News

Apr 18, 2007

BBC Children’s greenlights animal variety show

MIP NEWS: Create Media Ventures and Foothill Entertainment have secured a BBC commission for children’s animation Iconicles, which has been developed as a participatory TV series. Aimed at the 4-6 audience, Iconicles features a troupe of animal characters who spring […]

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Apr 17, 2007

ICONICLES PICKS UP CBEEBIES COMMISSION

(Cannes–17 April 2007) Create Media Ventures and Foothill Entertainment today announced that they have secured a BBC commission for their new children’s animation series ICONICLES. Aimed at the 4-6 year old audience, ICONICLES features an enchanting troupe of iconic animal […]

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Apr 16, 2007

Kaleidoscope, Phew!! and Foothill Sign Development Deal For Environment Themed Snapper

(Cannes–16 April 2007) Santa Barbara based Foothill Entertainment, Inc. and Toronto’s Kaleidoscope Entertainment, Inc. (“KEI”) announced the signing of a co-development agreement with UK creators Phew!! Ltd. for the environmentally themed series Snapper. Created by Phew founders Guy Hallifax, Ian […]

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Apr 16, 2007

Foothill Inks Deal for New Environmental-Themed Animated Series

SANTA BARBARA/TORONTO/LONDON, April 16: Santa Barbara-based Foothill Entertainment has reached a co-development deal with Toronto’s Kaleidoscope Entertainment and the U.K.’s Phew!! Ltd. for the environmental-themed CGI animated series Snapper. Created by Phew founders Guy Hallifax, Ian Ellery and Mick Wells, […]

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Apr 13, 2007

NEW PRODUCTION & DEVELOPMENT

Foothill Entertainment and Kaleidoscope Entertainment have inked aco-development deal with Phew!! Ltd. for Snapper, a CGI animated series.  The environmentally themed series is set on an Amazon-like river and follows the adventures of Snapper, a mischievous young alligator, as he […]

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Apr 13, 2007

One-Liners: Noteworthy News Nuggets

Santa Barbara-based Foothill Entertainment and Toronto, Canada’sKaleidoscope Entertainment have signed a co-development deal with the UK creators Phew!!Ltd. for the environmentally themed series Snapper. The CGI series will be set in the depths of an Amazon-like jungle and feature a […]

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Apr 12, 2007

Foothill Rides Wave of New Programming into MIP 2007

(Cannes–2007 April) Santa Barbara based Foothill Entertainment, Inc. arrives in Cannes having acquired a raft of new programming in recent months. The Foothill catalogue has seen the addition of classic animation from the US and UK, a cutting edge puppetry […]

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Apr 12, 2007

Phew reaches Foothill with new eco-toon

US kids distributor Foothill Entertainment has partnered with Toronto’s Kaleidoscope Entertainment on a new environmentally aware animation project with UK prodco Phew. Snapper, created by Phew founders Guy Hallifax, Ian Ellery and Mick Wells, is set on the Amazon-like Maricombo […]

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Apr 09, 2007

Foothill & Shout! Factory Seal Deal For Milton The Monster & Batfink

Santa Barbara-based Foothill Ent. Inc. announces a far-reaching multiplatform video license with retro pop culture entertainment company Shout! Factory. The deal brings TV series produced by Hal Seeger Prods., Batfink and Milton The Monster, out on video for the first […]

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Apr 02, 2007

One-Liners: Noteworthy News Nuggets

Foothill Entertainment in Santa Barbara, California has scored the worldwide (except Asia and Australasia) rights to Planet Bizzaro, The World According to Zoomer. The live-action puppet series produced by Studio Bizzaro was created by Brian Zimmerman and co-produced by Brad […]

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Apr 02, 2007

Foothill Entertainment Snags Rights to Live-action Puppet Series

SANTA BARBARA, April 2: Foothill Entertainment has secured the worldwide distribution rights, excluding Asia and Australasia, to Studio Bizzaro’s live-action puppet series Planet Bizzaro, The World According to Zoomer. Originally conceived as the concept for a series of Public Service […]

