Bardel Entertainment expands with satellite studio

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Bardel Enter­tain­ment

Vancouver-based ani­ma­tion stu­dio Bardel Enter­tain­ment Inc. announced Mon­day that it is expand­ing its oper­a­tions with the open­ing of a new satel­lite stu­dio in Kelowna, located in British Columbia’s Okana­gan Valley.

We are excited to be branch­ing out to Kelowna,” says com­pany CEO Delna Bhe­sa­nia. “It is a great oppor­tu­nity to reach a new tal­ent pool of ani­ma­tors, work with indus­try lead­ers such as the Nick­elodeon Ani­ma­tion Stu­dio, and to pro­vide the alter­na­tive of a smaller-town lifestyle for our crews and their families.”

Bardel is also cur­rently in dis­cus­sions with Okana­gan Col­lege in Kelowna for the devel­op­ment of a two– to four-year ani­ma­tion pro­gram to help build tal­ent in the region.

With over 20 years of expe­ri­ence in the ani­ma­tion indus­try, Bardel is an ani­ma­tion script-to-screen ser­vice provider work­ing with such major United States stu­dios as Nick­elodeon, Dream­Works, Fox, Dis­ney, Sony and Warner Bros. It is one of a few stu­dios in Canada with pro­duc­tion exper­tise in fea­ture film, tele­vi­sion and inter­ac­tive online con­tent. The company’s own pro­pri­ety shows include the award-winning Sil­ver­wing, The Christ­mas Orange and Zeke’s Pad.

Kelowna was selected by Bardel for sev­eral rea­sons: its inter­na­tional air­port; access to the regional tax incen­tives pro­vided by the Province of British Colum­bia; and the grow­ing tal­ent pool in the area, with com­pa­nies such as Dis­ney Inter­ac­tive (Club Pen­guin) already oper­at­ing in the city.

The Okana­gan Film Com­mis­sion, the Cen­tral Okana­gan Eco­nomic Devel­op­ment Com­mis­sion and the City of Kelowna pro­vided sup­port in this venture.

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