‘Beat Girl’ Nominated for Kidscreen Award

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Beat Girl from beActive Entertainment  gets another nomination. After being nominated for an Emmy, Beat Girl is now nominated for a Kidscreen Award as Best TV Movie. Winners will be announced on 11th February in New York, one day after the Emmys ceremony.

Beat Girl, created by award-winning and Emmy-nominated producer Nuno Bernardo, was produced by Triona Campbell under the helm of Irish Director Mairtín de Barra and stars newcomer Louise Dylan as Heather, a classical pianist whose music brings her on a life journey, as she finds herlself torn between following her late mother’s footsteps as a world class pianist and the enticing underground world of DJing.
The series was produced using the Irish section 481 tax incentives and Portuguese fund FICA. Beat Girl already made an impact on the big screen having had a theatrical run in cinemas in Ireland, UK and Portugal as well as a successful spin-off book, mobile games and a soundtrack CD. The series is currently available on iTunes and in the US market on Hulu and Hulu Plus subscription service. It has also been broadcasted on TV in Israel and soon will be on Scandinavian screens.

Filmbase Presents Building a Low-Budget Film Franchise



Filmbase, in association with beActive Media presents a special masterclass on building a low-budget film franchise using the soon to be released Beat Girl as a case study. Beat Girl started out as the first drama on social media network Pinterest, then followed a book, a YouTube series, a TV series, a videogame, a music experience and now, a feature film for theatrical, VoD and DVD release.  Beat Girl is a new Irish, low-budget feature that hits cinema screens in Ireland and the US this May.


Beat Girl is a multi-platform series centred on a young girl’s musical self-discovery in the exciting world of DJing.  Beat Girl has been released in a variety of forms including a web and TV series, the book written by Jasmina Kallay, iPhone and iPad applications and it was the first scripted series to be told on Pinterest, the image-orientated social network, using photos, images and videos.


The film version of Beat Girl, directed by Mairtin de Barra, will be released on May 10th in cinemas and via VoD and DVD; its remake rights have also been bought by a Hollywood company for a US adaptation.


In advance of Beat Girl’s cinema release, Filmbase will host a panel discussion with the team behind Beat Girl, as well as local funders and practitioners from the growing Irish computer games and digital marketing sectors. Using Beat Girl as a case study the event will focus on the potential for low-budget filmmakers to create cross-platform opportunities and develop franchise formats.


With a decade of experience in international co-productions, multi-platform content production, format development, and licensing, the company behind Beat Girl, beActive, is in the vanguard of next generation entertainment. Sofia’s Diary, beActive’s first Transmedia series created in 2003, has already been produced and localized in 10 territories mixing TV, internet, mobile and other media.


Following the panel discussion attendees will be given the opportunity to have an exclusive advance screening of the film.


The event takes place at Filmbase on Saturday 27th April with the Panel discussion from 3 – 6pm, followed by the screening from 6.30 – 8pm. This is a free, but ticketed event. To register your interest in the event please email clare@filmbase.ie and include your full name and contact number in the email.


The trailer for Beat Girl can be viewed here.



beActive and Electus Announce U.S. Format Deal for ‘Beat Girl’


Electus Options North American Format Rights

for beActive’s Multi-platform Hit


beActive today confirms that multimedia studio Electus has acquired the North American format rights to beActive’s new multi-platform property BEAT GIRL which includes a web series, a book, a movie and a television series. Deal comes as beActive celebrates its 10th year in business.


Created by Emmy-nominated writer-producer Nuno Bernardo and originally produced in the U.K. in 2012, BEAT GIRL is a coming of age story of a young girl as she is torn between her late mother’s dreams of her securing a place in the prestigious Julliard Performing Arts School in New York and becoming a world class pianist in the pulsating world of Electronic Dance Music (EDM). The original television series and the film rights are being sold internationally by Content Media.  A music album and a smart phone game based on the series are due out in the Spring of 2013 to complement the multi-platform experience.


beActive’s Triona Campbell said “We are delighted to sign a format option agreement with Electus on reversioning this project for the U.S. market. The feedback online from the BEAT GIRL fan based communities has been huge and this is rapidly becoming a break out success story from what started as a in-house project to justify our obsession with electronic dance music and explore the counter culture world around it.  We really couldn’t ask for a better team than Electus in terms of translating this initial success into a unique series for U.S. audiences and bringing the BEAT GIRL world to the next level. The timing is also great in that we are announcing this on the same day as we are celebrating out 10th year of working in the Transmedia space


Electus’ Vice President of on International Media and Formats Eli Shibley said “We couldn’t be more thrilled to partner with beActive on BEAT GIRL in the U.S.  Their multi-platform approach to storytelling is perfectly suited for a series set in constantly evolving world of electronic music and we are confident that the universally relatable themes of this series will resonate with U.S. networks, as it has with networks and consumers around the world.”


This sale is the second U.S. format sale from beActive who previously successfully sold the format rights for multi-platform series SOFIA’S DIARY to Sony Pictures and Television in Los Angeles, with the teen series having since been reversioned in over ten territories (including China and the U.K.) and sold internationally.


About beActive

beActive is an award winning TV, Film and Transmedia Production Company with a decade of experience in international TV and Film co-productions, digital content production, format development and international licensing. With offices in London, Dublin, Lisbon and São Paulo, beActive’s TV and film projects include Sofia’s Diary for Sony Pictures Television, HBO primetime series The Line and Living in Your Car, Emmy-nominated Brazilian miniseries Final Punishment, Irish interactive TV series Aisling’s Diary and the UK film production The Knot, featuring Mena Suvari and Noel Clarke. Recently beActive launched its first science-fiction property Collider.


For more information please see www.beactivemedia.com