Also Announces Award Wins & Nominations for “About Antoine”
Quebec City, Canada – September 25, 2023: Amuz Distribution’s Alex Avon, VP of Global Distribution announced the acquisition of Larry a dramedy produced by Avenue Productions. This is the second acquisition for Amuz Distribution (formerly ComediHa! Distribution until May of this year). Larry received 6 nominations at Prix Gémeaux and won “Best Sound – Fiction”; additionally, Director Patrice Sauvé is nominated for the upcoming Prix RÉALS Awards. In other news, Amuz Distribution’s series About Antoine received three separate award wins and a nomination this month – the Prix Gémeaux, La Rochelle’s Festival de la Fiction and MIPCOM’s Diversify TV Award.
Larry is a dramedy about aformer undercover police officer, Larry, whose reputation was tarnished from a corruption case, is now a security guard at the ripe age of 62 and working in a culturally mixed Montreal neighborhood. He is left to navigate a new life with his disabled wife who recently became injured when caught between a gang shootout. Larry, along with his quirky neighbors, tries to uncover the identities of those who were responsible for his wife while trying to make the best of his situation and redeem his reputation.Josée Desrosiers, Producer, Avenue Productions added: “Amuz Distribution is the perfect partner for Avenue Productions. They have the international contacts and stellar reputation as well as the sensibilities to represent our special series “Larry”. We are confident audiences around the world will be moved by the program.”
Amuz Distribution’s series About Antoine is the recipient of multiple awards this month. The Prix Gémeaux in Montreal bestowed the Best Supporting Role in a Comedy award for actress Micheline Bernard, while in La Rochelle at the Festival de la Fiction, About Antoine received the Best Francophone Foreign Fiction Award. And MIPCOM just named the series one of the finalists for its Diversify TV Awards, and the winner will be crowned on October 17 at a ceremony during MIPCOM.
About Antoine is an uplifting story of love and family triumphing over limitations. With authenticity, sensitivity, and humor the series tackles a rarely explored theme in fiction: life with a poly-handicapped child. Inspired by True Events.
Avon stated: “As we grow Amuz Distribution, we are thrilled to add Larry to our portfolio. This thought-provoking series demonstrating redemption fits nicely into our expansion mission for feel-good programming. We are also honored to have our heartfelt series About Antoine be recognized by the industry around the world with wins at the Prix Gémeaux in Quebec; and in France – a win at the La Rochelle Festival de la Fiction and our nomination for upcoming MIPCOM’s Diversify Awards. We’ll be at MIPCOM with these and other inspiring programs and look forward to meeting with everyone.”
About Amuz Distribution
Based in Quebec City, Amuz Distribution was launched in May 2023, fka ComediHa! Distribution, with a mission to spread comedy and feel-good content around the world, both scripted and unscripted. Amuz expands on ComediHa! Distribution’s mission to create and sell finished programmes and originals by securing and leveraging all rights and adopting a full 360-degree approach to content. The rebranding to become Amuz Distribution was made possible by a generous contribution by Fonds Quebecor, Canada Media Fund and SODEC. The funds, in the short term, will be used to acquire new comedy and feel-good global programming to grow Amuz Distribution’s library, while developing in-house and securing new co-production and broadcast partners. Current award-winning titles include: Writer’s Block, In Lieu of Flowers, The Phoenix, About Antoine, and more. Amuz Distribution – keeping the world feeling good.
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