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Sep 30, 2010

Foothill Takes Friend to Cannes

California-based content developer and distributor Foothill Entertainment is flying to Cannes next week with new animated and live-action properties. Foothill has secured the North American and Australian distribution rights to My Friend Grompf (52×13’/26×26′) from Paris-based animation producer Toon Factory. […]

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Sep 27, 2010

MORE KIDS STUFF

Foothill attends MipJunior/Mipcom next month having completed several new deals and plans to announce others.  Foothill has optioned the exclusive rights to Gunk Aliens, from author Jonny Moon, fromHarperCollins Children’s Books.  Foothill will announce investment partners soon for the project, […]

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Aug 01, 2010

FOOTHILL ENTERTAINMENT CELEBRATES ITS 10 YEAR ANNIVERSARY!

(Santa Barbara, CA – August, 2010): Celebrating its 10th anniversary at this year’s MIPCOM, Foothill Entertainment prepares for the upcoming market with renewed focus. The company has flourished in the children’s entertainment industry over the past decade by growing its […]

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May 17, 2010

MARKETING/LICENSING

Coming out of MIPTV 2010, Foothill Entertainment completes a video license deal with distributor Mill Creek Entertainment.  Under the agreement Foothill grants the North American home video rights to 13 of its titles to Mill Creek.  First up, Mill Creek […]

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May 13, 2010

Foothill and Mill Creek forge video alliance

Santa Barbara, California-based Foothill Entertainment has confirmed a North American video license agreement with Minnesota-based distributor Mill Creek Entertainment for 13 of its well-known titles. The deal, forged during MIPTV last month, kicks off with Foothill titlesAnimal Stories and Little […]

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Apr 09, 2010

MORE KIDS STUFF

Foothill Entertainment is packed and headed to MIPTV 2010 with five new series and an updated development slate.  Among the new shows is the new 3D CGI buddy comedy, Raz & Benny. Created by SphDigital’s Simon Hodgkiss, the series revolves […]

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Apr 09, 2010

BBC Series Iconicles Goes Beyond

Australia’s Beyond Distribution has confirmed the acquisition of Iconicles, a new BBC series produced by Create Media Ventures and phuuz entertainment. Beyond is taking on worldwide distribution rights and will launch the title MIPJr. this fall. The deal marks the […]

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Apr 06, 2010

Foothill Adapting GUNK Aliens

California-based content developer and distributor Foothill Entertainment is seeking coproduction partners for a TV adaptation of UK literary property Gunk Aliens. Inspired by the HarperCollins book series, the Gunk Aliens series aims to pick up where the books left off […]

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Apr 02, 2010

MORE KIDS STUFF

Foothill Entertainment acquires the worldwide distribution rights to the new kid/family game show format Test The Teachers (20×25), which it will showcase at MIPTV.  Produced by Ireland-based Screentime Shinawil(The Apprentice, Popstars, Dragon’s Den), Test The Teachers offers kids the chance […]

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Apr 01, 2010

FOOTHILL LANDS AT MIPTV WITH 5 NEW SERIES!

(Santa Barbara, CA – April, 2010): Celebrating its 10 year anniversary, Foothill Entertainment arrives in Cannes with five new series as well as an updated development slate. The new shows include a lively game show, two extraterrestrial sightings and some […]

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Apr 01, 2010

FOOTHILL DEBUTS A NEW KIDS GAME-SHOW FORMAT AT MIPTV!

(Santa Barbara, CA – April 2010): Santa Barbara-based Foothill Entertainment will be bringing its fabulous new series, Test The Teachers(20 x 25’), to MIPTV 2010. The Company recently announced that it has acquired worldwide distribution rights for this fun-filled and […]

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Apr 01, 2010

Foothill debuts new kids game show format at MIPTV

Santa Barbara, California-based Foothill Entertainment will be bringing its new kids game-show series, Test The Teachers (20 x 25 minutes), to MIPTV later this month. The company has acquired worldwide distribution rights to the series produced by Irish indie Screentime […]

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Feb 09, 2010

FOOTHILL FORGES NEW RELATIONSHIPS BEFORE KIDSCREEN!

