9 Story Media Group

9 Story Media acquires Toronto-based producer & distributor Portfolio Entertainment

Doc McStuffins and  Octonauts outfit 9 Story Media Group has acquired the library, production slate, and development projects of fellow Canadian firm Portfolio Entertainment. Founded in 1991 by Lisa Olfman and the late Joy Rosen, Toronto-based Portfolio is a production, distribution, and animation company spanning factual, lifestyle, drama, and children’s programming. Olfman will join 9 Story […]

9 Story Media restructures top team as creative chief Angela Santomero exits

Doc McStuffins and  Octonauts firm 9 Story Media Group has restructured its top team after Angela Santomero stepped down as chief creative officer following five years with the company. Santomero joined 9 Story in 2018 after it acquired her company, Out Of The Blue Enterprises, and the exec subsequently took on creative oversight for the group. […]

BBC orders ‘A Kind Of Spark’ adaptation from Canada’s 9 Story Media

UK pubcaster the BBC has ordered A Kind Of Spark, a new live action series based on the book by neurodivergent children’s author Elle McNicoll. The 8 x 24-minute series is being produced by Canada’s 9 Story Media Group and is the first project to come out of its first-look deal with publishing company Knights […]

Canada’s 9 Story Media takes minority stake & first-look book rights to UK’s Knight Of catalogue

Canadian children’s entertainment company 9 Story Media Group has acquired a minority equity stake in UK publisher Knight Of. Under the terms of the deal, Toronto-based 9 Story has exclusive first-look rights to take audiovisual, theatrical, merchandising and ancillary rights to Knights Of’s book properties. The company is behind children’s series including Daniel Tiger’s Neighbourhood, […]

Kids round-up: 9 Story acquires Balinese studio; Lime launches kids division

Canadian entertainment company 9 Story Media Group has acquired full service CGI animation studio PT Bali Animation Studio and PT Bali Animasi Solusi Ekakarsa, collectively known as BASE. Founded in 2015 by Lily Wang and Daniel Harjanto Setyawan, BASE provides high-end animation for global clients and has a staff of 270. 9 Story’s acquisition of […]

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 […]

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