Toronto, ON – Award-winning Canadian content creation company marblemedia announced it is partnering with LA-based prime time Emmy nominee Executive Producer, Writer and Director Frank Saperstein (The Ren & Stimpy Show, Pee-wee’s Playhouse) and Surprise Bag Inc., to develop new animated comedy projects in the Kids and Scripted arena.

“We have such a strong history working with Frank on projects like TELETOON’s The Dating Guy,” said Matt Hornburg, Co-CEO and Executive Producer, marblemedia. “This is a natural step in deepening our collaborative relationship with an eye to accelerating marble’s production and distribution animated pipeline.”

“marblemedia’s progressive thinking, steady growth and existing infrastructure in production, digital media and distribution coupled with Surprise Bag’s global contacts, industry experience and creative acumen allows for a perfect synergy between the two companies,” said Frank Saperstein.

A prominent figure in the children, animation and family genres, Saperstein has worked on hundreds of episodes of television, pilots, feature films, short film and digital content. Prior to launching his own company, Surprise Bag Inc., Saperstein served as Senior Vice President at media powerhouse Entertainment One Group.

marblemedia’s Mik Perlus, Head of Development, Kids and Scripted, and Frank Saperstein, Owner and Executive Producer, Surprise Bag Inc., will be attending and taking meetings this week at the Ottawa International Animation Festival.


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