Press Release from Rubicon
LOS ANGELES – On the heels of serving as supervising producer on the Rubicon/MGM co-produced Pink Panther & Pals now airing on Cartoon Network, Kerry Valentine has joined the Rubicon Studios production team as head of production at the Woodland Hills, Calif. facility; it was announced by Executive Producer David J. Corbett.
In her new role as head of production, Valentine will be responsible for the day-to-day production activities of Rubicon’s entire slate of animated projects including a new season of the 3D animated children’s comedy and adventure series, Ben & Izzy, as well as other initiatives that are part of Rubicon’s recently announced strategic partnership with Turner Broadcasting.
“Having worked with Kerry over the past two years, we are thrilled to be solidifying her position as an important member of our production team. Her demonstrated production skills together with an innate talent for managing people – and the entire production process – will serve Rubicon well as we build a leadership position in the Hollywood animation community,” said Corbett.
“It is truly an honor to become a member of David Corbett’s team as we all work to realize his vision to make Rubicon a significant player in the worldwide marketplace for animated entertainment. Considering the out-of-the box success of Pink Panther & Pals, I think we are off to an incredible start,” said Valentine.
Valentine began her association with Rubicon in 2008 as a production manager on Pink Panther & Pals and was quickly assigned the role of supervising producer. She came to Rubicon after serving as a post production supervisor at Funny Garbage on Young Person’s Guide to History for Adult Swim and on Harden High for MTV.
Prior to her tenure at Funny Garbage, Valentine served as associate producer at Six Point Harness where her credits include such animated projects as: El Tigre for Nickelodeon, Slacker Kats for ABC Family, Read A Book for BET, Bamimation and Where My Dogs At for MTV, Medium for NBC, and Wacky Races for Warner Bros. She began her career in television production at VH1 after earning a Bachelor of Arts in Cinema and Television Arts at California State University, Northridge.
About Rubicon Studios, Inc.Established in 2007, Los Angeles-based Rubicon Studios is the wholly owned development-production division of Rubicon Group Holding. Headed by veteran Executive Producer David J. Corbett, a 30-year kid’s television industry executive, the division specializes in providing the entire spectrum of concept development and pre and post production services. Rubicon Studios is a complete one stop production facility, comprising everything from scripts and story boarding, to voice over recording, character design and background design, animatics, and 5.1 surround sound editing and mixing capability; for all of Rubicon Group Holding’s productions. Specializing in 2D-digital as well as CGI television series, theatricals and internet downloadable content, the studio is a state of the art globally linked digital production facility.
Rubicon Studio’s flagship series, Pink Panther & Pals, co-produced and co-financed with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures, premieres spring 2010 on Cartoon Network in the U.S. and around the world. The company is seeking to apply its co-production strategy to a number of exciting new projects.
About Rubicon Group HoldingRubicon Group Holding is a leading emerging markets production company specializing in animation and edutainment, and dedicated to creating a new genre of feature films, television series, short theatricals and webisodes.
Lead by the Group CEO, Randa S. Ayoubi, and headquartered in Amman (Jordan) with subsidiaries in Los Angeles (USA), Dubai (UAE) and Manila (Philippines), Rubicon is equipped with a full complement of divisions capable of performing the entire production process for high-quality animated programming from concept to finished product. Programs include Tareq Wa Shireen, the first 2D animated series in Arabic that incorporates Arabic heritage, history, culture and music; Ben & Izzy, an animated comedy adventure series; and The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus, a 3D animated movie based on L. Frank Baum’s namesake book.
Rubicon is also a leader in e-education and gaming, offering packages designed to meet the best international standards and customized to conform to the official educational curriculum matrices of various countries.
In the brand licensing arena, Rubicon is engaged in the licensing and merchandising of its proprietary intellectual properties (IP) globally, as well as other IPs of major studios including MGM, Paramount, Sony and others in the Gulf, Middle East and North Africa regions.
Rubicon’s Location-Based Entertainment division provides value-added entertainment services for real estate projects in the MENA region based on its proprietary IPs and other major studio IPs to create new themes, characters and merchandising for parks and attractions.