Odenkirk Provissiero Entertainment signs Rapp Battlez
Canadian Comedy Award-winning Rapp Battlez, a high-energy, off-the-wall, 22-minute live-to-tape mix of rap, comedy and spectacle, has just been signed by Odenkirk Provissiero Entertainment. Co-created and co-hosted by real-life brothers Miguel Rivas (Host of CTV’s The Beaverton, IFC’s Baroness Von Sketch) and Freddie Rivas (CBC’s True Dating Stories and According To Kids), the wildly popular smackdown gives sketch comedians a platform to square off for comedic, tête-à-tête rap battle supremacy. While Odenkirk Provissiero Entertainment is the show's US-based representative, Don Ferguson Productions (DFP) is the Canadian-based representative; DFP closed an exclusive deal with the Rivas brothers in July 2018 to develop the show for television. Odenkirk Provissiero Entertainment’s Naomi Odenkirk and Tiffany Schloesser will serve as Executive Producers, alongside DFP's Don Ferguson, Lucy Stewart and Kevin Wallis.
Link to full press release here.
January 15, 2019
Section Z at the FIN Atlantic International Film Festival
DFP’s Kevin Wallis, along with William F. Whites Greg Jeffs, are heading to 2018 FIN Atlantic International Film Festival with the Section Z script. The script was accepted as part of the FIN Partner Program. If you’re at the festival feel free to reach out and say hi!
September 13, 2018
Rapp Battlez at JFL42
Rapp Battlez will be performing a live show for JFL42 Thursday September 20th at 8:45pm at The Royal Cinema.
608 College St, Toronto, ON. Tickets can be purchased here for $25.95 each.
September 12, 2018
DFP signs Jason Leaver to develop Out With Dad
DFP signs Jason Leaver to exclusive deal to develop his award winning web series Out With Dad for television. One of the most successful Canadian web series ever created, Out With Dad is a coming of age story of a teenager and her single father, dealing with her acceptance of her sexuality. Since the web series premiered, it has garnered countless awards, 40,000 subscribers and over 25 million viewers on YouTube alone.
July 23, 2018
Rapp Battlez, Toronto Comedy Scene Mainstay,
Makes Just For Laughs Debut, July 24, 25 & 27
Canadian Comedy Award-winning Rapp Battlez makes its OFF-JFL premiere at the Katacombes on Tuesday, July 24 at 11:59 p.m., and then joins Just For Laughs outdoor programming with two performances on the Loto-Québec Stage on Wednesday July 25 at 10 p.m. and Friday, July 27 at 8:30 p.m. Co-hosted and co-created by brothers Miguel Rivas (The Beaverton) and Freddie Rivas (Confederacy of Dunks), the wildly popular sketch comedy smackdown gives some of Canada’s most talented sketch comedians a platform to square off against each other for comedic, tête-à-tête rap battle supremacy.
On July 24, Rapp Battlez will feature:
Marito Antonio Lopez vs Aisha Brown
Kirsten Rasmussen & Brandon Ash-Mohammed vs Becky Johnson & Gillian Bartolucci
Alex Tindal vs mystery guest
Jon Blair vs Chris Robinson
Daniel Beirne vs Roger Bainbridge, and
July 26 and 27 programming to be announced.
July 12, 2018
Second Jen Season 2 Premieres Saturday, August 4 @ 8:30pm
on OMNI Television
Second Jen is an original scripted sitcom that follows the adventures of two second-generation millennials and their friends. The series is co-created, co-executive produced and stars Amanda Joy (Virtual Hitman, Devil's Mile, Disconnection) and Samantha Wan (Private Eyes, Sudden Master, Devil’s Mile). Joy also serves as writer/story editor for the series, while Wan is story editor and co-directs an episode in Season 2. The comedy series is inspired by Joy and Wan’s real life experiences as second-generation millennials and reflects the world around them, touching on hot-button issues such as racism and sexual harassment in the workplace. The six-part, 30-minute series is shot in Toronto. Second Jen Season 2 airs Saturdays at 8:30p.m., beginning August 4, 2018 on OMNI Television.
July 11, 2018
DFP at Just For Laughs Montreal
Kevin Wallis and Lucy Stewart of Don Ferguson Productions will be leaving for Just For Laughs on Tuesday July 24 for six jam-packed days of comedy. If you want to meet up to discuss project ideas, pitch to us, or want to chat about job opportunities, drop us a line in our contact section!
July 6, 2018