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Ex-Warner and Disney execs launch indie Rival Media

What do you get when you put Bugs Bunny and Mickey Mouse in the same London office? The answer is newly formed (and aptly named)indie studio Rival Media. Despite the current climate of doom hanging over the kids TV production industry in the UK, Howard Myers (former creative director of the portfolio development group at Buena Vista Television) and Steve Wynne (ex-director of production at Warner Bros. International Television) are hanging their own shingle, backed by US venture capital.
March 1, 2007

What do you get when you put Bugs Bunny and Mickey Mouse in the same London office? The answer is newly formed (and aptly named) indie studio Rival Media.

Despite the current climate of doom hanging over the kids TV production industry in the UK, Howard Myers (former creative director of the portfolio development group at Buena Vista Television) and Steve Wynne (ex-director of production at Warner Bros. International Television) are hanging their own shingle, backed by US venture capital.

The new shop’s main focus will be hatching kids TV projects, but a commission to produce an international concert and event for Walt Disney Television is first on the slate.

Myers and Wynne are sharing MD duties, and will be staffing up according to workload.

About The Author
Gary Rusak is a freelance writer based in Toronto. He has covered the kids entertainment industry for the last decade with a special interest in licensing, retail and consumer products. You can reach him at garyrusak@gmail.com

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