Anne Brogan


BFI’s Young Audiences Content Fund: a fund indeed for a nation in need

The UK children’s industry is already feeling the benefit of a new $70m fund but what are the longer repercussions both domestically and internationally? Ann-Marie Corvin reports Funding kids content is a challenge in many territories but the market failure of domestic children’s programming in the UK has finally prompted government intervention. One of its […]

Lionsgate makes UK TV move with Kindle deal

The UK division of independent Hollywood studio Lionsgate has taken an equity stake in indie producer Kindle Entertainment, TBI can reveal. Kindle is the prodco founded by Anne Brogan and Melanie Stokes, and makes kids shows including Hank Zipzer, Dixi (pictured below) and Dinopaws. The Lionsgate deal, financial terms of which were not revealed, gives the studio […]

Comedy from ‘The Fonz’ set for CBBC

UK children’s broadcaster CBBC has commissioned Hank Zipzer, a new live-action comedy inspired by a book series from Happy Days icon Henry Winkler. Canada’s DHX Media; Walker Productions, the programming arm of publisher Walker Books Group; and UK indie Kindle Entertainment will produce the 13x30mins show that’s set to launch early next year. Based on […]

CBeebies goes for Melody, Minibeast

UK digital kids net CBeebies has ordered a pair of new series, one themed around classical music and the other a wildlife series about tiny animals and insects. Melody is a 20x7mins mixed media series co-commissioned by BBC Learning from Wish Films and LAAH Entertainment with support from the RNIB. It will attempt to introduce […]