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MIP-TV News: Foothill Entertainment To Kiz ‘N’ Tel At MIP 2004

Foothill Entertainment Inc. hopes MIP-TV buyers will want to KIZ N TEL its non-stop action, fly-by-the-seat-of-your-pants animation series starring 12-year-old Kiz and her friend, Tel. Kiz desperately wants to be a TV star.

After repeatedly being ignored by the major networks, Kiz realizes that she is going to have to break into show business on her own. She starts her own TV show in the front room of her house and drags the pizza boy, Tel, in off the streets to be her co-host. Even her father tries to get in on the action with his puppet Spanky. Nothing, not even crazy Gran in the upstairs attic who always calls in to complain, will stand in this young performers way.

KIZ N TEL, which comes from Phew!! Entertainment in the U.K., is intended for the 8-12+ audience and is designed to run any length from a half-hour up to a two-hour show.

Santa Barbara-based Foothill recently struck a strategic alliance with phuzz entertainment and will seek international financing and distribution opportunities for phuuz created and developed programs.

phuuz, formed by Emmy Award-winning producer/director, Eric Radomski, former production vp at Warner Bros. Animation, Ken Duer, and former vp/gm for LEVEL13.NET, Jay Francis, partnered up with Foothilll to bring its creative talents to studios and broadcasters worldwide. Its mission is to develop original properties for new media (video and computer games, wireless technologies, DVD, Internet), traditional media (television, film, comic books/graphic novels), and other ancillary markets (toys, fashion, advertising, music) as well as utilize new media platforms to maximize franchising and distribution opportunities on a worldwide basis.

phuuz has its principal offices at 10 Universal City Plaza, 20th Floor, Universal City, California 91608. Foothill (www. was formed in 2000 by entertainment attorney, Greg Payne, and international distribution specialist, Jo Kavanagh-Payne, to act as executive producers of childrens and family entertainment as well as global distributors.

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