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Award-winning Ottawa production company GAPC Entertainment is launching a new children’s series, mathXplosion. Debuting on tvokids.com and tfo.org mathXplosion takes the mystery out of math while reinforcing primary concepts for children ages 6 to 8. mathXplosion launches online on Monday, June 20, 2016 and makes its television debut on TVO and TFO in the fall.
The live-action series is hosted by Ottawa’s talented ‘mathemagician’ Eric Leclerc who shares secrets from the not-so-hidden world of math. Accessible and entertaining, mathXplosion ignites kids’ imaginations and shares the wonders and surprises of how math and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) are a part of our everyday lives. Inspiring children to discover their own amazing mathematical abilities, each episode features a real world ’fun fact’ and invites kids to try the experiments at home, such as measuring the height of a tree using your thumb and using reflections in the mirror to multiply.
This math adventure series includes 50 three-minute mathshorts in English and French.
To complement the math shorts, an interactive mathXplosion game, Magic MathGlasses was created in conjunction with Montreal’s Tobo Studios. The game puts kids’ math and motor skills to the test, pitting Eric against his mischievous clone in a series of fun and challenging math marathons. The game will be available on tvokids.com and tfo.org starting June 20.
Eric will also take audiences behind-the-scenes in a captivating half-hour companion media literacy feature: mathXplosion: Behind the Screen. In this up-close and humorous documentary, Eric gives viewers an insider’s look at how the series was made, including how math is even used in production. The episode airs on TVO this fall.
The mathXplosion online and television episodes and companion game were developed and produced by GAPC Entertainment, in conjunction with TVO, TFO, and with the financial participation of the Canada Media Fund, Bell Broadcast and New Media Fund and the Shaw Rocket Fund.
mathXplosion was filmed entirely in Ottawa’s Centrepointe Theatre Studio. Produced by GAPC Entertainment, mathXplosion reunites key members of the producing and creative team behind the critically acclaimed children’s series, The Prime Radicals.
GAPC Entertainment and Dr. Lynda Colgan are proud to introduce Inspiring Your Child to Learn and Love Math, a comprehensive and accessible parent engagement toolkit. Created for the Council of Ontario Directors of Education (CODE) and funded by the Ontario Ministry of Education, the toolkit will be distributed to elementary schools throughout Ontario for both parents and teachers to use. Check out the link below to access all the video’s as well as the print material.
Ottawa-based kids' content producer GAPC Entertainment is in production on an entertaining and exciting new webseries for TVOKids and TFO. The 50-episode series, mathXplosion, has “mathemagician” Eric Leclerc taking children 6-8 years old through an adventure in the not-so-hidden world of math. Everything from measuring tree height with your thumb, to finding treasure with a grid map, these short, snappy, kid-friendly episodes are aimed at inspiring both children and their parents to try out fun, accessible math experiments for themselves.
mathXplosion will be found online and on the airwaves of TVOKids (english) and TFO (french). Games are also being developed alongside the series to be released in late 2015. mathXplosion is produced in conjunction with TVO and TFO with financial participation from the CMF, Shaw Rocket Fund and Bell Broadcast and New Media Fund.
Big news for Muneeza in the Middle!
For a limited time only you can watch Muneeza in the Middle as part of this month's free preview of the documentary Channel online athttp://tinyurl.com/ombecbg.
This award- winning documentary about a fashion-savvy lawyer who feels pressured to give up her flashy lifestyle and become a 'good' Muslim mother is a must see!
GAPC Entertainment is also proud to announce that Muneeza in the Middle has been nominated for Official Selection in the Silver Springs International Film Festival and the Yorkton Film Festival. Director Hoda Elatawi has also won the Award of Merit in the Women Filmmaker category for this years IndieFEST awards!!
If you haven't already seen the film, Muneeza in the Middle will be airing on the documentary Channel June 4th 2015 so be sure to mark your calendars!!
Canada's GAPC Entertainment and US-based Playrific Inc are proud to announce the creation of a brand new educational math app for The Prime Radicals!
