(WINNIPEG, MB) JUNE 13, 2016Farpoint Films today announced they have entered into a first-look deal with Rive Gauche Television to develop and produce unscripted television projects for the national and international market.

This multi-year deal allows both companies to benefit from each other’s strengths with Rive Gauche acting as co-producer on many properties and international distributor on all of Farpoint's future unscripted projects and Farpoint acting as a both a production and post-production house for Rive Gauche on a number of different properties.

The two companies began their relationship with Farpoint’s The Illegal Eater being sold both in the U.S. and internationally by Rive Gauche and currently have a number of projects in various stages together in both Canada and the U.S.

“This partnership has been in the works for awhile as Jon Kramer and I both felt the two companies complemented each other perfectly and I am very excited to be working with the entire team at Rive Gauche as we focus on expanding Farpoint’s reach into the U.S. and international market,” said Kyle Bornais, executive producer and co-founder of Farpoint Films.

“Rive Gauche is very pleased to solidify our business relationship with Farpoint and Kyle Bornais. Like Rive Gauche, Farpoint’s product is cutting edge and well produced. We expect great shows to continue to come out of this very collaborative relationship,” said Jon Kramer of Rive Gauche Television.

Farpoint Films credits include award-winning shows Escape Or Die!, The Illegal Eater and The Medicine Line; feature films Menorca, Teen Lust; and documentaries Randy Bachman’s Vinyl Tap: Every Song Tells A Story, Lost Heroes, and The Sheepdogs Have At It.

Rive Gauche Television’s credits include Dog Whisperer with Cesar Millan, Homicide Hunter, Ice Cold Killer, My Strange Addiction, My Crazy Obsession, Operation Repo, Sins & Secrets, Happily Never After, Evil Twins and The Day I Almost Died



Sea Rescue Takes Home Emmy for "Outstanding Children's Series"

LOS ANGELES (May 3, 2016) - Sea Rescue has been inspiring families on Saturday mornings since 2012, and has now been awarded with a Daytime Creative Arts Emmy® Award at this year’s Annual Daytime Emmy® Awards in Los Angeles. Sea Rescue was awarded the prize for “Outstanding Children’s Series”.

Sea Rescue showcases the touching and inspirational stories of marine animal rescue, rehabilitation and return to the wild by the SeaWorld Rescue Team and partner organizations. Featured episodes this season include the California sea lion crisis, and a record breaking transfer of hundreds of cold stunned sea turtles from New England to rehabilitation centers around the country. 

The heartwarming episode “Georgia on my Mind,” submitted to the academy for consideration, shares the story of Georgia, a rescued orphaned baby manatee who grows up to become a mom, grandmother, and foster manatee mom. This is the show’s first win and third nomination.

Rive Gauche Names Development Vice President

Rive Gauche Television Has Tapped Julie Pifher as Vice President of Development


LOS ANGELES (May 3, 2016) – Rive Gauche Television has hired Julie Pifher as VP of Development. Pifher comes to RGTV from Workaholic Productions where she developed and served as Executive Producer on My Giant Life for TLC. As the new VP of Development she will develop original concepts and continue to foster co-production and acquisition relationships while seeking out new opportunities. Previously, Pifher served as a development executive at Morningstar Entertainment (I’m a Living Doll, Prepper Hillbillies) and Rive Gauche Television. She has developed concepts for a variety of networks including; TLC, LMN, Syfy, ID, Pivot, History, Destination America and TruTV. Pifher will report to Marine Ksadzhikyan, SVP of Distribution & Development.

 “It’s great to be back at a place I’m familiar with,” said Pifher. She added, “The groundbreaking, unique and edgy type of programing that have worked for Rive Gauche fit with the type of shows I love to develop.”

The hire comes as RGTV expands its push on securing US commissions and co-productions. 

 “It’s with great excitement we welcome Julie back to Rive Gauche Television. She knows our company well, and is the perfect person to translate RGTV’s expertise and trend-setting mindset to get projects placed on the US networks,” said Jon Kramer, CEO of Rive Gauche.

Rive Gauche Strikes Pre-MIPTV Sales


 Rive Gauche Television sells hundreds of hours into key territories worldwide

 LOS ANGELES (March 21, 2016) – Rive Gauche Television has sold several of its titles to broadcasters in multiple territories worldwide prior to MIPTV, it was announced by Jon Kramer, CEO of Rive Gauche Television.

 Where Cool Came From (Discovery Latin America), True Supernatural (Foxtel Australia, Blue Ant Canada, UKTV UK), Ultimate Homes (Blue Ant Canada, SIC Portugal), Fix It & Finish It (First HD Russia, African Business Channel), Back To Basics (Asia Food Channel), Amazing Dog Tales (Intra Communications CIS, First HD TV Russia).

Crime is a hot genre and getting hotter worldwide amongst broadcasters: Fame Kills (Foxtel Australia, AMC Chello Poland, SIC Portugal), Death By Gossip (Foxtel Australia, AMC Chello Poland), Homicide Hunter (Foxtel Australia), Ice Cold Killers (Foxtel Australia), Evil Twins (Foxtel Australia, AMC Chello UK), Sins & Secrets (AMC Chello UK).

 Amongst the on going favorites from the Rive Gauche library Dog Whisperer episodes have been picked up by Discovery Latin America, RCS-RDS Romania, First HD TV Russia, Corp Novazul SRL Dominican Republic and renewals from TV4 Sweden.  In addition, Discovery Latin America, SBS Belgium, Discovery Italy and TVNZ New Zealand have acquired seasons of My Strange Addition.

 Rive Gauche’s high quality catalogue continues to satisfy various programming needs worldwide.  Our client’s know they can come to us to fill out their programming schedules,” said Jon Kramer, CEO of Rive Gauche.