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9 Story Media Group Acquires Portfolio Entertainment's Slate

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

Portfolio Entertainment was founded in 1991 by Lisa Olfman and the late Joy Rosen, and quickly became a leading production, distribution, and animation company spanning factual, lifestyle, drama, and children's programming.

Olfman will join 9 Story in an Executive Producer role and report to 9 Stor'’s President & CEO Vince Commisso. She will 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 be joining as a Development Manager/Associate Producer at 9 Story, working with Olfman to shepherd the 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 robust slate of development projects, including those in active development with broadcasters. Both Breaking Bear and broadcaster-led development projects will be led by Olfman.

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

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