Aussie film and TV prodco Galaxy Pop is opening a new office in L.A. this November and will be represented by entertainment management firm The Gotham Group.
Helmed by showrunners Gian Christian and Dina McPherson, the Melbourne, Australia-headquartered kids, teen and YA-focused company has sold its content into more than 120 territories worldwide. With new US offices, Galaxy Pop will focus on creating content specifically for the North American market.
Since the beginning of the year, Galaxy Pop’s adventure toon series Get Ace, which debuted on Australia’s ABC3 late last year, has been snapped up by TVE (Spain), Zoom (Israel), E-Junior (UAE), TVNZ (New Zealand), Mediacorp (Singapore), Globosat Gloob (Brazil), Boing (France) and Teletoon+ (Poland). Hulu also recently picked up American SVOD rights to the series. Toronto, Canada-based 9 Story Media Group distributes the Get Ace worldwide, excluding Australia and New Zealand.
Australia’s Network Ten has commissioned a second season of the 52 x 11-minute series, which follows the adventures of a nerdy high school freshman who is accidentally fitted with super hi-tech braces and thrust into a world of espionage. Production on season two starts later this year.
Also on Galaxy Pop’s production books is teen comedy feature film New Cupid. With a screenplay from McPherson, and Christian in charge of production, filming on Australia’s northeast coast is slated to begin late 2016.