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Ponysitters Club Book Being Adapted for the Small Screen


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Brain Power Studio is launching the brand-new family series The Ponysitters Club, based on the book by Victoria Carson.

The 20×22-minute series is being produced in association with Discovery Kids Latin America, supported by the Shaw Rocket Fund in Canada. The Ponysitters Club is currently in production.

In the show, 12-year-old Skye loves living at Rescue Ranch and spending time at the stable, which is home to rescue horses and ponies. She and her friends make a plan to help Skye’s mom care for and support the animals, and The Ponysitters Club is formed.

The Ponysitters Club is written by David Finley and executive produced by Brain Power Studio’s Beth Stevenson and Nancy Yeaman. The series is directed by Justin G. Dyck, Marco Deufemia and Emma Jean Sutherland. Brain Power Studio Rights holds global rights.

Stevenson, the president and founder of Brain Power Studio, said, “We are pleased to be producing and distributing a children’s live-action drama that shows such great empathy and inclusion. As our Ponysitters care for the rescue animals, they learn to care for themselves and their friends. Discovery Latin America and Shaw Rocket Fund have been big supporters of the creative balance between entertainment and emotion for this age range. For that we are thankful.”

The Ponysitters Club is an inspiring, heartfelt concept that will demonstrate to kids the benefits of compassion, friendship and hard work,” added Agnes Augustin, the president and CEO of the Shaw Rocket Fund. “With Canadian values at its core and the ability to reach kids globally, we are proud to support the team at Brain Power Studio on this great series.”



About Sara Alessi

Sara Alessi is the associate editor of World Screen. She can be reached at salessi@worldscreen.com.

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