Beat Bugs


Beyond Distribution adds Disney exec for Europe, Scandinavia, Iberia

Beyond Distribution has appointed Anne-Marie Pardoe as its new senior VP of sales for German-speaking Europe, Scandinavia and Iberia. Pardoe, who takes up the role following the departure of Sam Partner last month, joins from Disney Media Distribution where she was most recently sales manager for the UK and Ireland. Partner’s next move is not […]

Former Arc exec joins Atomic Cartoons

Canadian studio Atomic Cartoons has hired Matthew Berkowitz as head of development. The new recruit was most recently at Arc Productions, the Toronto-based studio that closed earlier this year amid financial difficulties before Jam Filled Entertainment acquired the assets at auction. At Arc, Berkowitz oversaw the slate and worked with Arc customers and partners including […]

Smokey Robinson brings Motown toon to Netflix

Legendary musician Smokey Robinson and Netflix are working up an animated series featuring Motown hits from the likes of The Jackson 5, Marvin Gaye and Stevie Wonder. Netflix, Robinson, Josh Wakely’s Australia- and US-based prodco Grace: A Storytelling Company and Sydney-based Beyond International’s Beyond Screen Productions have come together for the currently untitled toon. Netflix […]

Netflix buys Beatles-inspired kids series

Netflix has acquired Beat Bugs, a new animated series that will feature covers of some of the best-known Beatles songs. The show was created by US filmmaker Josh Wakely, and will be produced by his prodco Grace, alongside Thunderbird and Beyond Screen. It was originally ordered by Australian broadcaster Seven, and Netflix subs in Australia […]