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Cracked Greenlit by CBC

TORONTO – May 10, 2012 – White Pine Pictures will be teaming up once again with the CBC on their newest TV drama, Cracked. The series order comes on the heels of a successful pilot that was shot last Fall.

Starring David Sutcliffe (Gilmore Girls, Private Practice) as Detective Aidan Black and Stefanie von Pfetten (NCIS, Battlestar Galactica) as psychiatrist Dr. Daniella Ridley, the hour-long drama series follows unique partnerships of police detectives and mental health professionals of the Psych Crimes Unit as they investigate psychologically complex crimes.

“We’re delighted to be collaborating with the CBC on this original, intelligent, and innovative Canadian drama series featuring a dynamic cast and fast-paced scripts”, says Executive Producer Peter Raymont, President of White Pine Pictures.  “Cracked is a gripping, compassionate portrayal of emotional problems that affect so many people and touch us all. And it does so with fascinating plots and compelling humour.”

Cracked is created by writer Tracey Forbes (Flashpoint, Buffy the Vampire Slayer) and Toronto Emergency Task Force officer Calum de Hartog.  The Cracked pilot was Executive Produced by Peter Raymont, Janice Dawe and Tracey Forbes; Creative Producer Susan Morgan; director Tim Southam (Bones, House).

The series will be distributed internationally by White Pine and Munich-based Betafilm and is represented in the USA by Carrie Stein of 3Arts Entertainment.

Cracked is White Pine’s second drama series for CBC.  Their first, The Border, ran for three successful seasons and was sold to 21 countries.

About White Pine Pictures:

White Pine Pictures is an independent Canadian film, television, and new media production company based in Toronto, Canada. Headed by award-winning filmmaker, Peter Raymont, the company is recognized internationally as a high quality production house with a reputation for compelling visual styles and depth of content.  White Pine Pictures prides itself on its longtime relationships with Canadian talent and key industry players worldwide. White Pine has produced over 100 films, including the Emmy award-winning feature documentary Shake Hands With The Devil: The Journey of Roméo Dallaire, two Oscar-shortlisted features; A Promise to the Dead: The Exile Journey of Ariel Dorfman, and Genius Within: The Inner Life of Glenn Gould, and the award-winning documentary Triage: Dr. James Orbinski’s Humanitarian Dilemma. West Wind: The Vision of Tom Thomson is now playing in theatres across Canada. White Pine is also producer of the award-winning TV drama series The Border (38 episodes), produced for the CBC, sold internationally to 21 broadcasters and versioned into 11 languages.

Media Contact, White Pine Pictures
Davida Gragor
416-703-5580 ext 245, davida@whitepinepictures.com