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• Iconic toy retailer FAO Schwarz will return to Chicago on November 1 after a five-year absence via an in-store boutique at Macy's on Slate Street. The 5,200 square-foot shop will be stuffed with the specialty toys and plush FAO is known for.

Shaftesbury Films has added another broadcast territory to its live-action kids' comedy series Life with Derek's growing list. Disney Channel Japan bought the first 26 half-hours at MIPCOM this week.

Flying Bark Productions, a subsidiary of Munich-based EM.Entertainment GmbH, has made Michael Hefferon's tenure as MD permanent. The exec joined the company initially on February 12, 2007 as provisional MD for a six month term.

ZDF Enterprises is making the most out of its time in Cannes. The ZDF German Television subsidiary has sold animated children's series Laura's Star to RAI (Italy), Dutch broadcaster ZAPP, Finland's YLE and Belgium's Ketnet channels.
October 10, 2007

• Iconic toy retailer FAO Schwarz will return to Chicago on November 1 after a five-year absence via an in-store boutique at Macy’s on Slate Street. The 5,200 square-foot shop will be stuffed with the specialty toys and plush FAO is known for.

Shaftesbury Films has added another broadcast territory to its live-action kids’ comedy series Life with Derek‘s growing list. Disney Channel Japan bought the first 26 half-hours at MIPCOM this week.

Flying Bark Productions, a subsidiary of Munich-based EM.Entertainment GmbH, has made Michael Hefferon’s tenure as MD permanent. The exec joined the company initially on February 12, 2007 as provisional MD for a six month term.

ZDF Enterprises is making the most out of its time in Cannes. The ZDF German Television subsidiary has sold animated children’s series Laura’s Star to RAI (Italy), Dutch broadcaster ZAPP, Finland’s YLE and Belgium’s Ketnet channels.

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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