OLE INKS WORLDWIDE FRANTIC FILMS MUSIC ADMIN DEAL
TORONTO/WINNIPEG: ole, the Toronto-based 2007 CCMA Music Publishing Company of the Year, is pleased to announce the signing of a multi-year worldwide music administration deal with Winnipeg, Manitoba-based Frantic Films.
A live action and special effects production company, Frantic Films produces several original live action TV series, including the Gemini Award-winning lifestyle hit Til Debt Do Us Part; the extreme science program Guinea Pig and Music Rising, a documentary special capturing the charity efforts of U2's The Edge and producer Bob Ezrin in New Orleans following the city's devastation at the hands of Hurricane Katrina.
Frantic is nominated for five Gemini Awards, including nods for Best Direction and Best Writing in a Documentary Program or Series -- as well as The Gemini Most Popular Website -- for Devil's Brigade; Best Editor in a Documentary Program or Series for Music Rising and Best Sports Feature for Peter Jordan's Grey Cup Adventure. The Gemini Awards will be presented October 15-17 in Toronto, Ontario and October 28 in Regina, Saskatchewan.
Under terms of the agreement, ole will administer the music from Frantic Films' television production properties.
"We at ole are very, very excited about working with and administering Frantic Films' music publishing," says Bill Banham, ole Television Development.
Lynne Skromeda, Vice-President and Producer, Frantic Films, says she's looking forward to benefiting from ole's proven expertise in this area.
"We've seen the wonderful successes ole has had in helping production companies with their music internationally and are looking forward to working with them to help us realize greater returns on our own music library," says Skromeda.
With offices maintained in Los Angeles and Vancouver, Frantic Films also produces world-class special effects for Hollywood film projects. Recent titles include Swordfish, The Italian Job, X2: X-Men United, Scooby Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed, Resident Evil: Apocalypse, X-Men: The Last Stand, Poseidon, Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer, and Superman Returns.
Frantic was also part of the team for two Academy Award nominated films -- Poseidon and Superman Returns -- nominated in the Outstanding Achievement in Visual Effects category earlier this year.
A leading innovator in visual FX software, Frantic Films also creates custom R&D solutions and quality tools that push the boundaries of computer-generated special effects.
about Frantic Films
Headquartered in Winnipeg, Canada, with offices in Vancouver and Los Angeles, Frantic Films operates divisions that create live action productions, visual effects for film and television, and VFX software. Frantic Films' live action division creates and produces Gemini Award-winning programs for Canadian and international television networks including such hits as Til Debt Do Us Part and Guinea Pig. Frantic also produced the award-winning documentary Music Rising, the feature Lucid, as well as numerous "living history" programs including Devil's Brigade, Bomber Boys and Pioneer Quest. Frantic Films' award-winning visual effects teams have worked on many award-winning feature films and the company's software tools are also used by many leading 3D animation and effects facilities worldwide.
For more information, visit www.franticfilms.com.
ole is a multi-national, Canadian owned, full-service music publisher founded by Robert Ott (former VP/GM BMGMP Canada) and Tim Laing (former radio, TV producer and finance executive), Comprised of a team of 25 experience music publishing professionals, ole is focused on acquisitions, creative development and administration in Toronto, Nashville, and LA.
The ole catalogue includes over thirty-five thousand songs and over twenty-five thousand hours of TV music, with major acquisitions including the Balmur, Keith Follese, Lighthouse and Frank Myers music publishing catalogues. ole has also purchased the worldwide music rights for Amberwood Entertainment's The Secret World Of Benjamin Bear and their forthcoming 3D animated series Rollbots and WGBH's Arthur.
Recent cuts include “Headspin” by Rockstar Supernova, “Once In A While” by Akon, “Shoes” by Shania Twain from Music Inspired by Desperate Housewives, Jaheim’s “Daddy Thing”, Ronnie Milsap’s “My Life”, and Trace Adkins' “High”.
ole has concluded worldwide publishing administration agreements with film and television producers Nelvana, The National Film Board of Canada and PorchLight Entertainment.
ole is the Canadian sub-publisher for the prestigious Arc Music Group, a catalogue that includes songs by Jerry Butler, Chuck Berry, and Bo Diddley. ole also serves as the exclusive Canadian sub-publisher for the prominent Bucks Music Group, home of the James Blunt smash “You’re Beautiful” and Beyoncé and Shakira's "Beautiful Liar." and for TV, animation giant DiC Entertainment.
Staff songwriters include Gerald O'Brien, Derek Brin, John Wesley Chisholm, Ben Dunk, Rebecca Everett, Gilles Godard, James Huff, Willie Mack, Steve Mandile, Mladen, Tebey Ottoh, Scarlett and Dr. Alex Tsisserev.
ole co-ventures include Last Gang Publishing (Kinnie Starr, Mother Mother, MSTRKRFT); Roots Three Music (Bruce Wallace, Chris Thorsteinson, Dave Wasyliw, Steven Lee Olsen, Denny Carr); ib Entertainment (Dru, Alonzo and Haydain Neale); and, Nashville executive Tim DuBois for Steve Mandile.
ole also signed administration deals with Sound Of Pop, a -music publishing company, label, and management firm; Treasure Music Island Inc., whose catalogue features The Merrymen, David Kirton and Spice and Company and, L.A. songwriter David Kopatz.
ole, the 2007 CCMA Music Publisher of the Year, is committed to being the best and most innovative global destination for world-class songwriters, composers and management talent, and the first choice music source for creators in all media.
The ole website can be found at www.majorlyindie.com.