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Shaftesbury Films shooting National Ballet doc for CBC

Romeos & Juliets, from writer/director/producer Moze Mossanen, is timed to coincide with the National Ballet of Canada's 60th anniversary.
November 17, 2011

Shaftesbury Films is producing a one-hour documentary on the National Ballet of Canada for CBC Television, timed to coincide with the cultural institution’s 60th anniversary.

Romeos & Juliets is written, directed and produced by Moze Mossanen (Nureyev), and captures the run-up to the world premiere of the ballet company’s Romeo and Juliet production later this month.

Production on the TV special is continuing through December 2011, with the CBC scheduling a spring 2012 premiere. It will include behind-the-scene coverage of dancers going through rehearsals ahead of opening night.

Romeos & Juliets has financing from the Canada Media Fund and federal and provincial tax credits and is being executive produced by Christina Jennings and Scott Garvie, with Jan Peter Meyboom serving as supervising producer.

The Shaftesbury Sales Company will shop Romeos & Juliets internationally.

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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