Hasbro Studios & Clear Vision Ink Distribution Deal
UK-based Clear Vision has acquired HV distribution rights for the first and second seasons of Hasbro Studios’ My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic. Under the multi-territory deal, Clear Vision will distribute the hit kids’ show in the UK, France, Italy, the Nordic countries and the Middle East. Produced and distributed globally by Hasbro Studios, the series follows young unicorn Twilight Sparkle and five other pony friends through funny, offbeat experiences, lessons in friendship and exciting, enchanted adventures.

Rhys Ifans Boards ‘Gifted’
Rhys Ifans is set to star in Playhouse Presents…Gifted. Written by Angela Pell and directed by Marc Evans, the drama tells the story of a man, crippled by a secret ability, who falls in love for the first time. Chris (Ifans) is an outsider who lives a secluded, mundane and humdrum existence until Mona (Sarah Smart) arrives in his life. As Chris falls in love he learns not only to accept but embrace his unusual ‘gift’. Gifted premieres on June 13th on Sky Arts 1 HD and Sky Go.

Marathon Media Names New CCO, Kids
Eryk Casemiro has joined Marathon Media as its Chief Creative Officer, Kids. He’s based in Paris and reports to Vincent Chalvon-Demersay and David Michel, CEO and Managing Director, Marathon Media. Casemiro will manage the creative aspects of all current kids productions and will lead a team of executive producers. He will also oversee development and production opportunities for new content for children and families across all media platforms. Casemiro was formerly SVP of Creative Affairs at Klasky Csupo. He began his new job on Monday.