STELLA AND SAM around the World with New Sales and Award Nominations.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
(Ontario, Canada) (Feb 22, 2012) Bejuba! Entertainment, the executive production/distribution company announced new sales for STELLA AND SAM, the award-winning pre-school series, based on the best-selling books by Marie-Louise Gay. The series is produced by Radical Sheep Productions in Canada, and is commissioned by Disney JR Canada. zincRoe created the comphensive interactive components to the series. As the second series (13 x half hour, 26 x 11min) delivers this month, Sandrine Pechels de Saint Sardos, VP of Distribution for Bejuba! revealed new sales with Canal + (France), NRK(Norway), RUV(Iceland), and Estonian Public Broadcasting. “STELLA AND SAM has already been sold to a number of prestigious channels globally (YLE, HOP, Disney Australia, PakaPaka Argentina, TFO) and this latest raft of the sales
reflects the nods the series has been getting on the awards circuit.”
The Prix Jeunesse Awards recently announced that the series is a finalist in the “up to 6” division for this June’s awards ceremony. “We’re delighted with this latest nomination by the European community and believe that the world is falling in love with these soon to be classic characters,” says John Leitch, President of Radical Sheep Productions. “We’re also excited about our three young lead actors being nominated for the upcoming Actra Awards later this month.”
Radical Sheep Productions adapted STELLA AND SAM for Family Channel/Disney Junior from the award-winning book series by Marie-Louise Gay. The books have sold in over 30 countries and have sold over 1 million books. With wild red hair and an imagination to match, nine-yearold Stella is truly a ‘star’ in the eyes of her four-year-old brother Sam. As they explore the world in all its seasons, Stella and Sam encounter backyard quests and comical mishaps. Every day is a new adventure as Stella and Sam share the joy of discovering that they have what it takes to face the biggest adventure of all – growing up. STELLA AND SAM is animated with the unique watercolour style that reflects the familiar illustrations of Marie-Louise Gay and features storylines that are inspired by the imaginative play of children.
Stella and Sam (26 x half hours; 52 x 11min -13 x half hours available now) recently garnered the 2012 and 2011 Platinum Pixie award for Animation, the 2011 Banff Rocky Awards, Children’s Programs 2+ Fiction category and the GRAND PRIZE at the 2011 Youth Media Alliance Awards.