Veteran Sam Partner joins on fresh pre-sale for Boy Girl Dog Cat Mouse Cheese, and production growth
Los Angeles (June 10, 2019) – Global TV producer and distributor Cloudco Entertainment (formerly known as American Greetings Entertainment), has announced the appointment of Sam Partner as VP International Content Distribution. Partner joins Cloudco at a time of enduring growth, with its most recent title Boy Girl Dog Cat Mouse Cheese a co-production with Gulli part of the Lagardere Group, Cloudco Entertainment, Watch Next Media and Kavaleer, attracting international attention even before its on-air debut. As one of five series currently in production at the company, De Agostini Networks in Italy becomes the latest broadcaster to sign on to this blended-family animated comedy, following prior pre-sales to CBBC, and RTE.
Based at Cloudco’s London office, Partner, a 15-plus year veteran of TV and film distribution, joins Cloudco from Beyond Distribution, where he was SVP Sales German-Speaking Europe, Scandinavia, Benelux & Kids. His prior experience also includes stints with The Pokémon Company International and Fremantle.
At Cloudco, Sam will report directly to Karen Vermeulen, who will evolve her role to Head of Global Content Strategy and Co-production and continue also as Managing Director, UK Office. Alisa Kasimova, Cloudco’s Sales Manager based out of its LA office, will continue to manage content sales in CEE and the Nordics and will now report to Sam.
Karen Vermeulen said: “I am absolutely thrilled to see Sam join the Cloudco family. He brings such a wealth of knowledge and experience and is so highly respected in the business.”
Sam Partner said: “I am delighted to be joining Cloudco at such an exciting time of growth. I am looking forward to helping that continue, and to sharing these wonderful shows with broadcasters worldwide.”
Cloudco’s expanding portfolio includes Tinpo, a ratings hit since its launch on CBeebies in January which has already attracted international sales; Holly Hobbie which launched on Hulu and Family Channel; and Care Bears: Unlock the Magic, which recently launched a brand new series in the US on Boomerang and in the UK on Tiny Pop.
For further information please contact:
Valerie Taylor, Publicity Consultant
Tel: 07889 666594
About Cloudco Entertainment
Cloudco Entertainment, formerly American Greetings Entertainment, is the owner for iconic entertainment brands such as Care Bears™, Holly Hobbie™, Madballs™, Packages from Planet X™, Twisted Whiskers™, Buddy Thunderstruck™, Tinpo™, and Boy Girl Dog Cat Mouse Cheese™. Cloudco Entertainment develops multi-platform entertainment franchises across all media channels and extensive consumer merchandising programs that immerse children and adults in brands they love.