(New York – February 9, 2010): Foothill Entertainment, Inc. announced today that it has inked an exclusive distribution agreement with France’s Toon Factory for the growing studio’s newest productions. The deal, which is a first in France for Foothill, grants […]

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Feb 09, 2010

FOOTHILL FORGES NEW RELATIONSHIPS AND ACQUIRES NEW PROGRAMMING

(New York – February 9, 2010): Foothill Entertainment, Inc.’s Chairman, Gregory B. Payne, announced today that the Santa Barbara-based company has inked an exclusive distribution agreement with France’s Toon Factory, as well as acquired rights to an Irish game show […]

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Feb 04, 2010

Toon Factory Climbs Foothill in US, OZ

NEWS BRIEF: California-based kids distributor Foothill Entertainment has inked an exclusive US and Australia distribution deal for French production studio Toon Factory’s new slate. The deal will see Foothill taking Toon Factory’s Canal J coproduction Samson & Neon (78×7′), currently […]

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Oct 01, 2009

FOOTHILL BRINGS A RAFT OF NEW PROGRAMMING TO 2009 MIPCOM AND MIPCOM JUNIOR

(Cannes— 2009 October) With deals to announce and newly acquired programming to showcase, Foothill Entertainment, Inc. charges into its tenth MIPCOM and MIPCOM Junior markets. This Santa Barbara based company has added to its catalogue a spectacular CGI series from […]

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Sep 28, 2009

Cynopsis: Kids!

Foothill Entertainment will showcase the new CGI animated series Raz & Benny (78×7) at Mipcom looking for co-production and pre-sale opportunities. Created by Simon Hodgkiss, founder/President SphDigital, UK, the short-form non-verbal series is a buddy comedy that follows two mice (Raz […]

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Sep 25, 2009

Foothill, SPH bring mice to Cannes

NEWS BRIEF: Foothill Entertainment of Santa Barbara and UK-based SPH Digital have teamed up for a new animated comedy called Raz & Benny (78×7′), which the two companies will launch at Mipcom next month. Centring on the “dazzling hijinks and […]

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Sep 24, 2009

Quality Assurance From Foothill at Mipcom

(Cannes – September 2009): Adding more fun and excitement to their growing catalogue, Foothill Entertainment is bringing a fresh and extremely hilarious new series to MIPCOM. Created by Simon Hodgkiss of SphDigital, UK, Raz & Benny (78 x 7′) is […]

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Sep 01, 2009

QUALITY ASSURANCE FROM FOOTHILL AT MIPCOM

(Cannes – September 2009): Adding more fun and excitement to their growing catalogue, Foothill Entertainment is bringing a fresh and extremely hilarious new series to MIPCOM. Created by Simon Hodgkiss of SphDigital, UK, Raz & Benny (78 x 7’) is […]

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Sep 01, 2009

FOOTHILL CREATES STRATEGIC ALLLIANCE FOR MIPCOM

(Cannes – September 2009): Santa Barbara-based Foothill Entertainment, Inc. has announced a strategic alliance to co-produce the original and delightful series, Gododo. Created by Ian Ellery and Guy Hallifax of UK/Canadian team, Phew!!, Foothill is joining forces with Neptuno Films […]

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Jul 01, 2009

FOOTHILL ENTERTAINMENT RE-UP’S WITH COLLINGWOOD O’HARE PRODUCTIONS

(Santa Barbara, CA – July, 2009): Solidifying its status as a provider of high-quality children’s and family programming, Foothill Entertainment is proud to announce that it has renewed its contract with one of Europe’s leading animation studios, Collingwood O’Hare Productions. […]

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Mar 29, 2009

Foothill Unveils Expanded Catalogue

SANTA BARBARA: Foothill Entertainment has redeveloped My Momtourage and Me, which is among the highlights on its MIPTV slate, from animation to live action to broaden its appeal to reach the tween audience as well as the whole family. My […]

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Mar 28, 2009

Foothill grows up for MipTV

Foothill Entertainment has redeveloped one of its animated series into a tween-skewing, live-action series and will be unveiling it to buyers at MipTV in Cannes next week. The Santa Barbara-based outfit has reworked My Momtourage & Me into live-action to […]

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Mar 25, 2009

Cynopsis: Kids!

Foothill Entertainment heads to MIPTV 2009 where it will introduce the live-action version of My Momtourage and Me.  Created by Australian illustrator/writer, Kyla May, My Momtourage and Me focuses on the ever-changing relationship between a teen and her pop-star mom.  […]

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Mar 01, 2009

Foothill’s Momtourage Arrives at Mipcom

(Santa Barbara, CA – March, 2009): Santa Barbara-based Foothill Entertainment will be bringing its fabulous new series, My Momtourage and Me (26 x 25′), to MIP-TV 2009. Continuing its success at MIPCOM last year, Foothill is looking to announce some […]

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Jan 01, 2009

THE NEW REALITY

Often when prospective clients speak to us about legal representation, the new reality is that, while they say they need a “lawyer”, what they really want is a legal business advisor who comprehensively understands their needs. Clients do not have […]

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Oct 29, 2008

Fresh Market Wrap: Notes from the recent MIPCOM content confab in France

Who wants to buy and sell animated TV shows when the global economy is in the gutter and our retirement accounts will afford us a couple of Starbucks lattes, if we’re lucky? As it turns out, a lot of people […]

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Oct 08, 2008

Cynopsis: Kids!

