Mr. Steven DeNure reports
DHX MEDIA AND UK CHILDRENS PUBLISHER ANNOUNCE PARTNERSHIP
DHX Media Ltd. has formed a creative partnership with leading children's publisher
Egmont U.K. for the joint creation of new children's entertainment
properties. Under the partnership, Egmont's editors, authors and
illustrators are collaborating 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 vice-president, 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 chief operating officer of DHX Media, said: "Our partnership
with Egmont is the perfect fit for our business, bringing together
complementary reach and expertise to develop multiplatform 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
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