Award-Winning Writer-Producer Returns to Scholastic Media's Soup2Nuts Animation Studio

NEW YORK – June 30, 2009 – Scholastic Media, a division of Scholastic Inc., announced today that award-winning writer, producer and director Jack D. Ferraiolo has returned to the company’s animation studio division, Soup2Nuts®, in a new position as Development Executive.

Ferraiolo will work with the company’s Development Group, and is responsible for developing new and existing properties at Soup2Nuts’s Boston-area studios and Scholastic Media’s New York offices. He will review and develop Soup2Nuts program pitches, oversee their pitch presentations and represent the company at industry events.

"We are delighted to see Jack return to Soup2Nuts," said Deborah Forte, President of Scholastic Media and Executive Vice President of Scholastic Inc, the global publishing, education and media company. "He is a creative executive whose writing and animation experience will guide Soup2Nuts to even greater success. His sensibility and talent relationships are respected throughout the industry."

Ferraiolo received a 2008 Emmy Award for Best Writing in Animation for the hit animated series, WordGirl®, which moved quickly from interstitial shorts to a five-day-a-week slot on PBS Kids. In addition to co-developing that show, he served in various roles at Soup2Nuts, including as editor on the company’s acclaimed animated television series “Science Court” for ABC, editor and producer on the cult-favorite series “Home Movies®” for Cartoon Network’s “Adult Swim” programming block, and in multiple production roles for “O’Grady” on The N children’s network.

Also an acclaimed author, Ferraiolo’s first novel The Big Splash was called “thrilling & entertaining” by The New York Times Book Review, received a starred review from Publishers Weekly, and recently was nominated for a 2009 Edgar Award in the Best Young Adult category, among other accolades.

Ferraiolo lives on the North Shore of Massachusetts with his wife and two children.

Scholastic Corporation (NASDAQ: SCHL) is the world's largest publisher and distributor of children's books and a leader in educational technology and children's media. Scholastic creates quality educational and entertainment materials, as well as products for use in school and at home, including books, magazines, technology-based products, teacher materials, television programming, film, videos and toys. The company distributes its products and services through a variety of channels, including proprietary school-based book clubs and book fairs, retail stores, schools, libraries, television networks and the company's Internet site,

Soup2Nuts, a division of Scholastic Media, is a digital animation studio offering full in-house production services including the development of original series, writing, recording, music composing, character design, animation, and post-production. Founded in 1994, the Boston studio quickly established a reputation for creating award-winning animated comedy series with their first hit, “Dr. Katz: Professional Therapist,” which aired on Comedy Central. Since “Dr.Katz,” Soup2Nuts has created the cult favorite “Home Movies” for Cartoon Network's Adult Swim, the science series “Squigglevision” for ABC’s Saturday Morning, “Hey Monie” for BET and Oxygen, the teen comedy “O'Grady” for The N and, currently, “WordGirl” for PBS Kids.



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