Los Angeles, CA — Frank Saperstein has emerged from his post as Senior Vice President of Family Television with global media conglomerate Entertainment One Group to launch Surprise Bag, Inc. Saperstein is going rogue under the Surprise Bag, Inc. banner as he expands into a more diverse slate of programming and pursues other business opportunities.
“The strategy at Surprise Bag is content discovery, creation, nurturing and building for traditional and evolving platforms in partnerships that provide distribution, infrastructure, financing and areas of expertise that compliment Surprise Bag. I am energized to be cementing strategic alliances with great collaborators on a diverse slate of projects, says Saperstein. “Areas of content emphasis will include but not be limited to kids and family fare”.
During his tenure at eOne, Saperstein was Executive Producer of the animated comedy, The Dating Guy in partnership with marblemedia and tween comedy, Majority Rules, both commissioned by Teletoon. Saperstein also produced pilots for Nickelodeon, Teletoon and CBC while overseeing a significant slate of development projects with multiple networks. He tended his post at eOne during a period of major expansion by way of corporate acquisitions, including Blueprint Entertainment where Frank had earlier served as SVP Kids and Animated Programming.
Previously, Saperstein was Co-CEO/Creative Director of PASI (Philippine Animation Studio, Inc.) and Development Executive at VH1/MTV Networks. Frank’s credits include a Primetime EMMY nomination for gender bending classic Ren & Stimpy (Nick/MTV), Pee-wee’s Playhouse (CBS) , Best Television Series at The Annecy Film Festival for Kampung Boy.