The development of THE REMARKABLE MR. KING has been a remarkably rewarding experience with a team that’s been such a joy to work with. Thank you, Geneviève Côté, for writing such a beautiful book series. We all can’t wait to do you and Mr. King proud as we move forward into production!
Head of development Athena Georgaklis dishes on the innovations that moved Mr. King, P.U.R.S.T. Agent Binky and Miss Persona to the top of the slate.
By Alexandra Whyte
Corus Entertainment’s Nelvana is revamping its slate with three new preschool productions—live-action Miss Persona, comedy-action series P.U.R.S.T. Agent Binky and 2D-animated Mr. King. From shorter production cycles to digital-first rollout—all three shows have some special quality that marks new territory for Nelvana, and they’ll hit the market at MIPCOM next month before debuting on Canadian preschool network Treehouse.
Congratulations to creator Alexander Bar and to Nelvana on this recognition for this incredibly fun series that I was so happy to be a part of in the role of Squirt, Mike’s little blue dragon. Rooooarrrrr!
6 Winners Span 6 Countries: Chile, France, Spain, Sweden, The Netherlands & The United Kingdom
NEW YORK, February 20, 2015 – The International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences announced tonight the winners of the 3rd International Emmy® Kids Awards. Winning programs from Chile, France, Spain, Sweden, The Netherlands and the United Kingdom are: Polseres Vermelles (The Red Band Society) (Kids:Series); Wild Kids (Kids: Non-Scripted Entertainment); Mike The Knight (Kids: Pre-School); Con Que Suenas? (What’s Your Dream? Season 2), (Kids: Factual); Jungle Bunch to the Rescue (Kids: Animation) and Alles Mag (Anything Goes), (Kids: TV-Movie/Mini-Series). Complete winners information follows this release.
“There is great responsibility associated with creating content for children, and tonight’s winning programs demonstrate the high standard of quality the world has every right to expect,” said International Academy President, Bruce L. Paisner.
Congratulations to all the 2015 Canadian Screen Award Nominees. It was an honour and a thrill to be nominated for Best Writing in an Animated Series for Guru Studio’s JUSTIN TIME among such talented and terrific other writers and shows. Kudos to Seán Cullen on his win for ROCKET MONKEYS.
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