Mediabiz International’s Media-Max wins its first Canadian Screen Award for Best TV Movie for Magic Beyond Words : the JK Rowling Story

(Montréal) – March 1, 2013  – Mediabiz’s production division, Media-Max, is honored and proud to have won its first Canadian Screen Award for Best TV Movie for MAGIC BEYOND WORDS: THE JK ROWLING STORY. The production had garnered 4 nominations for best TV Movie, Best Direction, Best Performance by an Actress and Best Score.

« We were very honored to have been nominated and are truly thankful to the Academy to have received this Canadian Screen Award. JK Rowling’s story of a single mother overcoming the odds to become the world’s foremost fiction writer really inspired us », said Karine Martin, producer for Media-Max and CEO of the Mediabiz Group.

MAGIC BEYOND WORDS: THE JK ROWLING STORY, directed by Paul A. Kaufman, is Media-Max’s first live-action television production and was broadcast by The Movie Network and Movie Central in Canada, Lifetime Networks in the US and sold in over 20 countries.

Media-Max’s upcoming slate of films includes the just completed MAINA, directed by Michel Poulette, the upcoming MIDNIGHT SUN, a Canada-Italy co-production set in the Arctic co-directed by Roger Spottiswoode (Tomorrow Never Dies, Shake Hands With The Devil) and Brando Quilici, OUTCAST, a China-Canada-France co-production to be shot in China later this year and directed by Nick Powell and DANCE OF THE MIRLITONS, directed by Evan Greenberg and to be co-produced with Academy Award-nominated producer Daniel Dubiecki (Up in the Air, Juno, Thank You For Smoking).

Founded in 2000, Mediabiz is an integrated financing and production company. The Mediabiz Group offers a unique combination of world leading production expertise and investment capabilities by co-producing and co-financing slates of projects. Based in Montreal, its production division Media-Max can produce coast to coast in Canada and around the world through its partnerships, including Toonz Global, a joint venture with India-Singapore group Toonz Entertainment.