Santa Barbara, CA - March 2009
Foothill's Momtourage Arrives at Mipcom
(Santa Barbara, CA - 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. Continuing its success at MIPCOM last year, Foothill is looking to announce some exciting new developments with this project including its transition into a live-action, music-filled comedy that is filled with laughter and has a lot of heart.
Created by acclaimed Australian illustrator/writer, Kyla May, My Momtourage and Me focuses on the relationship between fourteen year old Coco and her bigger-than-life, pop star mom, Eva "the Diva" Divine. Living amidst the glitzy, glamorous "world of entertainment", Coco has the life that most teens dream about: red carpets, star-studded soirees, jet-setting, shopping-'til-you drop... and LOTS of hired help! But, while this may seem like a dream come true to many, what Coco truly wants is to be "real" in her mother's land of "make believe".
Due to an overwhelming demand at MIPCOM last year, the property has been redeveloped from animation to live-action to broaden its appeal and reach the older 'tween audience as well as the entire family. "We are not losing the feel of the original brand by moving to live-action but expanding on its potential," says Jo Kavanagh-Payne, President of Foothill. "Moreover, we are still keeping the doors open to other potential opportunities with the animation and are delighted that this will now be an exciting series for the whole family to enjoy."
The transition of the series to live-action has kept Foothill very busy. "We are currently in the process of selecting a qualified show runner for this very special project," says Greg Payne, Chairman of Foothill. "This is our second foray into live-action projects and along with our other series, Me & My Shadow, this one is coming along beautifully." Foothill has also been collaborating with development and production veteran, Christopher Keenan of Creating4Kids, who is helping them shape My Momtourage and Me into a multi-platform powerhouse. The property has had a tremendous amount of global interest from broadcasters and co-production partners since MIPCOM and Foothill seeks to forge these relationships at this year's MIP market.
Founded in September 2000 by former DIC Entertainment executive vice president of business and legal affairs, Gregory Payne and Jo Kavanagh-Payne, former Link Television Entertainment, Inc senior vice president of U.S. operations, Foothill specializes in the co-development and distribution of children's and family entertainment programming. Their Company is based in Santa Barbara, California.
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Contact: Jo Kavanagh-Payne
Gregory B. Payne
Tel: +1 805 965 4488