CASH CAB MUSIC debuts on AXS TV – January 8th


Buckle up – Castlewood Productions’ CASH CAB MUSIC hits the road on January 8th 2024 on AXS TV. Cash Cab Music is the all-new, all-music offshoot of the hit Emmy Award winning format Cash Cab. Taxi driver and host Adam Growe surprises unassuming passengers who hop in, only to discover they’re instant contestants in a music trivia game show on wheels. Adam tests their musical knowledge, and just like the original series, every correct answer wins money – every wrong answer earns a strike – and like baseball, three strikes, and they’re out. In Cash Cab Music there’s an exciting new element – if contestants make it to their destination, they can double their winnings and sing for their money on ‘Cash Cab Karaoke’.

Castlewood’s President and Executive Producer Andrew Burnstein is thrilled to be part of the launch on AXS TV, “We couldn’t be happier with the result. The show is so much fun – win or lose, there are smiles on every contestant’s face for the entire episode. Our creative partnership with Anthem Sports & Media, the owners of both AXS TV in America and GameTV in Canada has resulted in what I know to be the best show I’ve ever been connected with – one that is sure to be a hit with viewers and advertisers. AXS TV has over 35-million subscribers in the United States which means a whole new audience will fall in love with Adam Growe, just the way they did in Canada when he hosted 8 seasons of Cash Cab.”

“AXS TV has always been the premier destination for the absolute best in music programming, and we’re taking that to the next level in 2024 — pushing the bounds of music-centric content with this slate of original and acquired series, many of which mark the network’s first foray into several new and exciting genres,” Katie Daryl, VP of programming for AXS TV, said. “AXS TV’s latest additions offer a little something for everyone, and we cannot wait to share them all with our viewers in the new year.”

Castlewood Productions Inc. also acknowledges its partnership with All3Media International, who not only holds the international format rights to Cash Cab, but will be distributing Cash Cab Music to the international broadcast market. “We are confident,” says Andrew Burnstein, Castlewood’s President, “that the music version of Cash Cab will travel well over international boundaries, as music is truly an international language.”

Castlewood’s CASH CAB goes south of the border


TORONTO (August 1, 2023) – CASH CAB, Castlewood Productions’ Canadian version of the Emmy Award winning game show format is coming to America. AXS TV, the premier music-oriented broadcaster seen in more than 35-million American households, has acquired the rights to over one hundred episodes of CASH CAB, featuring comedian (and licensed taxi driver) Adam Growe. Castlewood’s President and Executive Producer Andrew Burnstein says this is a feather in the cap for Canadian producers, “We’re thrilled that Anthem Sports & Entertainment thought our show was special enough for it’s audience. We are confident the American viewers will embrace Adam and the production just as Canadian audience have since 2008, when we first started making Cash Cab.” For more click on the AXS TV Press Release.


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(TORONTO – April, 2020) Castlewood Productions is proud to announce that its award-winning documentary YOU’RE SOAKING IN IT  will be featured as part of HOT DOCS at Home broadcast on CBC Gem and CBC-TV Documentary Channel. As you may have heard Hot Docs 2020 has been postponed this year as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. As a result, documentary Channel, CBC, and Hot Docs are launching an exciting initiative to give Canadian audiences the opportunity to see some of the amazing films that have been in the festival in past years – and 7 that were supposed to Premiere at this year’s festival will now have their premieres on CBC instead.

In 2020, more than ever, the issues of digital privacy, data mining, and targeted advertising are becoming priorities that impact almost every aspect of our lives.  Castlewood’s founder and President Andrew Burnstein is the film’s executive producer, and the feature documentary was directed by award-winning filmmaker Scott Harper (Clara’s Big Ride, The Secret Life of Pigeons, The Age of Anxiety).

Executive Producer Andrew Burnstein says audiences will be shocked, “If you think you know about big data, think again. This film will open your eyes to what even industry insiders call ‘the wild west’ of advertising, a whole new, deeper level of personal profiling and targeting, all aimed at knowing you better than you know yourself.” Is it good, bad, invasive, convenient – or, simply the price we pay for a free internet?

What was quaint is now quantifiable. What was once best guesses and creative leaps is now precise, targeted surveillance and ‘Big Data,’ rooted in hard science, complicated math and artificial intelligence. The data used to make ads now is often very personal information tailored to influence you at the precise moment you are most ready to spend. Depending on your personal view, this could either be the height of convenience … or a frightening end to private, respectful society.


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YouTube’s Silver Creator Award received by Brandmade.tv’s Andrew Burnstein.

Andrew Burnstein with Silver Creator Award

It’s been a special summer for Brandmade.tv – In June Castlewood’s own branded content YouTube Channel reached a YouTube milestone that very few YouTube channels achieve – 100,000 verified subscribers. Andrew Burnstein, founder and creator of both Castlewood Productions and Brandmade.tv says it’s an honour to be acknowledged and added, “In the current world of fragmented audiences and multiple choices for video entertainment it’s really astonishing and humbling that so many people – a real community – have come to Brandmade.tv for it’s vibrant and interesting content.

In a letter to Brandmade.tv creator Andrew Burnstein, YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki wrote, “You achieved this milestone with hard work, perseverance and probably a healthy sense of humor too. What you’ve accomplished can’t be taken away from you.”

The numbers are staggering – Since its kick-off in January 2016 Brandmade.tv has had more than 18-million views, 69-million minutes watched, and continues to grow daily. As of September 15, 2019 has over 107k subscribers.

The next goal – The Gold Creator Award – given to YouTube creators who reach 1-million subscribers.

RELEASE: JULY 16, 2019



BRANDMADE.TV – Castlewood’s own branded content YouTube Channel has now reached the 100,000 subscriber mark and earned YouTube’s coveted ‘Silver Play Button’. Showcasing how great brands make their great products, BRANDMADE.TV is all about the ‘how-to’ and history of how those great products are manufactured. BRANDMADE.TV’s founder and Executive Producer Andrew Burnstein says he’s humbled and very proud of the channel’s achievement, “In the past few years there has been a tidal wave of social media content, but BRANDMADE.TV has found a large and loyal community – a viewership that watches our content regularly for long and continuous periods of time. This is unusual in the normally fickle world of online content and it says a lot about the quality of BRANDMADE.TV.” Burnstein says that plans are in the works for continued growth and expansion into online retail and more online entertainment and social platforms.  In addition to YouTube, Brandmade.TV is currently accessible online via their website, and on most social media sites like Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

From Google/YouTube Analytics – June 13, 2019