Staff Reporter

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Animation major Toonz Animation India has opened its new distribution division based in Los Angeles to facilitate world-wide distribution of its properties and acquire distribution rights of third-party properties.

Toonz has appointed Matt Cooperstein as the Executive Vice-President of Toonz Entertainment, USA, who will be overseeing the strategic and operational functions.

Mr. Cooperstein has over 20 years of experience in launching innovative programs and distributing them throughout the U.S. and world-wide marketplace.

Toonz Entertainment will specialise in the world-wide sales and distribution of animated feature films, direct to video content and television series, a release from Toonz said.

P. Jayakumar, CEO, Toonz Group, said the establishment of the new distribution arm in the U.S. was in pursuance of the group's vision to grow as a full fledged media house.

“We would be able to take to the world, properties from our library as well as a portfolio of iconic properties,” he added.