Incorporated in 2000 to fill the need for indigenous film development and ownership in the province of British Columbia, Novalis Entertainment Ltd. is a 100% BC-owned, BC-based film development company committed to high quality international Television drama.
Given the high percentage of ‘service’ productions comprising the B.C. film industry, Novalis Entertainment Ltd’s stated business plan objective is to acquire and adapt high quality stories to film by packaging them for Canadian production, ownership, and sale to world film and television markets.
Novalis was founded by Charles K. Pitts, co-Writer and Supervising Executive of the CBC movie, LIVES OF GIRLS AND WOMEN, an adaptation based on the novel by Alice Munro, produced by Paragon Entertainment. LIVES won the 1995 Best Film Award at the Atlantic Film Festival, and was nominated for Best Made for TV Movie at the 1996 Banff International Television Festival.
Charles co-wrote and co-Executive Produced an adaptation of A Wilderness Station Released as EDGE OF MADNESS by Lion’s Gate Entertainment in 2002, based upon the short story by Alice Munro, a Cine-Groupe/Credo Films/Gregorian Films Ltd. production, Directed by Anne Wheeler.
Charles has completed work on the development of a six-hour mini-series based upon The Deptford Trilogy, by Robertson Davies.
Beginning with that best known of all Canadian novels, FIFTH BUSINESS. The Deptford Trilogy Television Mini-Series promises to be one of the great Canadian cinematic events of the decade.
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