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July 22, 2013

Cast and crew get "Satisfaction"

July 19, 2013 – The cast and crew of DHX Media’s hilarious new half hour comedy for CTV, Satisfaction, got just that by getting involved in a 50/50 draw which raised $2,750 for the Actors’ Fund of Canada.

Producer Jim Corston and Production Manager Mark Reid came up with the idea to raise money, and have some fun, on the set of Satisfaction as part of the Film and TV Charity Challenge. Each week production assistants Sam Mantini and Winter Tekenos-Levy (often with the help of the Trainee Assistant Director Jordan Roy) sold tickets for the big draw which took place each week after wrap. The whole cast and crew had a blast with themed weeks, special ticket deals and, of course, winning! With winners from departments including, hair and makeup, set decoration, electric and craft how could they not feel satisfaction in supporting a great cause? A previous supporter of the Fund on YTV’s Life with Boys, Corston and Reid decided to bring the fun with them to Satisfaction. “Sam and Winter really made things interesting – creating a ‘Game of Thrones’ type competition each week. It’s a lot of fun and a great way to support people in the television and film industry” says Reid.

Filmed at Showline Studios, Satisfaction takes a humorous look at the ups and downs of young adulthood and modern relationships in Toronto through the eyes of characters Mark (Ryan Belleville) and his friends and roommates Jason (Luke Macfarlane) and Maggie (Leah Renee), a couple in a long-term relationship. The show airs Mondays at 8pm on CTV and is also available to watch online at CTV.ca.

The Actors' Fund of Canada is a registered charity that provides short-term financial aid to entertainment industry professionals. Performers and others who work behind the scenes in film and television, theatre, music and dance, can apply for emergency financial aid from the Fund. Through its Film and Television Relief Program the Fund will help hundreds of film and television industry workers recover from illness, injury or other circumstances causing severe economic and personal hardship in 2013. The Actors’ Fund of Canada was the recipient of the 2011 Gemini Special Award for exceptional service to the Canadian television industry.

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