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Amazon Studios VP of children’s series development Tara Sorensen shares the strategy behind Amazon’s growing kids programming slate, including Gortimer Gibbon’s Life on Normal Street, which is set to premiere next month.
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PBS KIDS and Whole Foods Market are teaming up to sell the pubcaster’s new line of educational and eco-friendly toys exclusively at the US-based grocery chain.
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AwesomenessTV CEO Brian Robbins hand-plucked the IP from the DreamWorks Classics portfolio. The reimagined Richie Rich, where the world’s wealthiest boy is a self-made tycoon, will hit Netflix in North and Latin America in early 2015.
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ZAG Entertainment founder Jeremy Zag is joining forces with Harry Potter filmmaker Chris Columbus, his 1492 Pictures producing partner Michael Barnathan, and Haim Saban to launch ZAG Animation Studios.
The kids action-comedy series from Cyber Group Studios, TF1 Production and Enanimation, has been sold to broadcasters in France, Canada, Belgium, Spain, Switzerland, Indonesia, Latin America, Africa and Eastern Europe.
The new sports and entertainment company plans to relaunch Atari’s Backyard Sports, the classic video games series that debuted in 1997.
The toyco’s new organizational structure will also see Duncan Billing assume the role of EVP of global operations & business development.