@incendo.ca | (647) 274-4773 

Percy Warren| Film & TV PR Leads, Holly Miller holly@percywarren.com and Xander Ross xander@percywarren.com 

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