São Paulo, Brazil -- Los Angeles-based boutique production, distribution and rights management company Kid Glove has set up additional operations in São Paulo, Brazil.
Centrally located in the Jardins district of Brazil’s largest city, the new office will serve as an international hub for bringing Brazilian producers and animators together and creating partnerships throughout the global entertainment industry.
Kid Glove president Brenda Wooding, who will head the new operations in São Paolo, boasts decades of experience in facilitating the production and broadcast of animation around the globe, along with demonstrated expertise in making the most of the myriad of governmental support available to the entertainment industry through production funding and coproduction treaties.
“This is an exciting time in the Brazilian animation community. Brazil is becoming a hub of new creative animation and production talent whose fresh ideas are sparking interest from broadcasters around the world. Additionally, it’s an industry that receives considerable support from the government through production funds and coproduction treaties with a number of countries including Canada, Germany and now the UK," said Wooding. “Establishing a strong presence in São Paulo is a strategic move for Kid Glove to be a significant player in this burgeoning animation community. Our goal is to become a major conduit for delivering Brazilian animation to the global marketplace and establishing successful partnerships both in Brazil and throughout the international production community.”
Wooding is a recognized entertainment industry executive in the Brazilian production community who serves as a consultant to the Brazilian Association of Independent TV Producers (ABPI-TV).
Heather Kenyon, who serves as the lead creative executive at Kid Glove, will continue to work out of the company’s U.S. operations in Los Angeles.
Source: Kid Glove