|Canadian Catalogue - Arts and Music|
RETHINK (13 x 30’ HD / 73 x interstitials)
In a world where nothing is what it seems, sometimes you just need to take a step back and take a second look. Discover the weird, quaint and downright bizarre and take the time to re-think. In each episode we are presented with 4 Illusions from the worlds of art, science, psychology and magic that we are guided through to experience their effect in order to then understand how they work. Each episode ends by celebrating a famous thinker, someone who was part of the design and challenge of the way we see the world.
THE WANDERERS (2 x 30’ HD / 6 x 10’ HD)
The Wanderers profiles six of Australia’s most exciting street artists as they take their work on the road to unexpected and unusual parts of Australia. This is a series about discovery of self; and of Australia’s next generation of contemporary artists.
STAND UP TORONTO (1 x 60' HD)
What does it mean to be an up-and-coming, stand-up comedian who isn’t white? Stand Up Toronto explores the experience of three comics from diverse cultural backgrounds as they navigate Toronto’s comedy circuit. As these comics chronicle their attempts to break through in the industry, as well as break the mold of the comedians who came before them, will they find a place to speak their truth in the complicated world we live in?
JESSE COOK: THE RUMBA FOUNDATION (1 x 105' HD)
JESSE COOK: ONE NIGHT AT THE METROPOLIS
Guitar Sensation Jesse Cook teams-up with some of World Music's elite artists to create a potent new music hybrid. From recording sessions in Colombia with Latin Grammy winners Los Gaiteros de San Jacinto to a concert at the Montreal Jazz Festival before 70,000 people, Director Brian Adler explores Cook's latest chart-topping project, The Rumba Foundation. Featuring Colombia's Los Gaiteros de San Jacinto, Cuba's Chendy Leon, Sr. and Chendy Leon, Jr., Mexican-Canadian Amanda Martinez, Brazil's Maninho Costa, Samba Squad and many more.
JESSE COOK: ONE NIGHT AT THE METROPOLIS (6 x 30' HD)
JESSE COOK: ONE NIGHT AT THE METROPOLIS
Canadian guitar virtuoso captured live on stage at the Metropolis. Cook is a multiple Juno and Gemini Award winner with over 500,000 units sold in Canada alone. This special includes guest spots from Ron Sexsmith, Sophie Milman, Melissa McClelland and Samba Squad. Bonus features include an interview with Jesse as well as rehearsal and backstage footage. 19 tracks total.
SONS OF VIENNA (6 x 30' HD)
From the late eighteenth century through the beginning of the twentieth century Vienna was never without a famous composer living and working within her friendly confines. It became known as music’s Golden Period. Charismatic young Recording Artists and Concert Soloists from around the world tell the story and play the music of the seven composers who made Vienna the City of Music. This untold story is brought to life not with black tie and tails but with vibrant tales of a different sort.
SOAR (1 x 60’ HD)
SOAR explores the evolving bond between two sisters: both are phenomenal dancers, one is a quadruple amputee from a childhood illness. Their art helps them define themselves, together and separately, and helps us redefine our idea of what is possible. SOAR celebrates the extraordinary ways that Kiera has learned to adapt and reveals Uriah’s part in helping her sister adjust. Tension arises when Uriah steps away, finally admitting her need to define herself as an individual. But a dance concert reunites them, rekindling their powerful bond as artists and sisters.
Tommy Emmanuel Center Stage (1 hr, 47 minutes HD)
Live music concert
Recognized as the elite of the elite and arguably the greatest living acoustic guitar player, Two-time Grammy nominee Tommy Emmanuel has mesmerized both fellow musicians and audiences alike with a professional career that spans over four decades. From the wilds of Australia's outback to bustling major cities throughout the world, Emmanuel's flair, unforgettable showmanship and exhaustive world wide touring schedule have created an enviable fan base that continues to grow even larger every year. Capturing Tommy Emmanuel’s immense talent is Center Stage - originally recorded live over three nights in October of 2007 at the Sierra Nevada Brewery in Chico, California. Center Stage is a great mix of the new and the fan favorites from previous Favored Nations Acoustic releases like The Mystery and Endless Road. It features such songs as Emmanuel’s “Beatles Medley”, “Mombasa”, “Initiation”, “Morning Aire” and include arrangements of popular traditional tunes “House of the Risin’ Sun” and “Amazing Grace”.
