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Force Four lands HGTV Canada series, adds head of fact ent

Vancouver-based Force Four Entertainment's expanding development and production slates, with a new HGTV Canada series on the way, have led to the promotion of Sean De Vries to head of factual entertainment.
June 1, 2011

Vancouver-based Force Four Entertainment’s expanding development and production slates, with a new HGTV Canada series on the way, have led to the promotion of Sean De Vries to head of factual entertainment.

De Vries joined Force Four in 2008, as director of development. He brings more than 10 years of TV production experience to the realscreen Global 100 production company, as a former journalist for the CBC and BBC. De Vries works closely with the company’s creative head, executive producer John Ritchie, who will continue heading scripted programming.

In addition to the promotion, Force Four has revealed it is also in production on Urban Suburbans, a 26 x 30 minute HGTV Canada series. In every episode, a couple has to choose between living in the suburbs or near the city, as they go through six open houses led by brother and sister real estate agents, Sarah Daniels and Philip DeMoulin.

The project was developed by De Vries, who is also a producer on the series. He said of his new role: “Force Four Entertainment’s success comes from creating compelling, entertaining programs and producing them with a great deal of integrity. I look forward to this expanded role of creatively directing concepts from inception through production.”

About The Author
Daniele Alcinii is a news reporter at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joins the rs team with journalism experience following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.

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