John Boyega’s UpperRoom Sets First Look Animation Deal With ViacomCBS International’s VIS Kids

In today’s Global Bulletin, John Boyega’s UpperRoom sets animation deal with ViacomCBS’s VIS Kids; Germany’s Bavaria Film acquires Story House companies; and International Literary Properties appoints Hilary Strong as U.K./Europe CEO.

“Star Wars” and “Small Axe” actor John Boyega‘s UpperRoom Productions has set a deal to present three to five animation projects to ViacomCBS International Studios‘ VIS Kids for development into a long form series. The deal is one amongst several announced on Tuesday.

Other animation agreements from VIS Kids include a first-look deal with Fred Seibert‘s FredFilms (Nickelodeon’s “The Fairy OddParents”) for three projects; a female-led adventure comedy with Wildseed Studios; a Korea-originated fish out of water comedy by Jiwan Yoon; and a development deal with Argentine cartoonist and writer, Liniers, for an adaptation of an upcoming new book.

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