About Us

tony towstego_car
Anothony J. Towstego
President
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Thomega Entertainment Inc. Film and Television Division is an integrated entertainment company actively involved in the development and production of film and television projects, documentaries, television and web series. The company has built lasting relationship with sales agents, broadcasters and distributors in Canada and around the world. Thomega's strength lies in its ability to handle all aspects of product sales to Canadian broadcasters (including pay-per-view, pay TV, local terrestrial stations, national networks, and the new and existing, on line programing carriers and specialty cable networks).

Thomega has also aggressively worked to build solid relationships with several recognized Canadian distributors throughout English and French speaking Canada in order to maximize product sales. The company was founded in 1988, President Anthony Towstego (see bio), who began his passion for production award winning programing in 1981.The company has been listed in the national trade, Playback Magazines prestigious top 150 Indie companies since the mid 90's to 2011 (in 2001 featured on the cover of Play Back International).

In 2000 and 2001, Thomega Entertainment produced two feature films, in association with Minds Eye Pictures. Without Malice is an action thriller starring Jennifer Beals (Flash Dance), Corey Haim (Lost Boys), and Craig Sheffer (A river runs through It). Murder Seen is a suspense thriller starring Timothy Bottoms (The last picture show) and Callum Keith Rennie (Momento)

Thomega's premier documentary (one of seven war related) produced since 2000, Canada Remembers: A Veterans Reunion aired nationally on the CanWest Global Television Network and others eventually on CTV, Vision Tv, SCN and ATPN. This project has earned recognition nation-wide for its in-depth and sensitive approach to our Canadian War Veterans. The program was endorsed by the Deputy Prime Minister Herb Gray with a special public presentation made to the producers, and is now a key curriculum tool in schools across the country. In 2002-2005, Thomega Produced a thirteen part television series (49 shows total), titled Entertainment West, a series that attracted the best in the music biz, nationally and internationally, including Tom Cochran, Jim Cuddy, 50 Cent, The Proclaimers to name a few, which at the time, became a "flagship" program for the Network (SCN) and aired nation wide on bell express view.

Thomega Entertainment's strategy is to build a brand of high quality, commercial entertainment with lasting market appeal. Thomega's product crosses a broad spectrum of film and television genres including action/adventure, contemporary drama and suspense, psychological and action thrillers and informational/documentary series.

Thomega Entertainment Inc. Corporate Division: Servicing a large clientele, from Akzo Nobel, Fedex, to Credit Union Center, Child Find and the Athabasca Development Corp; a very extensive list of corporate content productions for over three decades. Past successful projects includes appearances by well known prestigious Canadians, eg. former Prime Minister Jean Chrétien ,former Saskatchewan Lieutenant Governor Lynda Haverstock, singer actor Andrea Menard and American legendary performer, Academy Award winner Timothy Bottoms

Thomega has shot on location coast to coast, from Victoria, Calgary, Saskatoon, Nova Scotia, to Black Lake, Uranium City, and Wollaston lake. ( See corporate production link page for more information. ) Thomega has employed and contracted dozens of industry professionals for over three decades, each skilled in their field.

Project Financing

Thomega Entertainment has successfully attained significant financing, licencing and corporate investment support for the past two decades, through many major banking institutions and funding partners, including, Conexus Credit Union, CIBC, Canadian Western Bank, TD, Canadian Media Fund, Cameco, American Biointerface Corporation, Eclectica Inc., Millennium fund, CAVCO, SETC, Saskfilm, Veterans Affairs Canada,Telefilm Canada, National Film Board, CBC, CTV, Vision Tv, Global Tv, SCN , ATPN and numerous other private and corporate companies/agencies and individuals, Recommendations available on request.

 

Company Highlights

2015 Covers the Earth Boy Doc Story of Henry Beaudry who was captured and escaped WWII, CTV.

2012 Feature Film Green development completion, Saskfilm.  Financing confirmation and production TBD.

2011 Canada Remembers: Festival for Heroes documentary airs nationally remembrance day, Prime Time. Featuring Glass Tiger, Dennis Leclair, George Leach, Julian Austin.  Vision Tv, SCN, CMF, CAVCO, SETC, Cameco, Sasktel, Veterans Affairs Canada.

2010 Canada Remembers: Women Who have Served and Sacrificed documentary airs nationally remembrance day, Prime TIme, hosted by former Lieutenant Governor, Lynda Haverstock. Vision Tv, Shaw Cable System, CAVCO, SETC, Saskfilm, CUC, Cameco.  Thomega You Tube Channel Launched.

