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BBC Worldwide to distribute Canadian drama 'The Session' globally

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MUMBAI: BBC Worldwide has succeeded in picking the international distribution rights to highly anticipated Canadian drama, The Session.

The deal sees BBC Worldwide as the exclusive international sales partner for the drama which is being produced by one of Canada's leading production houses, Temple Street Productions.

Scheduled for the 2008-2009 season on CBC, The Session stars Erin Karpluk and Michael Riley and tells the story of Erica Strange, who is given the incredible opportunity to see her life from a different perspective when a mysterious therapist gives her the chance to go back in time and relive moments from her past.

BBC Worldwide's director of independents Helen Jackson who was responsible for brokering the deal with Temple Street said, "The Session is a fantastic concept, with a truly universal appeal. Who doesn't sometimes look back on their life and think about what they might have done differently?

"Given the subject matter and Temple Street's pedigree for producing high quality shows, we know that it is a series that will play well with international audiences, and we’re really happy to have this opportunity to show Ivan and David what BBC Worldwide can do."

David Fortier and Ivan Schneeberg, both co-presidents of Temple Street Productions and Executive Producers on the series said, "We're really proud of The Session. It has a fantastic cast and a great story to tell which transcends geographic borders and cultures.

Having BBC Worldwide on board as our international distribution partner is a real coup for us and will help ensure that The Session is seen by audiences around the world."

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