Federation Kids and Planeta Junior Kick of Licensing in Italy for FIND ME IN PARIS

Federation Kids & Family is proud to announce its licensing partnership in Italy with leading kids entertainment company Planeta Junior, for its premium time-traveling ballet series FIND ME IN PARIS.

Now in its second Season, FIND ME IN PARIS (52 x 26) launched on the Disney Channel Italy in November 2018, alongside a worldwide debut on the most important platforms across the globe including: NBC Universal Kids and HULU (US), Nickelodeon (UK), France Télévisions (France), Disney (France), ZDF (Germany), ABC (Australia), and VRT (Belgium), among others.

Planeta Junior will take on the licensing rights to the series, concentrating on the extraordinary opportunities provided by a tween live action series revolving around music, ballet and modern dance – set against the backdrop of the most iconic opera house, in the most famous city in the world. A first key book deal has already been signed with publishing giant, Mondadori, which will launch in 2019.

“We are thrilled to have a brand of such high standard to work with. The high production budget, on-location filming in Paris and the Opera Garnier, and the world-class choreography, have made this a compelling brand across all categories. We are really proud to work side-by-side with a top entertainment company like Cottonwood” said Simone Fenu, Planeta Junior.

“With major licensing partners in France & Germany already working on a strong merchandise program ranging from books & magazines, to bedding, fashion, toys and stationary, we have no doubt FIND ME IN PARIS will become a hot and fashionable property in Italy. We are delighted to benefit from Planeta Junior’s licensing experience and we’re fully committed to working with the best licensees in the Italian market to build FIND ME IN PARIS into a long term franchise,” added David Michel, Managing Director, Federation Kids & Family.

FIND ME IN PARIS is produced by Federation’s sister company Cottonwood Media with ZDF, ZDF Enterprises, B-FILMS, and the Opera National de Paris. Producers include David Michel, Zoé Carrera Allaix, Cecile Lauritano and Pascal Breton, along with co-executive producer Leila Smith. Written and co-executive produced by Jill Girling and Lori Mather-Welch (creators of Nickelodeon’s hit series “Ride”), the show stars Jessica Lord, Eubha Akilade, Rory J. Saper, Hannah Dodd, Castle Rock Peters, and Hiran Abeysekera.

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.

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