Rainmaker Teams With Jane Startz On Two Animated Fantasy-Adventure Films
Prior to starting her own company, Startz was the co-founder and Executive Vice President of Scholastic Productions, the film and television division of Scholastic Inc., the largest publisher of materials for young people in the English-speaking world. During Startz’s creative aegis, the company grew to be one of the preeminent producers of family entertainment. Startz launched Scholastic Productions in the television series arena with the long running comedy series, "Charles in Charge," as well as the hugely popular children's series, “The Magic School Bus." Startz has received over 50 major awards in the category of children's and family programming. These include two Golden Globe Nominations, six Emmys, 10 Emmy Nominations, two Ace Awards, Parents Choice Awards, and an Action for Children's Television Award.
Rainmaker Entertainment Inc., a multifaceted animation studio, is one of Canada’s largest producers of CG animation. With an innovative history that spans over 15 years, Rainmaker today continues to tell engaging stories and create compelling characters for all media. The studio’s 300 creatively inspired artists and storytellers are currently producing the feature film Escape from Planet Earth for The Weinstein Company and have completed production on the short film Luna as well as developing the company’s slate of proprietary films. Originally established as Mainframe Entertainment, the company broke ground by producing the first ever CGI animation series ReBoot. In addition to developing its own properties, Rainmaker also produces feature length DVD’s for many top international brands including Barbie, Max Steele and Tony Hawk, and more. Rainmaker’s clients include Mattel, The Weinstein Company, Lionsgate, Sony, Ubisoft, Electronic Arts and MTV. For more information, go to www.rainmaker.com.