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DROP THE BEAT

VIDEO CLIP

DRAMATIC TELEVISION SERIES

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Gripping stories and an infectious soundtrack bring Drop The Beat to life. Set inside the world of campus radio and hip-hop culture, Drop The Beat follows the adventures of Straight Up’s Jeff (Mark Taylor) and Dennis (Merwin Mondesir) as they produce their first radio show. Joined each night in the studio by talented DJ Craft and MC Divine (played by real-life hip-hop artist Shamann and Michee Mee, who embarked on a cross-country tour after shooting wrapped for the show’s debut season), the two friends combine their rants about life with the latest hip-hop sounds. But, as they discover time and again, the studio provides only a temporary refuge at best from life’s challenges.

GEMINI NOMINATIONS

Best Dramatic Series

 

 

CREDITS

CO-PRODUCED BY

Back Alley Film Productions Ltd and Alliance Atlantis Communications

CREATED BY

Janis Lundman
and Adrienne Mitchell

EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS

Janis Lundman
Adrienne Mitchell
Suzanne Chapman

EXECUTIVE STORY EDITOR

Denise Fordham

WRITERS

Noel S. Baker
Vance Chapman
Tony D iFranco
Graham Clegg
Denise Fordham
Kris Lefcoe
Andrea Moodie
Derek Schreyer

DIRECTORS

Adrienne Mitchell
Daniel ‘Podz” Groux
Paul Fox
John Greyson
John L’Ecuyer
Eleaner Lindo
T.W. Peacocke
Frances-Anne Solomon
David Sutherland

DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY

Jérôme Sabourin

PRODUCTION DESIGNERS

Phillip Barker
Ann Bromley

EDITED BY

James Bredin
Gordon Thorne
Rob MacKinnon
Roushell Goldstein

Produced with the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, Telefilm Canada and the Cable Production Fund

 

 

SERIES CAST

 

Jennifer Baxter
Arlene Duncan
Omari Forrester
Kelly Harms
Jason Harrow
Michie Mee
Merwin Mondesir
Mark Taylor
Ingrid Veninger
Shamann Williams

 

ORIGINAL MUSIC BY

Agile
Choclair
Common
Crooks of the Round Table
Kardinal Offishall
Michie Mee
Rahzel
Redlife
Saukrates
Solitair
Spida
Thrust

 

 

DISTRIBUTION

 

Distributed by:

Alliance Atlantis
920 Yonge Street, Toronto, Ontario M4W 3C7
(416) 967-1141
www.allianceatlantis.com

 

 

PRESS

Download PDF format press clippings:

DTB Source Mag
April 2000

DTB Spectator Cover
Feb 5-11 2000

DTB The groove Tube
March 18 2000

Hollywood Reporter
April 4-10 2000

Share Cover
Jan. 13 2000

Starweek Cover
Feb 5-12 2000

Starweek
April 2000

Strategy
Jan. 31 2000

SunTV Cover
Feb. 6-12 2000