First Acquisition for Amuz Distribution Brand
Quebec City, Canada – September 13, 2023: Amuz Distribution’s Alex Avon, VP of Global Distribution and Pixcom’s President, Nicola Merola jointly announced their international distribution deal for four seasons of Pixcom-produced Counter Offer (Contre Offre). This is the first acquisition for the Amuz Distribution brand (formerly ComediHa! Distribution until May of this year).
There are three seasons (each season 12×30 min) with S4 currently in production. The distribution agreement is for all territories outside of Canada. The series is originally produced for Bell Media and airs in Canada on Noovo and Crave.
Counter Offer follows the small family-run Levesque agency desperately trying to survive within the highly unpredictable real estate industry. The father and agency founder, Alain, broker for 35years, is on the verge of burnout and his family and friends cause chaos. Dysfunctional, but endearing, the fledging real estate team always come together to support their buyers and sellers as they seek happiness and success within the hectic real estate jungle.
Avon stated: “As we grow Amuz Distribution, we are thrilled to add this fantastic series to our portfolio – the Pixcom production Counter Offer. This fun program supports our mission — keeping the world feeling good. ”
Merola added: “Pixcom is in great hands with Alex and his Amuz Distribution team. The show is doing really well in Quebec and is perfect for the world stage. Our comedy of a dysfunctional family is relatable across borders, and we look forward to following its journey around the globe.”
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.
Pixcom is one of Canada’s leading independent television content producers. Pixcom is known for its award-winning drama series, including White Night (Season 2 in production for Prime Video and Corus +), Audrey’s Back (awarded at various festivals including the 2022 CANNESERIES, Denver Colorado’s SeriesFest, and Banff/Rockie Awards); Wong & Winchester; The Wall-Cover your tracks; Dark Lake; Counter Offer; Indefensible; and Alert Squad – to name a few. Pixcom is led by Executive Producers Nicola Merola, President, and Charles Lafortune, First Vice President, Content and Creative Affairs. Together they manage a permanent staff of 50 and employ over 5,000 artists, technicians, and production crews.
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