Cartoon Forum wrestles with strike issues

France-based European animation pitch Cartoon Forum is considering moving its dates forward after a general strike was announced. Currently, Cartoon Forum organiser MEDIA has not changed the dates from the scheduled September 13-15 in the city of Toulouse. However, this may to change to 12-14 September, with delegates that have not yet booked flights advised […]

50 Cent extends Starz deal, plans Tomorrow, Today

Rapper Curtis ‘50 Cent’ Jackson has scored an overall development deal with US network Starz, and is working up a superhero series that could sit alongside current hit Power. The agreement extends Jackson’s existing deal by one year to September 2018, during which time he will develop new series through his G-Unit Film & Television […]

News brief: D360 makes home renovation deals

Canada-based sales firm Distribution360 has sold home renovation programming from its Si Entertainment catalogue to international broadcasters. Australian pay TV platform Foxtel has renewed Si shows Leave it to Bryan, House of Bryan and Disaster DIY. South Africa’s The Home Channel has picked up Leave it to Bryan and Tackle My Reno (pictured). Outside of […]

Turner ties up Toot the Tiny Tugboat

Turner Broadcasting System has acquired UK pay TV rights for Toot the Tiny Tugboat the local feed of its preschool channel Cartoonito. The animated series will broadcast on Cartoonito UK early next year. It follows an eager young tugboat in his first year of service at a harbour. Sean Gorman, director, kids channels, UK and […]