Bron Ventures Takes Stake in Kids TV Group Epic Story Media

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Ken Faier

Epic, the new venture from veteran kids TV exec Ken Faier, is bringing several new animated series to Mipcom, including 'Haley and the Hero Heart' and 'Dolph N Fince.'

Bron Ventures, a subsidiary of Bron Media Corp., has acquired a minority stake in Epic Story Media, a kids TV company launched by veteran executive Ken Faier last year.

Financial details weren't disclosed.

Bron's production division Bron Studios is known for such features as Fences, starring Denzel Washington and Viola Davis, Tully with Charlize Theron and Jennifer Kent's Venice Film festival entry The Nightingale.

Bron Ventures has numerous strategic investments and production partnerships in place with such companies as L.A.-based Media Res and Blackhand Media, as well as New York-based Animal Kingdom.

Faier, whose production credits include animated series Dragon Booster, Inspector Gadget and Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs, said the strategic backing from Bron will allow Epic Story to invest in high-end children's intellectual property to develop series for the global marketplace.

At this year's Mipcom market in Cannes, which kicks off next week, Epic Story will launch two new animated series. They are Haley and the Hero Heart, created by Dragon Booster writer Kevin Mowrer, and Dolph N Fince, created by Todd Kaufman and Mark Thornton of Neptoon Studios (Sidekick, Grojband).