Dick Clark Starts Kids Generation

Dick Clark Productions is setting up a children's division, Dick Clark Kids, which already has an animated/live-action preschool series, THE CANBEES, scheduled for home video markets in 2004, according to VARIETY. Dick Clark's daughter, Cindy, and marketing exec Kelly Sole Holscher will acquire and develop projects for the kids arm located in Burbank, California. Holscher will also oversee marketing and distribution opportunities for Dick Clark Kids. The pair reports to Jules Haimovitz, vice chairman of DCP and coo Fran LaMaina.

THE CANBEES, created by Holscher, is supposed to bolster children to be whatever they want to be. Another project is expected soon in what Haimovitz called a "logical extension of the Dick Clark brand." Cindy Clark has produced films and documentaries for FOX, AMC, TBS, FX and Disney Channel. Holscher has spent 15 years in media sales and branding marketing and founded kiddie company Lukjadoo.