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A CBC Kids and CBBC original series, Gangnam Project also winner of Pulcinella Award during Cartoons on the Bay 2024

Paris, France – Thursday 6th June 2024

Premium kids content distributor Federation Kids & Family (part of media powerhouse Federation Studios) has finalized multiple sales with key international broadcasters on the new K-pop inspired tween live action series Gangnam Project, since its recent launch on CBC Gem in Canada, and CBBC and BBC iPlayer in the UK.

The coming-of-age dramedy has been snapped up by NRK (Norway), YLE (Finland), TV3 Group (Baltics), France Télévisions (France) and ABC (Australia).

In further news, Gangnam Project has also just won a prestigious Pulcinella Award (Best Live Action and/or Hybrid TV Show) during the recent Cartoons on the Bay.

Monica Levy, Co-Chief of Distribution, Federation Kids & Family said: “Gangnam Project is an upbeat series that promises a winning combination of drama, and K-pop dance. Inspired by Sarah Haasz’s (the show creator) own personal journey as a first-generation immigrant from Korea living in Canada caught between two countries/cultures, it also touches on universal themes surrounding the importance of being accepted and accepting.”

Produced by Pillango Productions and Aircraft Pictures with co-commissioning broadcasters CBC Kids and CBBC, Gangnam Project (10 x 30′) is set in Korea, and tells the story of Hannah Shin, a spirited Canadian/Korean teen with dreams of connecting with her Korean heritage. One summer, she accepts a job as an English tutor and flies to South Korea to work at an elite K-pop training school and ends up getting much more than she bargained for. Hannah is tasked with tutoring one of the school’s top students Chan-Mi, who is proving quite challenging. In a bid to win her and the other students over, Hannah showcases her talent with some impromptu performances, but instead her talents attract the attention of the school’s owner which leads to the opportunity to become a K-pop student herself. Along with singing, dancing and Korean lessons, there’s lots of drama – K-drama, especially when Hannah discovers that her father had once been a K-pop star himself!

Music for the series is composed by August Rigo who has composed for BTS, Justin Bieber, SEVENTEEN and One Direction.

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 Studios, a leading global media powerhouse specializing in high-end international programming. Federation Kids & Family distributes premium original content featuring animated series and specials, as well as talent-driven live action drama series. Titles feature LIVE ACTION tween series such as the K-pop inspired coming-of-age dramedy Gangnam Project, the global hit Find Me in Paris (ballet/time travel themed – 3 seasons), Spellbound (witchcraft/ballet), Theodosia (period Egyptology-themed), ANIMATION series The Ollie and Moon Show, Squish, Presto! School of Magic, The Star of Andra and Tati (animation special), and DOCU-STYLE series Let’s Dance, to name a few. Federation Kids & Family also focuses on building strategic partnerships and alliances with major international companies and broadcasters.

For media enquiries please contact:

Federation Kids & Family

Céline Xerri-Brook
Tel: +44 (0)7957 334228

Valérie Tailland
Tel: +33 (6) 82 57 06 09

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