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PPI Releasing to Distribute Award-Winning Drama "Blackstone"
Los Angeles – September 12, 2011 PPI Releasing, LLC has acquired worldwide distribution rights to the award-winning drama, Blackstone. The series debuted this past spring in Canada on the Showcase and APTN networks and is currently shooting its second season. “This is an exceptional series, and we’re proud to represent it,” said PPI principal, Josh Raphaelson. “Blackstone is a highly-charged drama in the mold of the most successful series on television, but its unique voice and vision will captivate American viewers."
Intense, compelling and confrontational, the highly-acclaimed Blackstone has been compared to a ‘Sopranos on the reservation’. The series is an unmuted exploration of power, politics and corruption in the fictional Blackstone First Nation community.
PPI’s announcement comes on the heels of last week’s 26th Annual Gemini Awards, where Blackstone won two awards including Best Actress in a Leading Dramatic Role for Michelle Thrush. Co-star Carmen Moore was also nominated in the category.
In addition to the Gemini Awards, Blackstone has won three Rosies and two Leo Awards.
Blackstone is produced by Prairie Dog Film + Television, with Ron E. Scott as executive producer, writer and director, Jesse Szymanski as producer, Damon Vignale as producer and writer, and Gil Cardinal as writer. The series is produced in association with Aboriginal Peoples Television Network.
About PPI Releasing, LLC PPI Releasing, LLC is a television and new media distribution company led by industry veterans Ritch Colbert, Josh Raphaelson and David Hutchinson. PPI Releasing brands feature innovative programming and high production values, developed in partnership with advertisers, broadcasters and online networks. For more info about PPI, visit www.ppi.tv.
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