FACET4 Media, is a highly innovative and enterprising television production, distribution and financing company with offices in Montreal & Toronto. Focused on the development and packaging of lifestyle programming and dramatic series FACET4 has an impressive slate of properties currently in development.
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JAN 22, 2015
Breakthrough Entertainment And Stephen Greenberg’s Facet4 Media Form Strategic Alliance For Unscripted Lifestyle Slate
First Projects In The Breakthrough-Facet4 Co-Development And Production Pact Include Off The Eaten Path and Business Bombshells
In a joining of forces between two top names in Canadian television entertainment, Breakthrough Entertainment and Stephen Greenberg’s newly-formed independent production and financing company Facet4 Media have forged a strategic alliance for the co-development and production of unscripted-lifestyle series to be distributed by Breakthrough for the global marketplace. Announcement of the alliance was made by Nat Abraham, Partner and President of Worldwide Distribution for Breakthrough Entertainment and Stephen Greenberg, President of Facet4 Media.
The development-production partnership launches with two lifestyle reality series, Off The Eaten Path and Business Bombshells.
“It is exciting for me personally to team once again with Nat Abraham, a long-time friend and colleague whose entertainment company is a recognized leader on the world stage. Joining with Nat and Breakthrough Entertainment provides Facet4 Media with the outstanding development, production and marketing resources of one of the industry’s most successful and respected entertainment studios,” said Greenberg.
“The Greenberg name is synonymous with the absolute best in entertainment originating in Canada for the global market. We are excited to forge our alliance with Stephen, Anna-Sue and Jamie Greenberg as we co-develop and bring to the world original high-concept series programming in the much sought-after lifestyle reality category. We begin our strategic partnership with two compelling entries, Off the Eaten Path and Business Bombshells – the first two of many more to come,” said Abraham.
About FACET4 Media:
FACET4 Media, is a highly innovative and enterprising new television production, distribution and financing company with offices in Montreal & Toronto. New to the scene but not new to the industry, FACET4 brings years of experience with industry veteran Stephen Greenberg at the helm, Anna-Sue Greenberg as Head of Creative & Development and Jamie Greenberg as Head of Business Development. FACET4 is focused on the development, production and distribution of television series for the Canadian and world marketplace. For more information, please visit www.facet4.ca
About Breakthrough Entertainment:
Headquartered in Toronto, Breakthrough Entertainment Inc. (BEI) is a world class studio, being a leading global producer and distributor of acclaimed primetime comedy and drama series, as well as factual entertainment, documentaries, television movies, feature films, family entertainment and children’s animation. As one of Canada’s largest television production and distribution companies, BEI has licensed programs to major broadcasters worldwide. A vertically-integrated entertainment studio, Breakthrough is involved in worldwide distribution as well as pre-sales, co-productions and third-party acquisitions. In addition, Breakthrough’s digital media division ranks among one of the industry*y’s most respected producers of high quality digital entertainment including ebooks, webisodes and online and mobile games. www.breakthroughentertainment.com.
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FACET4 MEDIA MAKES PRODUCTION IN CANADA FOR CANADA (AND EVERYWHERE ELSE) WITH 2015’s SLATE OF EXCITING ORIGINAL PROGRAMMING
Stephen, Anna-Sue and Jamie D. Greenberg unite decades of industry experience with the common goal of creating top notch Canadian content. The up and coming indie production house is participating in Real Screen Summit 2015
MONTREAL –January 22, 2015 – FACET4Mediais excited to announce its development slate of original television series to be produced in Canada for the Canadian and international marketplace. A home-grown business founded and steered by Stephen Greenberg of the Canadian entertainment family with a legacy of excellence, FACET4 has developed and acquired concepts in both the reality and dramatic arenas.
Based in Montreal with offices in Toronto, FACET4 Media is deep in the development process on projects including BUSINESS BOMBSHELLS: PALM SPRINGS, THE ONLY WAY TO TRAVEL, NO SILLY QUESTIONS, THE FOOD DIARIES, DRINK DETECTIVES, COMBAT CHALLENGE, HOW NEW ORLEANS GOT ITS GROOVE BACK, and scripted seriesODD MAN RUSH.
“We are extremely excited about the slate of projects we are developing – these shows will bring a new edge to Canadian content programming,” states Stephen Greenberg, President of FACET4 Media. “We have spent the better part of the past year developing, acquiring and adapting concepts to meet the needs of broadcasters in Canada and internationally. We are alsoactively sourcing and acquiring various libraries for Canadian Television distribution.”
With a television distribution deal and servicing arrangement already in place with Fox/Incendo, Canada’s largest television distribution company, FACET4 in poised to meet the demands of clients looking to make a big splash in the Canadian industry. Fox/Incendo will handle delivery, sales and back office support for all content produced and represented by FACET4 Media.
Stephen Greenberg launched FACET4 in 2014 along with his sister, Anna-Sue Greenberg, and his son, Jamie D. Greenberg. Focusing on developing, creating and financing Canadian content programming, the Greenberg’s have aligned themselves with the tremendous creative talent pool that exists in Canada. Stephen brought almost 35 years in the Canadian
television and film production industry to this new venture. His vast experience is unparalled in Canada, having worked with every major television and film studio in Canada, the U.S, and all the major territories in Europe.
Anna-Sue Greenberg is responsible for FACET4 Media’s Creative Development. She brings a wealth of knowledge and experience having served as Creative Executive on over 20 made for television movies as well as Marketing Director for an additional 20 television movies, television series and documentaries during her previous role at independent producer and distributor, Incendo.
Following a 3-year stint as legal counsel at Public Mobile, Jamie D. Greenberg is responsible for Acquisitions and Business Development for FACET4 Media with specific focus on researching, evaluating and attracting new content suppliers in all media to FACET4. Jamie’s experience at Public Mobile coupled with his time as legal counsel for the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) has given him broad exposure to the variety of delivery, production and regulatory requirements in Canada.
