ZDF Extends Partnership with Jonathan M. Shiff Productions
Created 06/28/2009 - 23:00
Press Release from ZDF Enterprises
ZDF Enterprises and Jonathan M. Shiff Productions (JMSP) have prolonged the agreement they signed in 2002 for further 6 years. The creative collaboration between the companies has already proven its winning partnership in various internationally successful live action series such as "The Elephant Princess", "Wicked Science" and "H2O - Just Add Water". Under the terms of this agreement ZDF Enterprises will co-produce JMSP productions and taking charge of worldwide sales of all associated rights outside Australia and New Zealand.
Alexander Coridass, President and CEO of ZDF Enterprises: "We are delighted that our extremely successful partnership with Jonathan M. Shiff is to be extended. Excellent co-operation between everyone concerned has ensured that these programs enjoy an outstanding reputation worldwide and have proved highly successful with viewers. We have been able to sell JMSP productions in over 140 countries all around the globe, and our most important clients include France 2, RTI/Mediaset, Antena 3, Nickelodeon USA, Nickelodeon Great Britain, Nickelodeon France, Nickelodeon Spain, Cartoon Network Latin America, Jetix Europe, ORF, YLE, NRK, KBS and TG4. The new partnership will allow both stability and growth in our existing childrens' catalogue and will enable us to plan forward for many years."
Jonathan M. Shiff, the founder, CEO and supervising producer of JMSP, concurs: "It is fantastic to find such a successful partnership both financially and creatively. We look forward to develop new family access prime time series and childrens programming together and shall also explore the possibilities in the online world."