Cannes - April 7, 2013
Foothill Lands In Cannes With Production Plans
(Cannes – 7 April 2013) Foothill Entertainment and its UK affiliate, Foothill Europe, attend the 50th anniversary edition of the MIP-TV market with a raft of production news on, not only its active kid’s animation slate, but also its family entertainment projects. 2013 has seen great strides being taken across the board for this Santa Barbara and London-based executive production/distribution house.
Cannes - October 1, 2012
Foothill Entertainment and Foothill Europe Celebrate in Cannes!
(Cannes - 2012 October) Foothill Entertainment and its U.K.-based affiliate, Foothill Europe, come to Cannes with not only new partners and new development for several of its exciting shows but also ready to help celebrate MIPJunior’s 20th anniversary.
Cannes - October 1, 2011
Foothill Chairman Gregory Payne Moderates MIPJunior Panel
(Cannes — 2011 October) Foothill Chairman Gregory Payne moderates the panel "What Do Buyers Want?" at this year's MIPJunior. The panel consisted of speakers Michael Carrington (SVP, Chief Content Officer (EMEA), Turner Broadcasting System Europe Ltd, UK),
Natalia Egorova (Head of Acquisitions, Channel One Russia Worldwide/ Carousel / Digital TV Family, Russia),
Karen K. Miller (Director, Acquisitions & Co-Productions, Disney Channels Worldwide, USA) and
Barbara Uecker (Head Programming & Acquisitions Children's TV, ABC, Australia).
September 27, 2011
Foothill Sponsors C21TV's MIP JR Preview
(Cannes - 2011 September) C21TV's MIP JR PREVIEW: Top executives in children's television tell C21TV about the challenges ahead and the future of stereoscopic 3D animation; also buyers' shopping lists for Cannes.
Santa Barbara - April 1, 2011
Foothill Leaps into MIP-TV with New Reality Programming and Expansion of its Kids Slate
(Cannes — 2011 April) Foothill Entertainment brings firefighters, high-flying volleyball champions and French kings to this year’s MIP-TV! Combined with exciting new development underway to several cornerstone properties, the Company is poised to expand its programming lineup in new directions.
Santa Barbara - March 28, 2011
Reality Television Programming Brings Two Santa Barbara Companies Together
(Santa Barbara – March 28) In what is thought to be a first-of-its-kind deal, Santa Barbara based Foothill Entertainment has acquired the distribution rights to a package of top rated television series, On Duty and, for North America, On Patrol with the Santa Barbara PD, from outstanding producers, ME Productions, also of Santa Barbara!
Santa Barbara - March 23, 2011
Foothill and Teamworks Announce Strategic Distribution Relationship
(Santa Barbara, CA--March, 2011): (Milan and Santa Barbara – March 23, 2011) TeamWorks, the Milan based brand management company and Foothill Entertainment announced the appointment of Foothill Entertainment, as the exclusive distributor in all English speaking territories of the hit European series, Spike Team.
Santa Barbara - November, 2010
Foothill and Odyssey Pictures Sign Strategic Co-Development Deal
(Santa Barbara, CA/ Dallas, TX--November 2010): Foothill Entertainment, Inc. and Odyssey Pictures Corporation (OPIX: OTCQB) (Odyssey) are pleased to announce that they have signed a strategic co-development deal which will encompass both development funding and key joint business activities.
Santa Barbara - October 2010
MIPCOM and MIPCOM Junior Bring News and Celebration for Foothill!
(Santa Barbara--October, 2010): Foothill Entertainment is attending this year’s MIPCOM Junior and MIPCOM markets with much to celebrate, including its 10-year Company anniversary and major advancements on several shows in their catalogue. The Santa Barbara based company will be announcing new investment partners, exciting development advances, and the addition of new shows to its portfolio.
Santa Barbara - August, 2010
Foothill Entertainment Celebrates Its 10 Year Anniversary!
(Santa Barbara, CA--August 2010): Celebrating its 10th anniversary at this year’s MIPCOM, Foothill Entertainment prepares for the upcoming market with renewed focus.
Santa Barbara - April, 2010
Foothill Debuts A New Kids Game-Show Format at MIPTV!
(Santa Barbara, CA--April, 2010): Santa Barbara-based Foothill Entertainment will be bringing its fabulous new series, Test The Teachers (20 x 25’), to MIPTV 2010. The Company recently announced that it has acquired worldwide distribution rights for this fun-filled and challenging game-show, produced by award-winning format producer, Screentime Shinawil (The Apprentice, Popstars and Dragon’s Den), of Ireland.
Santa Barbara - April, 2010
Foothill Lands at MIPTV With 5 New Series!
(Santa Barbara, CA--April, 2010): Celebrating its 10 year anniversary, Foothill Entertainment arrives in Cannes with five new series as well as an updated development slate.
