Purple Ronnie

News brief: Purple Ronnie owner launching YouTube channel

Purple Ronnie and Bagpuss rights owner Coolabi has partnered with online content specialist Little Dot Studios to launch a branded YouTube channel. The network will premiere Purple Ronnie animated shorts that are ideal for sharing via social media. All3Media-backed Little Dot will claim ownership of previously uploaded content from the Smallfilms catalogue, which includes Bagpuss […]

Coolabi hires Val Fry as sales boss

Producer and rights management firm Coolabi has hired Valerie Fry as director of sales. Fry, who has previously worked for Chapman Entertainment, Celador and Gullane, will report to Coolabi chief executive Jeremy Banks. In the newly created director of sales role she will oversee sales and commercial exploitation of Coolabi’s portfolio of properties, which include […]

Coolabi hot-housing ideas after Working Partners deal

Coolabi, which owns or represents brands including Bagpuss, Purple Ronnie and Ivor the Engine, has a raft of new properties to work up for TV and other media after a deal that saw its financial backer Edge provide the funds for Jeremy Banks to acquire Working Partners. The latter has a US-style content division, which […]