Several licensing partners have come on board the L&M program for the tween drama Find Me in Paris, which is represented by Federation Kids & Family and ZDF Enterprises.
The roster of new licensees cover categories such as publishing, stationery, homewares, apparel, footwear and toys. In the toys category, Ravensburger will make puzzles.
CTI has kicked off a homewares line of bed linens, blankets, cushions and bathroom accessories. In apparel and footwear, Sahinler will create a 2019 autumn-winter collection of daywear, nightwear, lingerie and swimwear, while Royer will roll out slippers, socks, shoes and boots.
In the publishing and paper goods category, France TV Distribution signed three separate deals for a stand-alone tri-monthly magazine with Milan, part of the Bayard Publishing Group; Comic Books with Soleil, an imprint of Groupe Delcourt; and novels and albums with publisher Nathan. Additionally, France tv Distribution is in final negotiations with licensees across categories that include back-to-school items, fashion bags, and food and beverages.
The series is a co-production between Cottonwood Media, ZDF, ZDF Enterprises, and the National Opera of Paris. Commissioning broadcaster and production partner ZDF holds the German licensing rights. France TV Distribution will bring consumer products to the French market in spring 2019, following its launch on France 4.
“Thanks to main themes of music, dance, drama and fashion, Find Me in Paris offers many different opportunities to connect with its tween audience,” commented Aude De La Villarmois, the director of licensing at France TV Distribution. “We had an overwhelmingly positive response from the licensees who are thrilled to have a brand of such high standard to work with. The high production budget, on-location filming in Paris and the Opera Garnier, and the world-class choreography, have made this a compelling brand across all categories.”