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Global kids’ content producer and distributor, Federation Kids & Family has racked up more licensing partners for its premium time-traveling ballet series Find Me In Paris.
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Written and co-executive produced by Jill Girling and Lori Mather-Welch (creators of Nickelodeon’s RIDE), and executive producer Leila Smith, the 26 x 26’ series follows the story of Lena Grisky, a time-travelling ballet dancer from 1905 Russia trapped in modern day Paris, and the many dilemmas she faces finding her place between two worlds.

Filled with world class ballet, modern dance, music, drama and comedy - all filmed on location in iconic places in Paris — where its second season was filmed – such as the National Garnier Opera House. The series boasts an up-and-coming cast including actors Jessica Lord, Hannah Dodd, Eubha Akilade, Rory Saper and Canadian star Castle Rock.

Find me in Paris is a co-production between Cottonwood Media (David Michel, Zoé Carrera Allaix, Cecile Lauritano), ZDF, ZDF Enterprises, and the National Opera of Paris. Distribution is handled by ZDF Enterprises (German speaking territories, UK, Benelux, Scandinavia, Eastern Europe) and Federations Kids & Family (ROW). It is helmed by director Matt Bloom, Duo Ronan and Robert Burke.

The programme launched on the Disney Channel Italy in November 2018, alongside a worldwide debut on the most important platforms across the globe including: NBC Universal Kids and Hulu (US), Nickelodeon (UK), France Télévisions (France), Disney (France), ZDF (Germany), ABC (Australia), and VRT (Belgium), among others.

Planeta Junior will take on the licensing rights to the series, concentrating on the opportunities provided by the live action series. A first key book deal has already been signed with publishing giant, Mondadori, which will launch in 2019.

“We are thrilled to have a brand of such high standard to work with. The high production budget, on-location filming in Paris and the Opera Garnier, and the world-class choreography, have made this a compelling brand across all categories. We are really proud to work side-by-side with a top entertainment company like Cottonwood,” said Simone Fenu, Planeta Junior.

“With major licensing partners in France & Germany already working on a strong merchandise programme ranging from books and magazines, to bedding, fashion, toys and stationary, we have no doubt Find Me In Paris will become a hot and fashionable property in Italy. We are delighted to benefit from Planeta Junior’s licensing experience and we’re fully committed to working with the best licensees in the Italian market to build Find Me In Paris into a long-term franchise,” added David Michel, managing director, Federation Kids & Family.