Faces of a Vanishing World (1x 60' HD special)
Lifestyle / Arts
At the age of 19, Joey Lawrence is currently the most sought after young photographer in the world. His impressive commercial work includes the infamous poster and publicity for the Twilight films, Forbes magazine covers and more. Despite his amazing success, Joey’s passion in life is to travel to the most remote locations on our planet and take iconic portraits. From livi ng with tribes in Ethiopia and cannibals in India to spending time with autoworkers in Detroit and musicians in New Orleans, viewers get a front row seat to experience life through the lens of one of the most promising young artists in the world today.
LIVE FROM THE CONCERT LOBBY (39 x 60’ HD)
Live From The Concert Lobby is a live, interactive and uniquely intimate Concert and Conversation TV series with the greatest classical music artists on the world stage today! Recorded in HD and 5.1 surround sound for an optimal audio/video experience, these exclusive and high-profile performances have become a premier promotional stop for every major classical artist on tour. Classical artists on tour include Measha Brueggergosman, Lang Lang, and the Canadian Tenors.
The Acheivers (13 x 30')
Classic Hollywood Profiles
This superb, classic series highlights the careers and personal lives of some of the world’s most accomplished men and women in the arts. Each show blends rare footage and little-known facts to provide fascinating looks at these enduring celebrities and the world as it was in their day.
Profiles feature: Gary Cooper, Bette Davis, Jack Dempsey, Fairbanks and Pickford, Hearst and Davies, Charles Lindbergh, Carole Lombard, Joe Louis, Will Rogers, Babe Ruth, Gloria Swanson, Valentino and Ziegfeld
Judy Garland, Robert Goulet & Phil Silvers Special (1 x 60')
Join Judy, Robert Goulet and Phil Silvers at their entertaining best for song, dance, and brilliant comedy!
Judy Garland: The Concert Years (1 x 80')
Featuring the fond reminiscences of many family and friends, this show is filled with some of Judy's finest filmed performances. Inlcudes Judy performing with stars such a Barabara Streisand, Lena Horne, and Tony Bennett and all of her greatest Songs, Including Chicago, Over the Rainbow and many more.
Judy, Frank & Dean: Once In A Lifetime (1 x 80' )
Judy Garland, Frank Sinatra, and Dean Martin-in their first and only appearance together-give the world an opportunity to experience the sum total of their masterful individual talents.
Judy Garland: LIVE at the London Palladium with Liza Minnelli (1 x 60')
This classic show was on of Judy's Last appearances at the historic London Palladium. This unforgettable night also marked a young Liza Minelli's first public stage performance with her legendary mother..
Judy Garland: Duets (1 x 60')
Judy Garland Duets is a never before released collection of the world's greatest entertainers on stage with Judy Garland. THese direct from video early 1960's performances of Judy and other greats in their prime were thought lost forever. Recently found, this unforgettable show features Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin at their prime Rat Pack best. Other performances include a 17 year old Liza Minnelli, a "pre-Funny Girl" Barbara Streisand, Tony Bennett, Ethel Merman, Bobby Darin, Peggy Lee, Lena Horne and Mel Torme.
ANDY WARHOL'S FACTORY PEOPLE (3 x 60' HD or 1 x 100' HD)
This three hour mini-series takes and in-depth look at the lives and times of the unique people who spent exclusive time with Andy Warhol and worked at the Factory during the silver sixties, making it all click as a new counter-culture arose and began to exert its influence throughout the arts scene in New York. Features never before seen archival footage and intimate interviews with the Warhol “stars” who knew Andy best, including Billy Name, Ultra Violet, Gerard Malanga and Taylor Mead
QUARTET PLUS FOUR AT CHRISTMAS (1 x 60')
Christmas Entertainment/Music Special
The beautiful interior and acoustics of St. George's Anglican Church in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada set the stage for this 1-hour Christmas special. The musical premise is one of simplicity and elegance: featured are four pure female voices, each unique, each from a different musical tradition, supported only by the acoustic sound of Blue Engine String Quartet. The featured guest artists are jazz/classical artist Jeri Brown, country/jazz artist Cindy Church, Acadian pop artist Lina Boudreau (singing in French) and Celtic artist Mary Jane Lamond (singing in Gaelic).