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Apr 02, 2007

Foothill brings Hal Seeger classics to the US and Canada

NEWS BRIEF: Santa Barbara-based distributor Foothill Entertainment has secured multi-platform video rights to content from retro pop culture entertainment company, Shout! Factory. The deal brings TV classics produced by Hal Seeger Productions, such as Batfink and Milton the Monster, to […]

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Apr 02, 2007

Bizzaro’s Zoomer arrives at Foothill

California’s Foothill Entertainment and Singapore’s Studio Bizzaro have teamed up for the international distribution of tween series Planet Bizzaro, The World According to Zoomer. The series, created by puppeteer Brian Zimmerman and co-produced by Brad Bowyer, is a live-action puppet […]

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Mar 26, 2007

Foothill Entertainment Secures Home Video Deal with Shout! Factory

SANTA BARBARA, March 26: Foothill Entertainment has licensed Batfink and Milton the Monster, two classic TV series produced by Hal Seeger Productions, to retro-pop culture entertainment company Shout! Factory for home video distribution in the U.S. and Canada. The 100 […]

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Mar 25, 2007

FOOTHILL ENTERTAINMENT SNAGS BIZZARO RIGHTS

March, 2007 – Santa Barbara, CA: Foothill Entertainment, Inc. and Studio Bizzaro announced today that Foothill has been granted worldwide (ex Asia and Australasia) distribution rights to the distinctive and funPlanet Bizzaro, The World According to Zoomer. Created by accomplished […]

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Mar 20, 2007

FOOTHILL AND SHOUT! FACTORY SEAL DEAL FOR MILTON THE MONSTER AND BATFINK

March, 2007 – Santa Barbara, CA: Santa Barbara based Foothill Entertainment, Inc. announces a far reaching multiplatform video license with retro pop culture entertainment company Shout! Factory. The deal brings TV classics produced by legendary Hal Seeger Productions, <bbatfink< b=””>and […]

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Jan 11, 2007

Foothill Entertainment Bags Distribution Rights to Hip-Hop Kidz

SANTA BARBARA, January 11: Foothill Entertainment has landed the worldwide television and international home entertainment distribution rights to the straight-to-DVD release Hip-Hop Kidz: It’s a Beautiful Thing, the first in a series. Hip-Hop Kidz: It’s a Beautiful Thing is executive […]

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Jan 10, 2007

Marketing/Licensing

Foothill Entertainment, Inc. has acquired the worldwide TV and international home entertainment distribution rights to the tween/teen targeted Hip-Hop Kidz: It’s a Beautiful Thing direct-to-DVD movie, from HHK Entertainment LLC. Executive produced by industry veterans Mark Bacino and Jim Green, […]

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Jan 10, 2007

HHK MOVIE HIP-HOPS INTO FOOTHILL

US indie Foothill Entertainment has acquired worldwide television and international home entertainment distribution rights to a hip-hop dance movie from HHK Entertainment. Hip-Hop Kidz: It’s a Beautiful Thing is the first in a series of movies for DVD based on […]

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Jan 09, 2007

FOOTHILL SNAGS DISTRIBUTION RIGHTS TO HIP-HOP KIDZ: IT’S A BEAUTIFUL THING

(Santa Barbara – 2007 January) Foothill Entertainment, Inc. and HHK Entertainment LLC announced today that Foothill has been granted worldwide television and international home entertainment distribution rights to the video premier movie Hip-Hop Kidz: It’s a Beautiful Thing, the first […]

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Oct 16, 2006

FOOTHILL CLIMBS BACK AFTER MIPCOM MISHAP

A fire that tore through the Cannes hotel room of US indie Foothill Entertainment execs Greg Payne and Jo Kavanagh-Payne made selling programming a challenge, as next to no promotional material survived the blaze. C21 has highlighted their Mipcom slate […]

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Oct 14, 2006

MIPCOM VIEWPOINTS: TYPICALL TOPICAL

To some, October conjures up memories of Halloween and Octoberfest celebrations. But if you work in the international TV industry, you know that the month can only mean it’s time for the MIPCOM market which takes place at the Palais […]

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Oct 04, 2006

Foothill Continues to Expand Catalogue at MIPCOM and MIPCOM Jr.

