Toronto-based entertainment producer marblemedia has joined forces with L.A.-based exec producer, writer and director Frank Saperstein and his newly launched entertainment development company Surprise Bag to develop new TV animated comedy series.
Saperstein, who was most recently senior VP of family television at eOne, launched the Surprise Bag banner to develop a diverse slate of programming and pursue other business opportunities.
While at eOne, Saperstein exec produced marblemedia’s animated comedy The Dating Guy and tween comedy Majority Rules. Previously, Saperstein was SVP of kids and animated programming at Blueprint Entertainment, co-CEO/creative director of Philippine Animation Studio and development exec at VH1/MTV Networks. His numerous TV credits also include assoc. producer on Pee-wee’s Playhouse, producer on The Ren & Stimpy Show, exec producer on Bob and Margaret, Silverwing and Captain Flamingo, and director of Kampung Boy and Rat’s Amore.