BLKBX retained to shop exclusive rights for Zuroam Media’s ‘A Little Spark’ award winning, interactive children’s books to create animated television series
LOS ANGELES, CA, February 10, 2022 – Entertainment industry innovators BLKBX Creative Group and Zuroam Media announce partnership to solicit and secure a rights deal to bring the original “A Little Spark” book series to the screen in an animated kids’ TV series. Based on the Gold Medal Award-Winning, inspirational and uniquely interactive “A Little Spark” children’s book with custom-scored soundtrack, the series is poised to transform kids’ television much as the book is redefining children’s literature.
Thoughtfully designed around the “Be That Spark movement utilized to engage, enthrall and influence kids to do good in the world, the creative team are launching the project as an innovative and interactive source of entertainment and educationally focused programming.
“The collaborative entertainment partner with whom we ultimately engage will appreciate the significant quality and quantity of unique content that comprises A Little Spark and the experience of the Be That Spark movement at large,” said Frank Donner, Founder and CEO of BLKBX Creative Group.
“With a variety of components to support the learning experience of young audiences, timing for content of this nature that covers important societal, cultural and environmental themes such as empathy, compassion and generosity could not be more perfect” , continued Karen Criswell, a former DreamWorks Studios executive now serving as BLKBX Executive Producer.
Parents, grandparents, caregivers and educators are indelibly seeking meaningful ways to engage with kids, and all A Little Spark content is crafted with purpose and intention toward that end,” says Chris Parsons, Zuroam Media CEO.
Already a multi-platform experience, adding the animated series based on this read-along story and its custom audio components will provide an added adventure for young readers. Parsons collaborated with renowned music producer Bruce Faulconer to develop the original soundtrack for the hardcover book and the accompanying audiobook.
The new scholastic “Be That Spark” elementary education pilot program currently underway in select U.S. cities is also quickly captivating the hearts and minds of students and teachers, alike.
A Little Spark book series comes complete with a free companion online Resource Library available at BeThatSpark.com, which boasts over 50 book-related family activities like coloring pages, character puppets, word searches, mazes, dance videos, character drawing video tutorials and more. A “Parent’s Guide” is also available to help parents and teachers plan and optimize the overall experience.
A Little Spark is available on Amazon and at all other all major online bookstores and retail channels in the U.S., Canada, U.K. and beyond.
About Zuroam Media
Zuroam Media is a small media startup founded by Chris Parsons in 2018. Their goal is to create stories that can be told in new ways through an experience that brings text, music, audio, and video together for young audiences. Zuroam Media works with content creators, writers, illustrators, musicians, and animators to bring its stories to life. Learn more at www.ZuroamMedia.com.
About BLKBX Creative Group
Los Angeles-based BLKBX is a full service marketing agency obsessed with ingenuity and focused on being additive to business through the best creative expressions possible. As they move into the content creation arena, they continue to focus on their history as a collection of storytellers, creators, and innovators that are designing the future of filmed entertainment. Learn more at www.BlkBxCG.com.
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