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(TORONTO) (March 18, 2011) – Canada-based production and distribution company 9 Story Entertainment has sealed broadcast deals for its newest children’s factual series, Making Stuff, in a number of international territories.

Produced by  Loten Media, Making Stuff (52 x 5”) has been sold to SIC (Portugal), Noga (Israel), Al Jazeera (Middle East) and Bonambridge Media (Malayasia & Brunei).

In Canada, the series premiered this past Fall 2010 on TVO and is currently rating as one of their top 5 series.  It also launched in Fall 2010 on TFO (in French language) and Knowledge Network.   

Making Stuff follows the adventures of Gears, an animated host made out of spare parts from the factory floor and his animated pal Wiz, whose x-ray vision helps children understand the inner workings of the machines they meet. Designed to show young viewers ages 4-9 how objects they encounter every day are made, the series is shot in HD in real factories, food plants and wherever items such as gelato, chocolate, teddy bears, kayaks, jigsaw puzzles and model trains are made.

About 9 Story:

Founded in 2001, 9 Story Entertainment is an award-winning production and distribution company dedicated to delivering the most loved children’s properties internationally.   Producer of such popular shows as Peep and the Big Wide World and Survive This, 9 Story has delivered over 200 half hours of television content. Led by executive producers Vince Commisso and Steven Jarosz, who have more than 25 years of combined specialized industry experience and leadership, the 9 Story team includes Executive Vice-President Natalie Osborne, heading up international business development, and Vice President of Development, Liliana Vogt. With 70+ employees and full production and distribution capabilities, 9 Story is a leader in the amazing and magical world of youth entertainment.

About Loten Media:

Loten Media Inc. is an independent television production company solely owned by Wendy Loten, founded in 1980.   For over twenty-five years it has been involved in the production and post-production of award-winning television. The company produces high-quality programmes for broadcast in Canada and around the world.

Specializing in programming for young viewers, Wendy Loten has been the producer/director for the “Nature Connection With David Suzuki”, “Mighty Machines” (series 1,2 and 3), “Suzuki’s NatureQuest”, and four educational video series about Biology, Physics, Chemistry, and  Earth Science / Geography.  A one hour arts documentary in 2002 profiled the Toronto based Ballet Jörgen Canada as it toured Canada and the US.

Media Inquiries: Sabrina Propper, RPiPR, 818.515.5798

9 Story Entertainments:  Stephen Kelley, 416.530.9900

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