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Conch Republic Media Group | press release 03-26-2011


MIPTV, Cannes, France – Key West media company, Conch Republic Media Group and their North American based distributor Canamedia will be offering at MIPTV, Cannes, twelve Florida Keys themed TV shows for international distribution.

 MIPTV is the world’s entertainment content market held annually at the Palais des Festivals April 4-7, 2011 – Cannes, France. More at

Gail and Craig Hollenback, principals of Conch Republic Media Group and Executive Producers of “Key West Time starring Howard Livingston” are delighted to have the international spotlight on that production along with eleven new Florida Keys television show series that they’ve created.

Another show is  “90 Miles Away”.  – TV Series – The harrowing voyages by Cubans in tiny makeshift boats called “Chugs” – their life and death journey through shark infested waters just for a chance at freedom – re-enactments, psychic readings, stories from defectors and the Americans they’ve encountered along the way.

Gail Hollenback
Gail Hollenback, Executive Producer

“It’s a fabulous opportunity to have worldwide media buyers see our programs and learn how diverse and exciting our islands actually are”
said Gai

Craig Hollenback
Craig Hollenback, Executive Producer

“We are honored to have a fantastic distributor and our twelve different shows picked up and taken to market at Cannes” added Craig.

Conch Republic Media Group’s TV series “Key West Time starring Howard Livingston” recently completed a very successful 13 week run on network television reaching 34 million North American household weekly and is now out for syndication. The series showcased the fabulous Florida Keys along with show host Livingston’s original music and served to cement a deal brokered by Production Manager Mary Sparacio between Conch Republic Media Group and Canamedia for the development of additional television shows.

Ms. Sparacio is an accomplished Film and Television Producer, Writer and Director with many years of successful film and TV production background having produced 2 feature films “Ms. Bear” and “Bear With Me” which were distributed throughout the world.

Canamedia was founded in 1978 and is one of Canada’s longest established distribution and production companies. Acquired by Distribution Access in 2010, Canamedia is now part of a growing enterprise that offers all aspects of content Distribution worldwide, Production and Production Services.

Conch Republic Media Group employs a combination of 3 Canon DSLRs and 2 Sony Cine Alta cameras to shoot all its’ HD productions and to give the finished product a more cinematic look. Gail and Craig Hollenback and their team at Conch Republic Media Group are proving that quality network productions can be produced and distributed on realistic budgets through the creative use of cutting edge technologies. That philosophy plus personal determination have made their dream of producing network TV productions from paradise a reality.



MIPTV CANAMEDIA Ceiling Banner, Cannes, France featuring the hit TV show "Key West Time"

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