The Prime Radicals: Fun Math and Science Games is an exciting and fun way for children (and their caregivers) to play math games. It will help kids understand, master and apply the basic math principles they need to succeed! Easy-to-understand and instructive games and puzzles combine play and learning, teaching core concepts and ideas while entertaining young minds. Memory games, colouring and maker activities combined with videos and music boost the learning and the fun, giving kids the confidence and context to excel in this key subject.
Below you can find links to the app on Google Play and at the Apple App Store, make sure you pass these on to friends, family and colleagues to make these new apps really count!
Download the app from the links below and enjoy (espeically with your little ones) ! Tell us what you think in the REVIEW SECTION—we'd love to have your feedback!
GAPC Entertainment is delighted to announce that in partnership with TVO and TFO we will be going into production on a brand new series with "mathitude"!
"MathPlosion", hosted by our mathemagician, Eric, will be brimming with fun and loads of WOW! Each of the 50 exciting, entertaining and funny math shorts will reveal secrets from the not-so-hidden world of math. The series will begin production in the Summer of 2015. Stay tuned for more in the coming months!
GAPC Entertainment, and the Noor Cultural Centre invite you to join us for the first official Toronto Screening of Muneeza in the Middle!
Muneeza in the Middle is a one-hour documentary about a fashion-savvy lawyer who feels pressured to give up her flashy lifestyle and become a "good" Muslim mother. Filmed over 5 years in partnership with the CBC's documentary Channel, we invite you to a special pre-broadcast screening of this unique film.
NOOR CULTURAL CENTRE
123 Wynford Dr., North York, ON
NOVEMBER 4th, 2014
7:00 P.M (Doors open at 6:30 p.m.)
Film at 7:00 p.m., Q&A and refreshments to follow
Producer/Director Hoda Elatawi and documentary subject Muneeza Sheikh will be present after the film for a Q&A.
Please R.S.V.P and indicate the number of guests you would like to bring to ensure free admission. Each invitee may bring up to ten guests.
GAPC Entertainment Scores Cynopsis Kids' Nomination for The Prime Radicals: Pentominoes!
In collaboration with award-winning game developer Toboggan Studios and TVOKids, GAPC Entertainment produced this educational math game, as one of two offerings to complement The Prime Radicals, a popular mathematics television series on TVOKids. As with the series, the two games, Prime Radicals: Pentominoes and Prime Radicals: Snowflakes, are aimed primarily at children ages 6-8 years old, but also promise to deliver hours of instructive fun for the entire family, and in the classroom.
Both games, which were developed in conjunction with content expert, Dr. Lynda Colgan, Associate Professor, Faculty of Education at Queen’s University, are available for iOS and Android devices and online at tvokids.com. They were developed with the participation of the Bell Broadcast and New Media Fund, and TVOKids.
Cynopsis Kids !magination Awards honor the year’s best in children’s, tween and family programming and marketing. Recognizing outstanding achievements in content creation across platforms, and the campaigns that promote it, this unique awards program is from one of the industry’s most trusted brands, Cynopsis Media. Winners will be recognized at the 3rd annual awards event, hosted by Inside Edition’s Megan Alexander, on June 11, 2014.
Post-Production on Muneeza in the Middle is underway!
Produced for the Documenary Channel in Canada, Muneeza in the Middle, has elicited interest from networks in the US as well. More on that shortly!Meanwhile, post-production is well underway, with a launch date on the Doc Channel for the doc, later this summer or fall (TBC).
Muneeza in the Middle
A one-hour documentary
When a fashion-savvy lawyer becomes a mother, she’s forced to re-assess if her flashy lifestyle really fits in with being a Muslim. Muneeza redefines the modern Muslim woman.
She’s a devout worshipper, a dedicated mother, a high-poweredlawyer and a strong-willed free-spirit. She’s also caught in a myriad of identity crises. Filmmaker, Hoda Elatawi, spent 5 years capturing Muneeza’s frequently ironic fight to raise her kids in a faith that she, admittedly, oftendefies. This uncommon access exposes not only the struggles of second-generation families, but reveals thetensions behind of embracing both Islamic and Western culture.
