Kids entertainment vet Joan Lambur is packing up her five-year-old distribution and licensing company Lambur & Associates and moving in with Toronto, Canada’s Lenz Entertainment. In her new post as president of on-screen entertainment, Lambur plans to grow the prodco’s development and distribution slate, which currently includes The Grogs’ preschool puppet series Nanalan’ and tween-skewing Mr. Meaty.
In addition to entertaining pitches from creatives and acquiring new series, Lambur will continue overseeing her former company’s portfolio. As for new pick-ups, she’s interested in animated series and the adult lifestyle programming populating the likes of HGTV, but hasn’t set a quota. ‘I’m not trying to plug any holes; I’m always just looking for good projects,’ she explains. Lambur will also keep a foot in the licensing biz, and is managing all L&M activities for Lenz properties. She says she won’t be cutting individual deals, but will be setting strategies and appointing agents where appropriate.