Chocolate Box Entertainment is a fresh production house infused with classic qualities. We believe in novel concepts, exquisite presentation and passionate programming.
Variety, Spice, Life…
Our ideas are diverse in content and style but all of them are innovative and take risks. We have strong ties to talented presenters and creators from a wide range of cultural backgrounds. No two chocolates are ever the same in our box. We work with Canada’s best directors, writers, editors and producers. When you dip into the Chocolate Box it’s like hand picking the perfect team with the perfect idea…spicy, nutty, dark, luxurious… take your pick!
Rich Smooth Experience
Award-winning executive producers Sally Blake and Jeannette Loakman have over 25 years of TV experience between them. From hard news to biting satire, from bittersweet series to fun-filled family entertainment, they continue to cater to all tastes.
Our latest film Cat Ladies followed in the footsteps of our last film - Spam: The Documentary, both have been critical and ratings hits. Cat Ladies goes behind the label of cat lady to find out the real stories of women and their cats. The documentary premiered at Hot Docs and screened at Silverdocs, San Francisco Doc Fest, Stratford Docfest, and Windsor International Film Festival. Now broadcasting in both Canada and the USA, it has also sold to Europe.
Spam: The documentary is the story of one man's comical search for the origins of bulk unsolicited email, the documentary was produced for CBC Newsworld, Court TV USA, Knowledge Network, Canal D, YLE Finland, and SBS Australia. The Globe and Mail called it "funny and insightful" and "required viewing". The Toronto Star 'highly recommended it" and called it a "whimsical and informative look at the origins, products and scams that clog up email".
Other recent productions include the series Groomed - with world famous butler Paul Hogan - for W Network. This entertaining male makeover show was called "Surprisingly endearing" by The Globe and Mail and "Just short of magic!" by the Calgary Sun.
We're also guilty of founding the innovative and frenetic Moc Docs, the popular pan-Canadian short film contest. Winning films are broadcast nationally on the CBC and at festivals around the world.
And when we're not producing for television we have occasionally ventured into the world of corporate productions, most recently commercials and EPKs for Toxic Avenger, Jersey Boys, and Aladdin, as well as 9 commercials for the competition Hot Shots - the successful advertising competition for Rogers Cable and Yahoo! where average Canadians were invited to submit script outlines for a commercial to advertise the launch of the new Rogers Yahoo! hi-speed Internet service.
Oh, and we always bring chocolate.