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Dick Clark launches kids' arm

Dick Clark Productions is expanding into the kids' TV market, launching a new
division, Dick Clark Kids.

The division's first show, targeted for release in 2004, will be The
CanBees, You CanBee Anything You Imagine
.

It will be educational and aimed at preschoolers.

Cindy Clark, vice president of production, and Kelly Sole Holscher, media
marketing executive, will lead the new division, looking for new properties to
acquire, as well as developing originals.

"There's a real need in the preschool children's market for entertainment
with positive role models to help children realize the potential of their
imaginations," Holscher said.

Contributing editor Paige Albiniak has been covering the business of television for nearly 25 years. She is a longtime contributor to Next TV, Broadcasting + Cable and Multichannel News. She concurrently serves as editorial director for entertainment marketing association Promax. She has written for such publications as TVNewsCheck, The New York Post, Variety, CBS Watch and more. Albiniak was B+C’s Los Angeles bureau chief from September 2002 to 2004, and an associate editor covering Congress and lobbying for the magazine in Washington, D.C., from January 1997-September 2002.