Corporate Brand Intellectual Property 

Blue Zoo launches brand rights division

Entertainment production company Blue Zoo has announced it is branching out into rights management for its own and third-party IP. The company has opened a new licensing division, which will be overseen by Alison Warner, formerly of Technicolor. She will oversee the new division growing Blue Zoo’s slate of properties, as well as handling pre-sales, distribution, brand management and merchandising. Warner has more than 20 years of experience in the industry. Since 2011, she served as vice president of sales, acquisitions and co-productions at Technicolor. Her role saw her develop…

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Character & Entertainment 

CBBC and Family Channel commission Malory Towers

DHX Media and King Bert Productions announced that the new live-action series, Malory Towers, has been greenlit by CBBC, the BBC’s channel for children aged 6-12, and DHX Television’s Family Channel. Malory Towers is based on the iconic book series of the same name by Enid Blyton and follows 12-year-old Darrell Rivers as she leaves home for the first time to attend an all-girls’ boarding school. Principal photography on Malory Towers begins this month in Toronto, Canada, and will shift to the UK in September 2019. The series is expected…

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Character & Entertainment 

Genius Brands International appoints industry content sales veteran, Caroline Tyre

Genius Brands International “Genius Brands” announced the appointment of content sales and acquisitions veteran, Caroline Tyre to oversee global content sales as SVP of international distribution. Additionally, Tyre will spearhead the ongoing digital growth as Head of the Genius Brands Network, comprised of the Kid Genius Cartoon Channel and Baby Genius TV.  The announcement was made today by Genius Brands’ Chairman and CEO Andy Heyward, to whom she will report. In her new position, Tyre will be responsible for all aspects of Genius Brands’ global distribution business, including content sales…

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