Lark Productions Signs First-Look Deal with Picture Arcade

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA AND LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA -- (Marketwired) -- Sep 25, 2014 -- Lark Productions announced today a first-look deal with newly formed North American production company Picture Arcade, led by former MTV and Comedy Network executive Brent Haynes. The deal reunites Haynes with Louise Clark, President and Executive Producer of Vancouver-based Lark Productions. The former CTV production executives co-developed and oversaw Canada's most-watched comedy series of all time, Corner Gas.

Picture Arcade will develop scripted comedies and dramas as well as unscripted series for Lark to air in North America and internationally. The agreement between the two companies marks Lark's objective to work with top talent in both Canada and the U.S.

"It's very exciting to be working with Brent again," commented Clark from her Lark Productions office in Vancouver. "He brings a very strong comedy development slate to Lark's current drama and unscripted portfolio and his extensive U.S. relationships will be a definite asset to our strategic growth as a company."

"I'm beyond thrilled to once again join forces with Louise, this time with her stellar team at Lark," said Haynes. "Lark delivers great looking, high quality shows and Louise is so highly respected in the industry. I'm kind of hoping a smidgen of that rubs off on me. I also heard that they provide lunch on Fridays, so that really put things over the top."

Haynes recently formed Picture Arcade after spending 19 years in broadcasting in both Canada and the U.S. Most recently, he spent five years in New York City as Senior Vice President of Comedy and Animation at MTV, where he managed a full development slate and oversaw production for close to 20 series. Previously, Haynes spent 11 years with The Comedy Network in Canada, where he helped launch the channel. He ultimately became Vice President of Programming at TCN in charge of the development, acquisitions, and scheduling teams.

About Lark Productions

Lark Productions is a Canadian production company in business to give exceptional talent a voice by developing and producing quality programming that has the potential to partner and travel internationally. Lark was established in 2010 in Vancouver, BC. Among its many productions are MOTIVE (CTV, ABC), THE REAL HOUSEWIVES OF VANCOUVER (Slice), MOM'S A MEDIUM (CMT), EMERGENCY ROOM: LIFE + DEATH AT VGH (Knowledge Network), and GASTOWN GAMBLE (OWN). LARK enjoys an excellent relationship and distribution deal with shareholder NBCUniversal International.

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Lark Productions announced the start of production of two returning television series this month. Lark, together with Foundation Features, started principal photography in Vancouver, B.C. on season three of the hit original crime drama series MOTIVE (CTV, ABC). Lark also began production on season two of their reality series MOM'S A MEDIUM in Edmonton, Alberta for Corus Entertainment (CMT). www.cmt.ca/show/moms-a-medium/

MOTIVE and MOM'S A MEDIUM are distributed by NBCUniversal International.

About Picture Arcade

Based in Vancouver and Los Angeles, Picture Arcade is led by President and Executive Producer Brent Haynes. Picture Arcade was established in 2014 to work closely with outstanding writers, producers, and talent to conceive and deliver highly entertaining projects on all platforms for the North American and international markets.

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