Time Studios to Launch Kids, Family Content Division – The Hollywood Reporter

Time Studios, the television and film production division of Time USA, the publisher of Time magazine, is set to launch a division for children and families led by Maria Perez-Brown, the founder of Brown Kids Media.

After launching in 2020 with a documentary and then a scripted division, Time Studios will now develop and produce content for young viewers and their families. The Time Studios Kids & Family division has signed an agreement with Canadian animation studio Nelvana to co-produce a preschool animated series.

An internal project is also under development, The TFK scoop, a news magazine series featuring child puppet reporters who bring current news and events to young children. Time Studios also brought in Alexandra Johnes and Loren Hammonds to lead its documentary division, in addition to Rebecca Teitel named vice president of documentary, Rebecca Gitlitz as director and Jeff Smith as executive producer and showrunner.

Time Studios has around 20 projects sold to streaming services including Netflix, Amazon and Paramount +, as well as TV networks and other distributors, including HBO, Showtime, Nickelodeon, CBS, PBS, ABC, NBC, A&E, Magnolia and CNN Films.

The studio currently has around twenty documentary projects in production. These included Jeen-Yuhs: The Kanye West Trilogy for Netflix; katrina babes for HBO, a feature-length documentary by first-time director Edward Buckles Jr.; and Countdown: Inspiration4 mission to space, also for Netflix.

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