2009 Canada Remembers: Their Achievements and Sacrifices documentary airs nationally remembrance day, Prime Time. Vision Tv,  Veterans Affairs Canada, CAVCO, SETC, CMF.  Corporate production for Fed Ex for world juniors hockey promo.

2009 Pre-Production, Canada Remembers: Their Achievements and Sacrifices.

2008 Principal production (August) Athabasca basin (seven communities), Athabasca: Where The Spirit Flies. Canada Remembers: Our Lasting Legacy featured in the Star Phoenix and Globe, airs on the Vision Network November 11th, prime time. Completion Sacred Children , (distributed Canada wide) Health Canada/Saskatchewan Prevention Agency.



2007 Year two, on location shooting, Canada Remembers: Our Lasting Legacy

2006 Two music videos completed, Joey Stylez, Moca Only, In Seclusion featured Playback Magazine, Thomega/Minds Eye Pictures Co-Pro.

2006 Shooting commences on the third Canada Remembers documentary in HDTV in association with Veterans Affairs, Credit Union Centre.

2006 The City Profile Show Launches in fourteen Saskatoon hotels.

2005 Dare To Dance - One Hour Documentary in Development/Production., featuring Danny James Austin and Jennie Ford.

2005 Canada Remembers; It's Time To Say Thanks one hour documentary broadcasts-CTV, featured on the FRONT PAGE Saskatoon Star Phoenix, November 11th.

2005 Canada Rembers; It's Time To Say Thanks - Shoot at Canada Rembers International Air show in Saskatoon takes place. Veterans Affairs support.

2005 City Profile Show - 14 Prominent Saskatoon hotels participate - Production commences summer 2005

2004 feasibility study commences National Specialty Channel

2004 Season 3 Entertainment West broadcast

2003 MovieCentral support for development, feature film InSeclusion and Across the Medicine Line

2003 Season 2 Entertainment West broadcast

2002 Thomega Entertainment Inc., awarded two international CFTPA placements

2002 Season 1 of Entertainment West television series launched on SCN, ExpressVu and StarChoice

2001 Canada Remembers featured on the cover of PlayBack Magazine and PlayBack International

2001 Canada Remembers broadcasts nationally on the Global Network, Prime and SCN

2001 Waskesui premiere Without Malice, 800 attend Twin Pines wins distinction of Best Theatrical Premier in Canada in Ottawa

2000 Thomega Entertainment Inc., in association with Minds Eye Pictures shoots two feature films Without Malice and Murder Seen as part of Saskatoon initiative ($4 million in production)

2000 Nicole Eggert, star of Murder Seen featured in "People Magazine" on location

2000 Anthony Towstego (President) invited as Sask Rep to the Canadian Consulate in Los Angeles

1999 Thomega Entertainment Film & Television Division formed

1999 Tough Stuff Documentary Series premieres on Vision Network

1997 Crisis Saskatoon Theatrical premier at Cineplex Odeon and in Los Angeles

1996 HomeSense Television Series broadcast

1996 first major feature film ($1 million) shot in Saskatoon, Crisis, distributed by Alliance - Atlantis

1994 Company short-listed for major Health Canada contract, Federal Government

1992 Saskatoon Hotel Visitors Channel launched in Regina and Saskatoon

1992 Vikings Carol, CTV Network Broadcasts; first one of drama

1988 Tri-Media founded, Anthony J. Towstego, President/CEO

Testimonials

"A hard-working and creative producer,Tony's superlative interpersonal skills and likeability have served him wellover a lengthy professional career. He has a passion for storytelling and agood grasp of business - a fairly uncommon combination. Tony is always apleasure to deal with." 
- Mark Prasuhn, former General Manger andFilm Commissioner, SaskFilm and CEO Vision Tv


Tony demonstrated great passion and attentionto detail on any responsibility he undertook. Not only can you count on thisbut also his ability to execute. He is a visionary that offers great creativityand pure professionalism. During our time working together, he was always keyin raising the bar on what we would achieve. Other market leaders aspired tofollow his leadership
- Kemal Leslie, President Travel Channel


Contact

Thomega Entertainment, Inc.

 

Production Office:
3027 Miller Avenue, Bay D
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan S7K 6G5

 

Canada: Tel: (306) 280-4982 Fax: (306) 242-5845 
Los Angeles: (213) 533-0373

 

Mailing address:
P.O. Box #25104 RPO River Heights
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan S7K 8B7
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