MarVista Ent strikes a deal with Brookwell McNamara Ent

MUMBAI: MarVista Entertainment, the global production and distribution company, has signed a groundbreaking three series co-production and worldwide distribution agreement with Brookwell McNamara Entertainment (BME), one of US' leading live­action kids programming companies.

The announcement was made by MarVista's president - production and distribution Michael Jacobs and BME President David Brookwell on 24 March.

BME's current credits include Hilary Duff's Heart of Summer for New Line Cinema and the highly-rated series Even Stevens and That's So Raven both airing on the Disney Channel.

Under the agreement, BME and MarVista will both serve as producers for these new series with MarVista handling the worldwide distribution. The first series, a teen drama to be announced shortly, is slated to begin production in summer 2004.

According to an official release, this deal reunites BME and Michael Jacobs who previously worked together and produced and distributed the films Treehouse, Hostage and Wild Grizzly.

"We are pleased to be working with Michael once again and are confident that this new venture with MarVista will lead to a long-term relationship where together we will produce and distribute top-rated programs for children and teens around the world," stated Brookwell.

"This agreement ensures that we have sufficient output of children's live-action series for the world markets from one of the most prolific children's producers in the US," commented Jacobs.

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