Ora TV Buys Stick Figure Productions


ra TV, the digital network backed by Carlos Slim, today announced that it has purchased CDAS client Stick Figure Productions, a specialist in documentaries and unscripted television production. Stick Figure, represented by CDAS partner Frederick P. Bimbler, has produced over 250 hours of television for more than 40 networks including: “American Gypsies,” “Repossessed” and “Amish: Out of Order” (Nat Geo), “Family Bonds” (HBO), “Kimora: Life in the Fab Lane” (Style), “Amish in the City” (UPN), “#1 Single” (E!) and the digital series “The Biz,” produced with Lyor Cohen for Warner Music and AOL. Its films include “Devil’s Playground,” “Reporter,” “No One Dies in Lily Dale” and “Unraveled” (directed and produced by CDAS Partner Marc H. Simon).

The acquisition was negotiated on behalf of Stick Figure by CDAS Partners Frederick P. Bimbler and Joshua B. Sessler.

According to Variety:

Under Ora, renamed Stick Figure Studios will expand development and production teams and boost project slate for 2013 and 2014, according to Ora topper Jon Housman. Stick Figure has series and pics currently in development for cablers including HBO, A&E, ESPN, GMC, The Weather Channel, Lifetime and National Geographic Channel.

You can read the entire Variety article about the acquisition here.


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April 10, 2013