Good morning. It’s Wednesday, October 8, 2008 and this is your first early morning Kids briefing. Foothill Entertainment will show-off the new look of the Whac-A-Mole arcade game at Mipcom next week.  Foothill is developing a series of multiplatform projects […]

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Oct 07, 2008

My Momtourage & Me Series on Offer at MIPCOM

CANNES, October 7: At MIPCOM, Foothill Entertainment and Australian illustrator and writer Kyla May will look for presale and co-production partners for the series My Momtourage & Me, which chronicles the adventures of a girl as she copes with the […]

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Oct 07, 2008

Foothill brings its Momtourage to Mipcom

US distributor Foothill Entertainment is bringing the work of a top Australasian TV talent to the North American market for the first time at Mipcom next week. New acquisition My Momtourage & Me is the work of Australian writer and […]

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Oct 03, 2008

Foothill’s Momtourage Arrives at MIPCOM

Santa Barbara-based Foothill Ent. is bringing a whole new entourage to MIPCOM this year courtesy of MY MOMTOURAGE & ME (26×25). Created by acclaimed Australian illustrator/writer, Kyla May, MY MOMTOURAGE & ME chronicles the life of a tween age girl, […]

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Oct 03, 2008

Cynopsis: Kids!

Good morning. It’s Friday, October 3, 2008 and this is your first early morning Kids briefing. Foothill Entertainment will attend Mipcom where it will offer the new TV series My Momtourage & Me (26×25).  The show revolves around Harper, a […]

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Oct 01, 2008

Foothill Expands it’s Focus at MIPCOM with New Offerings from Australia and Asia

(Cannes- 2008 October) Foothill Entertainment, Inc. will be returning to MIPCOM and MIPCOM Junior with a mission to solidify its new alliances with Asian companies, launch its branded slate of high-quality classic European animation titles and announce new creative ventures. […]

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Oct 01, 2008

Foothill’s Momtourage Arrives at Mipcom

(Cannes – October 2008): Santa Barbara-based Foothill Entertainment, Inc. is bringing a whole new entourage to MIPCOM this year courtesy of My Momtourage & Me (26 x 25′). Created by acclaimed Australian illustrator/writer, Kyla May, My Momtourage & Me chronicles […]

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Oct 01, 2008

Foothill Heads to MIPCOM with Momtourage

Santa Barbara, Calif.-based Foothill Ent. is making the MIPCOM scene with a new animated series titled My Momtourage & Me (26×25). The show is created by acclaimed Australian illustrator/writer Kyla May, a global design powerhouse with TV and licensing properties […]

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Apr 01, 2008

Foothill Launches New Programming at MIP-TV 2008

(Cannes – April, 2008) Santa Barbara based Foothill Entertainment, Inc. arrives in Cannes for MIP-TV 2008 with three delightful new children’s shows, exciting new development on two highly anticipated series and new sales with key international channels. The Company also […]

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Mar 31, 2008

Foothill Debuts Three at MIP-TV

Santa Barbara, California based Foothill Ent. is heading to Cannes for MIP-TV with three new animated children’s shows under its arm. The company has picked up Zot the Dog and will introduce buyers to Boy and the Dinosaur and Big […]

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Mar 31, 2008

CYNOPSIS Kids!

Good morning. It’s Monday, March 31, 2008, and this is your first early morning briefing. Joining Foothill Entertainment’s lineup at MIPTV next month is the animated series Zot the Dog (13×30).  Produced for ITV (UK), Zot the Dog is based […]

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Mar 31, 2008

One-liners: Noteworthy news nuggets

Foothill Entertainment has announced a string of deals heading into MIP: Kiddo the Super Truck has sold to SABC (South Africa), RTP (Portugal) and RTV (Slovenia); Hip Hop Kidz to RAISAT in Italy; Little Monsters to TF1 (France) and Channel […]

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Mar 31, 2008

Foothill aims to make a splash in Big Top

Californian kids content distributor Foothill Entertainment will bring two new series from UK-based animation house Splash! Productions (Little Monsters) to next week’s MipTV market. Big Top Island (left, 26×11′) centres on the activity at the Big Top School on the […]

