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'The Travel Guys' & Goldstein Douglas make a deal

By Jasmyn Pozzo
Posted Sep 21, 2012 in Entertainment
Goldstein Douglas Entertainment--widely known as the company behind the long-running reality show "Cheaters"--has just announced they have acquired the rights to distribute the popular Canadian TV series “The Travel Guys”. Goldstein Douglas Entertainment will be representing the series at MIPCOM in Cannes this October, 2012.
“The Travel Guys” TV show is more than a travel information program; it is funny and personality driven. Jim Gordon and Darren Parkman helm the series and travel the world providing viewers with insight on both popular and undiscovered destinations; including tips on how to get there, where to stay, and what to see, all with a healthy dose of humor. Now in their 9th season, the show airs weekly in over 15 million households in Canada.This new opportunity with Goldstein Douglas Entertainment is sure to bring their show to an even wider audience.
The Travel Guys have filmed over 100 destinations in 50 different countries including Australia, Canada, Malaysia, Caribbean, China, England, France, Hawaii, Ireland, Italy, Norway, Japan, Mexico, Spain, Thailand, U.S.A. and the annual Film Festival in Palm Springs, California.
Established in July 2011, Goldstein Douglas Entertainment was created by entertainment industry innovators Bobby Goldstein and Cord Douglas. Goldstein is the producer/creator of the long-running popular realty series “Cheaters”. In 1995, Goldstein created the concept of “Cheaters”—a vision for a new type of show that came long before the popularity of reality programming. After establishing his own television production company Bobby Goldstein Productions, Inc., Goldstein filmed the pilot for “Cheaters” and in fall of 1999, with the assistance of Cord Douglas as his distributor, moved forward with the sales of “Cheaters” worldwide. “Cheaters” airs in over 100 countries world-wide and will be reaching its 300th one-hour episode next season.
Cord Douglas has been in the programming distribution business for nearly 20 years. He has worked with programming in a multitude of genres. Cord has negotiated commissions and pre-sales for action-hour series, non-fiction series and tele-features with companies such as Disney/ABC, NBC Universal Cable Networks, Showtime, Spike TV, Discovery Networks, Court TV, and Fox Cable Networks. Cord is well respected in the business and has established connections with television networks throughout the world.

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