A New Documentary Series Featuring the World’s Most Beautiful and Mysterious Shipwrecks

Dreamwrecks is scheduled to premiere in Fall 2006 on Mystery

(HALIFAX NOVA, SCOTIA – April 7, 2006) Arcadia Entertainment and CanWest MediaWorks are pleased to announce the start of production on Dreamwrecks, a 26-part series documenting the world’s most spectacular shipwrecks.

“Shipwrecks are shrouded in mystery and tragedy,” said John Wesley Chisholm, Producer. “But once they settle on the sea bottom they often create a genesis of new habitat, new coral and new life in the sea. We’re thrilled to reveal these haunting underwater worlds”.

Dreamwrecks documents expeditions to photographically preserve the most visually spectacular shipwrecks of the world before they disappear. The expeditions are led by two lifetime underwater explorers with a passion for the sea: Cathy Salisbury, an underwater photographer and Dominique Serafini, the underwater artist and graphic artist onboard Jacques Cousteau’s “Calypso”.

“We’re pleased to team with Arcadia given their tremendous underwater filming experience,” said Christine Shipton, Vice-President of Original Programming for CanWest MediaWorks. “Dreamwrecks is a visually stunning adventure series set in some of the world’s most beautiful locations. Capturing the mystery and romance of the sea, it’s sure to captivate viewers.”

Shot entirely in high definition, the expeditions take Cathy, Dominique and the Arcadia film crew from their base in Halifax to the Caribbean, the Red Sea, the Aegean, the Mediterranean, Bermuda, South Carolina and Florida on a fast-paced production schedule between March and August.

Dreamwrecks is scheduled to premiere on Mystery in Fall 2006.

Arcadia Entertainment produces ocean related documentaries in Halifax, Nova Scotia including Marine Machines, now airing on History Television, National Geographic International and Discovery USA.

For lovers of suspense and contemporary quality drama, Mystery is a network devoted to television’s most thrilling moments. With a compelling programming mix, including Peter Gunn, Unsolved Mysteries, Without a Trace and The Shield, Mystery is guaranteed edge-of-your-seat TV.

CanWest MediaWorks Inc. is a wholly owned division of CanWest Global Communications Corp. (NYSE: CWG; TSX: CGS.SV and CGS.NV, <>). CanWest is an international media company, and also Canada’s largest media company. In addition to owning the Global Television Network, CanWest is Canada’s largest publisher of daily newspapers, and also owns, operates and/or holds substantial interests in conventional television, out-of-home advertising, specialty cable channels, Web sites and radio networks in Canada, New Zealand, Australia and Ireland.

Dreamwrecks is produced in association with CanWest MediaWorks with the assistance of NSFDC and Nova Scotian and Federal Film Tax Credits and distributed worldwide by Parthenon Entertainment.

Contact: John Wesley Chisholm, 902.446.3414 or Email:

Arcadia Entertainment, Suite 301, 6454 Quinpool Road, Halifax, Nova Scotia, B3L 1A9

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