Toronto, August 31st – Temple Street Productions Inc. (Temple Street) hit drama series Being Erica (CBC) wins a Gemini Award for Best Sound in a Dramatic Series and the drama program The Nativity wins for Best Original Music Score it was announced tonight at a ceremony held in Toronto.


"We would like to congratulate Jonathan Goldsmith and our team of sound artists on Being Erica, Glen Gauthier, Tom Bjelic, Christian Cooke, Steve Moore, and John Douglas Smith on their 2011 Gemini award win. It is a great pleasure working with these talented individuals who help us create great shows for Canadian audiences and we thank the Academy members for supporting our work," said David Fortier and Ivan Schneeberg, Co-Presidents of Temple Street Productions.

Following is a complete list of Gemini Awards garnered and program descriptions:

Best Original Music Score for a Dramatic Program, Mini-Series or TV Movie
Jonathan Goldsmith - The Nativity

Best Sound in a Dramatic Series
Glen Gauthier, Tom Bjelic, Christian Cooke, Steve Moore, John Douglas Smith - Being Erica - Bear Breast

About the Shows
Being Erica is a one-hour series that explores the life of Erica Strange (Erin Karpluk), a woman who begins seeing a therapist to deal with regrets in her life, only to discover the therapist Dr. Tom (Michael Riley) has the ability to send her back in time to actually relive these events and even change them. Being Erica is produced by Temple Street Productions. The show’s creative team includes creator and executive producer Jana Sinyor (Dark Oracle), executive producer Aaron Martin (Degrassi: The Next Generation, The Best Years), and executive producers David Fortier and Ivan Schneeberg.

The Nativity is Tony Jordan’s unique take on the story of the Nativity. It explores the troubled times of turn of the millennium Judea, bringing legend to vibrant life, but rooting the action in a world we can all recognize and understand. The tyranny of Herod, search of the Magi, and the earthy troubles of the lowly shepherds are all explored. It’s visually stunning, rendering beautifully a classic tale we might think we all know well, but revealing that behind the traditional, there is a universal, and very human, story. Produced by Red Planet Pictures, Temple Street Productions and K Films in association with Kudos for the BBC and CBC.

For media inquiries contact;

For Corporate or The Nativity
Micol Marotti
Manager Corporate Communications Temple Street Productions Inc.
Tel. (d) 416 591.5714 or 416.591.0065 ext.238
mmarotti@templestreetproductions.com

For Being Erica
Cynthia Amsden, Publicist

Tel. 416.910.7740