Front Street Pictures

about

About

Front Street Pictures is a vertically-integrated production company based in Vancouver, British Columbia. It provides a full range of production services in addition to developing and producing original content. The company and its work has been recognized with many awards in the past decade, including multiple Emmys.

Front Street Pictures completes film projects from start to finish, on-time and on-budget, overseeing all aspects of the filmmaking process. Its highly trained staff and film crews create an efficient and dynamic working environment, on and off set. The company’s vertical integration and consistent level of production activity year-round allows it to offer its partners optimal pricing for services and equipment.

Front Street Pictures is one of Canada’s leading independent production companies. With an eye on the global marketplace and international co-production opportunities, the company also develops and produces original scripted series, independent films and television movies for audiences around the world. Working with established and emerging talent, Front Street aims to create compelling and cutting edge media content.

Front Street Pictures’ studio is located five minutes from downtown Vancouver. The building houses production and executive office spaces, editorial suites and conference rooms, as well as storage and workspace for wardrobe, props, set/dec and other departments. Front Street is also affiliated with one of Western Canada’s leading full-service post production companies, Side Street Post, whose state-of-the-art facility is housed in the studio building.

Front Street Pictures facilitates access to the tax credit incentive programs of Canada and British Columbia. The company works closely with producers, networks and distributors to prepare accurate budgets, schedules, and tax credit analyses, reflecting real costs and savings. In addition to these financial services, Front Street provides loan guarantees, bridge financing, currency services, tax credit and year-end filings, residual analyses and processing, project delivery and secure storage of masters and other delivery materials. Thanks to close relationships with leading Canadian financial institutions, Front Street is uniquely positioned to provide the most competitive loan rates and processing costs.

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132

Completed Projects

51

Awards Won

262

Hours of Programming 

featured-projects

Featured Projects

Love on the Sidelines
Garage Sale Mystery: Guilty Until Proven Innocent
All Of My Heart
R.L. Stine’s The Haunting Hour
portfolio

Portfolio

Murder, She Baked: A Deadly Recipe
Date With Love
Anything for Love
All Things Valentine
Dater’s Handbook
Love on the Sidelines
Murder, She Baked: A Peach Cobbler Mystery
My Sweet Audrina
Garage Sale Mystery: Guilty Until Proven Innocent
A Christmas Detour
Murder, She Baked: A Plum Pudding Mystery
Jim Henson’s Turkey Hollow
‘Tis the Season for Love
October Kiss
Harvest Moon
Signed, Sealed, Delivered: The Impossible Dream
Ungodly Acts
Signed, Sealed, Delivered: Truth Be Told
The Unauthorized Full House Story
Garage Sale Mystery: The Wedding Dress
on-set
team

Team

Harvey Kahn

Harvey Kahn

President & Producer View Details
Allen Lewis

Allen Lewis

VP Production View Details
Marnie Young

Marnie Young

Business Affairs View Details
Marnie Termuende

Marnie Termuende

Controller View Details
Darren Giblin

Darren Giblin

VP Development View Details
Svatia Sakarova

Svatia Sakarova

Supervising Accountant View Details
Harvey Kahn

Harvey Kahn

President & Producer

Harvey Kahn has been an independent producer for more than 25 years. With a degree in History from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, he began his career in Washington, DC as a journalist covering issue-driven political campaigns, and later headed to Los Angeles to become the first Director of Publicity for the Disney Channel. It was while there that he began contemplating a film career. In 1998, he founded Front Street Pictures in Santa Monica and soon discovered Canada as an affordable and convenient shooting location.

In 2001, Mr. Kahn decided to relocate, and brought Front Street, now a full-service production company, to Vancouver.
The company has since produced over 100 movies-of-the-week, five television series and a broad range of critically acclaimed independent films for worldwide distribution.

