ZDF ENTERPRISES partners with NETWORK TEN, SCREEN AUSTRALIA, SOUTH AUSTRALIAN FILM CORPORATION on SLR PRODUCTIONS’ Live Action Adventures Series ‘SAM FOX: EXTREME ADVENTURES’
Sydney, Australia / Mainz, Germany, July 26, 2012.
The first live action series from Emmy Award winning SLR Productions ‘Sam Fox: Extreme Adventures’ has been green-lighted for production following news today of investment from Network Ten, ZDF Enterprises, Screen Australia and the South Australian Film Corporation.
The 26 x 24minute series for 8-12 year olds will premiere on Network Ten in Australia and will be distributed internationally by ZDF Enterprises. The series will be produced in South Australia utilising the brand new world-class film studios at the South Australian Film Corporation.
Based on the thrilling action adventure books by popular children’s author, Justin D’Ath, ‘Sam Fox: Extreme Adventures’ is an action-packed comedy adventure series about teenage ‘danger magnet’ Sam Fox as he braves the wilds from open ocean to deepest jungle, coming face to face with killer sharks, man eating leopards, raging tornadoes, erupting volcanoes, deadly scorpions, giant anacondas and much, much more.
ZDF Enterprises’ Director Coproductions and Development / ZDFE.junior, Arne Lohmann said “This action packed series by SLR Productions will make the already existing ‘Extreme Adventures’ brand even stronger and will without any doubt capture tween audiences around the globe. We are thrilled to coproduce again with Network 10 and are certain that ‘Sam Fox: Extreme Adventures’ will be another hit series in our continuous collaboration.”
Executive Producer, Producer and CEO of SLR Productions, Suzanne Ryan said ““After 1o years of producing quality children’s animation I knew instantly these books would make a thrilling live action series for audiences around the globe. This is an exciting time for SLR Productions as we work with some of the world’s best including Network Ten and ZDF Enterprises and Australian bodies, Screen Australia and South Australian Film Corporation to produce an awe-inspiring show based on a sensational Australian book brand by popular author, Justin D’Ath. ‘Sam Fox: Extreme Adventures’ is Bear Grylls meets extreme boy scouting.”
“Network Ten’s goal has always been to offer quality children’s entertainment across all genres and we are excited to be associated with a high-end live action program like ‘Sam Fox: Extreme Adventures’” said Cherrie Bottger, Head of Children’s Programming.
South Australian Film Corporation CEO, Richard Harris said “We are delighted to get behind SLR Productions for their first live action adventure series. Adelaide Studios is perfectly placed to deliver on the high-end production values this television series demands. The excitement amongst local crew around this project is palpable and we look forward to welcoming the ‘Sam Fox: Extreme Adventures’ team to South Australia and to Adelaide Studios as our first major television production project to use our full suite of production facilities.”
About ZDF Enterprises
Founded in 1993, ZDF Enterprises GmbH is the wholly-owned subsidiary and commercial arm of ZDF German Television Network, one of Europe's largest and most respected broadcasters. Headquartered in Mainz, Germany, ZDF Enterprises is responsible for the development, production and global distribution of quality original programming. The company is also responsible for all program acquisitions and international co-productions on behalf of the network, and acquires programming for world-wide distribution. Its vast program library ranks as the largest in the German language. The extensive catalogue includes television movies and mini-series, drama series and comedies, documentaries, family entertainment and children's programming. ZDF Enterprises also oversees all licensing and merchandising activities based on its high-profile programs, including book and music publishing and the licensing of its program properties in all key product categories. Committed to the future, ZDF Enterprises has embarked on numerous New Media initiatives, ranging from opportunities within the burgeoning e-commerce industry to the creation of themed edutainment dimensions featuring the recognized program brands with which ZDF has become synonymous.
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