Brenda Wooding’s kids production and distribution firm Kid Glove has set up a base in Sao Paolo, Brazil.
Wooding will run the office while Heather Kenyon, the former Cartoon Network development boss who serves as the lead creative executive at the company, will continue to work out of the company’s US office in LA.
The new office is designed to serve as a hub for bringing Brazilian producers.
“Brazil is becoming a hub of new creative animation and production talent whose fresh ideas are sparking interest from broadcasters around the world,” Wooding said. “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 UK. Establishing a strong presence in São Paulo is a strategic move for Kid Glove to be a significant player in this burgeoning animation community.”
Wooding serves as a consultant to the Brazilian Association of Independent TV Producers (ABPI-TV). She launched Kid Glove at MIPCOM. Its activities span production, distribution and consultancy.