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Mar 21, 2008

Don’t Wake Up Edwin – Rarg On DVD In UK

Santa Barbara, California-based Foothill Entertainment announced a breakthrough video license agreement with one of the UK’s leading independent producers and distributors of special programming, IMC Vision. The deal brings RARG, the delightful BAFTA nominated classic from UK animation house Collingwood […]

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Mar 01, 2008

Foothill Announces Deal To Bring Animated Classic “Rarg” To Home Video

March, 2008 – Santa Barbara, CA: Santa Barbara based Foothill Entertainment, Inc. announces a breakthrough video license agreement with one of the UK’s leading independent producers and distributors of special programming, IMC Vision. The deal brings RARG, the delightful BAFTA […]

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Jan 16, 2008

Blinkx signs more indies

Channel X, Calon TV and Monster Distributes are among a number of new independent content companies to partner with online video search firm Blinkx. The UK and Ireland indies line up alongside 10 others including Endemol-backed MoMedia, US distributor Foothill […]

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Oct 03, 2007

Foothill Leads Eddy, Dinosaur to MIPCOM

In addition to the recently announced animated series based on the popular Whac-A-Mole arcade game, Foothill Ent. is bringing the newly acquired Collingwood O’Hare 2D property Eddy and the Bear and a new CG show titled Boy and the Dinosaur […]

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Oct 02, 2007

Whac-A-Mole Burrows into New Business Opportunity

Foothill Entertainment will partner with Bob’s Space Racers to develop multi-platform television programming based on Whac-A-Mole, the $1.5 billion amusement park brand. The deal marks the brand’s evolution from traditional gaming into entertainment. Foothill Entertainment will serve as executive producers […]

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Sep 27, 2007

Foothill hopes for TV mole hit

NEWS BRIEF: US distributor Foothill Entertainment, which specialises in the co-development and distribution of family and children’s content, is bringing the Whac-A-Mole carnival game to the screen. The company has signed an agreement with amusement park brand Bob’s Space Racers […]

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Sep 26, 2007

Whac-A-Mole series in the works from Foothill Entertainment

Foothill Entertainment is endeavoring to transform an iconic amusement park game into a multiplatform property, having just signed an agreement with Bob’s Space Racers for the rights to Whac-A-Mole. This is the first time Bob’s Space Racers has inked a […]

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Sep 26, 2007

Foothill Animates Whac-A-Mole

Family and children’s entertainment company Foothill Ent. has signed an agreement to develop multi-platform programming based on Whac-A-Mole, the $1.5 billion amusement park brand owned by Bob’s Space Racers. Initial creative plans involve the development of an animated television series […]

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Sep 26, 2007

NEW OUTLETS, TECHNOLOGIES BOOST KIDS’ BIZ

Children’s programming producers and distributors face one of the most challenging markets in television. Declining budgets, reduced license fees, growing regulation of advertising on kids programming and the growing popularity of games, the Internet and alternate media among younger viewers […]

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Sep 21, 2007

Feature film first for Foothill

NEWS BRIEF: US distributor Foothill Entertainment has acquired its first full-length feature film in time for Mipcom. It centres on a city preacher sent to a small town to turn things around. Foothill focuses on children’s and family entertainment and […]

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Aug 01, 2007

PUPPIES LEAD THE WAY FOR FOOTHILL AT MIPCOM

(Santa Barbara, CA – August, 2007): Playfully bounding its way into the catalogue for MIPCOM 2007, Foothill Entertainment, Inc. will be bringing to Cannes a unique new series for the preschool audience, Puppy Plays. This adorable new series is designed […]

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Jul 05, 2007

Foothill Ups Ryan to Exec VP of Sales

Television sales veteran Patricia Ryan has been promoted to exec VP of sales for Foothill Ent.’s international sales team. For the past year, she has been a consultant for the company, which specializes in the co-development and distribution of children’s […]

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Apr 23, 2007

New Production and Development

Create Media Ventures and Foothill Entertainment have secured an official commission from the BBC’s CBeebies for the new preschool series,Iconicles (26×30′).  An interactive animated series, Iconicles follows a group of iconic animal characters in short narrative adventures that are linked […]

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Apr 19, 2007

Beeb Buys Iconicles

Create Media Ventures and Foothill Entertainment say they’ve secured a BBC commission for their new children’s animation series Iconicles. Aimed at the 4-6 year old audience, the series features a troupe of iconic animal characters that spring to life in […]

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