Federation Kids & Family Inks Sales for Theodosia


Federation Kids & Family has secured sales for the new live-action series Theodosia, produced by Cottonwood Media in partnership with ZDF, ZDF Enterprises, HBO Max and Globo.

Set in 1906 and shot in cinematic style, Theodosia centers on the titular 14-year-old girl and her adventures that combine magic and Egyptology. The series has been picked up by WarnerMedia Latin America for HBO Max LatAm (excluding Brazil), France Télévisions and French streamer Salto.

Theodosia is based on the book by The New York Times best-selling author Robin L. LaFevers. The series is being co-distributed internationally by Federation Kids & Family and ZDF Enterprises.

Cottonwood Media, ZDF Enterprises and Federation Kids & Family will be hosting a private VIP Screening (by invite only) with creator and showrunner Joe Williams on October 12 at MIPCOM.

Monica Levy, head of sales at Federation Kids & Family, said: “This fabulous stand-out series has already created quite a stir with our buyers, especially as we approach our first live MIPCOM in over a year. We are very pleased to have concluded these initial sales and will have further announcements to follow as other negotiations are well underway.”

David Michel, CEO of Cottonwood Media, said: “Theodosia marks our second live-action series, and producing alongside such prominent co-production partners has been an absolute pleasure. Hiring feature film and prime-time directors to work on this production has allowed us to take things to a whole new level, resulting in a premium series with a special look and feel that we are very proud of. We very much look forward to our premiere screening during the market and believe attendees will thoroughly enjoy.”

Nicole Keeb, head of international co-productions and acquisitions for children and youth at ZDF, said: “After being introduced to Theodosia by R. L. LaFevers, we were longing to bring her alive on screen. We are very proud and happy to now see the result—it is smashing!”

Arne Lohmann, VP ZDFE.junior at ZDF Enterprises, adds: “The mixture of adventure and suspense in old Egypt and Victorian London is breathtaking. I immediately fell in love with Theodosia, and I am sure millions of children all over the world will do as well. We are thrilled to invite our clients to the private screening in Cannes.”