For immediate release:
DR. CABBIE’S METER’S RUNNING
PRINCIPAL PHOTOGRAPHY BEGINS IN TORONTO
Toronto, ON – April 11, 2013- Producing Partners, FirstTake Entertainment and Caramel Films announced today that principal photography of DR. CABBIE began on Wednesday, April 10, 2013. The film is presented by Salman Khan Being Human [SKBH] Productions. It will be directed by one of Canada’s most acclaimed Directors’, Jean-Francois Poulliot (La Grande Seduction). The principle cast includes Vinay Virmani (Breakaway), Adrianne Palicki (GI JOE), Kunal Nayyar (Big Bang Theory), Lillete Dubey (Monsoon Wedding), Mircea Monroe (Change Up), Rizwan Manji (Outsourced), Chris Diamantopoulos (The Three Stooges) and will also launch newcomer Isabelle.
DR. CABBIE: An unemployed doctor turned cab driver becomes a local hero when he converts his taxi into a mobile clinic. DR. CABBIE is the heart warming journey of a young Indian Doctor who immigrates to Canada with the selfless ambition of healing others while beginning a new life in the land of opportunity. DR. CABBIE discovers his true purpose and true love when he embarks upon this journey of a doctor turned cabbie.
The film will be presented by SKBH Productions, the production company owned by the Indian film industry’s most renowned and recognizable star, Salman Khan. “DR. CABBIE is the story of an Indian immigrant and it has an inherent universal appeal.”said Salman Khan speaking about the film.
Director Jean-Francois Pouliot says, “DR. CABBIE is a timeless story that audiences will identify with, blending social issues and the journey to find one’s place in the world”. He adds, “We are thrilled to have such a talented cast who will tell this humorous and heart warming story.”
DR. CABBIE has been made possible by funding from Telefilm Canada, SODEC and Harold Greenberg Fund. The film will distributed in Canada by Entertainment One. EROS International will distribute DR. CABBIE in the Indian Sub-Continent. EROS is the leaders of South Asian films as well as the most dominant media and entertainment company in the Indian Film Industry with a global reach. DR. CABBIE is scheduled to launch in the fall of 2013.
About Entertainment One:
Entertainment One Ltd. (LSE:ETO) is an international entertainment company that specializes the acquisition, production and distribution of film and television content. The company’s comprehensive network extends around the globe including Canada, the US, the UK, Ireland, Spain, Benelux, France, Germany, Scandinavia, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, and South Korea. Through established Entertainment and Distribution divisions, the company provides extensive expertise in film distribution, television and music production, family programming and merchandising and licensing. Its current rights library is exploited across all media formats and includes more than 35,000 film and television titles, 2,700 hours of television programming and 45,000 music tracks.
About Eros International Media Ltd. (Eros International):
Eros International Media Ltd. (BSE Script Code: 533261; NSE Script Code: EROSMEDIA) is a global player within the Indian media and entertainment arena. It operates on a vertically integrated studio model controlling content as well as distribution & exploitation across multiple formats globally, including cinema, digital, home entertainment and television syndication. Eros International is part of Eros International plc which is the first Indian media Company to get listed on the Alternative Investment Market of the London Stock Exchange.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT:
First Take Entertainment, Caramel Films & Being Human Productions
1 905 301 1281
1 416 309 4233
91 982 04 38754
1 416 209 573