Skywriter Media Acquires Two New Kids Properties Heading Into MIPTV 2010
Press Release from Skywriter Media & Entertainment Group
TORONTO - April 7, 2010 - Independent producer/distributor, Skywriter Media & Entertainment Group has acquired two new children's properties, The Wumblers and Planet Echo, which will be introduced to international buyers at MIPTV 2010.
The Wumblers (26 x 11') is an animated pre-school series that follows Bertrum, a five year old Wumbler, and his best pal Raimundo the snail, as they grow and learn how to make the world a better place for all. Baby Wumblers are born from watermelon in the special world of The Wumblers. Imagination, play, and especially language education are key to this preschool series.
The Wumblers is produced by The Giddy Gander Company, LLC.
Planet Echo (13 x 30'), a factual live action series for 8-12 year-olds, is an environmental focused mash-up of fast, fun segments on interesting people, places, cool factoids, and working science experiments about the natural world infused with adventure. Planet Echo is designed to entertain and uses inspirational story-telling to showcase cutting edge environmental technologies along with old-school traditional knowledge. The series is also designed to resonate on all media platforms.
Planet Echo is a Manitoba/Ontario co-production between MRV Echo One Inc. and Positive Echo One Inc., currently in production with APTN Canada for a January 2011 premiere.
"We are very pleased to welcome The Wumblers and Planet Echo to the fast-growing Skywriter catalogue," said Paula McLaren, Vice President of Distribution and Acquisitions for Skywriter. "These titles represent the perfect blend of quality and entertainment and both are designed to engage their audiences on multiple platforms. At MIP, we'll be looking for digital and new media opportunities in addition to broadcast."
At MIPTV 2010, Skywriter Media and Entertainment Group will be located at stand # 02.10 in the Canadian Pavilion.
About Skywriter Media and Entertainment Group
Headquartered in Toronto, Skywriter Media and Entertainment Group is a fully-integrated producer and distributor of original programming and content for all forms of traditional and digital media worldwide. Skywriter was launched in August 2009 by distinguished entertainment industry executives Kevin Gillis (Chief Executive Officer), Michael McLaughlin (President) and Michael Iscove (Chief Operating Officer/Chief Financial Officer) as a company committed to the creation, development, financing, acquisition and distribution of quality children's and family entertainment for the global marketplace. In addition, Skywriter focuses on the production, distribution, and marketing of advertiser-supported content for all emerging media in association with leading advertising agencies, technology and digital media companies. Skywriter has recently launched Skyreader - a cutting edge media enriched e-reading platform. Conceived as a destination partner for the entertainment community, Skywriter is a one stop source for producers of programming and broadcasters alike, that nurtures the creative process and delivers the highest quality product to the global marketplace. For more information about Skywriter Media & Entertainment Group, please visit www.skywritermedia.com.