Patchwork Pals

Beta Film links with China’s WeKids for Asian distribution

Germany’s Beta Film has partnered with Chinese producer-distributor WeKids to distribute its children’s programming globally. Under the deal, WeKids will take over distribution for Beta’s German animated pre-school series Patchwork Pals (52 x 4 minutes) in China, Taiwan, Hong Kong and the rest of Asia, as well as English-speaking Canada. The show, which is co-financed […]

Beta to debut Germany pay TV drama, kids division

Beta Film heads to Cannes with new shows including the much-hyped German psycho-thriller drama Weinberg (The Valley – in the Mist of Silence), and a new children’s television arm. Beta will sell the 6x60mins show under its Valley The series, for Turner Broadcasting System Germany’s TNT Serie, marks one of the first-ever dramas produced exclusively […]

Cartoon Forum 2014: pre-market guide, part two

Every year, brave indie producers stand before the great and the good of European animation commissioning to pitch their latest wares at the Cartoon Forum. Ahead of the event in September, Jesse Whittock looks at the projects heading for Toulouse. Today’s featured territories are Ireland, Belgium and Germany. IRELAND Ireland’s growing reputation as an IP […]