Dot. travels to Piwi+, Panda, SVT

Several European broadcasters have bought Randi Zuckerberg-created kids series Dot. Canal+-owned Piwi+ in France, Dreamia-owned Canal Panda in Portugal and Swedish pubcaster SVT have all plumped for the 52x11mins toon, which debuted last year on CBC in Canada and Sprout in the US. Jim Jam has taken rights in the MENA and Benelux territories, while […]

Henson hires kids TV veteran Maizes

The Jim Henson Company has hired Sarah Maizes as vice president of children’s entertainment. In the newly-created role at the kids producer and distributor she will focus on the production of preschool and older kids content. She joins Henson having been a producer on Dot., the kids show Randi Zuckerberg created and produced for TV […]

Temple Street makes Industrial investment

Orphan Black studio Temple Street Productions has bought into children’s animation company Industrial Brothers. This will see Canada-based Temple Street taking a “significant minority interest” in Industrial, and comes after Fairfax Financial put funding into the animation house earlier this year. Toronto-based Industrial is behind preschool series such as Disney Jr.’s Yup Yups, CBC’s , […]

Henson poaches Lionsgate exec for sales

The Jim Henson Company has recruited Anna Moorefield as director, global distribution. Moorefield joins from independent film and TV studio Lionsgate Entertainment and will be in place at Henson ahead of MIPCOM next month. The company will have a trio of new properties for the market and launch Dot., a new property hailing from Mark […]