From a media release:
E1’S BLUEPRINT STARTS PRODUCTION ON TELETOON’S FIRST LIVE-ACTION/ANIMATED SERIES ‘MAJORITY RULES’
Recently acquired by global entertainment content producer and distributor Entertainment One (E1), Blueprint Entertainment is proud to announce the start of production on 26 half-hour episodes of the Teletoon original live-action/animated tween comedy series, MAJORITY RULES (formerly GO GIRL). E1’s global film and television distributor Oasis International will handle the worldwide rights for series, which started production on Monday, January 12th and will feature a lively and eclectic mix of animation and visual collage techniques.
She’s fifteen, she’s into extreme-everything and she’s just been elected mayor of her hometown, Mayfield. Meet Becky Richards. She’s not your average teenage girl – but why would anyone want to be average? Running for mayor is one thing, but running your own life on your own terms? That takes real guts. MAJORITY RULES revolves around the life of Becky played by Tracy Spiridakos (The Secret Lives of Second Wives), as her world gets turned upside down when she tries to balance friends, family, high school, relationships and politics.
Executive producers John Morayniss (Testees, Hung) and Frank Saperstein (Ren & Stimpy, Bob and Margaret) of Entertainment One’s Television Group are joined by line producer Chris Danton (Prayers for Bobby, Master Spy: The Robert Hanssen Story), production designer Rupert Lazarus (The Jane Show, Top of the Food Chain), creative producer Greg Lawrence (House Party, Kevin Spencer) and Steve Wright (Iggy Arbuckle, Braceface) and Myra Fried (Iggy Arbuckle, Braceface) as executive story editors.
“We are thrilled and excited to be moving forward with production on Majority Rules with wonderful scripts and a fantastic cast and crew” said Executive Producer Frank Saperstein, E1. “This series will continue to reinforce our strong relationship with Teletoon as they break ground and respond to their audience’s request for unique programming.”
“Teletoon demonstrates its continued commitment to developing new forms of animated entertainment with Majority Rules, a new tween comedy that dares kids to dream big,” said Michael Goldsmith, director Original Content, Teletoon. “We are excited to bring our fans a new show with a new look that proves animation can thrive on screen with live action actors.”
Animated and graphic components for the series are provided by Spin Entertainment, which will be interwoven throughout each episode as a visual soundtrack. As an organic outgrowth of the comedy series, a strong online and web component will be available offering a portal where teens and tweens are encouraged to have their voices heard and make a difference in their own communities.
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