09:51:46 EDT Mon 20 Mar 2023
Enter Symbol
or Name

Corus Entertainment Inc
Symbol CJR
Shares Issued 196,068,632
Close 2023-02-06 C$ 2.20
Recent Sedar Documents

Corus advertises two new Pamela Anderson shows

2023-02-06 12:18 ET - News Release

Ms. Lisa Godfrey reports


Corus Entertainment Inc.'s Corus Studios is continuing its partnership with famed Hollywood icon Pamela Anderson in two new greenlights. Pamela's Garden of Eden is currently in production on season 2, continuing the renovation of her family's legacy property on Vancouver Island. Ms. Anderson's presence in the lifestyle space expands with the brand-new food-focused series, Pamela's Cooking With Love (working title), beginning production this summer and scheduled to premiere in 2024 on Food Network Canada. Produced by Fireworks Media Group, these two premium unscripted series spotlight Ms. Anderson's open-book attitude, gift for design and entertaining, and savvy ability to create unique experiences. Corus Studios will distribute both series internationally.

"Corus Studios is proud to collaborate with Pamela Anderson on these two series as we work together to share her passion for food and entertaining with both a Canadian and international audience," said Lisa Godfrey, senior vice-president of original content and Corus Studios. "Pamela's Cooking With Love is the perfect companion series to Pamela's Garden of Eden and services our commitment to authentic storytelling and building a premium library of content for the global market."

"Creating elegant and inviting spaces that inspire a compassionate, calm and healthy environment has always been important to me and comes naturally," said Ms. Anderson. "Corus Studios and I have set mutual goals with good intentions. It's been a learning curve -- and I am confident they will be a positive partner in helping bring my true vision to life."

In season 2 of Pamela's Garden of Eden, Ms. Anderson's quest to transform her grandmother's six-acre legacy property on Vancouver Island continues, resolving renovation issues from season 1 and tackling a long list of new projects. Simultaneously, Ms. Anderson travels back and forth to Los Angeles to help her son, Brandon Lee, renovate his newly purchased house. As a first-time homeowner, Mr. Lee depends on his mother's keen eye for design and renovation to help turn his new house into a home he can truly call his own. The new season follows the successful Canadian launch of the series, which ranked within the top 10 of Canadian original series across specialty television last fall and was the No. 1 entertainment specialty program when it premiered on HGTV Canada.

Ms. Anderson sets the table for a one-of-a-kind dining experience in Pamela's Cooking With Love (working title). In this new Corus Studios-distributed series, Ms. Anderson is fuelled by a craving to learn more about cooking and how she can use food to take entertaining to the next level. She works with a variety of influential chefs to develop delicious plant-based menus, gather the diverse ingredients, and prepare incredible meals and moments for her friends and family. Whether it is a casual afternoon cocktail party in the garden, an intimate dinner with family or breakfast following a night around the campfire -- Ms. Anderson shines as a host and sous-chef.

Pamela's Garden of Eden and Pamela's Cooking With Love (working title) are produced by Fireworks Media Group with Jesse Fawcett, Mr. Lee and Robert Hardy serving as executive producers for both projects. Ms. Anderson serves as executive producer for Cooking With Pamela (working title).

Corus Studios' original content team driving its slate of lifestyle and factual series is helmed by industry executives Colin Bohm, executive vice-president of content and corporate strategy, Ms. Godfrey, senior vice-president of original content and Corus Studios, long-time TV veterans Krista Look, vice-president, original content and lifestyle, and Rachel Nelson, vice-president, original content, scripted, factual and kids. Marni Goldman serves as executive in charge of production for HGTV Canada and Food Network Canada. Ms. Anderson is represented by APA.

Corus Studios sales are brokered by Rita Carbone Fleury, worldwide sales lead for Corus Studios, Leyla Formoso, representing sales for Latin American and select European territories, and Pooja Nirmal Kant, overseeing sales in Asia and Central Eastern Europe.

About Corus Entertainment Inc.

Corus Entertainment is a leading media and content company that develops and delivers high-quality brands and content across platforms for audiences around the world. Engaging audiences since 1999, the company's portfolio of multimedia offerings encompass 33 specialty television services, 39 radio stations, 15 conventional television stations, digital and streaming services, animation software, technology, and media services. Corus is an internationally renowned content creator and distributor through Nelvana, a world-class animation studio expert in all formats, and Corus Studios, a globally recognized producer of hit scripted and unscripted content.

© 2023 Canjex Publishing Ltd. All rights reserved.