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WildBrain and Headstart Become ‘BFFs’

LONDON — Digital kids’ network and studio, WildBrain, has been appointed by Headstart International Pty Ltd. to manage the Best Furry Friends, or BFF, toy brand on YouTube. The network will manage existing BFF YouTube channels and advertising, while launching new channels promoting the brand

Emma Cline on the Movie Business

In “Son of Friedman,” your story in this week’s issue, George Friedman, a fading movie producer, has dinner with a friend, William Delaney, a still thriving actor. Then they head off to a screening of a film made by Friedman’s son, who’s the actor’s godson.

Rainbow’s ’44 Cats’ to Premiere on Nickelodeon June 10

The Rainbow Group’s new property, 44 Cats, will make its U.S. debut on Nickelodeon on Monday, June 10, at 10 a.m. (ET/PT), followed by regular weekdays airings at 10 a.m. (ET/PT). The launch of 44 Cats follows Rainbow’s 2018 agreement with Viacom International to broadcast

Funimation Acquires UK Anime Distributor Manga Entertainment

FLOWER MOUND, TEXAS/LONDON, ENGLAND — Funimation, a subsidiary of Sony Pictures Television, has announced the acquisition of Manga Entertainment Limited (“Manga”), a distributor of anime in the UK and Ireland. Manga is a long-term partner of Funimation and currently serves anime via Blu-ray/DVDs, broadcast, theatrical

Toonz Media Group Acquires Majority Stake in Telegael

TRIVANDRUM, INDIA / GALWAY, IRELAND — India-based Toonz Media Group has announced the acquisition of a majority stake in Ireland’s full-service Emmy-winning production house Telegael, adding additional pre and post-production facilities and a large live-action studio to its entertainment business. The deal is a strategically

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