London-based Entara has created a dedicated in-house distribution division designed to expand the companys reach in the global childrens media market. Regis Brown, formally of Taffy Ent., joins Entara as evp to run the division from Los Angeles and lead the companys strategic growth in worldwide distribution, co-production, and acquisitions. Brown will focus on building and managing Entaras proprietary film and television animation entertainment business.
Entara is enjoying continued worldwide success with JAKERS! THE ADVENTURES OF PIGGLEY WINKS, that represented Brown for Taffy Ent. Entara owns all property rights to JAKERS! and believes it forms an excellent foundation to expand its business model into distribution. Next on Entaras slate of childrens programming, is recently acquired THOSE SCURVY RASCALS, winner of two 2006 British Animation Awards for Childrens Choice and Best Childrens Series. The series was initially developed by Soho-based Blue Zoo, which is producing the 26-episode CGI animated series.
Regis has an outstanding track record selling our JAKERS! THE ADVENTURES OF PIGGLEY WINKS animated series, said Entara ceo Daniel Isman. Our work with Regis over the years has proven the value of dedicated and focused distribution efforts, and we believe he is masterfully suited to lead this charge on our behalf.
A 25-year vet in the international film and television business, Brown joined Mike Young Prods. in 2002 and was instrumental in the launch and successful growth of Taffy Ent. with JAKERS! THE ADVENTURES OF PIGGLEY WINKS, PET ALIEN and TODDWORLD. Prior to Taffy, Regis spent six years with Film Roman, where he helped establish the companys proprietary distribution business with well-known titles, THE TWISTED TALES OF FELIX THE CAT and BRUNO THE KID.
Brown was also vp of international television & video at Sunwoo Ent., director of international distribution for New World/Trans Atlantic, manager of technical services for MGM/Pathe Communications international film division and a financial analyst for Cannon Films.
Entara (www.entaraltd.com) is a privately owned, worldwide entertainment rights company founded in 2001 to develop JAKERS! and now manages and reps a diverse portfolio of kids, music and fashion brands. Entaras aim is to grow the business through the acquisition, development and licensing of a dynamic portfolio of worldwide brands through intellectual property management and licensing rights representation.