Federation Kids & Family


Disney Lat Am picks up Federation’s ‘Find Me In Paris’

Disney Channel in Latin America has picked up the first two seasons and the forthcoming third run of tween drama Find Me In Paris, the scripted series produced by Paris and LA-based Cottonwood Media. The show, which combines ballet, modern dance, drama and comedy, follows the story of a time-travelling ballet dancer from early 20th […]

Maintaining authenticity in kids’ programming

When I first started my career in the entertainment industry back in the early noughties, ‘authenticity’ was nothing more than a buzzword. Content specifically geared towards kids was primarily in the animated space, which was more fantastical in its execution and more forgiving in nature when it came to political correctness. Live-action offerings for the younger demographic was limited […]

Sales round-up: Sky Vision, Federation, Orange Smarty

Sky Vision inks volume deal with Russia’s Amedia TV The production and distribution arm of Sky has signed a multi-year volume deal with Russian premium pay-TV and SVOD platform Amedia TV. In a first for Sky Vision, the three-year volume deal includes both scripted and non-scripted content. Titles included in the package include Sky originals such as […]

Federation hires Little Dot to manage YouTube presence

Kids content distributor Federation Kids & Family has appointed Little Dot Studios to manage the digital presence of their premium kids content on YouTube platforms. Little Dot is a distributor of premium TV content on YouTube and will be tasked with setting up YouTube channels for Federation’s studio Cottonwood Media and its top tier programming. […]

Federation hands France TV exec dual kids role

Premium content distributor Federation Kids & Family has hired Alexandre Henin in a dual role as head of acquisitions for Kids & Family and creative producer for sister prodco Cottonwood Media. Henin will report to David Michel, president at Cottonwood and head of Federation Kids & Family. He has joined Federation from France Télévisions where […]

Disney, ABC will Find Me in Paris

Two European Disney channels and the ABC in Australia are among the buyers of teen drama Find Me in Paris (fka Paris Opera). Disney’s French and Italian networks will run the show, along with ABC, France Télévisions and VRT in Belgium. The show, from Cottonwood Media and Federation Kids & Family, was for ZDF and […]

Super! deal for Love, Divina

Live-action kids series Love, Divina has been sold to De Agostini’s Super! in Italy. The novella-esque series hails from Televisa, Pol-ka Pro Producciones and the kids division of Federation Entertainment. The 60x45mins series has Patito Feo star Laura Esquivel as a teenager who takes homeless kids under her wing. Massimo Bruno, head of TV channels […]

Federation taps Zodiak exec for kids launch

Federation Entertainment has recruited kids TV veteran Monica Levy, who will play a key role in a new kids and family division within the business. Pascal Breton set up production and distribution group Federation in late 2014, and subsequently teamed with David Michel by buying into his kids indie prodco Cottonwood. Breton and Michel are […]