TORONTO, CANADA (October 4, 2012) White Pine Pictures announced today that they’ve secured the program sale of their new hour-long drama series Cracked to Astral’s Québec fiction channel Séries+ pre-MIPCOM.

Cracked is created by writer Tracey Forbes (Flashpoint, Buffy the Vampire Slayer) and Toronto Emergency Task Force officer Calum de Hartog and executive produced by Peter Raymont and Janice Dawe of White Pine Pictures.

The 13-part drama stars David Sutcliffe (Private Practice, Gilmore Girls) as Detective Aidan Black and Stefanie von Pfetten (NCIS, Battlestar Galactica) as Psychiatrist Dr. Daniella Ridley. Cracked partners an unstable police detective (Sutcliffe) with a psychiatrist (von Pfetten) to solve the city’s most baffling and psychologically complex crimes.

Cracked is produced by White Pine Pictures in association with the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation and with the participation of the Canadian Television Fund and Cogeco in association with Group M Entertainment.  Distributed internationally by Beta Film GmbH and White Pine Releasing.  Represented in the US by Carrie Stein. Peter Tortorici is Executive Consultant.

CBC is to air the Canadian drama in January 2013.


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. More information about White Pine Pictures can be found on the company’s website at www.whitepinepictures.com

About Séries+

Séries+ is a member of the Astral family. Astral Media Inc. (TSX:ACM.A/ACM.B) is one of Canada’s largest media companies. It operates several of the country’s most popular pay and specialty television, radio, out-of-home advertising and interactive media properties. Astral plays a central role in community life across the country by offering diverse, rich and vibrant programming that meets the tastes and needs of consumers and advertisers. www.seriesplus.com To learn more about Astral, visit astral.com.


For further information, please contact:

Lisa Ghione Unit Publicist, CRACKED

Davida Gragor, Publicity Contact at MIPCOM