Nicely Ent. signs Co-production deal with Incendo for “The Christmas Checklist”

The scripted limited series will become available this holiday season in in English and French in Canada, as well as the US and other territories worldwide.

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 Incendo and Nicely Entertainment have initiated a new development and production partnership, set to kick off with scipted title “The Christmas Checklist.” The four-episode series will be available in the marketplace for the 2022 Holiday Season. “We are thrilled to be partnering with the creative talent at Nicely Entertainment and can’t wait to bring this unique tale to screens around the globe,” said Graham Ludlow, Production & Development Executive at Incendo.

The holiday-themed limited television series written by screenwriter Lisa Hepner and targeted for release in December of this year. Incendo and Nicely Entertainment will develop and produce the series with Incendo responsible for distribution in English and French Canada, and Nicely Entertainment overseeing the United States and all other international territories. The Canadian broadcaster and principal photography dates will be announced soon.

“Incendo and Nicely Entertainment have been looking for an opportunity to collaborate and with The Christmas Checklist, it’s a perfect match to kick-off our partnership,” added Vanessa Shapiro, CEO, Nicely Entertainment and Executive Producer. "The series will embody a modern, captivating story about family, friends and heartfelt romance set against the magical spirit of Christmas, and we know Incendo is our ideal partner to bring this story to life just in time for Christmas!”

In “The Christmas Checklist,” Emily Richmond feels obligated to fulfill her mother Ruby’s last wish, completing a twelve-task Christmas Checklist before Christmas day. Freelance writer Noah covers Emily’s compelling story for the local paper, and as Emily works through her list, Noah’s becomes more valuable. Just before Christmas Eve, their journey together ultimately reveals that Ruby’s twelfth and final checklist wish. 

Founded in early 2020, "the copany helped the production industry in Australia kick off once again amid the pandemic, starting with "This Little Love of Mine," which premiered on Netflix in last year, and has since brought over 30 movies to the distribution marketplace. Shapiro is Executive Producer on the upcoming 2022 Netflix Original family series, “Gymnastics Academy: A Second Chance!” and the Netflix Original YA Series’ “Dive Club.

Incendo and Nicely Entertainment have been looking for an opportunity to collaborate and with The Christmas Checklist, it’s a perfect match to kick-off our partnership. The series will embody a modern, captivating story about family, friends and heartfelt romance set against the magical spirit of Christmas, and we know Incendo is our ideal partner to bring this story to life just in time for Christmas!” Vanessa Shapiro CEO, Executive Producer, Nicely Entertainment