Elizabeth Foster

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Articles by Elizabeth Foster
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How Nelvana is diversifying its portfolio with Slime Rancher

VP of global consumer products Mellany Masterson discusses why the kids producer-distributor is making a push into the gaming world.

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Cirque du Soleil opens the big tent for new content

In addition to his role as CEO of VStar Entertainment, Eric Grilly will serve as executive head of studio alliances with a focus on expanding Cirque’s portfolio.

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Blue Ant acquires children’s property Jelly Jamm

Previously owned by Spain’s Vodka Capital, the preschool IP includes two seasons of an animated series, 13 songs, 17 original characters and an L&M program.

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Spin Master signs a super-deal with DC

The global agreement will see the Toronto-headquartered company launch various iconic superhero products starting in 2020.

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Daniel Tiger’s Neighbourhood grows with new licensees

Fred Rogers Productions and 9 Story Brands have inked a raft of new agreements and renewed a number of licensing partnerships for the preschool property.

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Cirque du Soleil swings into TV with Big Top Academy

Cirque’s first live-action children’s show is produced by Montreal’s Apartment 11 Productions.

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Ricky Zoom races onto TV

The new animated preschool series from eOne will premiere in spring/summer 2019 in France, Italy and LatAm.

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CBC/Radio-Canada dives in with Big Blue

The pubcaster has greenlit an animated comedy-adventure series from Guru Studio.

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9 Story unveils new consumer products division

Launching at next week’s Licensing Expo, 9 Story Brands will be co-managed by the prodco’s consumer products VP, Kristin Lecour, and Out of the Blue’s Kyra Halperin.

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Sesame Workshop, Nelvana strike deal

In addition to content airing exclusively on Corus’ Treehouse net, Nelvana will now represent Sesame Street’s licensing efforts in Canada.

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Spin Master acquires plush manufacturer Gund

The USD $79-million purchase sees Spin Master expand further into the infant toy and specialty gift category, and marks the latest in a string of acquisitions for the company.

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Guru Studio continues to expand exec team

The Toronto-based prodco has hired former Portfolio Entertainment director of international sales and acquisitions Jonathan Abraham.