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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.

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Andrew Jeffrey joined Realscreen in 2021 as its news editor. Here, he helps to oversee assignment, reporting and editing for Realscreen's daily newsletter. Prior to his work covering documentary and non-fiction film and TV, he worked as a reporter and associate producer for CBC Edmonton, and as a reporter for The Star Calgary, where he covered daily news on beats such as local and provincial politics, health care and harm reduction, sports and education. His work has appeared in other Canadian news outlets such as TVO, the Edmonton Journal and Avenue Magazine.

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