Oliver Ellis


News brief: Channel 5 orders Shane the Chef

UK broadcaster Channel 5 has ordered Shane the Chef, a CG-animated series from UK indie Hoho Entertainment. The preschool show will air on Channel 5’s Milkshake preschool block, and will follow an energetic chef and his daughter, Izzy, who together run a restaurant in the town of Munchington. “Children are just beginning to discover a […]

Hoho taps sales vet to replace Davies

UK children’s indie Hoho Entertainment has tapped a former Target Entertainment, Souther Star Entertainment and Granada exec to become its head of TV sales. Jayne Pitts (pictured) is joining Hoho Rights, and in the sales chief role will work closely with Hoho joint MD’s Oliver Ellis and Helen Howells to devise and implement presales and […]

Hoho cheered by taste of Laughing Gravy

Karl Woolley’s indie prodco Laughing Gravy Media has signed a five-year strategic deal with the commercial arm of UK kids TV producer Hoho Entertainment. The deal will see Hoho Rights get first look rights to all Laughing Gravy projects, while Laughing Gravy will benefit from Hoho Rights’ TV distribution, licensing and merchandising capabilities. A first, […]