Imira adds sales exec

Spain-based kids producer and distributor Imira has hired Gulshan David to cover sales in Europe and North America. David was at Toonz Entertainment before joining Imira, overseeing its content sales business, including several titles coproduced with Imira. Toonz acquired Imira in late 2014 and David’s move sees him transfer to the latter. At Barcelona and […]

Toonz sets up in New Zealand

Indian animation company Toonz Entertainment has set up in New Zealand. The new office will be helmed by Mark Nicholls (pictured) joins on a full-time basis having worked with Toonz on specific projects for the past two years. Before moving into media, he was in the international freight business with Mondiale. The expansion follows Toonz’s […]

News brief: Imira takes distribution rights to TVE library

Spain-based distributor Imira Entertainment has taken international rights to Spanish pubcaster TVE’s kids programming. The deal gives Imira TVE titles The Lunnis, Asha and Club Pizzicato. The distributor will start shopping the show’s to international buyers at MIPCOM.  

Reinventing the classics

Children’s TV is something that binds and defines peer groups. With new versions of Thunderbirds, Noddy and various others in the works the commercial power of nostalgia is clearly intense, but when updating a classic respect and modern-day relevance are key, reports Jane Marlowe. Turner’s Cartoon Network was built with classic properties and senior VP […]

Imira strikes Spanish kids deals

Kids producer and distributor Imira Entertainment has closed a raft of third party deals in Spain ahead of MIPCOM. Spanish public broadcaster RTVE has picked up two shows including live action series Lightning Point, which is produced by Jonathan M. Shiff and ZDF Enterprises and 52x13mins Sherlock Yack Zoo Detective, which is produced by France’s […]