Zodiak Entertainment announces new sales in Spain and Portugal. Â Super RTL acquires the license mandate for German-speaking Europe.
Just six months after her debut on the global stage at MIPCOM 2009, Sally Bollywood is forging ahead with her international career.
Sally Bollywood has conquered Spain where she will air on Cartoon Network/Telecinco and Portugal when sheâ€™ll appear on Aquarius. These new sales are added to those already signed with Super RTL in Germany, Disney Channel in France, Germany, Italy and French-speaking Africa, VRT and RTBF in Belgium, Noga in Israel and Atlantic Pictures in Algeria, Morocco and Tunisia. Deals are also being finalised in the Netherlands and the Middle East.
Currently broadcasting on Disney Germany, the series will air from October 2011 on Super RTL. The channel has just acquired a license mandate for German-speaking Europe.
Emmanuelle Bouilhaguet, Scripted Sales Director at Zodiak Entertainment who brokered the deal said, â€œSally Bollywood is a lovable and exciting childrenâ€™s character who is steadily charming her way around the globe. We are delighted to announce these new sales in Spain and Portugal and hope to see them taking advantage of the cross-media opportunities this brand has in their territories.â€Â
Sally Bollywood is a 52 x 13â€™ animated series follows the investigations led by Sally, a young private detective whose inquiries are followed up around her school and the local neighborhood. Sallyâ€™s adventures are full of humor with a touch of spice and unfold against a colorful musical backdrop.Â
As with all the series developed by TÃ©lÃ© Images Kids, Sally Bollywood has a strong cross-media presence. Four novels have already been published by Nathan and a stationery range has been released by ErcÃ©, which will be followed in September 2010 by a comic strip from Jungle, DVDs from France TÃ©lÃ©visions Distribution and a luggage and textile range from Sahinler. The video of NÃ¢diya, who performs the title music for the series, has been multibroadcast on the France 3 TV channel and Sony Music has released it on CD.
Produced by TÃ©lÃ© Images Kids (Philippe Alessandri and Giorgio Welter) and Threeâ€™s a Company for France 3 and Network 7, Sally Bollywood is a Franco-Australian coproduction created in 2D digital animation between Paris, Annecy and Sydney. It is distributed internationally by Zodiak Entertainment Distribution.
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About Sally Bollywood
12-year old Sally holds an unflinching admiration for her brilliant detective father, Harry Bollywood. So itâ€™s no surprise that sheâ€™s determined to follow in his footsteps and become an ace investigator. Itâ€™s genetic!
With the help of her friend Dowee, Sally sets up a sub-department in her fatherâ€™s detective agency â€“ â€œSally Bollywood Investigationâ€ (SBI) â€“ open only on weekends and vacations. And just to avoid competition with her fatherâ€™s business, Sallyâ€™s agency provides services exclusively to kids. Homework gone missing? Close friends or pets mysteriously vanished? Arguments or alibis needed to settle disputes? â€œSally Bollywood Investigationâ€ can save the day! Results guaranteed within 24 hours! Payments in sweets or candy eagerly accepted! 52 x 13 min.A series produced by Philippe Alessandri and Giorgio Welter, created by Pepper Sue et Elastik Jane, and directed by JÃ©rÃ©mie Hoarau and Alexis Ducord. Â© TÃ©lÃ© Images Kids â€“ Threeâ€™s a company â€“ francetelevisions - 2010
About TÃ©lÃ© Images Kids
Founded and run by Philippe Alessandri, Tele Images Kids, a daughter company of the Marathon Group, is one of Europeâ€™s leading producers of youth programmes, with animated hit shows such as â€œStreet Footballâ€ (78 half-hours) or â€œAtomic Bettyâ€ (78 half-hours) and the live action series â€œStudio 24â€ (78 half-hours).
Zodiak Entertainment is a leading creator, producer and distributor of multi-genre content for TV, cinema, internet and mobile. Â Part of the De Agostini Group, Zodiak Entertainment is comprised of more than 30 highly successful production companies including Diverse, IWC Media, Jarowskij, Magnolia, Mastiff, Marathon, Presentable, RDF Television, RDF USA, RM 5to Elemento, Sol, The Comedy Unit, The Foundation, Touchpaper Television, and Yellow Bird. Â Operating in over 18 countries around the world, Zodiak Entertainment companies produce hit programmes such as Being Human, Fort Boyard, Gormiti, Location Location Location,Peking Express, St Tropez, Stars on Stage, Wallander, The Secret Millionaire, Totally Spies!, Waybuloo and international feature film sensation, Millennium. Â Zodiak Entertainment boasts a global sales distribution network based in London and Paris.Â
ValÃ©rie Tailland â€“ 01 53 10 91 32 / firstname.lastname@example.org
International Sales contact:
Emmanuelle Bouilhaguet â€“ Scripted Sales Director
Tel: +33 1 53 10 91 31