A Squared Entertainment

Paul Robinson’s firm launches Sindbad toon

Former KidsCo boss Paul Robinson’s services company, Creative Media Partners, has launched its first series, animated toon Sindbad & the 7 Galaxies. Middle Eastern free-to-air MBC3, India’s Sun TV and Nigerian free TV channel Be.Television have signed up to air the show, which comes from CMP creative director Raja Masilamani, who worked with Robinson on a […]

News brief: Genius hands Kaleidoscope sales role

Andy Heyward’s Genius Brands International is continuing to develop its distribution matrix by appointing sales houses to rep its catalogue in western Europe and Canada. Kaleidoscope Entertainment will handle sales of shows such as Baby Genius, Thomas Edison’s Secret Lab (pictured) and Llama Llama in Canada and NDRL will do the same in Germany, France, […]

Genius names ex-MGM exec as finance boss

Kids-focused Genius Brands International has named former MGM finance VP Rebecca Hershinger as its chief financial officer. Hershinger will report to GBI’s chairman and CEO Andy Heyward, who has also promoted Matthew Kornberg to VP, finance. Heyward – the former DiC Entertainment and A Squared Entertainment chief who merged his operations with LA-based Genius last […]

News brief: Genius concocts Thomas Edison toon

Andy Heyward’s Genius Brands International has begun production on science-themed adventure toon series Thomas Edison’s Secret Lab. Kids TV veteran Heyward had been developing the 52x11mins series before his A Squared Entertainment imprint merged with GBI last year. The series is now moving forward, with SpongeBob SquarePants writer Steve Banks attached to write the pilot, […]

Andy Heyward in Genius merger

Andy Heyward’s A Squared Entertainment has merged with California-based Genius Brands International to form a company that focuses on “content with a purpose”. The pair will combine assets under the Genius brand, with Heyward becoming CEO and chairman of the new company and his wife and business partner Amy Moynihan Heyward becoming president. Current Genius […]

Warren Buffet kids series sells globally

France’s PGS Entertainment has sold Secret KidVenture Club (fka Secret Millionaires Club), an animated series featuring investor Warren Buffett to networks in Brazil, Thailand, Singapore and Israel. The 26x30mins series, has gone to MediaCorp in Singapore, Workpoint Entertainment in Thailand, Globosat in Brazil and ZOOM in Israel. The news comes after Paris-based PGS launched an […]