Rave Reviews for Prime Radicals Apps!
The Prime Radicals apps launched on TVO's app site just before the Xmas holidays. According to TVO they were the most downloaded games for that time period! But that's not all! The Educational App Store reviewed our apps and gave them a 5 out of 5 star rating, and EDA (Educational App Store) Certification!
Check out the reviews of our apps, Prime Radicals: Pentominoes and Prime Radicals: Snowflakes here.http://www.educationalappstore.com/app/prime-radicals-pentominoeshttp://www.educationalappstore.com/app/prime-radicals-snowflakes
More from our math expert, Dr. Lynda Colgan….
The Prime Radicals Release Two NEW Apps!
GAPC Entertainment is thrilled to be working with award-winning game developer Toboggan Studios and TVOKids, to create two brand new children's games to complement The Prime Radicals, a popular mathematics television series on TVOKids. As with the series, the two games, Prime Radicals: Pentominoes and Prime Radicals: Snowflakes, will be aimed primarily at children ages 6-8 years old, but also promise to deliver hours of fun for the entire family.
The multi award-winning Canadian television series that has hooked children with its mathematical magic is back for a second season. The Prime Radicals Season 2 officially launches on TVOKids on Thursday, September 5, 2013 at 6:30 p.m. in Ontario—and online across Canada at www.tvokids.com. Produced by Ottawa’s GAPC Entertainment, the series takes the mystery out of math and puts the fun back into learning for kids aged 6 to 8.
The Prime Radicals Season 2 has already picked up two international awards even before its launch date. The Accolade Awards have recognized the series with an Award of Merit in the Special Effects/Animation category and an Award of Excellence in the Children and Family Series category. This brings the series’ awards to seven, with other accolades including Gold Pixie Award, Gold Prestige Awards, and Remi Award from the WorldFest-Houston International Film Festival.
Funding comes in for The Prime Radicals apps!
We are thrilled to be working with Toboggan Studios out of Montreal to create 2 brand new children's apps for The Prime Radicals Season 2 launch. With funding from the Bell Broadcast and New Media Fund & TVO, GAPC Entertainment will be launching the two games just before the holidays on December 16, 2013. The Prime Radicals airs Thursdays at 6:45pm and Sundays at 12:30pm on TVOKids.
Muneeza in the Middle goes into production.
Production has begun for Muneeza In The Middle, a one hour documentary which explores the challenges of intersectional identities faced by young 2nd generation Muslims born in the west -- through the eyes of one young woman and her family. Filming began this past spring and will continue this summer and into the fall. Stay tuned as we embark on this enlightening journey with Muneeza and her family. Watch for this doc on the documentary channel in the spring of 2014.
The Prime Radicals Season 2 - That's A Wrap!
Rad-tastic update on The Prime Radicals! Production on Season 2 has come to a successful end! Currently in post-production and audio post, watch for Uncle Norm, Alanna and Kevin this fall on TVOkids! Until then, check out our Facebook page for updates and to see what went down behind the scenes of season 2!
Muneeza In The Middle gets greenlight from the documentary channel!
GAPC Entertainment is producing a new documentary for the documentary channel, which follows smart, outspoken, and strikingly beautiful Muneeza Sheikh on an enlightening journey of self-discovery as she juggles motherhood, marriage, career, cultural identity, faith and family.
The documentary will be filmed in the spring and summer of 2013.
Prime Radicals Season 2 now in production!
Ottawa-based GAPC Entertainment is thrilled to announce it will be moving forward with Season 2 of its math-focused kids program The Prime Radicals. The show, which is produced in conjunction with TVO, The Shaw Rocket Fund and the CMF, follows two cousins (Kevin Wang and Alanna Bale) as they help their wacky uncle (Norm MacQueen) solve problems in his workshop using math! Following the successes of the Season 1 and the companion interactive website (www.primeradicals.com), which garnered a number of international awards, Season 2 promises to deliver more of the accessible, engaging, curriculum-linked math content that its 6-8 year old audiences have come to love.
