TV-Loonland has formed an alliance with Artists Management Groups Animation & Family Entertainment Department to produce a minimum of four animated television series over the next three years. Artists Management Group (AMG), co-founded by Michael Ovitz, Rick Yorn and Julie Silverman-Yorn, represents many well-known talents in the animation arena including RUGRATS creators Paul Germain and Joe Ansolabehere, director Henry Selick (THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS) and animation studio Film Roman. This collaboration marks the first time AMG Animation has ventured into production, and the first time TV-Loonland has formed a production partnership with a management company. Under the terms of the alliance, the two companies will co-own each series, including all marketing and distribution rights. AMG Animation & Family Entertainment will package and sell projects to the appropriate domestic network or station and TV-Loonland will collaborate with AMG Animation on creative development, as well as handle principal production and international broadcaster relationships.
TV-Loonland's John Bullivant discusses Cartoon Forum and how it is helping to build Europe into a powerful animation force.