Paperny Entertainment is thrilled to announce that production has begun on Yukon Gold for History Television. This original new series follows four mining crews as they try to strike it rich during northern Canada’s extremely short mining season. Yukon Gold (10 x 60) films until fall, 2012 in locations across the Yukon and is scheduled to premiere in early 2013.
“Paperny Entertainment is proud to be filming the real gold miners of the Yukon in search of treasure,” says Paperny Entertainment President David Paperny. “The world of the Yukon is spectacular – and the men we’re profiling are nothing short of heroic.”
The Yukon has a long history of gold-mining, beginning in 1896 when the discovery of gold sparked the Klondike Gold Rush that lured an estimated 100,000 people to the wilderness in search of riches.
“The combination of tough economic times and rising gold prices is making history repeat itself, says Barb Williams, Senior Vice President of Content, Shaw Media. “For over 100 years men and women have tested their mettle in the Yukon. Yukon Gold brings this history to the 21st century with a group of miners who work against all odds to literally dig money out of the ground. With big personalities seeking big rewards, Yukon Gold promises the big entertainment that History Television viewers have come to expect.”
In Yukon Gold crews are embedded in four gold mining camps between the spring melt and the fall freeze-up. It is the ultimate dirty job – and these miners have only four short months to earn their one BIG payday. Battling mechanical breakdowns and 24-hour days under the midnight sun, these diehards have gold fever, and it keeps them coming back year after year for another chance to wager it all.
Yukon Gold is produced by Paperny Entertainment. The project is executive produced by David Paperny, Cal Shumiatcher and Audrey Mehler.