CELTIC ANGELS (1 x 60')
Christmas Entertainment/Music Special
Celtic Angels At Christmas is a one-hour music special featuring Christmas music with Celtic style. The show features six uniquely talented Celtic Angels including Gillian Boucher, Stephanie Hardy, Kendra MacGillivray, Sabra MacGillivray, Maggie MacInnes and Patricia Murray. The setting for this special gathering is an elegant world of winter white, and the intimate performances are very moving. Gillian Boucher is a remarkable fiddler known across the globe as one of the strongest bearers of Cape Breton music and culture.
THE ARTIST'S LIFE (52 x 60')
The Artist's Life is a provocative new series featuring painters, sculptors, and photographers. Each episode is a rare glimpse into the vision guiding the artistic process as expressed through the thoughts, words and daily experiences of the artists. The audience views the artistic process as seen through the artists' paintings, sculptures and photographs. The artists are passionate as they share insights into their work and creative process.
WRITER'S CONFESSIONS (39 x 60')
Witty, poignant, humourous and educational, Writers’ Confessions is a fast-paced series about writers and writing. Over twenty writers per episode speak about a variety of topics that are of great interest to writers, readers, and anyone who is interested in the creative process and writing. As well, for anyone who wants to be entertained and informed by a group of very smart and very funny creative people, Writers’ Confessions fits the bill.
COME CLOSER: THE MAGIC OF JASON MALONEY (1 x 60’)
An intimate sleight-of-hand master and "street magic" pro, Maloney dazzles his impromptu audiences with his captivating card tricks, mind reading and his mysterious power over inanimate objects, drawing the curious, the astonished and even the skeptical to “come closer!”
JAZZ DREAMS 2 (1 x 90’)
Jazz Dreams 2 follows three young jazz musicians from New Orleans for fourteen years as they embark on difficult careers. The film features Jason Marsalis, the youngest member of the famed Marsalis family; Irvin Mayfield, a Grammy Award winning trumpet player/composer; and Courtney Bryan, a sensitive pianist attending the arts high school that graduated Wynton Marsalis, Nicholas Peyton, and Harry Connick Jr. We watch them grow from high school, through the death and destruction of Hurricane Katrina, to becoming Grammy Award winning musicians, parents and entrepreneurs. It is a compelling story about committed young black Americans who are determined to keep America’s most original art form alive and vibrant.The film is bursting with music and includes appearances by Wynton Marsalis, Ellis Marsalis, and Gordon Parks.
THE BARRA MACNEILS’
CELTIC CHRISTMAS (2 x 60’)
(1 x 104’)
CHICAGO BLUES JAM (13 x 60’)
A hosted series of live performances from Buddy Guy’s Legends blues club in Chicago. Multi-camera and album quality audio. Artists include Rod Piazza, Lonnie Brooks, James Harmon, Magic Slim, Keb Mo, Son Seals & Junior Wells w/Buddy Guy.
KAROO KITAAR BLUES (1 x 90’ or 1 x 60’ *)
Karoo Kitaar Blues follows South African Songwriter David Kramer and slide guitarist Hannes Coetzee into remote regions of South Africa on their quest to find musicians who play an almost forgotten folk music. The film documents their journey into the harsh and arid landscape of Namaqualand and the Great South African Karoo, interweaving impromptu musical performances and interviews with traditional guitarists, violinists, piano accordionists and mouth organ players who play what Kramer describes as "Karoo Blues." By the end
of the journey, nine musicians are invited to Cape Town, where they record some of their songs and perform to packed houses and great acclaim at the Baxter Theatre Centre.
developed by RB Productions