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Special Event: NATPE

Rainbow Headline News

Rainbow Magic Set to Cast a Spell at NATPE

Animation studio Rainbow to present three of its biggest brands – ‘Winx Club,’ ‘Regal Academy’ and ‘My American Friend’ -- at the upcoming NATPE conference in Miami Beach.

BRB Internacional Headline News

BRB to Present New Series at NATPE Europe

BRB to present new series at Napte Europe. The company will show the latest in its catalogue following the interest expressed in Talking Tom and Friends and the warm welcome of Invizimals around the world.

Media Headline News

Mark Cuban Named NATPE Keynote Speaker

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.

Years Headline News

Rick Feldman to Step Down as NATPE CEO

By Dan Sarto | Friday, February 10, 2012 at 12:16pm

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.

Headline News

NATPE Announces Return To Miami For 2012 Conference

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.

Show Headline News

VES Show Offered at NATPE

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.

Nick Headline News

Nickelodeon Latin America Kicks Off 2009 with New Line-up

Nickelodeon Latin America announces a slate of new original programming at the 2009 National Association of Television Program Executives Conference (NATPE) in Las Vegas.


Series Headline News

Cookie Jar Debuts New Series at NATPE

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.

METAJETS (40x22):

Headline News

Imira Signs Pre-NATPE Deals for Lola, Vitaminix

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.

Headline News

MarVista Clears Zula Patrol To TRT

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).

Speed Headline News

Lionsgate Brings Speed Racer, Marvel To NATPE

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.

Animated Headline News

MarVista Brings Zula Patrol, Wompkees to NATPE

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.

Headline News

Lincoln Butterfield To Debut R.I.P. M.D. at NATPE 2009

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).

Series Headline News

Amberwood's RollBots is heading to Latin America

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.

Headline News

Nelvana Content Arrives on, 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.

Series Headline News

BRB Brings Angus & Cheryl to NATPE

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.

Headline News

Agbe-Davies Named Kabillion Director of Programming/Development

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 ( platforms, in addition to liaising with MSOs, collaborating with artists and animators to execute branded packaging, and coordinating project financing.

Nick Headline News

Pitt Named CN VP

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.