Special Event: NATPE
Animated preschool series inspired by the world-renowned Paul Frank brand licensed to Discovery Kids Latin America by MarVista Entertainment.
BRB Internacional heads to NATPE with the premiere of Invizimals, a series based on the successful PlayStation videogame saga.
Leading up to NATPE Miami, London-based kids’ and family entertainment specialist CAKE announces some of its most recent deals across Latin America.
James L. Brooks to be honored with the 11th annual Brandon Tartikoff Legacy Award during the NATPE 2014 Market & Conference in Miami on Tuesday, January 28.
NATPE President & CEO Rod Perth announces that prominent investor Mark Cuban will serve as the opening keynote speaker at the organization’s milestone 50th anniversary market and conference.
NATPE today announced that more than 250 companies from 50 countries are confirmed to attend the inaugural NATPE Budapest content market.
Rick Feldman, who has served as President and CEO of NATPE for the past nine years will segue, as planned, from his post at the end of his contract on April 30 into a three-year consultancy with the organization. NATPE has retained Korn Ferry to administer an executive search to select a new operating chief for NATPE.
NATPE, the premiere media marketplace, returns to Miami Beach in 2012 for its annual market and conference, to be held at the Fontainebleau Resort from January 23 to 25, NATPE President and CEO Rick Feldman announced today.
Homerun Ent., for the first time, is offering The Visual Effects Society's one-hour televised awards special at NATPE, reports C21MEDIA. The awards show, held to highlight the best in visual effects in film, TV, animation, commercials and videogames, is being offered for international broadcast after February 26, 2009.
The show will be held in Hollywood on February 21.
Nickelodeon Latin America announces a slate of new original programming at the 2009 National Association of Television Program Executives Conference (NATPE) in Las Vegas.
The line-up will include new series THE MIGHTY B!, THE PENGUINS OF MADAGASCAR, SPEED RACER, JIMMY TWO SHOES, BACK AT THE BARNYARD, TRUE JACKSON VP, and THE ELEPHANT PRINCESS on Nick, in addition to NI HAO, KAI-LAN and BEN AND HOLLY'S LITTLE KINGDOM for Nick Jr. Latin America.
Cookie Jar Ent. is gearing up for NATPE next week with a variety of new programs as well as three kids' favorites. Offerings include new original animated series including high-flying METAJETS and preschool-targeted NOONBORY AND THE SUPER 7 as well as the exciting adventures of JOHNNY TEST, HURRAY FOR HUCKLE! and evergreen CAILLOU.
Imira Ent. heads to NATPE with a raft of deals already in place for LOLA & VIRGINIA and VITAMINIX with U.S. and Latin American broadcasters.
Imira's hit animated series LOLA & VIRGINIA (52x12) has scored further deals with Canal Once in Mexico following Brazil's SBT renewal of the show. The Brazilian broadcaster has also picked up licensing and merchandising rights with New Star, taking home entertainment rights for the territory, and Quality Films picking up the home entertainment rights for Chile. LOLA & VIRGINIA is now seen in more than 100 territories worldwide.
Leading up to NATPE later this month, MarVista Ent. has closed program sales deals for a number of its titles spanning reality, animated and feature films to major global buyers.
MarVista has cleared its animated feature THE ZULA PATROL: ANIMAL ADVENTURES IN SPACE: THE MOVIE to Turkish Radio & TV Corp. (TRT).
Lionsgate is set to bring a diverse slate of programming that includes drama, comedy, reality and animated series, motion pictures and Marvel-animated features, to the 2009 NATPE Market & Conference.
Animated television series SPEED RACER: THE NEXT GENERATION centers on the sons of the legendary Speed Racer, Speed and X, as they uncover the conspiracy against their family and the mysterious disappearance of their father while studying at an elite racing academy for the fastest kids on the planet.
MarVista Ent. is set to deliver a broad portfolio of programming including animated features and animated educational children's series to NATPE 2009 (Booth #1017).
