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Bryncoed options CLR James’ The Black Jacobins

Bryncoed Productions, the scripted outfit focusing on children’s drama, has optioned the screen-adaptation rights to CLR James’ The Black Jacobins: Toussaint L’Ouverture and the San Domingo Revolution. The book, which was written in 1938 by the Afro-Trinidadian historian, charts the history of the Haitian Revolution of 1791-1804. Kwame Kwei-Armah OBE (pictured), the award-winning British playwright, director, actor and […]

Amazon wins first Children’s BAFTA

Amazon has picked up its first Children’s BAFTA Award, winning the International Pre-School category for Tumble Leaf. Produced by Amazon Studios and Bix Pix Entertainment for Amazon Prime Video, Tumble Leaf follows a blue fox named Fig and his caterpillar friends as they go on adventures to learn about science. The show was created by […]

UKTV Ventures strikes first investment deal with Hopster

UKTV has struck its first deal through its innovation fund, UKTV Ventures, with an airtime-for-equity investment in kids TV app Hopster. UKTV launched The Innovation Fund in April 2017 in partnership with Channel 4’s Commercial Growth Fund to invest and take equity stakes in businesses in return for advertising airtime on UKTV channels. Hopster will […]

UK government unveils details of £60m kids TV fund

The UK government has announced the final details of a £60m (US$78m) fund that aims to halt the decline of UK-produced children’s TV content. First announced in December 2017, the scope of the Contestable Fund has now been confirmed, with up to £57m of the money to be assigned to the Young Audiences Content Fund, […]

MIPJunior round-up: TeamTO strikes copro deal with China’s Uyoung, Taffy

TeamTO has struck a five-series output deal, which will span across a decade, with Chinese kidsco Uyoung. The partnership, which follows Uyoung’s recent acquisitions of TeamTO animated comedies Mighty Mike and My Knight & Me, will kick off with the coproduction of action show Jade Armor. Negotiated through its Beijing office, TeamTO has been rapidly […]

MIPCOM: 9 Story rejigs int’l and creative affairs teams

9 Story Media Group has reshuffled its creative affairs and international distribution teams under the new leadership of chief creative officer Angela C. Santomero. On 9 Story’s creative team, Blue’s Clues exec producer Wendy Harris is promoted to the newly created role of senior VP of content and creative affairs. She will report to Santomero […]

Epic Story Media secures funds from Bron

Epic Story Media, recently formed by kids TV veteran Ken Faier (pictured), has secured investment from Bron Ventures which has taken a minority stake in the company. The backing from Bron, a subsidiary of Bron Media Corp, will allow Epic Story to further invest in high-end children’s IP for the international market. Bron will take […]