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Biz Kid$ Fact SheetTitle: Biz Kid$Target: Ages 6-12 and beyond (high school teachers use the series too!)Length: Season One – 26 episodes Season Two – 13 episodesFormat: Standard Definition (SD) Letterbox, High Definition (HD) Closed CaptionedDistributor: American Public Television ExchangeProducer: Biz Kid$ LLP in association with WXXI RochesterRights: Unlimited U.S. analog and digital broadcasts for four (4) years from December 28, 2008, through December 27, 2012. Teachers have unlimited record and playback rights during that time.Web site: www.bizkids.comDescriptionBiz Kid$ is the fun, fast-paced public television series where kids teach kids about money and business. Whether a handbag designer, podcast host, or a dog groomer, the young business owners on the series inspire viewers to turn their passions into profit. Comedy sketches and spoofs of movies make the series a hit with kids and parents alike. Biz Kid$ also shows how to use credit wisely and illustrates the importance of saving, budgeting, investing, and giving back to the community.Biz Kid$, LLP – Production CompanyExecutive Producers — Jamie Hammond, Jim McKenna, Erren Gottlieb, Jeannine GlistaThe talented Biz Kid$ team is best known for creating and producing Bill Nye the Science Guy. That series received numerous awards, including 26 national Emmys (two for Outstanding Children’s Television Series) and the 1999 National Science Board Public Service Award, among others. Over the past decade, the producers have also created more than 275 episodes for PBS in the areas of How-To and Natural History. The team’s experience includes working with Danny Thomas, Bob Hope, David Letterman, Willie Nelson, Gary Coleman, and many others, as well as on projects for NBC, CBS, ABC, The Food Network, General Electric, General Motors, Microsoft, National Geographic, and President Bill Clinton. Other honors for various projects include two Gold Medals from the New York Festivals, the first Annenberg Foundation Award, two Monitor Awards, and two Environmental Media Awards.WXXI Rochester, NY — Presenting Station & Co-ProducerWXXI Public Broadcasting is an award-winning family of broadcast services dedicated to serving the lifelong educational needs of its viewers. Through innovation, outreach, community partnerships, and diversity of programming, WXXI uses the power of broadcasting to educate and enrich the lives of people in Rochester and beyond. Among WXXI’s recent national public television productions are: The Rochester International Jazz Festival, and Second Opinion. WXXI produces Homework Hotline, which airs on public television stations across New York State, and Assignment: The World, the nation’s longest-running instructional television program airing on approximately 100 stations. WXXI operates multiple television and radio stations, along with Reachout Radio for those with visual impairments. For more information about WXXI’s programs, visit www.wxxi.org.American Public Television (APT) — DistributorWith more than 10,000 hours of programming in its library, American Public Television (APT) has been a prime source of programming for the nation’s 356 public television stations, distributing more than 300 new program titles per year. APT milestones include distribution of the first HD series on public television and the 2006 launch of Create™ — the TV channel featuring the best of public television’s lifestyle programming. Known for its leadership in identifying innovative, worthwhile, and viewer-friendly programming, APT has established a tradition of providing public television stations with program choices that strengthen and customize their schedules. Programs like Biz Kid$ and other children’s series join a variety of prominent documentaries, dramatic series, how-to programs, and classic movies in APT’s inventory. For more information about APT’s programs and services, visit www.APTonline.org.America’s Credit Unions - UnderwriterBiz Kid$ has been exclusively underwritten by a coalition of America’s Credit Unions, led by the National Credit Union Foundation and the Washington Credit Union Foundation. To date, this coalition of credit unions, foundations, leagues, system affiliates and service providers has contributed millions of dollars to Biz Kid$. As a result, Biz Kid$ now reaches an estimated 271 million people across the US, Canada, and the UK. Biz Kid$ is the first national television series ever sponsored by credit unions, which have a rich tradition of supporting financial education in America for over 100 years. The TV series, together with the teaching curriculum materials, fulfills a key part the credit unions’ mission: to bring financial education and literacy to our nation’s youth. For more information about America’s Credit Unions visit www.cuna.orgTools for Teachers & ParentsCalling all teachers, parents and volunteers: Don’t miss our free downloadable materials! Each Biz Kid$ episode has its own curriculum, to be used in the classroom or at home in two 1-hour sessions over 2 days. Tools for KidsHey kids, want to become financially savvy? Then take charge of your future and check out these links!Quick CurriculumShort on time or resources? No problem! Biz Kid$ has pulled 5 episodes together to create a Quick Curriculum Package, available in both English and Spanish. * Episode 104: What Can You Do With Money? (ENGLISH) (SPANISH) * Episode 106: Taking Charge of Your Financial Future (ENGLISH) (SPANISH) * Episode 110: How to Achieve Your Financial Goals (ENGLISH) (SPANISH) * Episode 116: Budgeting Basics (ENGLISH) (SPANISH) * Episode 123: Understanding Income and Expenses (ENGLISH) (SPANISH)
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