Jeremy Banks

Zodiak, Coolabi team for Sea Quest adaptation

The kids division of Zodiak Media has joined forces with IP specialists Coolabi Group and will develop a TV series based on the popular Sea Quest book franchise. Coolabi owns the rights to the books, which are written by Adam Blade and have sold over 500,000 copies. The property is a spin-off from Blade’s 20-million […]

Coolabi hires Val Fry as sales boss

Producer and rights management firm Coolabi has hired Valerie Fry as director of sales. Fry, who has previously worked for Chapman Entertainment, Celador and Gullane, will report to Coolabi chief executive Jeremy Banks. In the newly created director of sales role she will oversee sales and commercial exploitation of Coolabi’s portfolio of properties, which include […]

Coolabi hot-housing ideas after Working Partners deal

Coolabi, which owns or represents brands including Bagpuss, Purple Ronnie and Ivor the Engine, has a raft of new properties to work up for TV and other media after a deal that saw its financial backer Edge provide the funds for Jeremy Banks to acquire Working Partners. The latter has a US-style content division, which […]