February 3, 2017
By Thanussha Priyah
Brazilian TV Producers (BTVP), an export Project carried out by BRAVI (Brasil Audiovisual Independent) in partnership with the Brazilian Trade and Investment Promotion Agency (Apex-Brasil), organises the presence of a 22 producer delegation from 16 Brazilian companies to Kidscreen, a market focused on kids’ content, which is held from February 13th to 16th in Miami.
The content developed by independent Brazilian production companies has been highlighted in this segment and business people go in search for new business opportunities and partnerships. This series with 104 episodes of two minutes in 3D animation already has distribution in South Korea, Germany, Africa and China and is on Toon Goggles and PlayKids Stories applications. At the event, Macedo intends to close deal for the third season of the series and will show pilots of three new original series, one for pre-school age and two for teen audience, besides a feature project.
UP! Licensing will go for the first time to the event. The company is part of Uatt, a gift shop group. According to licensing director Jake Neto, the business model that inspires the company is the one from Lego and Mattel, which will bring to audiovisual characters that were already successful in products. The company must display at the event the series Bubu e as Corujinhas (Bubu and the Little Owls), inspired by the character of the fine artist Luciano Martins. The series will be shown by Disney in Latin America. This deal was closed at RioContentMaket, the largest event related to business in the audiovisual sector in Latin America, whose seventh edition will be held on March 8th to 10th in Rio de Janeiro. The idea is to seek for new markets for distribution and partnerships aiming development of new properties.
Bromelia Produções, charged by the success of Galinha Pintadinha (Little Dotted Hen), must present the series Galinha Pintadinha Mini (Mini Little Dotted Hen). This new production, with 26 episodes of 11 minutes, will show new stories and is aimed for teaching its audience about shapes, colours and numbers, besides the already traditional collection songs. Its distribution will be on YouTube, Playkids, Net Now and application for iOS and Android. Some other channels are still under negotiation and the objective at Kidscreen is to conquer new distributors and exhibitors around the world.