ZDF Enterprises and GoldBee sign agency agreement for Iberia and Latin America
ZDF Enterprises and GoldBee are partnering up to manage and distribute ZDFE. Junior’s program catalogue and consumer products in Iberia and Latin America. Christophe Goldberger, Managing Director at Barcelona based GoldBee, will be representing ZDF Enterprises as of 1st January 2014 and shall, as a first move, introduce a mix of innovative programs and classic properties at NATPE in Miami.
Heading up the list is brand new Sam Fox – Extreme Adventures (26 x 26’), an action–packed comedy adventure series about teenage ‘danger magnet’ Sam Fox as he braves the wilds from open ocean to deepest jungle. Based on the best selling adventure books by Australian author Justin D’Ath, the series is a co-production between ZDF Enterprises, SLR Productions, Screen Australia South Australina Film Corporation and Kojo Productions.
Multiple BAFTA nominee Wolfblood (26 x 26’) features Maddy Smith, an almost normal teen living with her parents in a small rural town. But she is a Wolfblood, neither completely wolves nor humans. She will connect with new kid Rhydian, as their secret will lead them to face the most important question: “As we grow up, how do we know who we should be?” – a question only they can answer. Wolfblood is a co-production between CBBC, ZDF and ZDF Enterprises.
The New Adventures of Peter Pan (26 x 22’) is a brand new comedy adventure series which rejuvenates a classic. Neverland is really and truly threatened by Captain Hook. Peter Pan will take his friends Wendy, John, Michael and the Lost Kids, off to a fantastical place and new, thrilling adventures! The Darling children will learn how to grow up … in the only place where you never grow up! The series is a co-production ofDQ Entertainment, Method Animation, ZDF and ZDF Enterprises.
Based on the best selling books by world-renowned writer and illustrator Nick Butterworth, Q Pootle 5 (52 x 12’) is a ground breaking CGI animation pre-school series. Out there…amongst the millions and billions of stars is a little planet called Okidoki. Welcome to the wonderful world of Q Pootle 5 and his friends Oopsy, Eddi, Stella, Ray, Groobie, Bud-D and Planet Dave, as they tackle the everyday problems of the final frontier in this co-production between Snapper Productions and ZDF Enterprises.
Knight Rusty (52 x 13’) is a comedy adventure series about ex-cash register Knight Rusty who thinks he is the bravest, coolest knight in all of Scrapland. But he is really a show-off with a big mouth, who constantly overestimates himself. Though he always needs the help of his sweetheart Damsel Bo and the castle’s cheeky dragon Coke to get himself out of trouble, everyone loves him. After all, inside his rusty cash register beats a heart of stainless steel!. Knight Rusty is a coproduction between Caligari Films and ZDF.
Prix Jeunesse and Chicago International Children Award Winner smart! That’s My Story (41 x 15’), produced for ZDF German Television, are high-quality, original, true-life documentaries for children, where kids describe the challenges of everyday life from their own point of view, how they reach a goal, how they make basic but important decisions, or cope with obligations, and most importantly how they deal with problems or initiate changes in life their own life.
Goldberger is looking to expand the presence of ZDF Enterprises’ properties and brands in Iberia and Latin America with new broadcast partners, and forge strategic partnerships with digital platforms and merchandizing specialists.
Christophe Goldberger: “ZDF Enterprises’ outstanding slate of kids programs has an excellent international track record and in the region, both with pan-regional channels, renowned free television channels and VOD platforms. Our offering truly ranges from high end pre-school properties, to commercial teen and tween ratings drivers.”
Peter Lang, Vice President ZDFE.junior: “We are thrilled to join forces with industry veteran Christophe Goldberger to continue our expansion in Iberia and Latin America, as our new line-up offers a great variety of award winning programs ranging from edutainment pre-school such as JoNaLu, QPootle 5, brand new Wolfblood, Mako Mermaids and comedy adventure series Knight Rusty”.