UK production company, Laughing Gravy Media, founded by ex Impossible Kids staffers, Karl Woolley and Jon Doyle, has signed a five year strategic relationship deal with Hoho Rights, the commercial arm of Hoho Entertainment. The deal gives Hoho Rights first look at all new projects in development whilst Laughing Gravy get the benefit of Hoho Rights’ expertise in TV distribution, licensing and merchandising.
“This is an incredibly exciting development in Laughing Gravy’s plans” says Karl Woolley. “We’ve spent a lot of time developing our slate and our partnership with Hoho gives us access to the kind of distribution experience which will ensure it is right for the market. Like me and Jon, Oliver and Helen have been around for a while and together we’re confident we can stick around for a good while longer. We’re thrilled.”
Oliver Ellis says: “Karl and Jon have invention and comedy running in their veins, something that always plays well to a kids’ audience. We’re delighted to be instrumental in bringing their diverse range of programming to market so that it can be enjoyed across as many platforms as possible.”
The first project arising from the strategic venture is already in pre-production and a commissioning announcement is expected shortly.