John Boyega’s UpperRoom Sets First Look Deal With ViacomCBS’ VIS Kids

In at this time’s Global Bulletin, John Boyega’s UpperRoom units animation cope with ViacomCBS’s VIS Kids; Germany’s Bavaria Film acquires Story House corporations; and International Literary Properties appoints Hilary Strong as U.Ok./Europe CEO.

“Star Wars” and “Small Axe” actor John Boyega‘s UpperRoom Productions has set a deal to current three to 5 animation tasks to ViacomCBS International StudiosVIS Kids for improvement into a protracted kind collection. The deal is one among a number of introduced on Tuesday.

Other animation agreements from VIS Kids embrace a first-look cope with Fred Seibert‘s FredFilms (Nickelodeon’s “The Fairy OddParents”) for 3 tasks; a female-led journey comedy with Wildseed Studios; a Korea-originated fish out of water comedy by Jiwan Yoon; and a improvement cope with Argentine cartoonist and author, Liniers, for an adaptation of an upcoming new e-book.

Among dwell motion content material, VIS Kids has optioned the rights for “¡Socorro!,” a youngsters’s e-book from the late Argentine writer Elsa Bornemann; a magical collection from Orit Kuritsky, writer of “24 Magic Tricks and a Cake”; and a high-concept thriller collection by Diane Whitley and Hans Holsen.

VIS Kids has additionally introduced a 3rd season of “Deer Squad” and a second season of “Spyders.”

“Terra X: A Day In…”


Germany’s Bavaria Film GmbH is buying the Story House Group’s Story House Productions GmbH, Berlin, and Story House Pictures GmbH, Unterföhring, by way of its wholly owned subsidiary Bavaria Film Content GmbH.

Long-running collection from Story House embrace “Terra X – A day in…,” “The Great Food Report” with star chef Nelson Müller for ZDF, “Galileo Plus” (ProSieben), “Reeperbahn privat!” (RTLzwei), “Trucker Babes” (Kabel eins), “King of Trucks” (DMAX), and “Dignity” (Joyn, HBO Amazon Prime Latin) Currently, Story House Pictures at the moment producing drama collection “Sisi” for RTL and BETA.


New York and London primarily based enterprise International Literary Properties has appointed Hilary Strong as CEO of U.Ok. and Europe. She can have accountability for the U.Ok. and European acquisition and movie and TV exploitation program, each from inherited literary estates and from residing authors.

In her earlier function as CEO for Agatha Christie Ltd, Strong closed a deal for over 20 hours of BBC Agatha Christie specials, together with “And Then There Were None,” “The Pale Horse,” and “Ordeal by Innocence.” She additionally brokered a cope with Fox that led to her govt producing profitable characteristic movie “Murder on the Orient Express,” and to a second movie, “Death on the Nile,” due for a post-pandemic launch.

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“Death On The Nile”
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