25 November 2017 The Irish Film & Television Network
Actors
TV
Crew
Digital
Distribution
Education / Training
Equipment
Festivals / Markets
Finance
Legal
Locations Ireland
Post Production
Production
Rep Bodies
JOBS FILMOGRAPHY NEWS WHO'S WHO DIARY GALLERY IFTA
     
NEWS IN BRIEF
Features & Interviews
Production News
Post Production News
VFX News
Animation News
Digital News
Festivals News
Training News
Cast News
Finance News
IFTA Film & Drama Awards
Galway Film Fleadh 2017
List Your Company
Daily News Bulletin
Site Map
IFTN HOME
Jam Media Wins Top Positions at Cartoon Forum for 'Early Bird' and 'Pigsticks & Harold'
10 Sep 2013 : By Kevin Cronin
'Pigsticks & Harold', one of Jam Media's highly-anticipated projects at Cartoon Forum.
Jam Media - the Dublin based animation studio behind the IFTA & Bafta winning children’s series ‘Roy’ - have won top positions at the Cartoon Forum in Toulouse for their projects ‘Early Bird’ and ‘Pigsticks & Harold’.

The annual Cartoon Forum, which last year saw 800 participants from 32 countries pitch 69 animation projects, will run from 17-20th September as one of the world’s biggest platforms to sell to international animation buyers and distributors.

Based on responses of interest from broadcasters & investors, Jam Media’s two Irish-produced shows have been ranked in the top three out of the whole expo - with first place going to ‘Early Bird’ and third place to ‘Pigsticks & Harold’.

Jam Media’s CEO John Rice expressed his delight at the news, which represents a huge coup for the animation company.

’It is a huge endorsement from Cartoon Forum that our projects are recommended as No 1 and No 3. It is an extremely competitive environment and it will ensure the spotlight is firmly on our company. ‘We are extremely confident this will translate in to a number of major commissions as with previous projects, which in turn will generate huge income and create employment in Ireland,’ he said.

According to Jam Media, if both series being pitched go into production they will generate a turnover of €25m and carry the potential to create employment for over 100 people.

Apart from ‘Roy’, Jam Media are also well-known for creating such animation series as ‘Funky Fables’, ‘Baby Jake’ and ‘Tilly & Friends’.


BREAKING NEWS
Below the Radar’s ‘Rocky Ros Muc’ Opens in Cinemas Today – Friday, November 24th
‘Nightflyers’ Set to go Straight to Series in Troy Studios
Final Instalment of ‘David McWilliams’ Ireland’ Airs Tonight on TV3 – Thursday, November 23
Filming Begins on Set of Famine Short in Dublin

FEATURES & INTERVIEWS
‘Maze’ Director Stephen Burke talks IFTN through the Development, Finance & Filming of his latest Project
Box Office Success for 'Cardboard Gangsters'
Free Industry Newsletter
Subscribe to IFTN's industry newsletter - it's free and e-mailed directly to your inbox every week.
Click here to sign up.


RELATED NEWS
Royal Television Awards Announce Winners
17 Nov 2017 
Round-up: Projects in Post-Production with Egg
06 Nov 2017 
RTS NI Announces Shortlist for 2017 Awards
20 Oct 2017 
The Ireland On Screen stand at MIPCOM is having a busy week at the Palais in Cannes.
18 Oct 2017 
EDITOR'S PICK
Statement from the Board of the Irish Film Board (IFB) on Sexual Harassment and Abuse of Power
BAI and CMF announce reopening of development incentive for audiovisual projects
Cork Film Festival to open with festive treat
Call for WRAP Fund Development Manager




 
 the Website  Directory List  Festivals  Who's Who  Locations  Filmography  News  Crew  Actors
 

Contact Us | Advertise | Copyright | Terms & Conditions | Security & Privacy | RSS Feed | Twitter