Happy Holidays

 

Happy Holidays

Happy Holidays from the Talent Hounds Pack

Happy Holidays from the Talent Hounds Pack

Wishing everyone peace, health, love and happiness.

2015 has been an amazing year for the team at Hop To It Productions. We have become wizards on social media, blogging and efficient video production. We dug deep into the international pet world. We completed our first Rom-Com Feature script and started on our first iPad app.,  kids’ picture book and animated series.

Talent Hounds - our dog empire continues to grow across multiple platforms. The three mascot rescues Rocky (Nina), Kilo the Pug (Susie) and Beau the Frenchie (Aria) are thriving. More TV, videos, events and blogs planned for 2016.

Rocky the rescue dog with his ball

Rocky the rescue dog with his ball

Check out the 12 Days of Christmas Video by Kilo the Pug

Pippy Love – Hello Hollywood - we completed our first phase of development on our romantic comedy movie Pippy Love with writer Jeff Butler. I may be biased, but I absolutely love it. Here’s hoping for production in 2016.

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Penny P. Pug and Paco the Pug – we found an amazing illustrator, writer, animation partner, and app developers for our iPad app and children’s book. We hope to start development in January and pitch the TV series at Kidscreen Summit.

The Backseat Barkers – we are just about finished plans and a sizzle for our new blended family comedy series- too funny. We will also be launching a new Branded entertainment division in 2016.

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The Kids’ Pet Club – we are developing a new series for kids. Shooting the pilot in January. So exciting.

Tinderellas, Tinderfellas and Queen Bees – we are working on a new project about dating and mating in a mobile world (following on from our award-winning romance project, Cupid’s Cafe).

Ella and Luana - we are working on a co-pro tween cross-platform project with our great friend Silvia Prado (Zica)  in Brazil.

Several more major announcements for partners Nina and Paul (Beevision), and Susie coming in early 2016.

Hope to see you at NATPE or Kidscreen Summit.

All the best

Happy Holidays

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Another big Award at 2015 Worldfest Houston International Film Festival

We are proud to announce that the one hour Talent Hounds Documentary Mini Series won big at this year’s Worldfest Houston International Film Festival- a Gold Remi in the lifestyle documentary category.thumbs_wf-2014-blk-whtbg

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Talent Hounds Goes to Hollywood

We are very excited to have licensed a short segment of the award winning documentary “Talent Hounds” to illustrate the wonderful animal human bond. It is the heartwarming story of Max and his Autism Service Dog NSD Chester (www.nsd.on.ca)  seen here on YouTube : http://youtu.be/I7lAN1zno0w

Check out www.nsd.on.ca and www.talenthounds.ca

The segment has been licensed for the indie film “The Wrong Side of Right” which tells the story of a woman (Allison Paige) who goes undercover to expose an inhumane dog breeder, directed by Alex Ranarivelo. We can’t wait to see it.

 

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New Development Deal on RomCom “Pippy Love”

We are very excited to announce that Hop To It Productions has a new TV and Digital development deal on the family-friendly romantic comedy ”Pippy Love” with the Pet Network, supported by the Canada Media Fund. Award winning Writer/Director Jeff Butler and Producer Susan Nation will be creating the outline, mini-bible, online presence and sample script. They will be shopping the project in LA in March.

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Story- Evergreen Holiday Rom Com

21 year old Arts student Emma adopts mischievous little rescue Puppy Pippy and comedic chaos ensues. Check out the pre-quel vlog by Emma here: http://youtu.be/lbbteEXbJVQ

A few weeks later, Emma gets offered an exchange in Italy for 6 weeks. She begs her uptight, neat, workaholic older sister Julia to baby sit naughty Pippy. Reluctantly Julia agrees, and her already hectic life gets turned upside down. After a few bumps and twists, and some puppy classes, Julia develops a genuine affection for her new dependent, as well as a strong attraction to a hot guy from the dog park called Tom. Tom and Julia seem meant for each other but all is not what he seems and things go horribly wrong. We watch Pippy, Tom and Julia each grow and transform through the film until eventually, surmounting all obstacles, they find love and happiness. (think Marley and Me meets Raising Helen). A little Pippy Love does Julia a whole lot of good.

 

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