Santa Barbara - February 2010
Foothill Forges New Relationships and Acquires New Programming
(New York, NY--February 2010): Foothill Entertainment, Inc.’s Chairman, Gregory B. Payne, announced today that the Santa Barbara-based company has inked an exclusive distribution agreement with France’s Toon Factory, as well as acquired rights to an Irish game show format from renowned company, Screentime Shinawil of Ireland.
Santa Barbara - February 2010
Foothill Forges New Relationships Before Kidscreen!
(New York, NY--February 2010): Foothill Entertainment, Inc. announced today that it has inked an exclusive distribution agreement with France’s Toon Factory for the growing studio’s newest productions.
Santa Barbara - October, 2009
Foothill Brings A Raft of New Programming to 2009 MIPCOM and MIPCOM Junior
(Cannes--October, 2009): With deals to announce and newly acquired programming to showcase, Foothill Entertainment, Inc. charges into its tenth MIPCOM and MIPCOM Junior markets.
Santa Barbara - September, 2009
Foothill Creates Strategic Alliance For MIPCOM
(Cannes--September, 2009): Santa Barbara-based Foothill Entertainment, Inc. has announced a strategic alliance to co-produce the original and delightful series, Gododo.
Santa Barbara - September, 2009
Quality Assurance From Foothill at MIPCOM
(Cannes--September, 2009): Adding more fun and excitement to their growing catalogue, Foothill Entertainment is bringing a fresh and extremely hilarious new series to MIPCOM. Created by Simon Hodgkiss of SphDigital, UK, Raz & Benny (78 x 7’) is a comedy adventure series featuring two little mice who are best friends.
Santa Barbara - July, 2009
Foothill Re-Up's With Collingwood O'Hare Productions
(Santa Barbara, CA--July, 2009): Solidifying its status as a provider of high-quality children’s and family programming, Foothill Entertainment is proud to announce that it has renewed its contract with one of Europe’s leading animation studios, Collingwood O’Hare Productions.
Santa Barbara - March, 2009
Foothill Reveals Exciting New Plans at MipTV
(Santa Barbara--March 2009): Santa Barbara-based Foothill Entertainment is proud to announce at MIPTV 2009, exciting new developments for its expanding catalogue.
Santa Barbara - March, 2009
Foothill Goes Live-Action with "Momtourage" at MipTV
(Santa Barbara--March 2009): Santa Barbara-based Foothill Entertainment will be bringing its fabulous new series, My Momtourage and Me (26 x 25'), to MIP-TV 2009.
Cannes - October, 2008
Foothill's Momtourage Arrives at Mipcom
(Cannes--2008 October): Santa Barbara-based Foothill Entertainment, Inc. is bringing a whole new entourage to MIPCOM this year courtesy of My Momtourage & Me.
Cannes - October, 2008
Foothill Expands it's Focus at MIPCOM with New Offerings from Australia and Asia
(Cannes--2008 October) Foothill Entertainment, Inc. will be returning to MIPCOM and MIPCOM Junior with a mission to solidify its new alliances with Asian companies, launch its branded slate of high-quality classic European animation titles and announce new creative ventures.
Cannes - April, 2008
Foothill Launches New Programming at MIP-TV 2008
(Cannes--2008 April) Santa Barbara based Foothill Entertainment, Inc. arrives in Cannes for MIP-TV 2008 with three delightful new children's shows, exciting new development on two highly anticipated series and new sales with key international channels.
Santa Barbara - March, 2008
Foothill Announces Deal To Bring Animated Classic "Rarg" To Home Video
(Santa Barbara--2008 March) Santa Barbara based Foothill Entertainment, Inc. announces a breakthrough video license agreement with one of the UK's leading independent producers and distributors of special programming, IMC Vision.
Cannes - October 1, 2007
Foothill Brings New Program Acquisitions to 2007 MIPCOM and MIPCOM Junior
(Cannes--2007 October 1) A recently announced BBC commission and a wide ranging slate of newly acquired programming leads Foothill Entertainment, Inc.'s charge into the 2007 MIPCOM and MIPCOM Junior.
Cannes - August 1, 2007
Puppies Lead the Way for Foothill at MIPCOM
(Santa Barbara--2007 August 1) Playfully bounding its way into the catalogue for MIPCOM 2007, Foothill Entertainment, Inc. will be bringing to Cannes a unique new series for the preschool audience, Puppy Plays.
Cannes - April 17, 2007
Iconicles Picks Up Cbeebies Commission
(Cannes--2007 April 17) Create Media Ventures and Foothill Entertainment today announced that they have secured a BBC commission for their new children's animation series ICONICLES.
