International Emmy Award-winning FORTÉ Entertainment has quickly built its reputation as one of Canada’s top producers of high-quality content. Founded in 2015 by veteran creator/producers, Andrea and Mitchell Gabourie, we produce content in the factual, lifestyle, scripted and kids spaces for broadcasters around the globe, including Disney+, CBC, CTV, Food Network, Discovery Channel, BYUtv and others. Our short form side, FORTÉ Branded, lights up the world of commercials, branded and digital.
FORTÉ’s recent productions include the Disney+ epic hybrid scripted-reality series, THE QUEST, and the international documentary series, HOW IT GOT HERE for BYUtv and Super Channel. FORTÉ is currently in development on its scripted feature; STICK UP MEN , based on the novel “Jackrabbit Parole” by legendary bank-robber- turned writer, Stephen Reid and the feature concert documentary, BLUE RODEO – LIVE AT THE KEE. FORTÉ has partnered with proliﬁc LA-based producer, J. Todd Harris (“The Kids are Alright”, “The Chicago Seven”) and is in early pre-production on the feature ﬁlm, BEAR SEASON , written by Donald Martin (“Brazen”, “Isabelle”, “Milton’s Secret”) and to be directed by Simon Aboud (“The Beautiful Fantastic”). FORTÉ has also optioned the rights to the book series, THE ACCIDENTAL GANGSTER. Based on the dramatic, true life events of Birmingham nightclub empresarios, Hazel and Eddie Fewtrell, the drama series is created & written by acclaimed writer/director Declan O’Dwyer (“Miss Scarlett & the Duke”, “Flowers in the Attic”, “Merlin”).
FORTÉ’s recent unscripted credits include the original, new food- competition program SNACK ATTACK (Food Network US), hit fashion competition reality series STITCHED (Slice/Corus Studios), International Emmy-award-winning kids’ reality program SNAPSHOTS (CBC Kids), three seasons of the critically-acclaimed Canadian version of the smash hit format, HELLO GOODBYE (CBC), LIFE STORY PROJECT (OWN) and LET’S GET HITCHED (CBC).
FORTÉ is helmed by internationally award-winning creators and producers, Andrea and Mitch Gabourie. Mitch and Andrea are two of the most trusted producers in unscripted television today, and have helmed several large scale productions including documentaries such as Shurtleff (TVO/PBS), Ultimate Access: New Year’s Eve in Times Square (Discovery Channel), reality programs including Project Runway All Star Challenge (Lifetime), Project Runway Canada (Slice/ Global Television) and Star Racer (Discovery Channel) and variety/performance specials including Great Performances – Bryan Adams Live (PBS).
FORTÉ projects have won numerous awards around the world including the International Emmy Awards, Banff Rockie Awards, Worldfest Houston Awards, Shaw Rocket Fund Prize nomination, Canadian Screen Awards and the NY Film & Television Festival awards.