Chesler/Perlmutter Productions is a Canadian film and television company with global reach that develops and produces award-winning family entertainment. For over thirty years, Chesler/Permutter has been focused on developing, producing and distributing television movies for US, Canadian, and international broadcasters; as well as theatrical movies for national and international markets. As one of Canada’s first independent family film production companies, Chesler/Perlmutter has established itself in North American and global film markets through its development, production, and distribution of more than $800,000,000 of content. The company maintains offices in Toronto and Los Angeles, and operates a production studio in Hamilton, Ontario.
Chesler/Perlmutter utilizes Canadian and International subsidy programs, along with licensing, pre-sale, and distribution advances to finance the creation of cost effective premium content. The company’s extensive talent relationships are vital to its continued success, enabling the company to feature highly recognizable talent such as Helen Mirren, Jason Bateman, Jim Carrey, Famke Janssen, Rob Lowe, Burt Reynolds, Helen Hunt, and Willem Dafoe.
Chesler/Perlmutter continues to focus on meeting film market demands, particularly in specific niche family genres, such as holiday, adventure, and comedy. Family co-viewing and mid-market films are in high demand, theatrically, digitally, and on video. Chesler/Perlmutter produces film and television content for all major US and Canadian distributors, such as Sony, MGM, and Disney, and broadcasters, including HBO, CBS, NBC, UPN, USA, Hallmark, Lifetime, SyFy, CTV, CBC, Shaw, BBC, Canal+, RAI, TF1, Mediaset, and ProSieben. Chesler/Perlmutter licenses content directly to US, Canadian, and International broadcasters.
In recent years, Chesler/Perlmutter Productions has continued to expand its commitment to family co-viewing content (films that children and parents can enjoy together) by producing slates of holiday and adventure films for Hallmark, Lifetime, SyFy, UPtv and other premium cable networks. Chesler/Perlmutter holiday films enjoy exceptionally high ratings, and even modestly budgeted family films have achieved sizable profits. With quality productions and promotable casts, Chesler/Perlmutter is in an ideal position to realize significant domestic and international success.