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Edgemont Renewed for fall 2012: Cleared in over 75% of USHH. E/I Program Returns for a Fourth Season
Los Angeles, CA - April 19th, 2012 PPI Releasing, LLC announced today that the youth-oriented half-hour series, Edgemont will return for a fourth season in September, 2012. Cleared in over 75% of USHH, the award-winning teen drama from Omni Film Productions Ltd., targets teens 13-16, and was originally produced for Canada's public broadcaster, CBC.
Edgemont features an all-star cast that includes Grace Park ("Hawaii Five-O"), Kristin Kreuk ("Smallville"), Jessica Lucas (CW's "Melrose Place"), and Dominic Zamprogna ("General Hospital"). Each 30-minute episode portrays the everyday lives of students of AC McKinley Secondary School in the fictitious suburban town of Edgemont.
"Edgemont is an exceptional program that is designed not only to entertain but to inform and educate young viewers," says PPI principal, Ritch Colbert. "The success of this show is a testament to the quality of the production and the relevance of the subject matter to today's audience."
Most broadcasters will utilize the program's educational/information qualifications to meet E/I programming requirements. Storylines focus on the social and emotional challenges that every secondary school student faces, from forming and maintaining friendships and romantic attachments, to ethical and moral choices and family relationships. Each episode illustrates the possible consequences of choices that young viewers may face, and these outcomes provide "life lessons" to teen audiences. Edgemont is supported with online study materials that may be used to open dialogue with peers, parents and educators regarding the topics portrayed in the series.
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.
About Omni Film Productions Limited Omni Film Productions Limited is one of Canada's longest established television and film production companies. Omni develops, finances and produces dramatic, factual and lifestyle series, documentaries and children's programming for the domestic and international market. Together with sister companies Water Street Pictures, Water Street Releasing and Omni Post, Omni Film is a complete television production, post-production and distribution entity with a steadily growing catalogue of exceptional programming. www.omnifilm.com