Thursday 14 November 2019

Brown Bag partners up with publisher of the Hunger Games

Jennifer Lawrence in 'The Hunger Games'
Jennifer Lawrence in 'The Hunger Games'

Paul O'Donoghue

Award-winning Irish animation studio Brown Bag Films has paired up with Scholastic UK, the publisher of several major children's book series including The Hunger Games, above, and Horrible Histories.

Under the terms of the partnership, Brown Bag will bring their original content to Scholastic UK for publishing opportunities, and in return Scholastic UK will share upcoming titles with potential for animation development with the studio.

Brown Bag co-founder and chief creative officer Darragh O'Connell said: "Brown Bag Films has a great track record of bringing much-loved books to the screen, and Scholastic UK's vast experience and expertise in publishing for children means they are the perfect partner to continue doing this with."

Scholastic UK co-group managing director Catherine Bell said: "This partnership represents an exciting route to new project acquisition and one that we very much hope will open opportunities to work with some of our authors and illustrators."

Dublin-based Brown Bag is famous for its work such as the Oscar-nominated Granny O'Grimm's Sleeping Beauty and children's TV show Doc McStuffins, which has reached over 100 million viewers worldwide.

Irish Independent

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