Epitome Pictures

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Epitome Pictures
Industry Movie and Television Production Company
Founded Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Headquarters 220 Bartley Drive, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Key people
Linda Schuyler, Chief Operating Officer
Stephen Stohn, President
Parent DHX Media
Website http://www.epitomepictures.com
Footnotes / references
Creator of TV shows "Degrassi: The Next Generation" and "Instant Star"

Epitome Pictures Inc. is a television production company based in Toronto, Ontario, Canada and founded by Linda Schuyler.

Epitome produced two television drama series aimed primarily at the youth and young-adult market (which was the first DHX Media not to be aimed primarily at the children market). The first was Degrassi: The Next Generation, which is broadcast on MTV and Much (previously CTV) in Canada and TeenNick in the United States, and is licensed to over 150 countries around the world. The other was Instant Star, which was similarly broadcast on CTV and TeenNick, and is licensed to over 120 countries worldwide.

Other television series that Epitome or its sister companies have produced in the past include Liberty Street and Riverdale (English Canada's first prime-time soap-opera).

Previous incarnations of the Degrassi series including The Kids of Degrassi Street, Degrassi Junior High, Degrassi High and the movie-of-the-week School's Out were produced by Playing With Time Inc., a company owned by Linda Schuyler and Kit Hood and founded in 1976 which has been inactive since the mid-1990s when Hood and Schuyler ended their partnership (Epitome owns the rights to these series). In April 2014, the company was acquired by fellow Canadian television producer DHX Media.[1][2]


  1. ^ "DHX Media Acquires 'Degrassi' Producer Epitome". www.dhxmedia.com. DHX Media. Retrieved March 17, 2015. 
  2. ^ Houpt, Simon. "DHX Media Buys Degrassi TV Studio". www.theglobeandmail.com. The Globe and Mail. Retrieved March 19, 2015. 

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Coordinates: 43°43′11″N 79°18′58″W / 43.71972°N 79.31611°W / 43.71972; -79.31611