9 Story Media Group acquires Portfolio Entertainment

9 Story Media Group has acquired Portfolio Entertainment’s library, production slate, and development projects.

The Portfolio distribution library includes over 550 half-hours of content which includes popular kids and family titles like The Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That, Hero Elementary, Addison, and Carl Squared, along with live-action family series Homeschooled, and animated comedy Doomsday Brothers. The acquisition brings 9 Story’s total distribution library to almost 5,000 half-hours.

Toronto-headquartered Portfolio was founded in 1991 by CEO Lisa Olfman and the late Joy Rosen. Olfman will join 9 Story in an Executive Producer role, reporting to 9 Story President & CEO Vince Commisso. She’ll continue to oversee all active Portfolio projects and look to broaden 9 Story’s opportunities across key business areas. Lauren Evans-Bell, Associate Producer at Portfolio, will also join 9 Story as a Development Manager/Associate Producer, working with Olfman to shepherd Portfolio development and production properties forward.

As part of the agreement, 9 Story will take over production on Breaking Bear (8 x 22 min), an adult animated series currently in pre-production with Cartel Entertainment and Tom DeLonge’s To the Stars for Tubi. 9 Story will also take on Portfolio’s development slate, including those in active development with broadcasters. Both Breaking Bear and broadcaster-led development projects will be led by Olfman.

With offices in Toronto, Dublin, New York, and Bali, 9 Story Media Group employs more than 1,000 creative and corporate staff worldwide, including at its award-winning animation studio, Brown Bag Films; 9 Story Distribution International; in-house consumer products division, 9 Story Brands; and its Creative Affairs Group.

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