Blue Moon and Merit Motion Pictures enter development of TV docu-soap series

Winnipeg, MB. – March 16, 2011 – Blue Moon Furniture and Merit Motion
Pictures have formed an agreement to develop a television series based on
the struggles and dreams of the ladies behind the landmark Corydon design
business. The docu-soap will follow owner Sylvia Bock and daughter Leila
Bock-Freeman, who have co-managed the company for five years, as they strive
to grow their business, work together as family and share their passion for
beautiful design.

“This is just what the market is looking for,” said Executive Producer Merit
Jensen Carr. “The women of Blue Moon are great characters.”

“We’re thrilled and excited to be working with Merit. We see this as an
opportunity to share our company’s work with a broad audience and help get
Winnipeg on the map as a creative design hub in North America,” said Bock.

Blue Moon, recognized by its enormous rooftop sculpture of a globe, has been
a fixture on Corydon for 20 years. Its mission is to offer beautifully
designed furniture to customers looking to discover and enrich their home as
a space that nourishes the mind and body. Since 1991, the company’s creative
team has worked with an international network of craftspeople to provide
contemporary luxury furnishings to clients in Winnipeg and abroad.

Merit Motion Pictures is an award-winning production company founded by
executive producer and industry veteran Merit Jensen Carr. Specializing in
multi-platform factual entertainment, Merit has worked with numerous
broadcasters to deliver fresh and exciting programming to the international
market. In 2010, Merit co-produced with CBC’s The Nature of Things and
National Geographic International the captivating four-part documentary
series One Ocean, which garnered the program’s highest ratings for its
2009-2010 season. The company also produced the five-season, Gemini
Award-winning international documentary series Recreating Eden, originally
created for HGTV.


Merit Jensen Carr
Merit Motion Pictures
248 Princess Street
Winnipeg, MB R3B 1M2

(T) 204.775.4092
(F) 204.783.2311

Sylvia Bock
Blue Moon
784 Corydon Avenue
(T) 204.452.7096