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TLN Media Group Partners with Riverbank Pictures on Original Canadian Film Halloween Thriller “Darker Than Night” premieres on TLN TV Sunday, October 28 at 9pm/et

(Toronto, Ontario – October 19, 2018) TLN Media Group, Canada’s most influential multicultural media company, is the lead Canadian production investment partner and Canadian rights holder of Riverbank Pictures’ thriller Darker Than NightCatch the TV premiere Sunday, October 28 at 9pm/et on TLN Television.

As a leader in supporting and developing Canadian multicultural content, TLN Media Group produces and commissions hundreds of unique and culturally significant ‘Made in Canada’ programs each year.

“Multicultural broadcasting in Canada has for too long been associated with isolated communities,” states TLN Media Group President, Aldo Di Felice. “We are proud of our decades long reputation for connecting mainstream and cultural communities. Darker Than Night is one of many TLN Media Group supported initiatives demonstrating the network’s ongoing support of Canadian filmmaking and talent as well as our commitment to connecting cultures through storytelling and shared experiences.”

Film producer Francis Mitchell said, “We couldn’t be happier to partner with TLN on our feature thriller Darker Than Night and to premiere it during Halloween weekend! The film is super fun and spooky with an amazing cast of young Canadian actors. With TLN’s incredible support and reach we are thrilled to bring the film to their audience across the country.”

The multiculturally diverse cast of Canadian actors in the film include Bea Santos (Murdoch Mysteries, The Handmaid’s Tale), Atticus Mitchell (Killjoy’s, Fargo S1), Melinda Shankar (Slasher S2 Netflix, Degrassi) and Erik Knudsen (The Mist, Scream 4). The film follows Sloan Carter (Bea Santos) a young woman who has recently succumbed to blindness. When her father leaves for the weekend, her two best friends and a protégé of her father’s keep her company. But as they look forward to a peaceful weekend at her family’s home, darkness looms and a shadowy threat turns this safe, country getaway into a terrifying fight for survival.”

TLN Television presents the Exclusive Premiere of Original Canadian film, Darker Than Night
Sunday, October 28 at 9pm/et

CLICK HERE for a sneak peek and highlights from the exclusive preview screening.

For additional information contact:
Bruna Aloe | Senior Director of Communications & Marketing
416.744.5745 [email protected]


 About TLN Media Group
TLN Media Group is Canada’s most influential multicultural media company, connecting cultures on television, online and in communities through storytelling and shared experiences. The company reaches millions of Canadians from a state-of-the-art digital production and broadcast facility in Toronto, Canada.  In addition to TLN, its flagship English-language channel, the company also offers Canada’s most widely-distributed foreign language television channels lead by Univision Canada and Mediaset Italia. Additional Italian channels include TeleBimbi and TGCOM24.  The family of Spanish channels is made up of TeleNiños and a group of 4 leading foreign services; Cinelatino, Wapa TV, Television Dominicana and CentroAmerica TV. TLN also operates English language specialty channel EuroWorld Sport.  A leader in supporting and developing Canadian multiculturalism, TLN Media Group produces and commissions hundreds of unique and culturally significant Canadian-made programs each year.

About TLN Television
TLN is the English-language specialty TV channel that delights mainstream appetites for rich multicultural lifestyle and entertainment programming. The TLN lineup includes international sports and music specials, exclusive original food and travel series and blockbuster films.  TLN is part of the TLN Media Group family of channels and can be seen from coast to coast in 6 million homes. Available on: Rogers 35/28 | Bell TV/Fibe 700 | Shaw Direct 367/800| Cogeco 18/32/1115 | Vidéotron 250 | Shaw 65 | Telus 2659/8659


About Riverbank Pictures

Riverbank Pictures is a Toronto-based production company that produces a wide-ranging and dynamic slate of film and television properties. Riverbank has recently created and executed projects in the kids and lifestyle television spaces, including the upcoming Opening Spain for TLN and When I Grow Up! for TVOKids, and returns to its feature film roots with Darker Than Night.