9 Story Entertainment announced today the closing of its agreement with CCI Kids, the family content division of CCI Entertainment, under which 9 Story has acquired the underlying rights to CCI Kids’ owned children’s and family library. Under the terms of the agreement, 9 Story has also gained distribution rights for CCI Releasing’s other titles in the kids and family genre, totaling over 1,000 half hours of content.
In addition, Natalie Osborne has been promoted to managing director of the company’s distribution division, 9 Story Enterprises, and will continue to report to Vince Commisso, President and CEO, 9 Story Entertainment. An experienced industry executive in content distribution and brand development, Natalie joined the company in 2006 to launch 9 Story Enterprises and now oversees all worldwide sales, consumer products and strategic partnerships.
“This acquisition has more than doubled our portfolio, strengthened our sales capabilities and enhanced our overall position for digital platforms,” said Vince Commisso, 9 Story Entertainment’s president and CEO. “As part of this expansion, we are thrilled to promote Natalie to the newly created position of Managing Director. Natalie has been instrumental in 9 Story’s growth and we are confident she will continue to build on this success and take the company to even greater heights.”
Reporting to Osborne are new hires Jill Keenleyside as Vice President Distribution, Federico Vargas as Director, Sales and Kristin Lecour as Director, Consumer Products.
CCI’s extensive children’s and family library includes such titles such as as Artzooka, Harry and His Bucketful of Dinosaurs, Turbo Dogs, Extreme Babysitting, Erky Perky, GeoFreakZ, and classics such as Sharon, Lois & Bram’s Elephant Show and Shining Time Station.
For more info, visit www.ccientertainment.com.