Boat Rocker Rights acquires Mountain Road library

Boat Rocker Media's fledgling distribution arm has picked up the worldwide rights to the Mountain Road Productions library in an agreement that also includes a first-look deal on new programming.
June 8, 2016

Toronto-headquartered Boat Rocker Rights has picked up worldwide distribution rights to the Mountain Road Productions library in an agreement that also includes a first look deal on new programming.

The distribution division is part of Boat Rocker Media, which includes Temple Street Productions under its Boat Rocker Studios division. The company reorganized and rebranded its operations in February, launching several new branches, including Boat Rocker Rights.

The deal covers Mountain Road’s occu-soaps as well as renovation and makeover series, including new title Heavy Lifting (10 x 60 minutes), a series that follows the lives of mobile crane operators, for Corus-owned Historia channel in French Canada.

Other titles include I Wrecked My House (14 x 30 minutes, 1 x 60 minutes), a home reno series for HGTV Canada featuring homeowners who wrecked their own residences and now need help for restoration, and Selling Big (26 x 30 minutes), a series for Blue Ant Media-owned Cottage Life that follows auctioneers specializing in industrial equipment.

Boat Rocker Rights will also distribute such Mountain Road programs as Sheltered (4 x 30 minutes), All For Nothing? (39 x 60 minutes), Weekend Reno (13 x 30 minutes); The Real Estate Adventures of Sandy & Maryse (10 x 30 minutes) and The Restaurant Adventures of Caroline & Dave (13 x 30 minutes).


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Senior staff writer Frederick Blichert comes to realscreen with a background as a journalist and freelance film critic. He has previously written for VICE, Paste Magazine, Senses of Cinema, Xtra, Canadian Cinematographer and elsewhere. He holds a Master of Arts in film studies from Carleton University and a Master of Journalism from the University of British Columbia.