Vancouver-based Rainmaker Entertainment today announced that it is launching its television division and naming it Mainframe Entertainment.
“We are excited to focus our television production activities under the Mainframe brand. We believe this announcement emphasizes Rainmaker’s commitment to the production of animated programming for television,” said Michael Hefferon, President and Executive Producer of Rainmaker.
Acquired from Starz Media in 2006 by then newly established Rainmaker Entertainment, Mainframe Entertainment was responsible for several seasons of ReBoot, as well as the Transformers spin-off Beast Wars. Other Mainframe credits also include Weird-Oh’s, Spider-Man, Action Man, Heavy Gear, Max Steel, Scary Godmother and Barbie.
On February 15, 2013, Rainmaker’s first feature film, Escape From Planet Earth (distributed by The Weinstein Company), opened on 3,200 screens across North America. The studio is working on its second feature, Ratchet and Clank, which is based on the popular Sony PlayStation game and slated for 2015.