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News round-up: Escapade boards ‘Grassroots’; RTL II plays ‘Finder$ Keeper$’; NBCU & Disney strike Lat Am kids deals

Escapade boards ‘Grassroots’ Sydney-based distributor Escapade Media has boarded Storyfirst and Hispter Films’s upcoming six-part drama series Grassroots. The firm will now serve as an executive producer on the project and has taken Asia Pacific sales rights for the series. Created by John Godber and written by Elizabeth Godber, Jane Thornton and Nicola Quilter, Grassroots […]

Jetpack acquires distribution rights to Samka animations

Jetpack Distribution has acquired rights to two 2D animated shows from Paris-based animation studio Samka – Viking Skool and Once Upon A Time… Objects. The deal sees Jetpack acquire the worldwide rights (excluding France) for 26 x 22-minute episodes of 2D comedy animation Viking Skool and 78 x 7-minute episodes of 2D edu-tainment animated series Once Upon a […]

‘Moley’ creator James Reatchlous launches new prodco, Two Daughters Entertainment

James Reatchlous, the creator of British children’s series Moley, has launched a new production company named Two Daughters Entertainment. He will serve as MD, while former DreamWorks Animation chief and How To Train Your Dragon producer Bonnie Arnold will be working as a development consultant,  alongside producer Tony Nottage and director Leon Joosen. The company […]

Jetpack Distribution names global head of sales amid rejig

  Clangers and Chuggington distributor Jetpack Distribution has restructured its sales team, as it looks to expand its global reach. Sophie ‘Kido’ Prigent has been promoted to global head of sales, leading distribution in Asia, Canada, France, Latin America, Portugal, Spain and the Nordic countries, as well as AVOD sales globally. She will work with broadcasters […]

Magic Light Pictures hires Jetpack alum to oversee global sales

UK kids & family prodco Magic Light Pictures has appointed former Jetpack exec Marie-Laure Roche to the newly created position of head of international sales. Roche will be responsible for supporting business development, seeking new opportunities across broadcasters, streamers, distributors and on-demand platforms, with a focus on Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Scandinavia, Middle East […]

Germany’s KiKA & Israel’s Zoom land on Mars-set teen series

Israeli and German networks have greenlit DreaMars, a new live-action sci-fi show about eight teenagers who fly to Mars for a critical mission.   Aimed at older children and teens, the 20 x 22-minute series is set to debut on German channel KiKA, and Israeli broadcaster HOT’s kids channel Zoom in 2023. It is a […]

Kids round-up: YouTube Originals scores ‘Supa Strikas’ prequel; HBO Max & Discovery ink Jetpack deals; FilmRise licenses Scholastic shows

YouTube Originals scores ‘Supa Strikas’ prequel YouTube Originals has picked up Supa Strikas: Rookie Season, a prequel to the soccer animated series Supa Strikas, from the newly-acquired Moonbug Entertainment, in partnership with UNICEF. The first half of the 12-part series will launch on 3 December on the official Supa Strikas YouTube channel and the YouTube […]

Israel’s Hop! & YLE buy from Russia’s ‘Claymotions’ prodco SMF Studio

Broadcasters and distributors in the Middle East, Europe, the Baltics and China have picked up animated children’s content produced by Russia’s SMF Studio, following a slew of deals struck at MIPCOM. Claymotions distributor Jetpack inked agreements with Israel’s Hop!, while SMF Studio has also partnered with Finnish broadcaster YLE to distribute the show in the […]

Sales round-up: Discovery & Nine Network ink factual deals; Jetpack takes ‘Mechamato’ rights; Globoplay & Gulli Brazil take Pinguim shows

Discovery & Nine Network ink factual deals Broadcasters around the world have picked up a variety of factual programming, following deals struck with UK distributor DCD Rights. Outback Car Hunters, produced by CJZ for Discovery, has been picked up by Australia’s Nine Network, Viasat World for CEE, Scandinavia, Russia & CIS and RMC Decouverte for […]

Jetpack Distribution takes global rights to ‘Critters TV’

UK-based kids and family content distributor Jetpack Distribution has acquired worldwide rights to spoof animal documentary Critters TV. Produced by Dublin-based Turnip & Duck, the 26 x 11-minute series is a mix of 2D flash animation and live action and is aimed at 4-8-year-olds and their families. It was funded by Screen Ireland, RTÉjr, and the […]

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