Toronto-based Coneybeare Stories has inked an agreement with PorchLight Ent. for international TV distribution rights to MONSTER WARRIORS. PorchLight picks up 52 half-hour episodes for a MIP-TV launch.
The series now airs on Canadaï¿½s YTV network and around the globe. Season 1 has already been sold to Australia, Spain, Portugal, Latin America, Singapore, India, Bosnia, as well as other territories in Eastern Europe.
ï¿½I see MONSTER WARRIORS as an unprecedented hybrid of CGI and live action," said Coneybeare Stories president/founder Wilson Coneybeare. "Its cinematic nature makes it something new in kids programming. PorchLight Ent. is perfectly suited to represent this kind of innovation in the international marketplace.ï¿½
MONSTER WARRIORS brings back the tone and style of comicbook and movie successes of such classics as Batman and Superman. Coneybeare said MONSTER WARRIORS takes those styles and mixes them with the monster stories of the ï¿½50s to bridge the gap between past and future. At the same time, the show uses cutting edge technology mixed with live action to create an arresting new visual sensibility that appeals tremendously to todayï¿½s techno-savvy youth market, he continued.
ï¿½We are thrilled to represent this exciting and unique new youth series to the global market," said PorchLight Ent. execs Bruce D. Johnson and William T. Baumann. "MONSTER WARRIORS is the ideal complement to our library of high-quality and high-profile childrenï¿½s entertainment programming.ï¿½
Coneybeare Stories (www.coneybearestories.com) is a full service production company dedicated to innovative and dynamic film and television content the whole family can enjoy and parents can trust. The breadth and strength of the companyï¿½s portfolio may handle project development, financing, production and distribution of high quality programs for both the North American and international markets. Coneybeare Stories has produced more than 50 hours of television programming across a number of genres and is seen in many key international markets.
Los Angeles-based PorchLight Ent., (www.porchlight.com) is a multi-faceted company focused on the production and distribution of family entertainment. Since its formation in 1995 by veteran entertainment execs Johnson and Baumann, PorchLight has produced the Emmy Award-winning animated series, TUTENSTEIN, for Discovery Kids and Jetix Europe, the award-winning animated children's series, JAY JAY THE JET PLANE and ADVENTURES FROM THE BOOK OF VIRTUES for PBS, a series of direct-to-videos for Leap Frog, and is currently producing ANIMALIA for BBC, PBS, Nickelodeon and Network 10 in Australia. The company is also producing FOUR EYES for France 3, Nickelodeon Asia and Nickelodeon Australia, as well as more than 30 live-action and animated feature films. PorchLight has built a large and diverse distribution library of nearly 200 movies, more than 600 episodes of childrenï¿½s programs and a growing non-fiction and music library.