Luxembourg-based GD Entertainment Fund, a new boutique investment fund specializing in entertainment projects and digital content, is marking its first wave of investment through funding four of Imira Enterainment’s animated series.
The deal will complete the funding of two animated properties, Lucky Fred (pictured, 104 x 12 minutes) and Bat Pat (52 x 11 minutes), which are now greenlit for production. The deal will also cover a percentage of the budget for new shows Escape Hockey (26 x 26 minutes) and Mondo Yan (52 x 12 minutes), which was showcased at Cartoon Forum last week.
GD Entertainment Fund will be making its inaugural visit to MIPCOM next month seeking investment in entertainment and digital IP across all entertainment genres.
Original Imira series Lucky Fred, co-produced with Televisió de Catalunya, Rai Fiction, Telegael and GSW Animation, is now in its second season and has its own geo-localized app, while new show Escape Hockey from DQ Entertainment features ‘watch & play’ technology.
Based on the book series of the same name, Bat Pat is an animated adventure-comedy co-produced with partners Atlantyca Entertainment and Inspidea, with the participation of Rai Fiction and TVE. Mondo Yan tells the story of three teenage heroes, chosen to save the mystical world they call home.