Apr 09, 2014
Foothill Entertainment, and its affiliate Foothill Europe Limited, are at MIPTV with a focus on building its projects for primetime, with projects such as its mother-daughter comedy as well as new deals on its animated series.
Development continues on the hit series My Momtourage and Me with Foothill moving the project into a comedy primetime network orbit. Foothill has signed an agreement with hot Montreal-based producer Echo Media (co-producer with Sphere Media of the hit series 19-2 airing on Canada’s Bravo Network), a move destined to bring the series the high production values needed to meet global network expectations.
Based on an original property, the series finds Eva Divine, the world’s most famous pop star, settling into a Las Vegas performing gig but having to also become a mother to her estranged 14-year old daughter who comes to live with her. Set amidst the glitz and glamour of the Strip, the series takes a comedy-drama look at a unique mother-daughter relationship.
Foothill President Jo Kavanagh-Payne said: “MIPTV is a new launching point for our development projects and development slate this year. We have expanded our catalogue dramatically in the past few years with completed shows and the move to a primetime genre for one of our series is hugely exciting.”
The Santa Barbara and London based company continues its international sales efforts for approximately 1,600 episodes of children’s and family programming from industry powerhouse Content Media’s extensive library. Two of these well known and exciting titles, Young Dracula (now in its 5th season) and the multi-platform hit The Cut, have garnered significant interest in numerous territories as well as for other well-known series such as Even Stevens and 100 Deeds For Eddie McDowd.
Having recently closed several major deals for the animated volleyball seriesSpike Team as well as the heartwarming Paralympics companion specialBrent’s Dream, Foothill is at the market cementing additional sales that have percolated in recent months.
About Foothill Entertainment
Founded in September 2000 by former DIC Entertainment executive vice president of business and legal affairs, Gregory Payne and Jo Kavanagh-Payne, former Link Television Entertainment, Inc senior vice president of U.S. operations, Foothill specializes in the co-development and distribution of children’s and family entertainment programming. The Company is based in Santa Barbara, California and London.