PRN: DQ Entertainment International: New Contracts at MIPTV, Cannes
DQ Entertainment International: New Contracts at MIPTV, Cannes [03-April-2012] CANNES, France, April 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- DQ Entertainment International (DQE), the global entertainment group, is pleased to announce three new contract wins, associated with two new productions, concluded at MIPTV in Cannes, France - the world market for TV & Media.
DQ Entertainment International: New Contracts at MIPTV, Cannes
CANNES, France, April 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --
DQ Entertainment International (DQE), the global entertainment group, is pleased to announce three new contract wins, associated with two new productions, concluded at MIPTV in Cannes, France - the world market for TV & Media.
1. Â Two co-production agreements for Robin Hood with TF1, France and Minika ATV Turkey
TF1, the French broadcaster has joined hands with Method Animation and DQE in a recently concluded deal to co-produce the Robin Hood TV series. TF1 will hold the broadcast rights for the Robin Hood series for France and French speaking territories. The Company has also signed a co-production agreement with Minika TV, ATV's new Turkish kid's network.
Yann Labasque, Head of Youth Programmes for TF1Â Â said: "With Robin Hood, children will discover the colourful adventures of the young hero and his pals against the silly whims of Prince John. This new animated series on TFOU, by the beginning 2014 will appeal to a large and mixed audience. I am delighted that this series allows us to continue the adventure with our partner, DQ Entertainment and start a new collaboration with Method Animation."
Aton Soumache, CEO of Method Animation, FranceÂ Â said, "Robin Hood, Mischief in Sherwood, depicts the youth of the legendary Robin Hood and his friends. Children will discover with delight the origin of the legend of Robin Hood in a state of the art CGI 3D 13 minute TV episodes full of adventure and comedy."
Mahmut Ipsirli,General Manager Minika-Kids NetworkÂ Â said "Partnering with DQ Entertainment and Method Animation for the title of Robin Hood along with Peter Pan is part of our strategy to be the leading kids network in the region. We believe that they areÂ the ideal partners to fulfil our strategy.
2. Co-production agreement for "Lanfeust":
DQE has entered into a co-production agreement with Gaumont Alphanim ("Alphanim"), France, the principal rights holders for the new 3D animated CGI TV series "Lanfeust".
Alphanim has acquired the rights for "Lanfeust of Troy" a long running French language comic series written by Christophe Arleston, drawn by Didier Tarquin, and published by Editions Delcourt.Â Alphanim is producing the series and will handle all of the creative aspects. As co-producer, DQE will be responsible for animation production.
The global territories, including France and other French speaking territories and backend revenues from all sources of income will be shared between Alphanim and DQE. Â M6 and Canalj are the French broadcasters backing the series.
Pierre Belaisch. Managing Director, Gaumont AlphanimÂ Â said "Lanfeust Quest" is a new experience for Alphanim, as this genre of epic-comedy is seldom produced. The quality of CGI animation is of utmost importance on this project so we're happy to be working with a company that has the kind of credentials and track record that DQE has."
Tapaas Chakravarti, Chairman and CEO of DQEntertainment said:Â Â "These agreements will help us expand our content library which has exciting commercial opportunities globally, whilst embarking on new and exciting ventures with highly acclaimed partners.
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DQE is one of the leading producers of animation, visual effects, game art and live action entertainment content for the global media and entertainment industry. With a workforce of approximately 3,200 employees and a global client - partner base of over 100 producers, distributors, broadcasters and licensors, including Walt Disney Group, Universal Pictures, Nickelodeon Animation Studios Inc., Electronic Arts, Marvel Comics, American Greetings, the BBC, M6 / France TV Group / TF-1, all leading broadcasting and distribution groups from France, ZDF TV and ZDF Enterprises, a leading pubcaster and distributor from Germany, ABC Australia, Al Jazeera - Arabic nations, Disney Channels - Asia, Cartoon Network Group and many more worldwide.
DQE has received over 35 awards including an EMMY, at several national and international forums recognising creativity and excellence. Among these are the E&Y Entrepreneur of the Year Award, The UK Broadcast Award 2010, Sichuan TV Festival International "Gold Panda" Award, 11 Emmy nominations and an Emmy Award administered by the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences , USA for 'Tutenstein' animated TV series. The Jungle Book produced by DQE was nominated in 5 categories at the Cartoons on the bay - Pulcinella awards Italy in 2011.
Company Codes: LSE:DQE, ISIN:INE656K01010