(Cannes- 2006 October) Santa Barbara based Foothill Entertainment, Inc. arrives in Cannes with a raft of new titles. The expanded Foothill catalogue includes several cutting edge CGI projects as well as classic animation and live-action educational programs. Once again entering […]

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Oct 04, 2006

Foothill Entertainment and Title Entertainment Announce Co-Development Deal

(Cannes- 2006 October) Canada’s Title Entertainment and US-based Foothill Entertainment, Inc. announced today that they will be joining forces to co-develop and finance a Phew!! TV created property, Gododo, represented by Foothill. Foothill and Title will be collaborating to develop, […]

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Sep 29, 2006

Foothill Brings Snappy Slate to MIPCOM

Santa Barbara, Calif.-based Foothill Ent. is traveling to Cannes next month with a bunch of new animated kids shows for the MIPCOM Jr. and MIPCOM markets. The company’s expanded catalogue includes Snapper, Milton the Monster, Rarg, Bubble Town, DigiSquid, Microbe […]

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Sep 29, 2006

GODODO ALIVE AND WELL WITH FOOTHILL, TITLE

NEWS BRIEF: Santa Barbara-based Foothill Entertainment has joined forces with Canadian producer Title Entertainment to help develop CGI property Gododo. Created by Phew TV, Gododo has been represented by developer and distributor Foothill for some time as part of a […]

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Jul 07, 2006

New Production and Development

Boomerang has picked up the TV rights to Hal Seeger’s truly fab animated series Batfink (100 x 5 min) from Foothill Entertainment, Inc.  A send-up of the Batman TV series, Batfink will join the Boomerang lineup this fall on September […]

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Apr 01, 2006

INDUSTRY VETERAN PATRICIA RYAN JOINS FOOTHILL INTERNATIONAL TEAM

(Cannes- 2006 April) Television sales veteran Patricia Ryan has joined Foothill Entertainment, Inc. to bolster Foothill’s international sales efforts. Well known in the global television sales community, Ryan brings tremendous experience to the Foothill team. Prior to this, she was […]

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Apr 01, 2006

FOOTHILL SEEKS TO BUILD ON SUCCESS OF MIPCOM JR.

(Cannes- 2006 April) At MIP-TV 2006, Santa Barbara based Foothill Entertainment, Inc. will seek to build on the tremendous success they enjoyed at 2005 MIPCOM and MIPCOM Junior. Having entered MIPCOM Junior for the first time, the screenings led to […]

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Mar 31, 2006

FOOTHILL AND CREATE TEAM ON KIDS’ SHOWS

Santa Barbara-based Foothill Entertainment has teamed up with Create Media Ventures to develop and produce two new children’s properties from the US and New Zealand. Under the deal, Create has come on-board LA-based Phuuz Entertainment’s pre-school property Iconicles and the […]

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Mar 29, 2006

FOOTHILL VENTURES INTO DEVELOPMENT DEAL

Foothill Entertainment, a US developer and distributor of children’s and family programming, is hitting MipTV with two new pilots and a development deal with the UK’s Create Media Ventures (CMV) in the bag. Foothill and CMV, the new media and […]

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Mar 03, 2006

NEW PRODUCTION & DEVELOPMENT

Foothill Entertainment, Inc. will attend MIPTV with a slate of programming currently in development including Snapper and Gododo, two new animated properties both from UK-based Phew!! and two co-development projects with Create Media Ventures, Iconicles and Tutu Lulu.  On the […]

