Cottonwood Media and Federation Entertainment have entered a long-term, multilayered corporate partnership which will see Cottonwood’s David Michel joining Federation as a Founding Partner and Head of Kids and Family Programs & Sales, while Federation Ent. becomes a key shareholder of Cottonwood Media.
Michel will continue as President of Cottonwood and retain a key shareholder position, along with co-founders Zoe Z. Carrera and Cecile Lauritano. In the short time since its 2014 launch, the company has already found key broadcast partners for animated series The Ollie & Moon Show (Sprout NBC) and Squish (Gulli, France).
Similarly to former Marathon Media MD and Zodiak board member David Michel, Pascal Breton (who previously headed Marathon Studios) established Federation Entertainment in 2014 as a global mini-studio mandated to create premium content for top-tier platforms.