News round-up: Kudos hires for finance; C4 creates 15k industry opportunities; ‘Ernest and Célestine’ pre-sales

Kudos hires StudioCanal alum for finance Kudos has appointed James Forde, the former COO and CFO of StudioCanal, as its new finance director with immediate effect, Reporting to Kudos joint-MD Martin Haines, Forde will lead the Kudos finance team, creating an operational infrastructure to service Kudos and Wild Mercury productions. Taking responsibility for financial management, reporting, governance and the […]

Show of the week: Stinky Dog

This 2D animation is set to have its exclusive world premiere at this year’s MIP Junior, where Emmy Award-winning French producer and distributor Dandelooo will be showcasing the first two episodes of the slapstick series. The 52 x 11 minute show has been commissioned by France Télévisions and is based on the series of books […]

Superights picks up toons from fledgling prodco

Kids content distributor Superights has picked up three titles from fledgling French production company Folivari. It will sell a trio of specials based on Benjamin Renner kids comic books The Big Bad Fox (left), A Baby To Deliver and A Perfect Christmas. The one-offs were ordered by Canal+. Renner will direct the shows, with veteran […]