ole Inks Multi-Year Admin Deal with Ellis Entertainment

TORONTO: ole is pleased to announce it has secured multi-year North American administration deal with Ellis Entertainment, one of Canada's foremost independent producers for the global television market.

For over 40 years, Ellis Entertainment has been a leader in TV production and distribution for the world, developing top quality documentary and factual entertainment through its Ellis Vision subsidiary that spans multiple genres including reality, wildlife, history, adventure and children's programming.

Ellis Entertainment, a proven leader in its field, is an ideal company for ole's North American collection expertise. Ellis President Stephen Ellis, COO Michael Steinberg and the entire Ellis Entertainment team have a wealth of experience in producing and distributing high quality, non-fiction television content.

ole’s pre-eminent position in this field is a great opportunity for us to see an improved return for the original music in our shows,” says Ellis. “And we’re obviously in good company with ole’s growing roster of producers.”

States Robert Ott, ole Chairman & CEO, "ole looks forward to delivering world-class service for Ellis and to our association with such a successful, leading producer."

The Ellis Vision catalogue includes its popular award-winning Profiles Of Nature, comprised of 104 original 30-minute episodes and 78 one-hour specials that have been broadcast in over 100 countries, including the Discovery Channel and Animal Planet in North America.

Aside from Profiles Of Nature, ole will administer Sideshow Stars: The Real Story; Tank Overhaul; The Baby Human, a three-time Gemini Award nominated series; and wildlife properties Nature of the Beast, Craftiest Animals, Leave It to the Real Beavers, Beastly Countdown, and Day of the Groundhog.

Ellis Entertainment has been honoured with numerous Gemini, and U.S. awards and citations at the Houston, Chicago, Columbus and New York Festivals, among others.


About Ellis Entertainment:

Ellis Entertainment (www.ellisent.com) is one of the world's leading program providers in the global television marketplace. For over four decades, the company has been a leader in production and distribution for the world market, as well as an influential voice in the Canadian broadcasting system.

Through its Ellis Vision production subsidiary, Ellis Entertainment is responsible for developing and producing high quality non-fiction and documentary programming that spans several genres including, nature, science, history and reality.

The Company also operates VisionTV International, a joint venture with VisionTV, specializing in faith-based entertainment.

Ellis Releasing, the company's distribution arm currently represents more than 300 hours of original programming produced or co-produced by Ellis Vision, as well over 1,200 hours of acquired programming.

Recognized for the quality of its programming, the company has been honored with numerous awards and at film and television festivals.

about ole

ole is a multi-national, Canadian owned, full-service music publisher.

Comprised of a team of 25 experienced music publishing professionals, ole is focused on acquisitions, creative development and administration in Toronto, Nashville, and LA. ole was voted 2007 CCMA Music Publishing Company of the Year, the first time in 15 years that the honour went to an independent.

The ole catalogue includes over thirty-five thousand songs and over twenty-five thousand hours of TV music, with major acquisitions including the Balmur, Keith Follese, Lighthouse and Frank Myers music publishing catalogues. ole has also purchased the worldwide music rights for WGBH's Arthur, Amberwood Entertainment's The Secret World Of Benjamin Bear and their forthcoming 3D animated series Rollbots and the music to sci-fi cult series, Lexx.

ole has concluded worldwide publishing administration agreements with film and television producers Nelvana, Shaftesbury, Ellis Entertainment, The National Film Board of Canada and PorchLight Entertainment as well as many others.

ole is the Canadian sub-publisher for the prestigious Arc Music Group, a catalogue that includes songs by Jerry Butler, Chuck Berry and Bo Diddley. ole also serves as the exclusive Canadian sub-publisher for the prominent Bucks Music Group, home of the James Blunt smash "You're Beautiful" and Beyoncé and Shakira's "Beautiful Liar." and for TV, animation giant DiC Entertainment.

Staff songwriters and composers include; Lenz Entertainment/Jack Lenz, Tebey, Gerald O'Brien, Derek Brin, John Wesley Chisholm, Ben Dunk, Rebecca Everett, Gilles Godard, James Huff, Willie Mack, Steve Mandile, Mladen, Scarlett and Dr. Alex Tsisserev.

Recent cuts include "I'm Already There" by Westlife, "Once In A While" by Akon, "Another Pot O' Tea" by Anne Murray/Emmylou Harris, Trace Adkins' "High" and Shane Yellowbird's "I Remember The Music."

ole co-ventures include Last Gang Publishing (Kinnie Starr, Mother Mother); Roots Three Music (Bruce Wallace, Chris Thorsteinson, Dave Wasyliw, Steven Lee Olsen, Denny Carr); ib Entertainment (Dru, Alonzo and Haydain Neale).

ole is committed to being the best and most innovative global destination for world-class songwriters, composers and management talent, and the first choice music source for creators in all media.

The ole website can be found at www.majorlyindie.com.