GAPC Entertainment developing new children's series
GAPC Entertainment is developing a new live action children’s series. The series will target 6-8 year olds and give audiences a behind-the-scenes look at some of the coolest museums on the planet. Check back for more details soon!
The Prime Radicals Interactive Website launches new survey game
GAPC Entertainment is thrilled to announce the launch of another new game on The Prime Radicals Interactive website. Hosted by TVOKids in Canada, you can check it out at http://www.tvokids.com/games/primeradicals or follow this link: http://www.primeradicals.com. Visitors to the site can play Savvy Surveys, the latest fun-filled activity, plus enjoy all of the other exciting and educational content for primary school aged children.
Please be sure to check us out on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/primeradicals and like our page! Follow us on twitter too! http://twitter.com/Prime_Radicals.
The Prime Radicals Interactive Website launches with new games
GAPC Entertainment is thrilled to announce the full launch of The Prime Radicals Interactive website, including 3 new games! Hosted by TVOkids, in Canada, you can check them out at: http://www.tvokids.com/games/primeradicals or follow this link: www.primeradicals.com Visitors to the site can embark on fun-filled adventures with wacky Uncle Norm, Kevin and Alanna, characters from the television series, in each new game.
The Prime Radicals interactive website also serves as a terrific resource for parents and teachers, reinforcing how math is relevant in our everyday lives. The educational component is subtle and fun, just what kids need to dive deeply into math, see how it applies to nearly everything they do, and come away with a sense of just how cool math can be.
GAPC Entertainment has also launched The Prime Radicals Facebook page, with regular updates of new and exciting content, including behind-the-scenes videos, and educational links for parents and teachers! Find us at www.facebook.com/primeradicals and please be sure to "like" our page!
The series airs on TVOkids; Saturdays at 3:30pm and Sundays at 12:30pm! In Canada you can also find the episodes on the TVO website at www.tvokids.com/shows/primeradicals The Prime Radicals Interactive was produced in conjunction with TVOkids and was produced in association with TVOntario, The Shaw Rocket Fund, and the Bell Broadast and New Media Fund.
GAPC Entertainment developing new documentary
GAPC Entertainment is in development on a new documentary for The Documentary Channel, which follows smart, outspoken, and strikingly beautiful Muneeza Sheikh on an enlightening journey of self-discovery. We will follow the upheaval and drama that comes with new parenthood. Along the way we will share Muneeza's determination, frustrations, and the joys she and her husband, Mustafa, experience raising their child. The goal? How to keep her daughter from losing the Muslim heritage, the language, and the values that Muneeza herself struggles desperately to hang onto.
The Prime Radicals secures international sales!
GAPC Entertainment Producer, Hoda Elatawi, is thrilled to announce international sales for The Prime Radicals, a live-action children's educational math series produced by Ottawa-based GAPC Entertainment Inc. The first season of the series has been picked up by Mediacorp Pte Ltd in Singapore. Indie distributor Picture Box International is currently negotiating another sale with Al Jazeera Children's Channel which has a broadcast footprint across the Middle East. "We are delighted by this unique series that incorporates wacky storylines, goofy comedy and curriculum-tied math content into a winning combination that buyers are eager to get their hands on", says Director of Sales, Kate Sanagan. "The response we've had during this recent MIPCOM has been positive, and are looking forward to GAPC Entertainment's season 2 of the series. We are discovering that solid, entertaining math content for the 6-8 year old age group is a high priority around the world". The Prime Radicals was developed in conjunction with TVOkids. The series is also being produced in association with Knowledge Network, SCN and ACCESS Alberta; and with the financial participation of the Canada Media Fund, the Shaw Rocket Fund, the Bell Broadcast and New Media Fund, and the Ontario Media Development Corporation (Screen Content Initiative Program).