Vancouver Production “Game of Homes” Donates $100k in furniture for distribution to local charities;TV series rescues four houses from the wrecking ball for W Network’s renovation-reality show
Last month, Great Pacific Media donated more than $100,000 in furniture, bedding and electronics from The Brick to BC Housing for distribution to charities throughout the region. Vancouver’s Great Pacific recently completed production on the new W Network series “Game of Homes”. The series follows four teams as they renovate four rundown houses, reviving them into dream homes as they compete for the grand prize of a home and a plot of land to put it on.
“The television and film sector creates thousands of jobs across the lower mainland and also contributes to our region in other ways,” according to Blair Reekie, President of Great Pacific. “We purchase wardrobe, building supplies and furniture which boosts the local economy, and then try to deliver these goods back to the community.”
“We’d like to see every local production reach out to non-profit organizations to take advantage of wardrobe and furniture which could assist those in need.” Adds Blair Reekie.
The action-based series pits each team’s skill, ingenuity and teamwork against each other. In each episode, two expert judges along with a celebrity guest judge including Jillian Harris and Todd Talbot from W Network’s Love It or List It Vancouver, and Drew and Jonathan Scott from the Property Brothers vote for their favourite room renovations based on design and workmanship. In the finale, in addition to the judges, the public will cast their vote. The winners will be revealed and awarded with the house they have renovated and a piece of land to put it on.
Produced by Great Pacific Media in association with W Network, Vancouver based “Game of Homes” includes eight one-hour episodes and is scheduled to air in March 2015.
About Great Pacific Media
Great Pacific was established by veteran producers Blair Reekie and Mark Miller. The full service content and production services company has office, post production, and studio facilities in Vancouver. Great Pacific specializes in development, production, co-production, and financing of factual, documentary, game show and reality television.
About W Network
W Network is the leading destination for Canadian women offering a range of compelling entertainment ranging from original programming to lifestyle series, blockbuster movies and popular dramas. Award-winning WNetwork.com offers an appealing second-screen experience with in depth show information featuring articles, videos, photo galleries, recipes and resource guides. With its extensive research capabilities and consumer insights, W Network is recognized as a leading expert in marketing to women. W Network is owned by Canadian-based media and entertainment company Corus Entertainment. For more information, visit WNetwork.com and corusent.com.
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