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PARAGON ENTERTAINMENT JOINS FORCES WITH CELINE DION AND CTV TO PRODUCE HER FIRST NORTH AMERICAN TELEVISION SPECIAL

 TORONTO, June 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Paragon Entertainment Corporation is proud to announce the production of "Celine Dion, The Power of Love," a one-hour music special for the CTV Television Network, featuring Canada's hottest singing sensation.
 The announcement, made by Carol Reynolds, president, Paragon Productions (Canada), marks the first time the CTV Television Network has commissioned primetime programming from Paragon Entertainment, one of Canada's largest television and film production and distribution companies. Additionally, the special is the first ever starring a major Canadian pop artist to be pre-sold by an independent producer to an American broadcaster.
 To be filmed in Quebec City at the end of August, the special will evoke all the richness of Canada's heritage while capturing the whirlwind magic and excitement of Celine Dion in performance at the historic and regal Theatre Capitole. Highlighted with rarely seen footage of the young star, "Celine Dion, The Power of Love" promises to reveal Celine's passion for her music, her family and her roots. Songs performed will include her hits "Beauty and the Beast," "Where Does My Heart Beat Now," "Love Can Move Mountains" and songs chosen from new material to be recorded in studio this summer. Each song will share a common theme -- love -- from the celebration of it, to love lost, love found, and the eternal humanitarian hope for peace among all people.
 The internationally-acclaimed multi-platinum recording artist has won countless prestigious awards -- a Grammy, multiple Junos, multiple Felix Awards (Quebec's equivalent to the Grammy) and the coveted Eurovision Song Contest, and has received rave reviews for her unique talent, which the Wall Street Journal has called "a once-in-a-generation voice."
 Says Reynolds of the music event, "Having been closely associated with Celine's career since 1987, I believe there will be a time in the not-so-distant future when she will be in the same league as Streisand and Houston. Today, at the age of 25, Celine is on the threshold of international superstardom and this special will capture that once-in-a- lifetime moment on film.
 It is one of Paragon's primary objectives to become home for Canada's premier talent both in front of and behind the camera. We're proud and honored that Celine is making Paragon her home for her first North American television special."
 Adds Arthur Weinthal, Vice President, Entertainment Programming for the CTV Television Network, "We want great events on CTV and this special featuring the star of the '90s is a great event. Carol's previous experience in variety programming and Paragon's reputation for producing quality programming make this a winning team."
 "Celine Dion, The Power of Love" is a Paragon Entertainment Production, in association with the CTV Television Network and CFCF 12 Montreal. Post-Production will be done at Supersuite in Montreal. Executive producing the special are Carol Reynolds and Gemini Award winner and Grammy nominee, Tony Greco, who also serves as Director. Co- Executive producers are Rene Angelil, who has been instrumental in Dion's meteoric success, and Donald K. Donald, her booking co-ordinator and concert producer.
 The special is the first of a number of projects the company is developing under the direction of Carol Reynolds who joined Paragon Entertainment in November 1992. Reynolds was formerly Network Program Director of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.
 Paragon Entertainment is expected to announce a major development and production slate in the coming weeks. The company, which recently went public, has produced several award-winning series and movies for television, including the Emmy Award-winning "Lamb Chop's Play-Along" and "Forever Knight" and is presently in production in Vancouver on a CBS television pilot, "Sherlock Holmes Returns."/
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