Cottonwood Media Announces Season Three of Hit Tween Drama Series FIND ME IN PARIS 

New Talent Announced and Principal Photography Scheduled for July

 

From Cannes / Miptv
April 8th, 2019

Cottonwood Media, a division of Federation Entertainment, has kicked off production on Season Three of the acclaimed live-action series FIND ME IN PARIS. With principal photography scheduled for July 22nd, the new season will include a further 26 half hours, bringing the premium tween series to a total number of 78 episodes.

Season Three will welcome two new rising stars:  British actors Isabelle Allen features in the recent Netflix series Safe and played little ‘Cosette’ in hit film Les Misérables and Jake Swift who starred in Molly Moon and the Incredible Book of Hypnotism (alongside Joan Collins, Emily Watson, Celia Imrie), and the TV mini series New Worlds.

Filmed in Paris and at the iconic Garnier Opera House, the new season will also travel to new locations including the French Riviera (where the students participate in a prestigious international dance workshop) and Brussels.

“FIND ME IN PARIS has attracted an incredible fan base in such a short space of time which has led to impressive ratings with international broadcasters and media platforms worldwide.  The new season will push the boat out even further with exciting storylines, new characters, compelling dance sequences, and new locations that we have no doubt will continue to thrill and entertain viewers,” commented David Michel, President of Cottonwood Media and Managing Director of Federation Kids & Family.

FIND ME IN PARIS is a premium hit tween series that combines world-class ballet, modern dance, drama and comedy.  It 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.   In Season Three, the stakes are even higher as Lena seeks to find the answers to all the big questions about who she is and why everyone is so interested in her and her timepiece. When Lena and her friends attend a dance workshop in the South of France, they’ll have to fight for the only spot available in the Company. But how will Lena react when the Time Bureau will come for her and try to bring her back to 1905 again?

FIND ME IN PARIS is produced by David Michel, Zoé Carrera Allaix, Cecile Lauritano. The series is co-produced by Cottonwood Media Gmbh (Cotton Media’s new subsidiary based in Berlin) with ZDF, ZDF Enterprises, B-FILMS and the Opera National de Paris.  Written, and co-executive produced by Jill Girling and Lori Mather-Welch (creators of Nickelodeon’s hit series Ride), with Leila Smith as Executive Producer, FIND ME IN PARIS is directed by Matt Bloom (Emmy Award-Winning Hank Zipzer, and Disney’s The Lodge), along with heavyweight Irish directing team Ronan and Robert Burke (TV3’s hit show Ed Rock, Netflix’s Free Rein, animated series Roy and Damo & Ivor: The Movie).

Isabelle Allen and Jake Smith will join the existing talented cast members of FIND ME IN PARIS which currently stars Jessica Lord, Eubha Akilade, Terique Jarrett and Castle Rock Peters.

FIND ME IN PARIS is distributed worldwide by Federation Kids & Family (excluding Germany, GST and Scandinavia which is handled by ZDF Enterprises).  Various seasons of the 12-million-euro time-traveling ballet series have already been snapped up by a plethora of international broadcasters such as France Télévisions and Disney (France and Italy), NBC Universal and Hulu (USA), ABC (Australia), VRT (Belgium), RAI (Italy), Quebecor (French speaking Canada) , HBO (Portugal), Hot TV (Israel), and SVOD service Showmax (South Africa), to name a few.

 

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About Cottonwood Media

A subsidiary of Federation Entertainment, Cottonwood Media was created by David Michel, Zoé Carrera Allaix & 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. Based in Paris and now in Berlin, through its subsidiary company Cottonwood Media Gmbh, Cottonwood Media currently has four series and one feature film in development.

 

About Federation Kids & Family

Headed by co-founder David Michel, Federation Kids & Family is a global kids’ content producer and distributor, and a division of Federation Entertainment, a leading global media group specialising in high-end international programming. Federation Kids & Family distributes original content from Federation’s children’s production arm, Cottonwood Media such as animated preschool series The Ollie and Moon Show, Squish and teen drama Find Me in Paris, as well as premium third- party programming.

 

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 co-productions, 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.

 

Contacts:

Valérie Tailland
Federation Kids & Family​
​​valerie.tailland@fedent.com
​Tel:+33 (6) 82 57 06 09

 

Celine Xerri-Brook
Magena Media
celine@magena-media.com
Tel: +4479 57334228