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BBC Worldwide and Kaimira Press Release

This press release is about a fantasy property I created for Star Farm Productions. It’s called Kaimira, and I am leading creative development on it across media as well as writing the books (with one other author). For the book series I use the pen name Monk Ashland.

BBC WORLDWIDE ANNOUNCES INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT
DEAL WITH STAR FARM PRODUCTIONS

The Sky VillageINVESTMENT IN NEW EPIC FANTASY KAIMIRA CONFIRMED

BBC Worldwide today confirmed a development deal with Star Farm Productions in an innovative new fantasy property set to capture the imaginations of children across the globe. The deal sees BBC Worldwide embark on an emerging strategy working with rights-owners to input in to 360 degree properties in the earliest stages of development.

BBC Worldwide’s development deal with Star Farm Productions’ Kaimira Multimedia encompasses investment in TV, MMOG and other media in a global media agreement.

Gill Pritchard, BBC Worldwide’s Director of Children’s said: “Kaimira represents everything we want to be part of in our growth strategy in the Children’s business here at Worldwide. The development deal we have agreed with Star Farm allows us to collaborate in a 360 degree approach to the creative and business strategy of Kaimira including the development of TV, web, gaming and feature film. Working with leading partners in this way gives us the opportunity to input on the commercial success from the outset and this 360 degree approach is key to tap in to the changing needs of our audience.”

THE KAIMIRA STORY
In a future in which humans, animals, and machines are locked in battle, a group of teens with strange “Kaimira” powers are the only ones who can restore harmony. Spanning generations and continents, from the dangerous Demon Caves to the breathtaking Sky Village, Kaimira is an epic adventure on a uniquely human scale

KAIMIRA GLOBAL ROLL-OUT
Kaimira’s launch in to the stratosphere will commence in summer ’08 with Walker Books and Candlewick Press releasing Book One – The Sky Village - in the UK, USA, South Africa, New Zealand and Australia.

Crack the CodeStar Farm Productions has plans to develop a fully integrated website where fans will be able to decode mysteries highlighted in the book. There will also be an advanced capability for fans to become part of the Kaimira world by creating characters, building tribes, developing stories and working together to face challenges. The emerging Kaimira world can be seen at http://kaimiracode.com.

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For more information, please contact Anna Kingsley on 02084333022 or at anna.kingsley@bbc.com

 

BBC Worldwide
BBC Worldwide Limited is the main commercial arm and a wholly owned subsidiary of the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC). The company exists to maximise the value of the BBC’s assets for the benefit of the licence payer and invest in public service programming in return for rights. The company has seven core businesses: Global Channels, Global TV Sales, Magazines, Content & Production, Home Entertainment, Global Brands and Digital Media. In 2006/07 BBC Worldwide generated profits of £111 million on sales of £810 million.

Star Farm Productions
Star Farm Productions® creates entertainment the way today’s digital generation consumes it. Star Farm merges user-generated content with multiple media. Partners include Nickelodeon International, Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing, Lions Gate Films® and other global leaders in the family market.