ANNA - SUE GREENBERG
JAMIE D. GREENBERG
Stephen Greenberg is one of the most well respected executives in the Canadian entertainment industry. Stephen has spent his career working with every major studio, production company and broadcaster in Canada, the United States and Europe earning him an undisputed reputation and accolades from colleagues around the globe. Prior to forming Facet4 Media, Stephen was owner and partner at Incendo, where under his leadership the company became one of the most important television production and distribution companies in the Country.
With Stephen at the helm of Incendo’s joint venture with Twentieth Century Fox International Television, Fox/Incendo became the largest television distribution company in Canada. Stephen has also served as Executive Producer of 52 made for television movies, high profile television series and documentaries, produced by Incendo, which have been broadcast and sold around the world.
Stephen Greenberg was responsible for establishing long term strategic partnerships with every major U.S. Studio over the years. They include: Disney, DreamWorks SKG, Warner Bros., Columbia, Paramount, MGM and Twentieth Century Fox. Additionally, he was responsible for the financing of over $500 million of production during his reign at Astral as Senior Vice President of the Astral Entertainment Group. Following the sale of Astral’s distribution and program development divisions in 1996, Stephen Greenberg became President of Coscient Astral Distribution which subsequently became Motion International, which later became TVA International.
Stephen is committed to establishing Facet4 as a highly innovative, creative and enterprising film and television distribution and production company.
Anna-Sue Greenberg has been working in the film and television business for 25 years. She has devoted the past several years to working with Writers, Producers, Actors and Directors in Canada, the United States and Europe in various capacities garnering her a solid reputation within the industry. As Creative Executive at Facet4 Media, Anna-Sue will be responsible for all Creative Content, Development and Production to be produced under the Facet4 banner.
As the former Creative Executive at Incendo, she was responsible for the Creative development of 20 made for television movies, television series and documentaries produced by Incendo. Prior to her role as Creative Executive, Anna-Sue was head of Marketing and Communications for Incendo since its inception in 2001. She was responsible for all International and Domestic Marketing campaigns and acted as Unit Publicist on more than 20 Incendo movies until her promotion in 2009.
As a graduate of Concordia University, Communication Studies program, Anna-Sue began her career in 1988 at Astral Media where she gained her knowledge of the industry over a 10 year span. She then spent 5 years at Coscient Group as Marketing Director until she left and joined Incendo in 2001.
JAMIE D. GREENBERG
As Head of Acquisitions & Business Development at Facet4 Media, Jamie D. Greenberg is responsible for finding, evaluating and attracting new content suppliers, and production partners, in both the Canadian and international marketplaces.
Jamie spent the past four years at Public Mobile, one of Canada’s new entrant wireless service providers. At Public Mobile, he acted as legal counsel; while also managing all aspects of Public’s regulatory and government affairs portfolios. Prior to Public Mobile, he articled and served as legal counsel at the CRTC (the Canadian broadcasting and telecommunications regulator) where he worked on major ownership and control transactions in both the broadcasting and telecommunications industries.
Jamie holds a B.A. (Jt. Hons) from McGill University and a J.D. from Osgoode Hall Law School, York University. He is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada.
Jamie is based in Facet4 Media’s Toronto office.
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13 x 30’ Lifestyle Docu-Series
Business Bombshells: Palm Springs is an exciting new lifestyle docu-series based on the lives
of five dynamic, feisty, self-made Palm Springs millionaires. This group of highly successful,
beautiful, tough women have made it to the top of the business world, and Palm Springs society, through hard work, without leaning on men. Queen Bee Graison Stemper will introduce you to her friends behind the elite social setting of Palm Springs where these women have battled the storms and have come out on top of their fields. The Bombshells will welcome you into their lives, and share both their success and the drama it took to get there. This series will give you an in-depth look into worlds generally reserved for men where these women have risen, stumbled, and ultimately succeeded, in their quest for success.
13 x 30’ Formatted Competitive Travel Series
What’s the best way to experience new places? In the five star luxury of sumptuous hotel rooms, Michelin starred restaurants and chauffeur driven limos? Or by taking a back to basics approach with budget hostel accommodation, street food and local transport? Best friends, Tommy and Randal, will be joined by a wildcard traveller who will judge each itinerary (high end vs. backpacker) on five criteria, and there will be an ultimate winner each episode. Join Tommy and Randall as they compete to see who can entice an unsuspecting stranger for bragging rights as to which way is The Only Way to Travel!
13 x 30’ Family Oriented Interactive Game Show
Kids have a million questions and parents don’t always have the right answers. That’s where The NSQ Network comes in! No Silly Questions is a weekly half hour TV show that allows Facet4 Media Inc. - Confidential children of all ages (including a few parents) the opportunity to video record and upload any questions that come to mind and have it answered on the show!
13 x 30’ Culinary Adventure Docu-Series
The Food Diaries is not your average food show. This food series will showcase a culinary travelogue where you’ll feast your eyes on the gorgeous scenery of each country visited, take in the sights and smells of local producers and learn about their artisan food and pick up great tips.
Then watch as a top American chef reinvigorates each old world dish by spicing it up with some new world culinary artistry.
A look into professional sports as we have never seen before. After falling from grace – Chris Rush heads from the majors to the minors and a world of hockey unknown to him: The Coastal Hockey League.
BUSINESS BOMBSHELLS: PALM SPRINGS
HOW NOLA GOT IT’S GROOVE BACK
THE ONLY WAY TO TRAVEL
ODD MAN RUSH
NO SILLY QUESTIONS
THE FOOD DIARIES