Canada’s 9 Story Entertainment has signed a deal with CCI Entertainment to represent the indie producer’s CCI Kids programming library.
The agreement will see 9 Story represent the underlying rights to more than 1,000 half hours of content produced or acquired by CCI veterans Arnie Zipursky and Charles Falzon.
9 Story also secures a first look at future CCI kids and family productions and acquisitions.
The move falls in line with 9 Story’s strategy to significantly grow its distribution business. CCI and 9 Story will also work together on new projects.
CCI’s kids and family library includes Artzooka, Harry and His Bucketful of Dinosaurs, Turbo Dogs, Extreme Babysitting, Erky Perky and GeoFreakZ, as well as classics such as Sharon, Lois & Bram’s Elephant Show and Shining Time Station.
On the distribution side, CCI will continue to operate as a rights management company through CCI Releasing.
The agreement will also see CCI’s distribution staff, including EVP of distribution Jill Keenleyside, working with 9 Story on kids and family content and with CCI on other genres.