Santa Barbara - April 16, 2007
Kaleidoscope, Phew!! and Foothill Sign Development Deal For Environment Themed Snapper
(Cannes--2007 April 16) Santa Barbara based Foothill Entertainment, Inc. and Toronto's Kaleidoscope Entertainment, Inc. ("KEI") announced the signing of a co-development agreement with UK creators Phew!! Ltd. for the environmentally themed series Snapper.
Santa Barbara - April 12, 2007
Foothill Rides Wave of New Programming into MIP 2007
(Cannes--2007 April) Santa Barbara based Foothill Entertainment, Inc. arrives in Cannes having acquired a raft of new programming in recent months. The Foothill catalogue has seen the addition of classic animation from the US and UK, a cutting edge puppetry series from Asia as well as an exciting live-action 'tween/teen property that is already creating a multi-platform buzz.
Santa Barbara - March 25, 2007
Foothill Entertainment Snags Bizzaro Rights
(Santa Barbara--March 25) Foothill Entertainment, Inc. and Studio Bizzaro announced today that Foothill has been granted worldwide (ex Asia and Australasia) distribution rights to the distinctive and fun Planet Bizzaro, The World According to Zoomer.
Santa Barbara - March 20, 2007
Foothill and Shout! Factory Seal Deal for Milton the Monster and Batfink
(Santa Barbara--March 20) Santa Barbara based Foothill Entertainment, Inc. announces a far reaching multiplatform video license with retro pop culture entertainment company Shout! Factory. The deal brings TV classics produced by legendary Hal Seeger Productions, Batfink and Milton the Monster, out on video for the first time in the United States and Canada.
Santa Barbara - January 9, 2007
Foothill Snags Distribution Rights to Hip-Hop Kidz: It's a Beautiful Thing
(Santa Barbara--January 9) Foothill Entertainment, Inc. and HHK Entertainment LLC announced today that Foothill has been granted worldwide television and international home entertainment distribution rights to the video premier movie Hip-Hop Kidz: It's a Beautiful Thing, the first in a series.
Mipcom - October 4, 2006
Foothill Entertainment and Title Entertainment Announce Co-Development Deal
(Mipcom--October 4) Canada's Title Entertainment and US-based Foothill Entertainment, Inc. announced today that they will be joining forces to co-develop and finance a Phew!! TV created property, Gododo, represented by Foothill. Foothill and Title will be collaborating to develop, produce and exploit multi-media programming for this visually unique property.
Mipcom - October 4, 2006
Foothill Continues to Expand Catalogue at MIPCOM and MIPCOM Jr.
(Mipcom--October 4) Santa Barbara based Foothill Entertainment, Inc. arrives in Cannes with a raft of new titles. The expanded Foothill catalogue includes several cutting edge CGI projects as well as classic animation and live-action educational programs.
Cannes - April 1, 2006
FOOTHILL SEEKS TO BUILD ON SUCCESS OF MIPCOM JR
(Cannes--April 1) At MIP-TV 2006, Santa Barbara based Foothill Entertainment, Inc. will seek to build on the tremendous success they enjoyed at 2005 MIPCOM and MIPCOM Junior. Having entered MIPCOM Junior for the first time, the screenings led to broadcast deals for the Seoul Movie produced animated feature, Toy Warrior, in Germany, Turkey, the Middle East and Eastern Europe. The Company also was able to close deals for the delightful kids' live action series, Dress Up Box in the Middle East at that market. Foothill President, Jo Kavanagh-Payne, offered, "MIPCOM Junior was a tremendous opportunity for us to showcase our completed catalogue. There are a number of contacts made at the market that we are looking to advance at MIP-TV 2006."
Cannes - April 1, 2006
INDUSTRY VETERAN PATRICIA RYAN JOINS FOOTHILL INTERNATIONAL TEAM
(Cannes--April 1) Television sales veteran Patricia Ryan has joined Foothill Entertainment, Inc. to bolster Foothill's international sales efforts. Well known in the global television sales community, Ryan brings tremendous experience to the Foothill team.
New York - February 8, 2006
FOOTHILL ATTENDS KIDSCREEN SUMMIT AND NY TOY FAIR WITH EXPANDED SLATE
(New York--February 8) International distributor Foothill Entertainment, Inc. is in New York with an expanded catalogue of children's and family entertainment programming. "Over the last several years we have focused a lot more on our development projects," said Foothill President Jo Kavanagh-Payne. "However, our completed programming catalogue has grown tremendously in the past 6 months, and we are anxious to get a fast start to 2006."
Las Vegas - January 24, 2006
FOOTHILL ENTERTAINMENT, INC. RETURNS TO NATPE 2006
(Las Vegas--January 24) After an absence of more than three years, international distributor Foothill Entertainment, Inc. returns to NATPE with an expanded catalogue of children's and family entertainment programming. "Over the last several years we have focused a lot more on our development projects," said Foothill President Jo Kavanagh-Payne. "However, our completed programming catalogue has grown tremendously in the past 6 months, and we knew it was time to re-enter the NATPE market."
