Canuck lawyer bows Muse

Biz group moves into Pebblehut

MONTREAL — Michael Prupas, one of Canada’s leading entertainment lawyers, is ankling the bar to set up Muse Entertainment Enterprises, a production and financial services company based in Montreal.

Muse has acquired Toronto production house Pebblehut, which has $30 million worth of projects on the boards this year, and the Pebblehut principals — Marilyn Stonehouse, Edythe Hall and Susan Murdoch — are shareholders in Muse along with Prupas.

The other member of the Muse management team is chief financial officer Edith Myers, also a shareholder in the venture. The company will be officially up and running in Montreal next Monday.

U.K. media conglom Pearson and L.A.-based Jaffe/Braunstein Films are minority shareholders in Muse, and both are committed to working closely with the upstart Canadian firm.

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