The highly rated horror/fantasy children’s anthology series, R.L. Stine’s The Haunting Hour, ran for four seasons on Discovery Family Channel. Nominated for many awards in several categories, it won three Daytime Emmys, three Leos, two Young Artist Awards, a Writer’s Guild of Canada Award, and a Canadian Cinema Editors Award. The supernatural action/adventure series, Spooksville, another R.L. Stine adaptation, was produced by Front Street and released exclusively on Netflix. It won both a 2014 Daytime Emmy and a Leo Award, and was nominated for several others.

In addition, Mr. Kahn has produced several independent features.
The lauded domestic drama, We Don’t Live Here Anymore, starring Naomi Watts and Mark Ruffalo, was a dramatic competition selection at the 2004 Sundance Film Festival. Mr. Kahn also directed The Deal, the political thriller starring Christian Slater and Selma Blair, which premiered at the 2005 AFI Film Festival.

Allen Lewis

Allen Lewis

VP Production

Allen Lewis is the Vice President of Production at Front Street Pictures. He has been with the company since 2004 and has produced and production-managed more than three dozen films for US and Canadian cable television. He has served as supervising producer for the Garage Sale Mystery movies, The Unauthorized Saved by the Bell Story, Call Me Mrs. Miracle, and the TV series, Signed Sealed Delivered. Mr. Lewis executive-produced Surprised by Love, The Christmas Shepard, Love, Again, Hitched for the Holidays, Smart Cookies, Trading Christmas, Time after Time, and 22 episodes of the Daytime Emmy and Leo-winning series, Spooksville. He also co-executive-produced R.L. Stine’s The Haunting Hour, another multi-award-winning series.

He holds an MA in International Relations from the International University of Japan, and is a member of the Director’s Guild of Canada.

Marnie Young

Marnie Young

Business Affairs

Marnie Young, Head of Business Affairs for Front Street, works closely on each production, from development to delivery. Since joining the company in 2006, she has served as supervising and associate producer on numerous of the company’s films, and executive-produced The Christmas Shepherd, Surprised by Love, and All of my Heart. Ms. Young was also co-executive producer of the Daytime Emmy and Leo-winning series: R.L. Stine’s The Haunting Hour. She holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Victoria, The Osgoode Certificate in Entertainment Law, and serves on the Industrial Relations Committee for the CMPA.

Marnie Termuende

Marnie Termuende

Controller

Marnie Termuende is Controller for Front Street Pictures and is primarily responsible for financial planning, reporting and record keeping. She has been with the company since its inception and is highly regarded in her field. Ms. Termuende plays a crucial role in shaping the financial success of Front Street through its every endeavour.

Darren Giblin

Darren Giblin

VP Development

Darren Giblin is Vice President of Scripted Development at Front Street Pictures. With over 15 years of experience straddling both production and development in Canada and abroad, Darren joined Front Street in 2016 after close to 6 years in the UK. Formally Director of Current Programs & Development at NBCUniversal International Studios, Darren worked across the company’s in house production labels including the UK’s Carnival Films (producer of Downton Abbey), Working Title Television and Australia’s Matchbox Pictures, among others.

Darren developed a variety of projects for all UK broadcasters, and worked on a number of series for the International and US markets, including NBC’s summer dramedy Camp, the Emmy winning youth series Nowhere Boys and CTV/ABC’s procedural Motive.

A graduate of York University’s Film & Television program, he holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts and now resides in Vancouver, BC.

Svatia Sakarova

Svatia Sakarova

Supervising Accountant

Svatia Sakarova is Supervising Accountant at Front Street, managing and overseeing each production account, effectively ensuring each production’s financial security and success. Since joining the company in 2001, she has worked on more than 60 titles for US and Canadian cable television. Ms. Sakarova holds a degree in economics from Charles University in Prague, Czechoslovakia.

submissions

Submissions

From contemporary dramas, to science fiction, procedurals, kids and event programming, we are looking for a wide range of scripted content for the domestic and international television markets.  We are interested in original stories with strong voices and unique perspectives, projects that break away from the typical and introduce audiences to fresh and exciting new characters and worlds.  We welcome submissions from new and established talent, with Canadian writers especially encouraged to submit.

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