Saban Brands has inked a new broadcast distribution agreement for its animated preschool series, Julius Jr., to air on Disney Junior in Italy.
Vancouver, Canada-based Nerd Corps Entertainment has secured several broadcast deals for its latest original comedy series, Endangered Species. Global rollout for the studio’s third original comedy, created by founder and CEO Asaph Fipke, will kick-off this summer and will continue into 2015.
Toronto, Canada-based Guru Studio has added Monika Sharma to the newly created position of director of marketing. The role was created to meet continued growth within the company’s production, sales, licensing and digital businesses, which has seen the staff grow to 230, a 53% increase from last year.
Italy-based Atlantyca Entertainment and Scholastic USA have collaborated on the launch of the first Geronimo Stilton app for iOS devices that’s based on the popular book series.
At a presentation for analysts and investors yesterday, Antonio Urcelay, chairman of the board and CEO of Toys ‘R’ Us, along with company president Hank Mullany, outlined plans to transform the retailer’s core business in the wake of another round of disappointing quarterly results.
Mattel-owned Fisher-Price, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of infant and preschool toys, has been appointed the global master toy licensee, excluding Japan, for new preschool property Bing from London-based Acamar Films.
Debbie Ries has resigned from Texas-based NCircle Entertainment, the kids-focused distribution company she founded in 2006. During the past seven-plus years, as SVP and GM, she built NCircle into one of the top independent distributors of children’s home entertainment.