Production distribution and rights management company Kid Glove has officially announced its new branch in São Paulo, Brazil. The news was released today by the outfit’s president and founder Brenda Wooding.
Centrally located in the Jardins district of Brazil’s largest city, the new office will serve as an international hub for bringing Brazilian producers and animators together and creating partnerships throughout the global entertainment industry. Wooding, who heads the new operations in São Paulo, has decades of experience in facilitating the production and broadcast of animation around the globe, along with expertise in making the most of the myriad of governmental support available to the entertainment industry through production funding and coproduction treaties. Kid Glove clients include Sprite Animation, Film Roman, Starz Animation (now Arc), Moody Street Kids, Bardel Entertainment, Baby Genius, and the ABPI-TV (Brazilian Association of Independent Television Producers).
“This is an exciting time in the Brazilian animation community as Brazil is becoming a hub of new creative animation and production talent whose fresh ideas are sparking interest from broadcasters around the world,” says Wooding. “Additionally, it’s an industry that receives considerable support from the government through production funds and coproduction treaties with a number of countries including Canada, Germany and now the U.K.
Heather Kenyon, who serves as the lead creative executive at Kid Glove, continues to work out of the company’s U.S. operations in Los Angeles.