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Forte’s “How I Got Here” set for fall debut on BYUtv

Toronto-headquartered Forté Entertainment will debut its upcoming docuseries and format, How I Got Here, on American cable channel BYUtv this fall. The 10 x 60-minute series follows second-generation children and their immigrant ...
May 24, 2022

Toronto-headquartered Forté Entertainment will debut its upcoming docuseries and format, How I Got Here, on American cable channel BYUtv this fall.

The 10 x 60-minute series follows second-generation children and their immigrant parents as they explore the parents’ country of origin, and the sacrifices and circumstances that brought them to North America. It begins airing on BYUtv on October 2, and will also air on pay-TV network Super Channel in Canada. Boat Rocker Rights handles international distribution.

The series was filmed between July 2021 and February of this year, in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. Forté principals Andrea and Mitchell Gabourie sent crews on 10 international trips during that time, for a period of 10-14 days for each trip. “To say it was a nerve-wracking production experience would be putting it mildly!” offered the team in a statement. “These crews were the ultimate ‘road warriors’ — bringing back the most incredible, heartwarming footage during some of the most challenging circumstances.”

In other Forté Entertainment news, the company’s fashion competition series, Stitched, which aired in Canada on Slice in 2018, is now available for viewing in the U.S. on Hulu, via a deal between the streamer and Slice parent company Corus.

The Gabouries were also behind OWN’s Life Story Project, which aired in 2012, and they produced the Canadian version of the Dutch format Hello Goodbye for CBC. Forté Entertainment also produced the kids unscripted photography competition series Snapshots for the CBC, and Snack Attack for Cooking Channel.

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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