Portfolio Entertainment

Kids round-up: ‘Dodger’ heads up CBBC slate; Mikros names Miloro president; Wildbrain to co-pro emoji series    

‘Dodger’ heads up CBBC slate CBBC, UK pubcaster BBC’s children’s channel, has commissioned a slew of new original shows, headlined by Dodger, a prequel to Charles Dickens’ iconic novel Oliver Twist. The 10 x 45-minute family adventure is produced by NBCUniversal International Studios and will follows the exploits of the infamous pickpocket, The Artful Dodger, and Fagin’s […]

Deals round-up: Flame snags Attenborough rights; Will & Kate travel with Cineflix; ZDFE preps ‘Our Continents’ for the world

Flame to sell Attenborough’s Life In Colour globally Australia’s Flame Distribution has taken global sales rights outside of the UK to three-part natural history docuseries Life in Colour With David Attenborough. The show, from Humble Bee Films and SeaLight Pictures, uses ground-breaking technology to reveal how animals use colour, with Attenborough travelling to locations including the […]

Portfolio hires two, including Vice Media exec

Portfolio Entertainment has hired Donnie MacIntyre (picture) to the newly created position, vice president of sales and business development and Vice Media’s Morgan White as international distribution manager. MacIntyre is joining Portfolio at a pivotal time as its in-house animation studio initiates production on a slate of new IP that will be ready for market […]

Portfolio taps new VP production Marianne Culbert

Portfolio Entertainment has named Marianne Culbert as its new VP of production. Culbert, an award-winning kids producer, brings over 30 years of animation studio service and content production experience to Portfolio and will report directly to Portfolio’s CEO and co-founder, Lisa Olfman. In her new role, Culbert will oversee the production of all of the […]

Cannes to get new Big Mayor

Upcoming reality series Small Town, Big Mayor will roll out at MIPTV after distributor Portfolio Entertainment snagged the international rights. The US cable series is set in D’Lo, Mississippi, a small town has a population of just 456 souls, and follows events after a new mayor, John Henry Berry, comes in with plans to put […]

Done deals in the week Trump won

Its been a seismic week for global politics with the election of Donald Trump as president-elect in the US, and a sad one for music fans everywhere with the death of Leonard Cohen. There’s been nothing quite as earth-shattering in the TV world, but there has been plenty of business between international companies (which are looking […]

Portfolio reveals Best in the World Japan

Canadian sales house Portfolio Entertainment has acquired a pair of Japenese-themed lifestyle and travel titles from Malaysia’s Primeworks Distribution. Best in the World Japan (pictured, 10x30mins) and Welcome to the Railworld Japan (10x30mins) comprise part of the distributor’s MIPCOM slate. The former looks at the culinary delights of the Asian country through a comic lens, […]

Portfolio hires sales and acquisitions exec

Canadian producer and distributor Portfolio Entertainment has recruited Jonathan Abraham as director of international sales and acquisitions. Abraham will oversee sales and oversee the growth of the distribution division, Portfolio said, as well as acquiring third-party kids, factual and lifestyle programming for the catalogue. He joins the Toronto-based firm from toy company Zuru, where he […]

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