BRON VENTURES Provides Ken Faier’s Indie Company EPIC STORY MEDIA With Further Capital to Develop Creator Driven Franchises | The Fan Carpet

BRON VENTURES Provides Ken Faier’s Indie Company EPIC STORY MEDIA With Further Capital to Develop Creator Driven Franchises


09 October 2018

The strategic backing from BRON will allow Epic Story Media to further invest in high-end children’s IP which can be exploited for the global marketplace.

Epic Story Media will remain an independent company and will continue to look for the best strategic partners for each of its properties.

The deal with BRON fits into the long-term plan for Epic Story Media to be a full-service kids franchise company.

Veteran children’s television executive Ken Faier’s new independent company Epic Story Media Inc. (ESM) has secured a key investment from BRON Ventures, a subsidiary of BRON Media Corp, which has taken a minority stake in the company and a place on the board.

The strategic backing from BRON will allow Epic Story Media to further invest in high-end children’s IP which can be exploited for the global marketplace.

Based between Vancouver, Los Angeles, New York and Toronto, BRON Media Corp., operates subsidiaries BRON Studios, BRON Creative and BRON Animation, in addition to BRON Ventures. Launched in 2010 by Aaron L. Gilbert and Brenda Gilbert, BRON is perhaps best known for such films as The Front Runner, Fences, Tully, Leave No Trace, and The Birth of a Nation, BRON Ventures has other strategic investments / partnerships with Los Angeles based companies’ Media Res, and Blackhand Media, and New York based Animal Kingdom.

 

 

“BRON is a like-minded, well capitalised, creatively driven company and having them as a strategic and financial partner deepens the brain trust at Epic Story Media,” said Ken Faier. “The investment provides us further capital to continue to make significant investments in creator driven kids’ franchises. As a business, BRON is renowned for backing companies and people with a vision for growth through IP. Building kids franchises takes great creators, deep development, astute business acumen and talented brand management. BRON understands this and I am pleased to have them as long-term partners!”

Epic Story Media will remain an independent company and will continue to look for the best strategic partners for each of its properties. The deal with BRON fits into the long-term plan for Epic Story Media to be a full-service kids franchise company.

“I have known Ken a long time and have witnessed first-hand his many achievements. My team at BRON share my excitement in working to support Ken in any way possible with Epic,” said Aaron Gilbert.

Ken Faier launched Epic Story Media in 2017 to put creators at the centre of compelling and engaging franchises for kids. The company has an active slate of properties in development and will launch two of them at MIPCOM including Haley and the Hero Heart, created by Kevin Mowrer of Mowrer Meta Story as well as Dolph N Fince, Created by Todd Kaufman and Mark Thornton of Neptoon Studios.

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