Cannes - October 17, 2005
FOOTHILL CELEBRATES ITS 5TH ANNIVERSARY AT MIPCOM 2005
(Cannes--October 17) Co-production and distribution house Foothill Entertainment, Inc. celebrates its fifth anniversary at this year's MIPCOM. Launched in September 2000 by television industry veterans Jo Kavanagh-Payne and Gregory Payne, Foothill specializes in children's and family entertainment programming.
Cannes - October 15, 2005
FOOTHILL LANDS AT MIPCOM JR. FOR THE FIRST TIME
(Cannes--October 15) Santa Barbara, California- based Foothill Entertainment, Inc. comes to Cannes this year as a first time participant at MIPCOM Junior. Long an attendee at MIPCOM, the Company elected to show at the annual kids programming event this season because of a marked increase in its offerings of completed programming.
New York - June 21, 2005
FOOTHILL FOCUSES ON BRANDS AT LICENSING SHOW
(New York—June 21) Foothill Entertainment, Inc. comes to New York to launch four brand new properties at the 2005 New York Licensing Show. Intended for the pre- and early school demo, these diverse properties were created by the Emmy® Award winning team at phuuz entertainment inc. Generally known for their older, cutting edge designs, phuuz creative head, Eric Radomski, has turned his hand to the younger market with these inspired designs.
Cannes - April 11, 2005
ANCHOR BAY ENTERTAINMENT AND FOOTHILL ENTERTAINMENT, INC. INK DISTRIBUTION AGREEMENT FOR THE DRESS UP BOX
(Cannes – April 11) Anchor Bay Entertainment and Foothill Entertainment,
Inc. announced today that Anchor Bay has acquired the exclusive North American
home video rights to the live action kids’ series The Dress
Up Box (52 x 5’). Produced by award-winning Papageno Films
of New Zealand, this costume series is currently in its fourth season of production.
The series is the past winner of the New Zealand Film and Television Award for
Best Costumes and is a multiple winner of the Qantas Media Award for Best Children’s/
Cannes - October 4, 2004
FOOTHILL OFFERS CLASSIC SERIES ALONG WITH NEW DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS AT MIPCOM.
Along with its full slate of development projects, Foothill Entertainment, Inc. is pleased to bring to MIPCOM several classic children’s series. Having
signed a multi-series representation agreement with UK based Splash Consumer
Products, Foothill brings to the market Animal Stories and Little Monsters. The
Company also has picked up North American rights to the animated cult classic
Batfink. Rounding out its new offerings of completed programming, Foothill is
pleased to announce that it has been engaged on worldwide basis to represent
the multi-award-winning pre-school series, The Dress Up Box, from Papageno Films
in New Zealand.
Cannes - March 29, 2004
FOOTHILL FINDS FERTILE FIELDS FOR PHEW!! AND PHUUZ OFFERINGS AT MIP04
Foothill lands in Cannes with a fresh new relationship with Los Angeles-based creative house phuuz entertainment inc. and a first-look deal with UK-based creative house Phew!!. This transcontinental Phew!! and phuuz linkage gives Foothill a strong international base from which to approach the marketplace at MIP 2004.
New York - February 14, 2004
FOOTHILL ARRIVES AT NEW YORK TOY FAIR WITH NEW FOCUS
Foothill Entertainment, Inc. brings to the 2004 New York Toy Fair a new focus on global merchandising and marketing. Always a fixture at the international media markets, Foothill will be invigorating its efforts in the toy and licensing area.
Says company President Jo Kavanagh-Payne, “Since the start of our company
in 2000, we have always concentrated on television and feature film projects.
However, now that we have several established media-related relationships, such
as our first look arrangement with UK creative team of Phew!! and the strategic
alliance with phuuz entertainment, we have recognized that the licensing and
merchandising part of our business needed to keep pace as well. Thus, our presence
at Toy Fair is intended to re-energize our relationships with the key toy manufacturers
and international merchandising organizations.”
Cannes - October 10, 2003
FOOTHILL BRINGS NEW ‘FIRST LOOK’ RELATIONSHIP TO MIPCOM
Foothill Entertainment, Inc. is pleased to bring to MIPCOM several new children’s and family entertainment projects including two new offerings representing the fruits of its new first look deal with UK-based creative workshop, Phew!! Inked shortly after the New York Licensing show in June, the exclusive arrangement gives Foothill rights to all new properties created by Phew!! in addition to the two projects Foothill already represents for them, Food Chain and Wilder West Tales. The first projects being brought to the market by Foothill under this new deal are Me and My Shadow and Gododo.