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FERLY and KOKO ROSE MEDIA Partner on Deer Little Forest

9 Jan - 2019

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Maverick Entertainment Agency FERLY takes on Nordic Licensing Rights and European Publishing Rights.

Koko Rose Media has teamed up with Global Entertainment company FERLY to develop its kids-oriented arts & lifestyle brand Deer Little Forest across licensing in the Nordics, and publishing in Europe (including Nordics).

The broad-based deal will see the companies work together to exploit current licensing and publishing assets across traditional category lines, as well as to create entirely new content across various platforms, starting with publishing. Additionally, Ferly with work together with other DLF agents on the creation and representation of publishing content, such as board, activity and story books.

Heikki Laaninen, Head of Licensing of FERLY commented, “We’re excited to work with Koko Rose Media on their innovative brand, Deer Little Forest. This is the kind of vibrant storytelling and artistic design that we believe will absolutely appeal to Nordic audiences.

We are thrilled to be working with the out-of-the-box thinkers at FERLY. Ferly’s team has a rare combination of progressive strategy and traditional creativity, ideal for taking high-quality properties to the top of a competitive industry,” added Lisa Hryniewicz, Managing Director of Koko Rose Media. “Ferly also has a very flexible and responsive structure, able to respond and adapt quickly to a challenging and evolving market. We know that DLF is in the best hands possible!

Ferly is an award winning boutique agency that provides a highly specialized, tailor-made approach that best leverages the power of the unique brands in their carefully cultivated catalogue. From consumer products to content creation, Ferly is a one-stop shop to licensing with their in-house publishing and animation divisions as well as their strong relationships to top tier manufacturers, TV and film studios. 

Deer Little Forest is an Arts & Lifestyle brand created by Jo Rose featuring an esoteric collection of mischievous animal characters and nature-inspired designs. The high-end property has been licensed across stationary, housewares, digital games and magazines – with a DLF branded theme park opening in Bangkok next summer.

Deer Little Forest licensing and publishing rights are represented in the UK by leading Arts & Lifestyle agency THIS IS IRIS headed by Sarah Lawrence; in the US by THE LANTIC GROUP, headed by former Disney VP Jonathan Symington, and in Japan by Honmoku Files, headed by Nobutaka Nagai, former agent of DisneySea and Disneyland Japan, among others.

All rights are held by Koko Rose Media, a joint venture between Managing Director Lisa Hryniewicz and Creative Director Jo Rose.  Jo’s other creations include FLORA (52 x 11), a preschool animation series in development with three-time Emmy winning Executive Producer Karen Fowler.

For more information see: www.deerlittleforest.com

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