Maghera author signs up top scriptwriter

A local children’s author has formed a partnership with a top international scriptwriter to bring her vision to the screen.

Monday, 7th December 2020, 11:26 am

Maghera woman Yvonne Fleming signed a successful publishing deal in 2017-18 for her creation The Weatherbies

It was followed by an animated pilot (produced by local animation company Flixerpix in 2019) now Yvonne is delighted to announce her partnership with international script writer Jodi Reynolds.

Jodi is an acclaimed script writer and producer of 20 years. Jodi has had phenomenal success with multiple broadcasters in the UK and America. Developing ground breaking series for established production companies.

Her recent children’s television credits include the role of core/head writer for Peter Rabbit, House of Anubis, Sunny Day and Rescue Bots Academy.

Yvonne said: “We are forever striving to generate interest for children and continue to attract and engage pro-actively with potential commercial partners.

“We are beyond thrilled that Jodi is part of our team to develop and actualise scripts to fully materialise The Weatherbies.

“Our portfolio has an aesthetic springboard that dives directly into a weather world of books, stories and scripts.

“Our characters are weather symbols that encourage friendship, empathy, compassion and problem solve current eco-hazards; utmost imperative from a child’s perspective today. A healthier environment means a stabilised environment!”

The Weatherbies include characters such as Sammy Sun, Rosie Rainbow, Colin Cloud, Flo Snow, Ronny Rain, Willy Wind and many more.

The Weatherbies can simultaneously entertain, excite and educate children, with striking visual imagery, original captivating music and intuitive narrative. The characters both encourage and enjoy recycling, eating healthily, growing fruit and vegetables, reading books, using renewable energy, such as solar and wind power. The cast promote a blue-sky thinking ethos. Motivating an environment filled with helping, playing and sharing with their friends; as they go about their adventures around ‘Skytown’.

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For fun stories, songs and games you can see ‘Sammy Sun is Coming to Play, Rosie Rainbow’s Recycling Day and Colin Cloud is Making Shapes’.

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