A quick note from Toronto to let you know how the North American Launch went on Thursday.
Thanks to the amazing support of Centennial College, Chris Adams, Hugh Jackman, and the tireless work of our very own Erin Deviney, the launch was a huge success!
We had between 600-700 people there at 11am on a Friday morning, a phenomenal turnout. One guest drove past 4 times, thinking they were in the wrong spot, and that they must have accidentally gone to a rock concert venue because of all the people outside. The auditorium was packed.
Media coverage was great- Toronto knows about this project now due to our coverage on EZ Rock/Virgin Radio (top-rated morning show in Toronto), CBC Radio (top rated talk radio show in Toronto), The Torontoist (most-read blog in the Toronto) and tonight, CBC TV News at Six. And much more. Here are a few links to the media coverage-
GPP's Producers, Clive from TCO and Chris Adams worked with more than 20 students to film the presentation, creating content that can be fed into the film and promotions content that we'll be creating.
The presentation itself went really well. We were very encouraged to receive a standing ovation at the end of the presentation, and a long line of people wanting to chat afterwards. Thank you to everyone who attended.
Special thanks also need to go to Clive, Jo Melling and the entire team at TCO, who have spent the last few weeks pulling very long hours to get Mach II of the presentation ready. It looks stunning, and after the team pulled an all-nighter before the presentation getting the final touches ready.
We are excited to take the project across North America later this year and towards the start of 2010.