Temple Street Media Ventures aims to rock boat with new studio

Working with YouTube, Toronto-based Boat Rocker Studios will serve as a hub for online creators to produce next-gen content.
June 10, 2013

Temple Street Productions’ newly-launched division, Temple Street Media Ventures, has established Boat Rocker Studios, an original digital content studio.

Boat Rocker Studios will work with YouTube to create a physical and cultural hub for online creators to collaborate, gain expertise, receive business support and produce next-generation content, according to a release from Temple Street.

“This will create tremendous benefits for Canadian content creators on their quest to make even better videos and build even bigger global audiences on YouTube,” said Google Canada director of partnerships Jeremy Butteriss in a statement.

“Temple Street was built on fostering strong relationships with writers and show runners and providing them with the best creative and business environment possible. We are now very excited to be forging similar collaborative partnerships with next-generation creators and to be working with YouTube to support the creation of great new content and to expand ever-growing online audiences,” added Temple Street co-presidents David Fortier and Ivan Schneeberg.

Boat Rocker Studios will be housed in Temple Street’s newly-acquired 20,000 sq.ft. building, located in downtown Toronto at King St. East and Sackville Street.

Temple Street said Monday that Boat Rocker Studios is open for business immediately; however, renovations will take place on the production facility through the fall, with the refurbished space opening its doors in Q1 of 2014.

The company last week announced the launch of its Temple Street Media Ventures division, which will focus on creating new opportunities and forming partnerships in the digital landscape, and is headed up by Michel Pratte.

(From Playback Daily)

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