DHX Media and UK children’s publisher announce partnership
September 25, 2012
DHX Media, an independent international producer, distributor and licensor of mainly children’s entertainment content, is pleased to announce that it has formed a creative partnership with leading children’s publisher Egmont UK for the joint creation of new children’s entertainment properties. Under the partnership, Egmont’s editors, authors and illustrators will collaborate with DHX Media producers in a single creative team to co-develop ideas which can work across multiple platforms including Publishing, TV and Digital.
Egmont’s first collaboration with DHX Media, Shipwrecked, is described as ‘Gossip Girl meets Lost’. Egmont author Siobhan Curham (author of Dear Dylan) is working alongside Egmont Editor Ali Dougal and DHX Media VP Development Stephanie Betts to create the series for book and TV. Former president of the Jim Henson Television Group, Angus Fletcher, will join the team as a consultant.
Steven DeNure, President and COO of DHX Media said: “Our partnership with Egmont is the perfect fit for our business, bringing together complementary reach and expertise to develop multi-platform brands with global appeal. We anticipate great things and look forward to working with Angus and the Egmont team in bringing new creative ideas to fruition.”