Distribution360 Heads to LA Screenings with New Member, Vivian Miranda

Distribution360 will be at the LA Screenings from May 17-24 to meet with potential buyers from domestic and international markets. The company’s slate includes over 200 hours of content across all genres.

Press Release from Distribution360

TORONTO, ON (May 10, 2011)—Distribution360 will be at the LA Screenings from May 17-24 to meet with potential buyers from domestic and international markets. The company’s slate includes over 200 hours of content across all genres.

Vivian Miranda is Distribution360’s newest member, and brings over 10 years of distribution and sales experience to the team. In an effort to expand the company’s international sales reach to Latin American markets, she will be representing D360 full-time in Los Angeles, and will be attending this year’s LA Screenings.

Prior to her current post, Vivian spent three years at Televix Entertainment where she placed well-known kids’ programming in Latin America. She also worked for E! Entertainment, where she developed a weekly block called La Hora E!, featuring programs from the E! Entertainment library, which aired in numerous Latin American territories. Earlier in her career, Vivian spent four years at Alliance Atlantis Communications handling sales of its diverse program library to broadcasters throughout Latin America.

"We're thrilled to have Vivian join our team and represent D360 at this year’s LA Screenings,‖ says Stephanie Röckmann-Portier, Head of Sales, Distribution360. ―Having such strong LA-based representation puts us in a great position to reach valuable Spanish-speaking markets," adds Stephanie. ―This is an important step in bringing our content to new audiences."

D360’s slate for the LA Screenings includes:

Kids & Youth

Olive the Ostrich (52 x 5’ animated series, web games, online videos)

Written in a highly descriptive, storybook style, Olive the Ostrich is a CGI animated series for preschoolers, which chronicles the adventures of a young ostrich named Olive on her imaginary travels to all sorts of amazing places. In each episode, animators bring to life real pictures drawn by children and submitted through an integrated online component. These animations create all the guest characters, places and objects that Olive encounters. Inquisitive and enthusiastic, Olive loves to solve problems and help people whenever she can. She’ll try anything once, which can get her into trouble, but she always finds fun and inventive ways of getting herself out of it. The series will premiere in the UK on Nick Jr. in September 2011. Produced by Blue-Zoo.

Splatalot (26 x 30’ action reality series, format rights, web games, online videos)

A hilarious medieval-themed action reality show geared to the tween audience, featuring an extreme obstacle course with more wipe outs and spills than ever imaginable. Each episode features a different group of 12 thrill-seeking teen contestants, dubbed Attackers, competing in three cringe-inducing rounds. The Defenders of Splatalot, an international squad of nine medieval-themed gladiators, will do their best to protect the castle from the Attackers – only leaving one to be crowned King or Queen. Splatalot was commissioned by YTV, the BBC, and ABC (Australia). Produced by marblemedia.

This is Daniel Cook. (130 x 6’ or 26 x 30’ live-action episodes, format rights, web games)

Inquisitive, intelligent and adventurous—This is Daniel Cook is more than just a live-action preschool TV series. It’s an educational adventure where children can join six-year-old host Daniel Cook as he discovers the world. Follow Daniel as he explores and learns with everyone from Olympic gold medalists to zookeepers and award-winning musicians. Preschoolers will love this new friend who shares their curiosity and interests. Produced by marblemedia and Sinking Ship Entertainment.

This is Emily Yeung (65 x 6’ live-action episodes & 2 x 30’ specials, format rights, web games)

See her laugh, learn and share. This is Emily Yeung is an engaging and educational preschool live-action series. This sunny six-year-old is host to a whole universe of discovery and adventures that will enthral and capture the imaginations of preschoolers with every spirited instalment. Viewers will tag along with Emily as she takes on the world and learns with everyone from painters, to politicians and rocket scientists. Produced by marblemedia and Sinking Ship Entertainment.

Lifestyle

Ghostly Encounters (83 x 30’ episodes)

Start a conversation about things that go bump in the night, and pretty soon everybody in the room has a story to tell. Paranormal experiences aren’t just the domain of psychics and tarot card readers - in fact, many ordinary people believe they have had supernatural encounters. Ghostly Encounters looks into those incidents and the regular folks-next-door who had them, and takes the viewer on a chilling ride through a fascinating, highly personal ghost story. Produced by Logan Hill Productions.

Comedy

TAC.tv (181 x 3’ animated shorts & 23 x 30’ animated episodes and online videos) The series features a cast of hilarious characters such as The Googoos, The Secretary, and The Pilot, to name a few. These off-the-wall characters are sculpted from modeling clay by the creator himself, Michel Beaudet. In post production, he superimposes his own moving eyes, mouth and nose, creating unique characters with over-the-top personalities. Produced by Salambo Productions.

Factual

6 Rides to Sunday (52’ documentary)

This is the story of Professional Brazilian bull rider, Renato Nunes. Renato wasn’t born a rodeo star. He chose to leave his family home and embark on a career as a professional bull rider and is now poised to enter one of the largest and most prestigious events in rodeo on earth – The Calgary Stampede. Six rides on some of the rankest bulls in the world is what it takes to be crowned Champion at The Calgary Stampede and take home the $100,000 purse. Viewers find out if Renato can tame 6 bulls to be victorious at the Stampede. Produced by White Iron Pictures.

About Distribution360

Distribution360 is a forward-thinking distribution company that focuses on traditional media sales, while actively pursuing growth in the digital space, and offers value added Brand Integration and Interactive Content Creation Services. Its mandate is the full monetization of television and interactive content on traditional and emerging platforms worldwide, with a focus on kids, drama and factual programming. Based in Europe, Stéphanie Röckmann-Portier leads Distribution360’s daily operations as Managing Director/Head of Sales. She brings 15 years of international content experience acquired through her previous roles as VP of Content Strategy & Acquisitions for online video service Joost, and VP of International Sales and Head of Factual Programming for Alliance Atlantis Communications Inc. Distribution360 was co-founded by two of Canada’s foremost production companies: marblemedia and SEVEN24 Films.

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