Acclaimed New Talent Joins Premium Tween Drama
Paris, France, MONDAY July 9, 2018
Cottonwood Media, a division of Federation Entertainment, has kicked off production on Season Two of FIND ME IN PARIS, with renowned duo Ronan and Robert Burke joining Award-winning Matt Bloom on the directorial team. The 20-week production of the 26 new half hours bring the premium, time-traveling tween series total to an impressive 52 episodes.
Produced by Cottonwood Media (David Michel, Zoé Carrera Allaix, Cecile Lauritano) with ZDF, ZDF Enterprises and the Opera National de Paris, the 12M euro series has enjoyed exceptional success across the globe, with key broadcasters such as France Télévisions and Disney (France and Italy) signed up for Season Two. Season One of the time-traveling tween ballet series is debuting internationally this fall on top broadcasters NBC Universal (USA), Hulu (USA), ABC (Australia), and VRT (Belgium), among others.
“We are very excited to start shooting 26 new episodes, allowing us to offer an impressive 52 episodes of this critically acclaimed series to our clients,” commented David Michel, Managing Director of Federation Kids & Family and President of Cottonwood Media, “We welcome the new super-talented British directors and cast who have helped make FIND ME IN PARIS an international star.”
The new creative team includes much of the talent that has made FIND ME IN PARIS a resounding success, with the addition of heavy weight Irish directing duo Ronan and Robert Burke joining the production. Ronan and Robert are renowned for their work on TV3’s hit show ED ROCK, Netflix’ show FREE REIN, animated series ROY, and the upcoming feature DAMO & IVOR: THE MOVIE. The Burkes join director Matt Bloom, best known for his 2018 International Emmy Award and BAFTA nomination for hit series HANK ZIPZER, Disney’s hit series THE LODGE, sold in over 112 countries, and of course Season One of FIND ME IN PARIS.
The cast will also feature the multi-talented favorites from Season 1 : Jessica Lord in the starring role of Lena, Hannah Dodd (Thea), Eubha Akilade (Ines), Castle Rock (Jeff), Rory J. Saper (Max), and Christy O’Donnel (Henri). London born Terique Jarret has joined the cast as Isaac, bringing dancing talents acquired at the London West End hit MOWTOWN THE MUSICAL, and the Théâtre du Châtelet’s production of SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN, among others.
FIND ME IN PARIS was 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.
As with the first Season, the production of FIND ME IN PARIS 2 will largely take place in the iconic Parisian Garnier Opera House. The ballet will be choreographed by the renowned former Étoile of the Opera of Paris, Jean Guillaume Bart, while the street dancing will be directed by Zack Reece, a talented, up and coming judge on the talent show THE DANCERS (Shine), and who has worked with global artists such as Janet Jackson and Kelly Rowland.
Season Two of FIND ME IN PARIS continues the saga of a time-travelling ballet dancers from Russia trapped in Paris, and the many dilemmas they must face: Henri and Lena failed to take the portal back to 1905, and now they’re both stuck in 2019. Lena faces her destiny and tries to pin down where she really belongs: in 1905 or 2019? With Henri or Max? Becoming an Étoile one day or choosing a hip-hop career? Her friends will face difficult choices as well. Drama, comedy, and suspense give rhythm to the Paris Opera Ballet School students’ preparation for the Choreographers Grand Prix; and new tensions rise within the BLOK…
FIND ME IN PARIS is distributed by Federation Kids & Family worldwide, excluding Germany, GST and Scandinavia which is managed by ZDF Enterprises.
About Cottonwood Media
A subsidiary of Federation Entertainment, Cottonwood Media was created by David Michel, Zoé Carrera & 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. With offices in Los Angeles and Paris, 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 upcoming teen drama Paris Opera, as well as premium third party programming.
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