ZDF Enterprises Announces Sale of Cottonwood Media’s FIND ME IN PARIS to Nickelodeon UK
Mainz, Germany, Sept. 17, 2018
ZDF Enterprises is delighted to announce the sale of Cottonwood Media’s hit tween drama series FIND ME IN PARIS (26 x 26’) to Nickelodeon UK with its debut broadcast set for September 17th.
Louise Bucknole, VP Programming, VIMN Kids, UK & Ireland says “Find Me in Paris is the perfect fit for Nickelodeon UK with drama, mystery, dance and love triangles with plenty of comedy. It looks stunning! We’re thrilled to work with ZDF and Cottonwood Media on such a brilliant series and look forward to bringing this to our viewers as a real highlight.”
Peter Lang, VP ZDFE.junior, ZDF Enterprises: "We are pleased that Find me in Paris has found its UK home at Nickelodeon, where it will certainly wow their audience and build a big fan base quickly. It is great to see how this wonderful series appeals to kids all over the world. We are very proud to be part of this incredible and continuing success story."
FIND ME IN PARIS will launch on Nickelodeon UK on September 17 with an up-and-coming cast and stellar creative team certain to attract UK audiences in droves, including: British actors: Jessica Lord (CBBC’s The Next Step), Hannah Dodd (Harlots), Eubha Akilade (Eve, Clique), Rory Saper (The Legend of Tarzan) and Canadian actor Castle Rock (The Descendants 2); British director Matt Bloom, best known for his 2018 International Emmy Award and BAFTA nomination for hit series HANK ZIPZER, and Irish directing duo Ronan and Robert Burke (TV3's hit show ED ROCK, Netflix' show FREE REIN).
FIND ME IN PARIS 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 Paris and the National Garnier Opera House, with a production budget unparalleled in the market - FIND ME IN PARIS has already taken the tween genre by storm with worldwide sales and critical acclaim. Recent accolades include the Washington Post’s listing of the series as a top choice for parents to watch with kids, noting, “This international series also features a lot of really impressive dance sequences from the talented cast.” The second season of FIND ME IN PARIS is currently being filmed in Paris.
FIND ME IN PARIS has now been sold in every major English speaking market (Nick UK, Hulu and NBC Universal US, ABC Australia), and every key European market (France TV, ZDF (Germany), Disney (Italy, France), VRT Belgium), with France tv distribution kicking off its global licensing ambitions with a slew of recently announced French deals in key categories across publishing, stationary, homewares, apparel, toys and footwear.
Written and co-executive produced by Jill Girling and Lori Mather-Welch (creators of Nickelodeon’s RIDE), and Executive Producer Leila Smith, 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).
Available in over 13 million homes, Nickelodeon is the place where kids rule and features top shows such as Kids’ Choice Awards, Henry Danger, Game Shakers, SpongeBob SquarePants and Knight Squad. Launched in 1993, Nickelodeon brings hit international and locally-produced entertainment content to audiences in the UK and Ireland. Viewers can also watch Nickelodeon in high definition through Nickelodeon HD and have the opportunity to catch up with the schedule through Nickelodeon +1. Exclusive games, behind the scenes clips, show information and more are available on nick.co.uk Nick Play where viewers can find exclusive content updated daily. Viewers can watch Nickelodeon on Sky, Virgin, TalkTalk, BT Vision, YouView, VUTV on Freeview and on UPC in the Republic of Ireland.
The Nickelodeon Network brings the best in kids’ content to the UK and Ireland with Nickelodeon channels available in over 13 million cable and satellite homes. Nickelodeon UK comprises seven dedicated entertainment channels for kids aged 4-15 and their families, and is a joint venture between Viacom International Media Networks and BSkyB.
About ZDF Enterprises
ZDF Enterprises was founded in 1993 as a commercial subsidiary of ZDF, one of the largest and most renowned TV broadcasters in Europe. Headquartered in Mainz, Germany, ZDF Enterprises is responsible for the worldwide sale of programs, the making of international coproductions, the acquisition of licenses as well as the merchandising of strong program brands in its own name, for the ZDF, and for third parties. ZDF Enterprises has successfully established itself as an independent market player on the German and international stage. Bound into a strong group, the company manages the largest German-language stock of programs in the world and, next to this, a continuously growing portfolio of international productions consisting of series and miniseries, TV movies, documentaries and children’s programs. In the course of the development and diversification process carried out up to now, many business fields in the television and media domains were made accessible in the ZDF Enterprises group. Thus ZDF Enterprises can provide a comprehensive, full-service offering today, and covers every step in the chain of origin and exploitation of successful TV programs, from development to production and up to the marketing of TV licenses, merchandising rights, online rights and much more.
About Cottonwood Media
A subsidiary of Federation Entertainment, Cottonwood Media was created by David Michel, Zoé Carrera & Cécile Lauritano, Cottonwood Media creates, produces and invests in premium, talent-driven content with a focus on bringing together North American and European audiences, on both linear and non-linear platforms. In 2015 Cottonwood Media partnered with Federation Entertainment to form Federation Kids & Family, a global distribution division which distributes original content from both companies as well as third party acquisitions. With offices in Los Angeles and Paris, Cottonwood Media currently has four series and one feature film in development.
Nickelodeon UK & Ireland: Jazz Chappell, Communications Executive, Jazz.firstname.lastname@example.org, 0203 580 3122
ZDF Enterprises: Christine Denilauler, VP Marketing and Corporate Communications, Tel.: +49 6131-9911130, email@example.com