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Jan 24, 2006

FOOTHILL ENTERTAINMENT, INC. RETURNS TO NATPE 2006

(Las Vegas- January 24, 2006) After an absence of more than three years, international distributor Foothill Entertainment, Inc. returns to NATPE with an expanded catalogue of children’s and family entertainment programming. “Over the last several years we have focused a […]

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Jan 24, 2006

FOOTHILL ATTENDS KIDSCREEN SUMMIT AND NY TOY FAIR WITH EXPANDED SLATE

(New York- February 8, 2006) International distributor Foothill Entertainment, Inc. is in New York with an expanded catalogue of children’s and family entertainment programming. “Over the last several years we have focused a lot more on our development projects,” said […]

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Jan 20, 2006

TOON TIME IN VEGAS

As TV execs and animation producers convene in Vegas this month to attend the NATPE Confab at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Hall (Jan. 24-26), we thought it would be a good idea to hear what some of our favorite […]

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Oct 17, 2005

FOOTHILL CELEBRATES ITS 5TH ANNIVERSARY AT MIPCOM 2005

(Cannes–October 17) Co-production and distribution house Foothill Entertainment, Inc. celebrates its fifth anniversary at this year’s MIPCOM.   Launched in September 2000 by television industry veterans Jo Kavanagh-Payne and Gregory Payne, Foothill specializes in children’s and family entertainment programming. “To […]

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Oct 15, 2005

FOOTHILL LANDS AT MIPCOM JR. FOR THE FIRST TIME

(Cannes–October 15) Santa Barbara, California- based Foothill Entertainment, Inc. comes to Cannes this year as a first time participant at MIPCOM Junior. Long an attendee at MIPCOM, the Company elected to show at the annual kids programming event this season […]

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Sep 15, 2005

GIANT STRIDES FOR FOOTHILL

Although a long-time attendee of Mipcom, California-based co-developer and distributor Foothill Entertainment is attending Mipcom Junior for the first time, writes Jo Anne Kenny. “We have increased our catalogue in the past year and have brought together quite a few […]

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Sep 14, 2005

FOOTHILL HOT FOOTS IT TO MIPCOM JNR

California’s Foothill Entertainment, which develops and distributes children’s and family entertainment, is hitting Mipcom Jnr for the first time with newly acquired programming and an eye on expansion. Jo Kavanagh-Payne, president of the company, said: “We have a nice balance […]

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Jun 21, 2005

FOOTHILL FOCUSES ON BRANDS AT LICENSING SHOW

(New York—June 21) Foothill Entertainment, Inc. comes to New York to launch four brand new properties at the 2005 New York Licensing Show. Intended for the pre- and early school demo, these diverse properties were created by the Emmy® Award […]

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Apr 11, 2005

ANCHOR BAY ENTERTAINMENT AND FOOTHILL ENTERTAINMENT, INC. INK DISTRIBUTION AGREEMENT FOR THE DRESS UP BOX

(Cannes – April 11) Anchor Bay Entertainment and Foothill Entertainment, Inc. announced today that Anchor Bay has acquired the exclusive North American home video rights to the live action kids’ series The Dress Up Box (52 x 5’). Produced by […]

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Mar 16, 2005

KID SCREEN SUMMIT COMES OF AGE

Adam Snyder attends the Kidscreen Summit in New York and reports back about the increasingly important event’s coming of age. Just after the first of the year Jacqueline Caro read a story in the New York Times about DIC Entertainment’s […]

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Oct 04, 2004

FOOTHILL OFFERS CLASSIC SERIES ALONG WITH NEW DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS AT MIPCOM

(Cannes—October 4) Along with its full slate of development projects, Foothill Entertainment, Inc. is pleased to bring to MIPCOM several classic children’s series. Having signed a multi-series representation agreement with UK based Splash Consumer Products, Foothill brings to the marketAnimal […]

