'Hannah Montana' creator to co-produce 'Life'

Michael Poryes, Nelvana's live action comedy due Sept. 2011

TORONTO -- Canadian cartoon factory Nelvana Studio is partnering with "Hannah Montana" creator Michael Poryes to produce the live action comedy "Life With Boys."

The series about a 13-year-old who is the only girl in her family is currently being cast, and is set for 26 half-hours to be shot starting in February 2011.

"Life With Boys" will bow on Canadian cable kids channel YTV in September 2011, and has already secured pre-sales from Canal J in France, the U.K.-based Nickelodeon and ABC in Australia.

Poryes created and will executive produce "Life With Boys." His previous credits include "That's So Raven," "The Facts of Life" and "Who's the Boss?"

Nelvana Enterprises will distribute the series in Canada, Latin America and Asia.

Helion Pictures will cover distribution in Australia, France and Britain, while kids distributor Classic Media will manage distribution elsewhere internationally.
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