MarVista will bring two animated features and an animated, educational children's program. Join the Zula Patrollers on their ecological adventures in the animated feature THE ZULA PATROL: ANIMAL ADVENTURES IN SPACE: THE MOVIE, or embark on an adventure recovering ancient glowing stone with Twig, the littlest Wompkee and her band of brave friends, in THE HIDDEN TREASURE OF WOMPKEE WOOD.
Offering a refreshing departure from typical monster stories, Lincoln Butterfield Animation will debut R.I.P. M.D. at next month's NATPE '09 Market & Conference. The new animated series concept, which takes a comical look at the real-life problems of monsters, comes from veteran animation producer Mitch Schauer, creator of THE ANGRY BEAVERS. NATPE attendees interested in snagging a first look at R.I.P. M.D. may visit the Lincoln Butterfield booth (#612).
Televix Ent. has acquired the Latin American Broadcast & Home Video rights for Amberwood Ent.'s ROLLBOTS.
The 26x30 CGI animated series will premiere both on YTV in Canada and the CW4Kids in the U.S. this February 2009. The series is currently being placed across Europe as well.
Televix will be presenting the series to the regional broadcasters in Latin America at NATPE 2009.
ReelTime.com, the video-on-demand Internet television network, announced at NATPE that it has entered into an agreement with Nelvana Enterprises for the VOD rights to episodes from its extensive kids content library.
Nelvana is known for its library of well-loved classics, such as RUPERT, BABAR, FRANKLIN, ROLIE POLIE OLIE, and THE BERENSTAIN BEARS. Its shows have won over 70 major international awards and have been broadcast in over 160 countries.
BRB Internacional will present the first season of the animated series ANGUS & CHERYL at NATPE in Las Vegas this week. Currently being shown in several countries around the world -- including on Nickelodeon in Latin America and France, and 5th Channel in Russia -- the innovative 104x2 series in hi-def 3D and pop-up style will premier on RTL2 in Germany beginning in February and on UCV TV, Chile's oldest channel, soon.
Kabillion, the multi-platform kids' entertainment program service, today announced that Rebecca Agbe-Davies has been appointed Director of Programming and Development. Agbe-Davies will also be part of Kabillion's first-ever contingent to attend the NATPE Conference in Las Vegas beginning Jan. 28.
In her new role, Agbe-Davies will oversee content acquisitions and scheduling for the On Demand and online (www.Kabillion.com) platforms, in addition to liaising with MSOs, collaborating with artists and animators to execute branded packaging, and coordinating project financing.
Adina Pitt has been named vice president, content acquisitions and co-productions for Cartoon Network and Boomerang, it was announced today. In her new role, Pitt will be responsible for identifying, negotiating and acquiring pre-produced series, specials, movies and short-form product that fit the Cartoon Network and Boomerang brands for exposure on all platforms. She'll continue to oversee those programs once they have been acquired and positioned at each of the networks.
Leading independent producer Animation Collective has announced that it will bring a sneak peek of the premiere episode of its new action-comedy series THREE DELIVERY (26x22) to NATPE this month.
Targeting kids 6-11, THREE DELIVERY tells the story of three teenage kung fu heroes on a quest to recover magical recipes missing from an ancient Chinese cookbook; they must battle the evil Kong Li, who wants to use their power to take over Chinatown and the world. The series has sold to YTV, BBC and Nicktoons in the U.S. and Nickelodeon Australia.
The cartoon series will be one of the outstanding properties the Spanish company BRB Internacional will present at the upcoming edition of NATPE, to be held at the end of this month in Las Vegas. On the strength of great audience success in both Latin America (where it is aired through Jetix Latin America) and the U.S. (where it's known as EON KID on Kids WB!), the series will premiere in open broadcasting in Portugal on TVI, which will air it every Saturday and Sunday at 9:00 am, starting Feb. 2nd.