Shaftesbury has been incredibly successful producing 1 hr continuing drama series like The Listener, Murdoch Mysteries and Frankie Drake Mysteries.
Shaftesbury's current slate includes 12 seasons of Murdoch Mysteries for CBC, UKTV, and ITV STUDIOS Global Entertainment, two seasons of detective drama Frankie Drake Mysteries for CBC and UKTV, and three seasons of critically acclaimed thriller series Slasher for Netflix. Shaftesbury's digital arm produces original digital, convergent, and branded entertainment projects including the global phenomenon and MIPTV Brand Content of the Year award winner Carmilla, scripted comedy Upstairs Amy for Walmart and Interac®, and supernatural drama Inhuman Condition.
What are they looking for?
Shaftesbury is specifically looking for continuing series. I.e. 1 hr procedural dramas. Shaftesbury hasn’t done a lot of comedy, but we have 2 x ½ hrs that we’re excited about and looking to develop.
Sarah MacKinnon is a creative and organized individual with over fifteen years of experience in the Canadian television, interactive and digital media industry.
As Senior Director of TV Production, Sarah is primarily responsible for managing Shaftesbury’s primetime television production slate. Specializing in film, television and digital media budgeting, financing and tax credit analysis, the production unit is a vital group that performs an integral function in managing productions and collecting financing that keeps Shaftesbury’s extensive and diverse slate of projects running smoothly.