ZDF Enterprises Announces Sale of Cottonwood Media’s “FIND ME IN PARIS” to Nickelodeon UK

19 Sep - 2018

Tags from the story: Find me in Paris, Nickelodeon UK.

Find me in Paris follows the story of Lena Grisky, a time-travelling ballet dancer from 1905 Russia trapped in modern day Paris, and the many dilemmas she faces finding her place between two worlds.

ZDF Enterprises is delighted to announce the sale of Cottonwood Media’s hit tween drama series Find me in Paris (26 x 26’) to Nickelodeon UK with its debut broadcast set for September 17th.

Louise Bucknole, VP Programming, VIMN Kids, UK & Ireland says “Find Me in Paris is the perfect fit for Nickelodeon UK with drama, mystery, dance and love triangles with plenty of comedy.  It looks stunning!  We’re thrilled to work with ZDF and Cottonwood Media on such a brilliant series and look forward to bringing this to our viewers as a real highlight.”

We are pleased that Find me in Paris has found its UK home at Nickelodeon, where it will certainly wow their audience and build a big fan base quickly. It is great to see how this wonderful series appeals to kids all over the world. We are very proud to be part of this incredible and continuing success story,” added Peter Lang, VP ZDFE.junior, ZDF Enterprises.

FIND ME IN PARIS has been launched on Nickelodeon UK on September 17 with an up-and-coming cast and stellar creative team certain to attract UK audiences in droves, including: British actors: Jessica Lord (CBBC’s The Next Step), Hannah Dodd (Harlots), Eubha Akilade (Eve, Clique), Rory Saper (The Legend of Tarzan) and Canadian actor Castle Rock (The Descendants 2); British director Matt Bloom, best known for his 2018 International Emmy Award and BAFTA nomination for hit series HANK ZIPZER, and Irish directing duo Ronan and Robert Burke (TV3’s hit show ED ROCK, Netflix’ show FREE REIN).

Filled with world class ballet, modern dance, music, drama and comedy – all filmed on location in iconic Paris and the National Garnier Opera House, with a production budget unparalleled in the market – Find me in Paris has already taken the tween genre by storm with worldwide sales and critical acclaim. Recent accolades include the Washington Post’s listing of the series as a top choice for parents to watch with kids, noting, “This international series also features a lot of really impressive dance sequences from the talented cast.” The second season of Find me in Paris is currently being filmed in Paris.

Find me in Paris has now been sold in every major English speaking market (Nick UK, Hulu and NBC Universal US, ABC Australia), and every key European market (France TV, ZDF (Germany), Disney (Italy, France), VRT Belgium), with France tv distribution kicking off its global licensing ambitions with a slew of recently announced French deals in key categories across publishing, stationary, homewares, apparel, toys and footwear.

Written and co-executive produced by Jill Girling and Lori Mather-Welch (creators of Nickelodeon’s RIDE), and Executive Producer Leila Smith, Find me in Paris is a co-production between Cottonwood Media (David Michel, Zoé Carrera Allaix, Cecile Lauritano), ZDF, ZDF Enterprises, and the National Opera of Paris. Distribution is handled by ZDF Enterprises (German speaking territories, UK, Benelux, Scandinavia, Eastern Europe) and Federations Kids & Family (ROW).

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