Sponsors & Partners
Formed in 2010 as an affiliate of Saban Capital Group, Saban Brands was established to acquire and develop a world-class portfolio of properties and capitalize on the company’s experience, track record and capabilities in growing and monetizing consumer brands through content, media and marketing. The company provides full-service management, marketing, promotion and strategic business development for its intellectual properties including comprehensive strategies unique to each brand, trademark and copyright management and enforcement, creative design, retail development, direct-to-consumer initiatives and specialized property extensions. Saban Brands is led by a superior management team with decades of experience in media, content creation, branding, licensing, marketing and finance. Saban Brands’ portfolio includes Power Rangers, Vortexx on the CW, Julius Jr., Digimon, Paul Frank, Popples, The Playforge and Zui.
Like a rocket, quality programming for kids has energy, vitality and direction. It fuels the imagination and above all, it is fun and innovative. The Shaw Rocket Fund provides equity financing for the production of high quality Canadian children's, youth and family television and digital content. In its ongoing mission to champion the Canadian children’s production industry, the Rocket Fund continues to develop various initiatives including the Shaw Rocket Prize, now in its 8th year. Contributors to the Fund are Shaw Communications, Shaw Pay Per View Ltd., a division of Shaw Cablesystems GP and Shaw Direct.
Zodiak Kids is the global independent leader in kids’ entertainment, combining Zodiak Media’s dedicated kids’ Production Companies, Consumer Products and Sales Division. Zodiak Kids represents a yearly output of over 350 episodes of new programming produced by prominent producers: The Foundation (UK); Marathon Media (France); Tele Images Productions (France); and Zodiak Active Kids Entertainment Division (Italy).
Sales for Zodiak kids are handled by a dedicated team within Zodiak Rights, one of the leading international distributors in the industry.
Zodiak Kids catalogue includes; Tickety Toc the new pre-school show for Nickelodeon; Totally Spies the international hit animation series; Rekkit Rabbit the animated series for TF1; Mister Maker the ultimate arts show; new tween animation The Ranch for TF1 and Street Football, one of the top rated animated shows in France and Italy.
Portfolio Entertainment is one of Canada’s leading independent producers and distributors of award-winning children’s, factual and lifestyle content. Founders Lisa Olfman and Joy Rosen’s reputation for developing strong international partnerships and new business opportunities has landed their programming on some of the most prestigious television networks worldwide.
Portfolio International represents over 2,000 episodes of children’s, factual and lifestyle programming. Its entrepreneurial approach to deal making, insight into market trends and commitment to exceptional service has benefitted the numerous independent producers it represents.
Portfolio’s children’s slate features DOKI, a new animated pre-school series for Discovery Kids set for success in 2013, as well as the highly acclaimed animated series The Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That! The company has produced numerous award-winning programs including Carl Squared, Roboroach, Something From Nothing, Groundling Marsh and primetime hit MOW Stolen Miracle.
9 Story Entertainment is one of the industry’s leading creators, producers and distributors of award-winning animated and live-action content for young audiences. Based in Toronto, 9 Story has over 200 creative and production staff, and has produced over 600 half hours of quality children’s and family programming, seen on some of the most respected children’s channels around the world. The company’s distribution arm 9 Story Enterprises represents a growing catalogue which includes several beloved brands such as Wibbly Pig, Harriet the Spy: Blog Wars , Wild Kratts , Almost Naked Animals, Survive This and Daniel Tiger’s Neighbourhood. www.9story.com
Entertainment One Family is a leader in brand management, creating and coproducing family programming that airs on all major broadcasters around the world. eOne Family also oversees international sales for the programs it coproduces including No. 1 UK preschool franchise “Peppa Pig,” and BAFTA award winning “Ben & Holly’s Little Kingdom” fully created and produced by Astley Baker Davis Ltd, “Humf” and “Rob the Robot.” eOne Family’s Licensing and Merchandising team manages branding programs for each of eOne’s key family franchises notably “Peppa Pig” which now generates £200m per annum in retail sales in the UK and has licensing programs running all around the world including the USA, Canada, Australia, Spain, Italy, Scandinavia and Russia.”
Blueprint Public Relations is a specialist PR agency with extensive experience in UK and international corporate and consumer television publicity campaigns. From launching a new company, television series, theatre production, technology, product or brand to repositioning or bolstering an existing one, Blueprint meets its clients' needs through targeted and effective media campaigns.