ANDREW BARNSLEY’S PROJECT 10 & GERRY DEE PARTNER TO DEVELOP COMEDY AT CBC
TORONTO, June 10, 2015 – Project 10
has partnered with Gerry Dee’s
(Mr. D) production company to develop a single-camera comedy, My
, at CBC, Andrew Barnsley (Schitt’s Creek) announced
today. The half hour comedy is loosely based on the real life (and
Scottish relatives) of award-winning comedian and creator Gerry Dee.
Project 10 is currently looking for U.S. and international partners
for My Scottish Family
My Scottish Family
tells the story of Francis MacPhee (Gerry Dee), a
Catholic, and his extended Scottish family. Canadian-born, low-key
Francis lived in Scotland where he met and married Lizzy Knox, his
polar opposite and a Protestant. Years later, Francis returns to
Canada with Lizzy, their three teenaged children, and his
“accidentally” racist and sexist father-in-law who dislikes Francis
simply because he is Catholic. The Knox side of the family are
brash, brutally honest, and firmly believe that “everyone wishes
they were Scottish.” They drink, argue, fight, don’t trust anyone,
and they’re never wrong – but they love each other fiercely.
Blending into their Canadian neighbourhood won’t be easy…for the
Canadians. The Knox-MacPhees have their share of challenges, and
how they deal with them is awkward, hilarious, and sometimes even
"I’m very excited and thankful to CBC for continuing to support and
believe in my projects and very pleased to team up with Andrew
Barnsley at Project 10,” said Gerry Dee. “‘My Scottish Family
introduce viewers to the unique, funny, and proud Scottish culture.
I look forward to sharing the stories and characters that my family
has shared with me.”
Gerry Dee is receiving the 2015 Canadian Award of Distinction at the
Banff World Media Festival on June 10.
Project 10 recently announced it has inked development deals at Bell
Media for Beyond Repair, a single camera comedy co-created by Cobie
Smulders (How I Met Your Mother) and Paul Campbell (Spun Out) and
Darcy, a family sitcom co-created by stand-up comedian Darcy Michael
(Spun Out) and Carl Johann.
About Project 10 Productions Inc.
Project 10 Productions Inc. is a vibrant, independent production
company established in 2009. The company’s comedy slate includes
projects for CBC and Bell Media in addition to the sports
documentary series Sports On Fire for TMN and Movie Central. The
principal executive for Project 10 Productions Inc. is Andrew
Barnsley. Leveraging his strengths and decades of experience with
those of partner and three-time MLB All-Star Vernon Wells, Project
10 develops and produces both scripted and unscripted programming.
Ben Murray serves as VP of Development & Production. For more
information visit http://www.project10.ca
For further information or to arrange an interview, please
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Gerry Dee, Project 10 pact on My Scottish Family