Unscripted

Farpoint signs first-look deal with Rive Gauche

Winnipeg-based Farpoint Films has secured a first-look deal with LA-based producer-distributor Rive Gauche Television to develop and produce non-fiction TV projects for the domestic and international markets. (Pictured: The Illegal Eater)
June 14, 2016

Winnipeg-based Farpoint Films has entered into a first-look deal with Los Angeles-based producer-distributor Rive Gauche Television (RGTV).

Under the multi-year deal, Farpoint will develop and produce non-scripted television projects for the national and international marketplace, with the prodco serving as both a production and post-production house for RGTV on a variety of properties.

RGTV, meanwhile, will act as co-producer and serve as international distributor on all of Farpoint’s forthcoming unscripted projects.

The two firms have previously partnered on Farpoint’s The Illegal Eater (pictured), which was sold into the U.S. and international markets by RGTV. The companies currently have a number of projects in various stages of development throughout Canada and the U.S.

The rest of Farpoint’s production slate includes such series as Escape or Die! and The Medicine Line, and documentaries including Randy Bachman’s Vinyl Tap: Every Song Tells A Story, Lost Heroes and The Sheepdogs Have At It.

Rive Gauche’s unscripted credits include Dog Whisperer with Cesar Millan, Homicide Hunter, Ice Cold Killers, My Strange Addiction, My Crazy Obsession, Operation Repo, Sins & Secrets, Happily Never After, Evil Twins and The Day I Almost Died.

“This partnership has been in the works for a while as Jon Kramer and I both felt the two companies complemented each other perfectly and I am very excited to be working with the entire team at Rive Gauche as we focus on expanding Farpoint’s reach into the U.S. and international market,” said Kyle Bornais, executive producer and co-founder of Farpoint Films, in a statement.

“Like Rive Gauche, Farpoint’s product is cutting edge and well produced. We expect great shows to continue to come out of this very collaborative relationship,” added Jonathan Kramer of Rive Gauche Television.

About The Author
Managing editor with realscreen publication, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Darah is an award-winning journalist who has spent over two decades covering a wide range of issues from real estate and urban development to immigration, politics and human rights, primarily with The Vancouver Sun. Prior to joining realscreen, she was editor of Stream Daily, realscreen's sister publication covering the dynamic global digital video industry. She also served a stint as a war reporter in Afghanistan for television and print, and was a national business blogger with Yahoo Canada.

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