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Sep 29, 2004

Foothill Offers Classic Series Along With New Projects

Along with its full slate of development projects, Foothill Ent. Inc. will bring to MIPCOM several classic children’s series. Having signed a multi-series representation agreement with U.K.-based Splash Consumer Products, Foothill brings to the market Animal Stories and Little Monsters. […]

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Jun 04, 2004

Foothill takes on two new toons

A pair of new tween and teen properties from US outfit phuuz entertainment will be showcased by partner Foothill Entertainment at the New York Licensing Show later this month. Adding to phuuz’s existing properties Boxing Bobbies & Boy and Vessels, […]

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May 01, 2004

Foothill partners at home to further its global goals

Hot on the heels of signing a first-look co-pro deal with U.K.-based creative house Phew!!, Santa Barbara, California-based producer/distributor Foothill Entertainment has forged a strategic alliance with L.A. prodco phuuz entertainment in an effort to expand their respective international footprints. […]

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Mar 29, 2004

FOOTHILL FINDS FERTILE FIELDS FOR PHEW!! AND PHUUZ OFFERINGS AT MIP04

Foothill lands in Cannes with a fresh new relationship with Los Angeles-based creative house phuuz entertainment inc. and a first-look deal with UK-based creative house Phew!!. This transcontinental Phew!! and phuuz linkage gives Foothill a strong international base from which […]

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Mar 24, 2004

FOOTHILL UNVEILS NEW TOON FOURSOME

Following its creative partnerships with phuuz entertainment and Phew!, Santa Barbara kids outfit Foothill Entertainment is heading to Cannes next week with four new toon properties. First fruits of Foothill’s deal with phuuz earlier this month are Vessels and Boxing […]

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Mar 18, 2004

FOOTHILL AND PHUZZ STRIKE STRATEGIC ALLIANCE

Santa Barbara-based production/distribution company Foothill Entertainment Inc. has formed a broad-based strategic alliance with recently established creative content house phuuz entertainment inc. to extend the business and creative reach of both organizations globally. phuuz, was formed in Universal City, California […]

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Feb 14, 2004

FOOTHILL ARRIVES AT NEW YORK TOY FAIR WITH NEW FOCUS

Foothill Entertainment, Inc. brings to the 2004 New York Toy Fair a new focus on global merchandising and marketing. Always a fixture at the international media markets, Foothill will be invigorating its efforts in the toy and licensing area. Says […]

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Jan 16, 2004

MARKET CHAT: TOP TV EXECS DISCUSS ANI CLIMATE

The NATPE TV market is back in Las Vegas this week (January 18-20). The mart will be taking place at Sin City’s Sands Expo Center and the Venetian Hotel (www.natpeonline.com/2004). We surveyed some of the top movers and shakers in […]

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Dec 09, 2003

National Register’s Who’s Who includes Joanne L. Kavanagh-Payne

Contact: Jo KavanaghPayne Gregory B Payne 805 965 4488  

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Oct 10, 2003

FOOTHILL BRINGS NEW ‘FIRST LOOK’ RELATIONSHIP TO MIPCOM

Foothill Entertainment, Inc. is pleased to bring to MIPCOM several new children’s and family entertainment projects including two new offerings representing the fruits of its new first look deal with UK-based creative workshop, Phew!! Inked shortly after the New York […]

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Oct 08, 2003

FIRST FRUITS OF FOOTHILL/PHEW ALLIANCE

MIPCOM JNR NEWS – After signing a first-look deal with UK creative workshop Phew, US-based Foothill Entertainment is taking two new kids properties to Mipcom: Me & My Shadow and Gododo. Me & My Shadow is a tween live-action/cgi series […]

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Jul 02, 2002

IN PRAISE OF COLLABORATION

There is no shortage of new animation techniques or unique and innovative projects in the animation business. However, industry is caught in the dichotomy between the vertical integration of the broadcast outlets on the one hand – witness: the Disney […]

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