New kids live-action series, Super Mighty Makers helps kids make the world brighter through cool crafts and kindness
TORONTO, ON, October 9, 2017 – There is no kindness too small! No idea too tricky! No craft too sticky! marblemedia along with JamPie Media, TVO and Knowledge Network are pleased to announce the production greenlight of scripted kids live-action series Super Mighty Makers, a 26 x 11 / 13 x 22 min series where inspiring kids engage in acts of kindness, by crafting things with the help of a team of Super Mighty Makers heeding the call of kindness and D.I.Y. duty.
The first series created by Jamie Piekarz from her new company Jam Pie Media, Super Mighty Makers will be produced by marblemedia in association with Jam Pie Media, TVO and Knowledge Network.
“Kids can change the world! They are brimming with creativity, curiosity and kindness, and we look forward to celebrating a new generation of D.I.Y. superheroes with this new series,” says Mark Bishop, Co-CEO of marblemedia.
“The idea for Super Mighty Makers came from paying attention to kids as they make crafts,” adds Jamie Piekarz, of Jam Pie Media. “Whether at home, in school or at summer camps, children are always talking about how to make their creations special for the person they want to give them to. Crafting has kindness built into its very DNA so creating a show that combined kindness missions with D.I.Y. was natural.”
“Children can truly make a difference through a simple act of kindness. Super Mighty Makers gives kids a chance to see how they can take action and make a difference by combining crafts and acts of kindness,” says Marney Malabar, TVO’s Director of Kids TV. “It’s another way that TVOkids gets children ready for school, life, and to take on the world.”
Super Mighty Makers
The Super Mighty Makers are a team of kid superheroes with special D.I.Y. powers that help friends spread kindness with perfect one-of-a-kind crafts in fun new maker missions in each episode. From making a new student in school feel welcome, to cheering up a friend with a broken leg or creating a care package for an elderly neighbour, kids are inspired to save the day with cool crafts, creativity and kindness.
The series, developed with TVO and additionally financed by the Canada Media Fund, will start production this fall and launch in Fall 2018. The series is complimented by a strong digital media component, produced by marblemedia Interactive, which communicates core fundamental skills and tips to young crafters in quick, informative videos, available through an enhanced interactive media player. Aspiring makers will be able to follow along and make their own crafts they see in the show, like a ‘Super Denim Doer’ or the ‘Super Stone Soother’.
Distribution360, a marblemedia company, will hold distribution and licensing rights for the series, including both tape and format sales.
marblemedia is a leading global entertainment company that develops, produces and distributes compelling TV and interactive digital content for audiences of all ages, across media platforms. With newly launched divisions specializing in primetime unscripted and scripted programming complementing its roster of successful kids and family properties, international distribution company Distribution360 and an in-house interactive studio, marblemedia is an expert in delivering winning content that meets the needs of an ever-changing media landscape.
Founded in 2001 by co-CEOs Mark Bishop and Matt Hornburg with a vision of creativity, partnership and innovation, the company has offices in Toronto and London, plus a 50-acre production facility located 90 minutes north of Toronto. Learn more at marblemedia.com.
About JamPie Media
JamPie Media is owned by Jamie Piekarz, a content creator, producer and consultant. JamPie Media specializes in engaging and entertaining kids on any platform with the goal of communicating and connecting with children and their families in a fun, meaningful and emotionally engaging way. The big idea is to use creativity and storytelling to do good work, make memories and impact young audiences globally.
As the technological extension of Ontario’s public education system, TVO’s vision is to create a better world through the power of learning. TVO provides learning opportunities for Ontarians through innovative educational products, in-depth current affairs, groundbreaking documentaries, and award-winning TVOKids resources both inside and outside the classroom. TVO is funded primarily by the Province of Ontario and is a registered charity supported by sponsors and thousands of donors. For more information, visit tvo.org.
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