Kids bulletin: Cinekids selects in-development slate; DQE’s ‘Psammy Show’ heads to China

Cinekid has selected a slate of in-development projects for the October festival.

Around 19 children’s film and TV projects as well as six works-in-progress are heading to the Junior Co-production Market, which runs as part of Cinekid for Professionals (CfP) – the industry component of Cinekid, one of the largest children’s media festivals in the world. The event runs from 21-23 October in Amsterdam.

The projects will be presented to more than 300 international professionals from the children’s media industry to encourage international cooperation and to get these projects into production.

The selection includes both live-action and animation projects by children’s media companies, including 10th Ave Production, Lunanime, Nutprodukce, PinGuim Content, Snowcloud, Submarine and Volya Films. For a complete list of projects, click here.

‘The Psammy Show’ heads to China

Chinese national broadcaster CCTV’s kids channel, CCTV-14, has picked up Indian prodco DQ Entertainment’s CGI series The Psammy Show (52 x 11 minutes) –  a co-production between Disney Germany and Method Animation France.

The show follows the adventures of five kids as they befriend a fairy who grants them wishes – each of which have unintended consequences.

The pact marks the first Chinese deal for the series, which first launched on the Disney Channel in Germany in 2018. It was later scooped up by Disney Channel in France and Israel’s SH.

DQ Entertainment struck an agreement with Chinese distributor Cawro.

Photo credit: Twitter

Imagine Entertainment prodco partners with US rapper Quavo

Imagine-owned outfit Marginal MediaWorks has teamed with US rapper Quavo and his record label Quality Control Music and Motown via its fledgling kids and family division. Together, the parties will develop a new animated series for kids.

The series, which will explore Atlanta’s music and culture, sits within a larger franchise that includes consumer products, merchandise and original music, according to the company.

Executive producers on the show include Imagine Entertainment’s Brian Grazer; Marginal MediaWorks CEO and founder Sanjay Sharma; Imagine’s kids and family president Stephanie Sperber and Quavo.