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Real Houses Launch

Remember that TV show we produced with our friends at Hemmings House?

Next week, the show begins airing on the W Network. You can catch the premiere Tuesday, Sept. 8 at 11 p.m. AST. All 15 episodes will then air every Tuesday night, two per night, until the end of October.

Called Real Houses of…, it showcases extraordinary houses from across North America – and it was produced right here at home, in Saint John.

Today’s news release – with full details – is below. If you have any questions or feedback, or if you just want to say Hi, drop me a line.

Thanks for all your encouragement during this very exciting time for Revolution and Talons of Venice.

As a side-note: Stay tuned… we’ll have more awesome news for you in a couple of weeks.


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FOR IMMEDIATE DISTRIBUTION Tuesday, September 1, 2015

New TV Series Real Houses of... to Air Beginning Sept. 8, 2015 on W Network
Series Represents First Joint Venture Between Saint John-Based Co-Producers, Talons of Venice and Hemmings House Pictures 


Saint John, NB – On Tuesday, Sept. 8, a new lifestyle television series begins airing on the W Network, Talons of Venice and Hemmings House announced today.

The series, Real Houses of..., represents the first joint venture between Hemmings House Pictures Ltd. and Talons of Venice – the content creation arm of Saint John-based marketing agency, Revolution Strategy.

“With the launch of this show, we’re showing broadcasters and networks around the world that content producers on Canada’s east coast are producing premier programming,” said Greg Hemmings, President and CEO of Hemmings House. “This has been a wonderful opportunity to showcase the creative talent force we have here in Saint John.”

Derek Riedle, Executive Producer with Talons of Venice and founder of Revolution Strategy said, “We are always looking for the next creative pursuit, and from concept to air date, we are thrilled with how quickly this series came to life. This show is proof that we can execute on smart ideas, and produce creative products for global markets from our home in Saint John.”

“This is world-class programming with creative excellence in research, production and post- production, thanks to our teams in Ontario and New Brunswick,” said Arnie Zipursky, Executive Producer at CCI Entertainment. “We are proud to present the series with The Fremantle Corporation to the global market at MIPCOM next month.”

Fifteen 30-minute episodes of Real Houses of... will air this fall, two episodes every Tuesday night, beginning at 10 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. ET / PT, beginning Sept. 8 on the W Network. Episode locations will span North America, focusing on five regions: Texas, New York, Los Angeles, Western Canada and Atlantic Canada.

On Tuesday, Sept. 8, Talons of Venice and Hemmings House will co-host a Real Houses of... launch party for the series at the Saint John Ale House in Saint John, New Brunswick.

The production of Real Houses of... employed a crew of about 20 full-time employees – all based in New Brunswick.

In February 2014, Talons of Venice and Hemmings House formed a partnership with CCI Entertainment to produce and distribute content for television networks in Canada and around the world. CCI Entertainment and its global sales agents also introduced the pilot at MIPCOM – the four-day, international entertainment content conference – in Cannes, Oct. 13-16, 2014.


About Real Houses of...

Real Houses Of... invites you into some of the most incredible homes in North America. You won’t find “cookie cutter” here. These fabulous spaces are one-of-a-kind, custom-designed to fit the needs and lifestyles of their remarkable owners. From historic east coast manors to ultra- modern Pacific pads, these Real Houses push wow factor to the max. With luxurious bedrooms, resort-worthy pools, spectacular bathrooms, million-dollar views and kitchens hot enough to make a French chef swoon – this series is guaranteed to astonish and inspire.

About the Creators

Hemmings House Pictures Ltd. ( is an award-winning content producer that focuses on documentaries and factual television series with a vision to inspire and engage audiences around the world to positive action. Hemmings House has earned a reputation as the production company that injects 'real' back into reality television through their work with productions like Cubicle to the Cage. Leaning heavily on a decade of documentary passion and experience, Hemmings House produces authentic stories that accelerate change.

From New Brunswick, Canada and California, USA, Talons of Venice Entertainment Inc. ( is the content creation arm of Revolution Strategy (, a fully integrated, Saint John-based marketing and communications agency. We invent and unearth compelling content and leverage it through great creative, storytelling, positioning and digital strategy. Talons of Venice has set up shop in LA, but Saint John will always be home.

CCI (Cambium Catalyst International) Entertainment Ltd. ( has over 30 years of experience in television production and international distribution in all genres including kids, lifestyle, drama and factual programming. During this time, the company has set new standards for excellence, service and integrity in the international entertainment arena with over 2,000 hours of award-winning content including factual programming such as Paws for Autism for Animal Planet, Living Through Dying for Discovery Network, recent children’s and family content including two seasons of Extreme Babysitting and three seasons of Ghost Trackers for YTV and HBO Family, the award winning holiday family movie ANYTHING BUT CHRISTMAS for ION in the US, BBC in the UK and M6 in France. The exceptional in-house talent, combined with the expertise of a global network of production partners, has contributed to CCI’s strong track record as a trustworthy, innovative and successful force in the entertainment industry.