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Imira adds sales exec

Spain-based kids producer and distributor Imira has hired Gulshan David to cover sales in Europe and North America. David was at Toonz Entertainment before joining Imira, overseeing its content sales business, including several titles coproduced with Imira. Toonz acquired Imira in late 2014 and David’s move sees him transfer to the latter. At Barcelona and […]

Televisa SVOD net takes Imira package

Televisa’s Latin American SVOD service, Blim, has bought eight children’s series from Spanish distributor Imira Entertainment. The deal hands the platform the Imira-produced Lucky Fred (pictured), Lola & Virginia, Sandra the Fairytale Detective, Aurora World’s Yoohoo & Friends, SpeedRacer Next Generation from Imira parent Toonz Entertainment, Zodiak Kids’ Martin Mystery, Xilam’s A Kind of Magic, […]

Toonz hires exec for new MENA base

India’s Toonz Animation has opened a new office in Turkey as it expands into the MENA region, hiring a local industry veteran to run it, TBI has learned. Yesim Aktas will run Toonz Turkey, which will target local broadcasters primarily, but also from futher out in the Middle East region. Toonz, which is part of […]

Netflix buys J.K. Rowling biopic

Streaming service Netflix has acquired a live-action biopic of Harry Potter writer J.K. Rowling for its Latin American feeds. The deal for the 1x90mins Magic Beyond Words with Spain’s Imira Entertainment also includes 52x13mins animated toon Sandra Fairytale Detective. Imira has also sold feature-length animated film Gaturro to Cartoon Network Latin America and The Hero […]

BBC kids nets joint-order Arabian Nights series

Preschool channel CBeebies and older-skewed BBC sister CBBC have jointly-commissioned a contemporary re-imaginging of the Arabian Nights story for the UK. Jamillah & Aladdin will be a 52x14mins coproduction of British indie Kindle Entertainment, Canada’s Mediamax and India’s Toonz Entertainment. Mediamax’s parent, finance and production group Mediabiz, is co-financing the show with the BBC channels. […]

Toonz sets up in New Zealand

Indian animation company Toonz Entertainment has set up in New Zealand. The new office will be helmed by Mark Nicholls (pictured) joins on a full-time basis having worked with Toonz on specific projects for the past two years. Before moving into media, he was in the international freight business with Mondiale. The expansion follows Toonz’s […]

Chilean net bags JK Rowling biopic

A biopic about Harry Potter author JK Rowling has sold to a Chilean channel. ChileVision has bought the 1x90mins Magic Beyond Words from Spanish distributor Imira Entertainment. Toonz Entertainment-owned Imira has also sold programming in Latin America to the likes of Cartoon Network, Canal Once in Mexico, HITN in the Hispanic US and Ecuador TV. […]