Industrial Brothers


Boat Rocker, Fisher-Price co-developing original

Canada’s Boat Rocker Media and toyco Fisher-Price are co-developing an original series based on a new property about fearless animals who fight to protect their community. Kingdom Force will be a coproduction of Mattel subsidiary Fisher-Price, Boat Rocker Studios and stablemate toon firm Industrial Brothers, and is part of what is described as “a unique […]

Sprout touts robot toon, trio in development

US kids channel Sprout has greenlit a 26-episode toon about a girl and her robot friend, and outlined a development slate that includes a series inspired by Shaquille O’Neal. Remy and Boo represents Sprout’s first series commitment since Deidre Brennan was tapped to lead NBCUniversal-owned channel as general manager. The new series comes from Canadian […]

Boat Rocker staffs up distribution

Fast-growing producer and distributor Boat Rocker has staffed up its rights division, adding execs including Jessica Watson, who has joined from Entertainment One as director of global sales and acquisitions. Toronto-based Boat Rocker has also brought in Jodi Lutz as director of rights management, Chris Hunt as senior manager of media operations, and Kelsey Griffin […]

Boat Rocker buys Peace Point Rights

Toronto’s Boat Rocker Media continues to buy up compatriot companies, this time acquiring Peace Point Rights through its distribution arm. Having acquired kids company Jam Filled Entertainment, a stake in Industrial Brothers, and the catalogue of Mountain Road Productions, the Canadian firm has added the sales arm of Peace Point Entertainment to its ranks. The […]

Boat Rocker buys Loud House prodco

The expansion of Canada’s Boat Rocker Media continues apace with the firm buying compatriot family and kids producer Jam Filled Entertainment. Boat Rocker has been in acquisitive mode since it came into being in February as the new corporate identity of Orphan Black producer Temple Street Productions. Ottawa-based Jam Filled did the service work on […]

Sprout boards Zuckerberg toon

US kids cable channel Sprout has become the American home of Randi Zuckerberg’s debut animated toon, Dot. The NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment Group network will debut the girls-skewed show, which is from Boat Rocker Media-backed producer Industrial Brothers and Zuckerberg Media in association with The Jim Henson Company and Canadian pubcaster CBC, in September. The series, […]

Orphan Black studio restructures as Boat Rocker

Canada’s Temple Street Productions has created a parent unit that will house an expanded group of content, rights and ventures companies. Boat Rocker Media’s creation comes after Fairfax Financial acquired Orphan Black coproducer Temple Street last year. It will be based in Toronto, with offices in New York and LA. Consolidated in the parent firm are […]

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 , […]