Kenn Viselman presents… Three New Ventures: ‘The itsy bitsy Entertainment Company,’ ‘A teenie weenie Music Publishing Company’ and ‘Yellow Polka Dot Bikini Multi-Media’
LOS ANGELES, Sept. 15 /PRNewswire/ — Kenn Viselman presents…Inc. announces its newly formed entertainment entities, “The itsy bitsy Entertainment Company,” “A teenie weenie Music Publishing Company,” and “Yellow Polka Dot Bikini Multi-Media.”
“The itsy bitsy Entertainment Company,” famous for the Teletubbies, has been reclaimed by Viselman from The Handelman Company, which assumed control of the company in 2001. The itsy bitsy Entertainment Company, originally started by Viselman out of the second bedroom of his NYC apartment in 1995, became one of the world’s most successful and admired children’s entertainment companies in recent history. Reclaiming the company name coincides with Viselman’s launching of his new children’s entertainment and marketing initiatives. Kenn Viselman’s “The itsy bitsy Entertainment Company” will focus on entertainment properties, including his new children’s programming block Millipede and a television series based on his upcoming film The Oogieloves in The Big Balloon Adventure, among several of its planned projects.
The second undertaking, “A teenie weenie Music Publishing Company” will showcase music and artists for all age groups.
And Viselman’s newly formed general entertainment company “Yellow Polka Dot Bikini Multi-Media,” will launch with entertainment ranging from television to publishing specializing in the ‘tween+ market.
“Coming out of retirement was not easy for me. ‘The itsy bitsy Entertainment Company’ had been a dream that I nurtured into reality and its unnecessary derailment taught me a valuable lesson for which I am now stronger and smarter. For years it had been my focus to create a wonderfilled safe haven for children and their families — which was suddenly stolen when my company was taken over,” said Viselman. “And then…one day I was ‘chillaxing’ and heard the song Itsy bitsy teenie weenie yellow polka dot bikini. It reminded of my childhood and the joy that song brought me…. somehow this song helped re-root me in my quest. So today I am proudly announcing the reinvigoration of my dream…The itsy bitsy, teenie weenie, yellow polka dot bikini Entertainment Company. Remarkably, I have assembled an extraordinarily talented team who are unabashed in their commitment to ensuring that all three of these vital and vibrant companies will bring enjoyment to their intended audiences in ways with which we hope are both fun and funny,” stated Viselman.
Viselman is recognized as the maverick and producing partner behind the phenomenon known as Teletubbies — one of the most successful children’s brands in history. In addition to the television production for the Western Hemisphere, his efforts included the top-selling soft toys, puzzles, games, books, videos, clothing and ancillary products. Viselman brainstormed and oversaw all of the company’s PR and advertising campaigns for each of its award winning products.
Among his other many credits is the worldwide marketing for the unstoppable Thomas The Tank Engine, one of the world’s most successful revenue-generating licensed characters as well as Noddy, Eloise and his commercial-free block It’s itsy bitsy Time!
Kenn Viselman presents…Inc. is a Global Entertainment Company committed to creating family television, feature films, consumer products and online entertainment, which are engaging, entertaining and enlightening for the entire family.
The deal was negotiated by David Schwarcz at Todd, Ferentz, Schwarcz & Rimberg, LLP.
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