files/pictures/picture-35.jpgPress Release from Skywriter Media & Entertainment Group
TORONTO (February 8, 2011) – Skywriter Media & Entertainment Group and TELETOON Canada inc. have partnered to develop the children’s series, Camp Lakebottom. Created by Betsy McGowen and Eric Jacobson, the animated comedy follows the hilarious summer adventures of Lakebottom’s rambunctious young campers and their creep show counselors. Developed by Skywriter’s Meghan Davies and TELETOON’s Athena Georgaklis; written by Shelly Hoffman and Rob Pincombe (Kid vs Kat); designed by Jam Filled’s Phil Lafrance and Jamie Leclaire (Jimmy Two Shoes, Crash Canyon) and executive produced by Skywriter Television’s Kevin Gillis (Atomic Betty, Jimmy Two Shoes). The television series is being developed for cross platform digital integration where users can log onto an online ‘camp’, play games and create their own unique avatar using augmented reality.
Camp Lakebottom is a half-hour, animated comedy, targeted for boys and girls in the 6-11 audience. The show will take viewers into the most awesomely horrible summer camp in the world. The cabins are possessed, the staff members are a real creep show… and the kids are having way too much fun! With outrageous set-ups, plentiful freaks of nature and campers so over-the-top, they have to hang out a sixth story window just to tie their shoes, Camp Lakebottom will be the funniest, most horrifying vacation paradise on TV!
“Camp Lakebottom is about as near to perfect fun that a kid could imagine. The kids run the camp, the counselors are zombies and monsters, and the parents have NO idea what’s really going on,’ said Kevin Gillis, Executive Producer. “ We are happy to be working with TELETOON to make Camp Lakebottom every kid’s dream destination.”
“We’re thrilled to be working with the Skywriter team on Camp Lakebottom – a series that speaks to the imagination of our viewers,” said Alan Gregg, Director of Original Content, TELETOON Canada inc.
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 genre programming for the global marketplace, including family entertainment, documentary, lifestyle and natural history. 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
TELETOON Canada inc. brings kids, youth, young adults and families the best in animated and animation-related entertainment with four nationwide specialty television channels – TELETOON, TÉLÉTOON, TELETOON Retro and TÉLÉTOON Rétro – and select programming available On Demand, Mobile TV, iTunes and teletoon.com. Through its English and French networks, TELETOON reaches 7.9 million Canadian homes and TELETOON Retro is in over eight million homes. Founded in 1997, TELETOON is a proud supporter of the Canadian animation industry, investing over $225 million in homegrown content to date. TELETOON Canada inc. is owned by Astral (50%) and Corus Entertainment (50%). For more information, please visit www.teletoon.com