Paris, France, Monday 9th September 2019 – Premium European Kids content producer Cottonwood Media, (a Federation Kids & Family company), announced today a new partnership with L.A. based Beacon Rock Growth for the hit tween drama series FIND ME IN PARIS.

In coordination with Cottonwood Media, Beacon Rock Growth will serve as licensing agent responsible for the development of FIND ME IN PARIS branded licensed products and merchandise throughout the U.S. and Canada, effective immediately.

The deal was brokered by Ana Micoud, who leads Cottonwood’s licensing business through her company The Wizards.

Currently airing on Hulu (US) and CBC (Canada), FIND ME IN Paris has already sold into a staggering 130 countries and currently broadcasts in over 80 territories worldwide!

“FIND ME IN PARIS has sky-rocketed on to TV screens, and it is with great pleasure that we are kicking off our partnership with Beacon Rock Growth for the property in the U.S. and Canada. The team has in-depth experience on building licensed programs for tweens and teen properties and is knowledgeable about how to articulate a targeted retail product proposal capable of driving value for all parties,” said Ana Micoud, Founder, The Wizards.

The roll-out of licensing activities in the U.S. and Canada will be managed by Johanna Mooney, Founder of Beacon Rock Growth.  A thought leader with an impressive track record that spans 20 years, Johanna previously held leadership positions at The Walt Disney Company forging multiple global partnerships for various high-profile properties.

“We are excited to be working with content with the incredible storytelling and quality from Cottonwood, and the expertise and credibility of The Paris Opera. FIND ME IN PARIS brings to life all the key ingredients girls and boys around the globe love and connect with, through an amazing cast and story.  Previous successful merchandise programs in North America based on European content gives us the confidence that this series will translate strongly at retail,” said Johanna Mooney, Founder, Beacon Rock Growth.

With Season 3 already well underway, FIND ME IN PARIS (78 x 26’) 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.

FIND ME IN PARIS is produced by David Michel, Zoé Carrera Allaix, and Cecile Lauritano (Cottonwood Media) and co-produced with ZDF, ZDF Enterprises, Be-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).

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.

 

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 The Wizards

The Wizards, founded by Ana Micoud, is a Paris based consultancy firm specialising in the global development of brands in the media and entertainment sectors. Combining diverse competencies from strategy consultancy, brand licensing to new business creation, The Wizards focuses on brands and licensing management, new partnership negotiations, and the direction of innovation and diversification of projects.

 

About Beacon Rock Growth

Beacon Rock Growth is a boutique business development agency dedicated to brand strategy and positioning, as well as licensing strategy and execution, for brands already based in the United States or those looking to enter the U.S. market.  The agency provides brand owners the foundation to build and develop a sustainable, profitable business.  Leveraging an internal ecosystem of industry experts, and an external network of buyers, licensees, and partners, Beacon Rock Growth assembles the right team for each client and then deploys its resources and capabilities to maximize success.

 

 

Media Contacts:

 

Valérie Tailland

​​valerie.tailland@fedent.com

​Tel: +33 (6) 82 57 06 09

 

Celine Xerri-Brook

celine@magena-media.com

Tel: +4479 57334228