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Wildseed Studios Joins Mediawan Children & Household

European multi-genre indie Mediawan Children & Household has introduced its first worldwide acquisition for the division, with the acquisition of a majority stake in U.Ok.-based manufacturing firm Wildseed Studios. The multi-award-winning outfit companions with each rising and established expertise to supply creator-led scripted animated and live-action content material for kids, households and younger adults with worldwide enchantment.

Wildseed Studios was based in 2013 by Jesse Cleverly, former Head of co-productions and acquisitions at BBC Kids’s, and Miles Bullough, former Head of broadcast at Aardman Animations. It has produced worldwide hits equivalent to kids’s animation collection Dodo (Sky Children), children 8-11 animated comedy Counterfeit Cat (Disney Channel) and in live-action, the household collection The Final Bus (Netflix), multi-award successful characteristic movie Hungerford and the soon-to-be-screened particular Ama’s Story (Sky Children).

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Wildseed Studios Founders Jesse Cleverly and Miles Bullough with Mediawan Children & Household President Julien Borde. © Lionel Guericolas

“I’m delighted to welcome Jesse, Miles and their group to Mediawan Children & Household,” says Julien Borde, President of Mediawan Children & Household. “Wildseed is a famend and well-established U.Ok. producer with a robust community of worldwide expertise and companions. They’ve a novel tackle innovation and an actual know-how on expertise incubation. We’re thrilled to start out working with them to permit new expertise to carry new tales and universes to children, younger adults and households. Wildseed will pursue the event of its personal slate of content material but additionally accomplice with our studios in Europe to carry new co-productions to the market.”

Jesse Cleverly, Co-Founder & Inventive Director at Wildseed Studios, provides, “We’re excited to be a part of the Mediawan household and massively admire their trendy, agile strategy to creativity and partnership. With Mediawan’s assist, we look ahead to discovering extra award-winning creators and their authentic properties, producing extra world-class content material for audiences under 30 and rising Wildseed inside the Mediawan group. One of many sights of Mediawan for us was the flexibility to proceed to drive our personal various slate of exhibits, in addition to working with different studios within the group to develop co-productions with a very worldwide focus.”

The brand new partnership will enable Mediawan Children & Household to counterpoint its catalog with new animation and live-action content material and prolong its community of worldwide expertise. It can additionally present a robust and complementary addition to its current portfolio of studios.

“We’re thrilled with this new partnership. After Italy and the event of an Animation department inside our studio Palomar, it’s a new institution in a territory the place animation is essential, matching completely with our European studio technique we’re creating on all our genres”, concludes Elisabeth d’Arvieu, Managing Director of Mediawan Photos. |



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