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Chinese & N. Ireland toon firms team for kids project

China’s UYoung and Belfast-based studio Sixteen South have teamed up to create a range of children’s programmes with global appeal. The first joint project is an unnamed 52×11 preschool series. Currently in development, it aims to portray love and friendship across different cultures and nations. The full details will be announced by the partners in […]

Emerging kids studios

In spite of the challenges, some studios that had been offering services on a work-for-hire basis are starting to build content creation into their business models, reports Jane Marlow. The fact that a company with the global reputation of Framestore started to “covertly” road test the idea of content creation two years ago gives an […]

Former Chapman production chief joins Sixteen South

The former director of production and development at the now defunct Chapman Entertainment has resurfaced at Northern Irish children’s prodco Sixteen South, TBI has learned. Emily Whinnet (below) has become the Driftwood Bay producer’s head of development, where she will lead its development team and oversee its slate. She has a specific brief to develop […]