ole Inks Deal with CCI Entertainment
TORONTO: ole, the Toronto-based, globally competitive independent Canadian music publisher, has entered into a worldwide co-ownership music rights agreement with Canadian film and television producer CCI Entertainment.
Under the terms of the deal, CCI Entertainment’s library of current music and future compositions created, owned, controlled or acquired are included.
CCI Entertainment properties include the award-winning animated series Harry And His Bucket Full Of Dinosaurs, Erky Perky, Frankenstein’s Cat and the all new Turbo Dogs; the live action series Ghost Trackers and Stuck In The Middle; feature films/mini-series Iron Road and The Connor Rourke Chronicles, and the online games Bangs and Tank: The Battery Mates and GeoFreakz.
This new deal is the evolution of a strong, mutually beneficial relationship between the two companies that was first created in 2005, when CCI Entertainment retained ole to administer its music on a global basis.
In announcing the deal ole Chairman & CEO, Robert Ott stated: “ole is always excited when one of our administrative relationships goes to a higher level as it has with CCI.
“CCI is one of the world’s best producers and we will honor the trust that they’ve placed in ole by contributing in kind.”
CCI Entertainment CEO Arnie Zipursky says his company is also happy to be expanding its ole association.
“We are delighted to be formalizing our relationship with ole,” said Arnie Zipursky, CEO of CCI Entertainment. “It is a testament to the success of the past four years and we look forward to a long and fruitful partnership.”
Based in Toronto and formed in 2002 through the merger of Cambium Entertainment Corp and Catalyst Entertainment Inc., CCI Entertainment Ltd. is a knowledgeable partner in international co-productions and a reliable supplier of live-action series, television movies and all animation platforms to major broadcasters throughout the world.
ole is a globally competitive, Canadian owned, full-service music publisher founded by Robert Ott (former VP/GM BMGMP Canada) and Tim Laing (former radio and TV producer and finance executive). ole boasts a team of 25 experienced industry professionals focused on acquisitions, creative development and administration worldwide. With offices in Toronto, Nashville and Los Angeles ole has grown into one of the world’s largest independent music publishers in only four years. ole has been named the Canadian Country Music Association Music Publishing Company of the Year for 2007 and 2008.
The ole catalogue includes over thirty-five thousand songs and thirty thousand hours of TV music across all genres. ole has completed substantial acquisitions over the past four years, including purchases of the Jody Williams Music catalogue, Balmur, Keith Follese, Lighthouse, Frank Myers, Dream Warriors, Logrhythm’s Matt Morris titles, Encore, David Tyson, and Marsfilm Music catalogues. ole has also purchased the worldwide music rights for WGBH’s award-winning programming catalogue, Amberwood Entertainment’s The Secret World of Benjamin Bear, Rollbots, and sci-fi cult series Lexx, and 50 percent of the music in Nelvana’s vast TV/film catalogue. ole also co-owns the music rights for all CCI Entertainment films and television production properties.
ole is an expert in administrating and sub-publishing music copyrights and has concluded worldwide publishing administration agreements with some of the world’s leading songwriters and film and television producers.
ole is committed to being the best and most innovative global destination for world-class songwriters, composers, and management talent, and the first choice music source for creators in all media.
CCI Entertainment Ltd. (Cambium Catalyst International)
CCI Entertainment is one of Canada’s leading independent production, distribution and licensing companies with a successful track record spanning twenty-five years. CCI has been particularly recognized in the area of family television, lifestyle programming, documentaries and movies having been responsible for thousands of hours of award-winning entertainment for the world market.