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Peppermint Goes Exploring With Columbia Tri-Star

Distribution outfit peppermint has struck a first-time deal with Columbia Tri-Star International Television (CTIT) and BBC Choice for the new adult animation series PETEY & JAYDEE GO EXPLORING. The series of 52 x 45-second vignettes follow the adventures of two quirky aliens as they take viewers on an irreverent joyride. CTIT plans to air the series on Japan's all-anime cable-satellite channel Animax. They also acquired all television, merchandising and broadband distribution rights for Sony Entertainment Television (SET) in Latin America.

Television Headline News

Corus Entertainment Appoints Peter Moss VP Of Programming

Three months after stepping down as head of Cinar, Peter Moss as been appointed to the newly created position of vice president of programming for Corus Television. Beginning May 1, 2002, Moss will be responsible for enhancing programming across all Corus services by developing strategic approaches to program development, acquisition and partnerships. "Peter has an outstanding track record in both public and private television broadcasting as well as production," said Paul Robertson, president of Corus Television.

Television Events

45th San Francisco International Film Festival

By Guest (not verified) | Thursday, April 18, 2002 at 11:00am
Begins: April 18, 2002

Since 1957 the San Francisco International Film Festival has presented the best in world cinema. Submissions are open tonarrative features, documentaries, shorts, animation, experimentaland television productions on film, video and digital media. The four divisions include: Filmand Video, for independently produced documentaries, shortnarratives, shorts for children and animation; Television, forcurrent commercial, noncommercial and cable television production;New Visions, for experimental works that challenge the language of

Television Headline News

Submit Your Animated Television/Web Program For The 2002 Pulcinella Awards!

The 6th edition of Cartoons On The Bay, International Festival of Television Animation, will be held in Positano, Italy on April 18-22, 2002. Cartoons on the Bay is the only festival in the world solely dedicated to television animation. The festival is an international event with awards, workshops, lectures and events centering on the ever-changing world of television animation. The festival includes the Pulcinella Awards, the showcase, the three intense days of the international conference on television animation, various special events and many movie and television premieres.

Television Headline News

Ndi Media And Cité-Amérique Launch

NDi Media and Canadian producer Cité-Amérique have launched, a Web convergence project featuring interactive games and other content designed for children three to five years old. The Website is based on characters from WUMPA'S WORLD, a 26 x 15 pre-school television series produced by Cité-Amérique, which features a unique combination of puppetry and animatronics. The television show currently airs on YTV's Treehouse TV.

Festival Events

5th Barcelona International Television Festival

By Guest (not verified) | Monday, November 12, 2001 at 11:00am
Begins: November 12, 2001

The Barcelona International Television Festival is devoted to children's television programs. Specifically, the festival awards national and international productions that showcase ethical and humanitarian values. The festival is seeking shorts, 60 minutes in length or less. Live-action and animated works are accepted. Works must have been completed after January 1, 1999. Non-selected works will still be presented during the Festival in the Video A La Carte section.

Television Events

Television Business School

By Guest (not verified) | Wednesday, October 24, 2001 at 11:00am
Begins: October 24, 2001

The Media Business School, a training and research program of the European Union's Media Program, is presenting the 11th edition of the Television Business School (TVBS), a 5-day course, where industry experts study individual projects. The 2001 edition of TVBS will be dedicated to animation. Topics include: legal, script supervision, promotion, distribution and merchandising. TVBS will also discuss other related industries such as video games, the Internet and interactive television. Registration fee: Euros 1,100 (accomodation included).

Kids Headline News

Loesch Steps Down From Crown

Margaret Loesch, founding president and CEO of Crown Media U.S., will be departing the company next month at the conclusion of her contract. On leaving her post at Crown, Loesch said I'm very proud of the many accomplishments made by the team that I've helped build. But, while the experience has been exciting, it has also been all-consuming personally and professionally. As I near the end of my contract, it seems like an ideal time to take a much-needed break and put some focus on my family, and then begin to pursue my other career goals.'' She will be replaced by Lana E.

Fund Headline News

Studio B Gets Second Season Request On 3 Series

Vancouver-based Studio B Productions has announced that all three of its animated children's series currently airing on Canada's national television have been picked up for another season. "Were very proud to have all three of our original shows picked up for national broadcast," said Blair Peters, partner and founder, Studio B Productions. "There's a lot of competition out there and we're pleased that kids have responded well to our characters and stories." DMYNA LEAGUES follows the wacky baseball adventures of a team of teenage myna birds.

Television Events

9th DISCOP -- Discounted TV Programs Market For Emerging Territories

By Guest (not verified) | Thursday, June 28, 2001 at 11:00am
Begins: June 28, 2001

DISCOP is a television market covering over 30 emerging television markets in Central and Eastern Europe, Russia, Central Asia and Caucasus. In conjunction with the market, DISCOP 2001 will present two new features: The WebTV East Exhibition, an exhibition of technological Web-based solutions that promote television brands and video content on-line; and the DISCOP Campus Sessions, a program of thematic sessions covering the production, marketing and promotion of television content in Central and Eastern Europe.

Television Events

WEM: the World Education Market

By Guest (not verified) | Monday, May 21, 2001 at 11:00am
Begins: May 21, 2001

WEM: the World Education Market is an annual trade show for educational television and new media content. WEM is a marketplace, showcasing educational resources for all levels and ages of learners, for use in the classroom, the workplace or the home. The market offers an opportunity for the industry to buy and sell products, share ideas and create business partnerships and joint ventures.

Studio Headline News

R!Ot Studio Expands To New York

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, May 8, 2001 at 12:00am

Santa Monica, California's R!OT, a creative digital studio, announced that New Yorks Manhattan Transfer, a part of the Livewire Television Group, became R!OT Manhattan. The company will form a synergistic relationship with the original R!OT, also a Livewire Television Group company, sharing their pools of talent and technical resources to serve the global needs of the advertising, film and television industries. Along with changing its name, the Manhattan studio will undergo a refurbishing that will include physical upgrades and high level additions to its creative staff.

Television Headline News

New President For Jim Henson Television

By Dan Sarto | Monday, April 23, 2001 at 12:00am

Angus Fletcher has beenpromoted to president of the Jim Henson Television Group - Europe,the company has recently announced. Fletcher, who is based in London,will oversee all current and future television development,production and programming, and report to Charlie Rivkin, presidentand CEO of the Jim Henson Company. As executive vice president,Fletcher doubled the company's television program library.Currently, he is co-creator and executive producer on THE HOOBS, a

Television Events

MIP TV, International Television Program Market

By Guest (not verified) | Monday, April 2, 2001 at 11:00am
Begins: April 2, 2001

MIP TV is the world's premier international television program market. The six-day TV industry trade show and conference program will focus on the international television industry. The event gives buyers, sellers and programmers a chance to meet and make deals. The conference includes a vast array of panels and round-table discussions with some of the world's top professionals. Each year the event attracts over 10,000 professionals from around the world.