What is Fubble?

Fubble Entertainment, LLC® was established to create ‘contemporary media with a nostalgic appeal” delivered as sitcoms, new media, and made for TV movies.

Teresa Thome and Patrick Ziegler Teresa Thome, Patrick Ziegler Photo: Adam Bird Courtesy of: MI Biz West

Who is Fubble?

Fubble Entertainment is the Emmy® Award winning team Teresa L. Thome and Patrick W. Ziegler. Thome has a passion for business that is equaled only by her desire to write exceptionally great and typically funny content. Ziegler has long envisioned the day when Fubble Studios, taking a page from his mentor Desilu, will develop financially successful entertainment properties that will entertain audiences for years to come. As Michigan natives, the team is intent on utilizing Michigan resources – people and businesses – to develop its projects. As entertainment and business professionals – the team is intent on utilizing its out of state resources – people and business to ensure success on all levels (quality and financial).

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Fubble Past Projects

The Emmy® Award winners served as Executive Producers with Enthusiastic Productions for the children’s TV show “Come On Over!” www.comeonover.com. The team also produced in association with PBS Kids Sprout’s “Noodle and Doodle” www.sproutonline.com/noodle-and-doodle and produced and directed a music animation pilot “Music AL”, with Enthusiastic Productions and Four Boys Entertainment (Patricia Heaton of “Everybody Loves Raymond” and “The Middle” and David Hunt “24”).

Fubble has served on the talent cabinet for Grand Rapids Gilda’s Club LaughFest www.laughfestgr.org where they wrote and produced the creative portion of “An Evening With Betty White.”  www.mlive.com/entertainment/grand-rapids/index.ssf/2011/03/betty_white_enchants_sold-out.html

Fubble Current Projects

In the fall of 2011, Fubble launched its first property “Backstage Drama”, an episodic web series that, in addition to being a for-profit venture for the company, will also fund raise for community theaters.

Learn more about “Backstage Drama” and pilot episode “Into Grand River” at www.backstagedrama.com

In addition to “Backstage Drama”, Fubble holds in development two sitcoms, a children’s television and a made for TV Holiday movie. All are slated to be filmed in West Michigan.

Backstage Drama
Backstage Drama

About Fubble

Teresa L. Thome

Co-founder & Managing Partner

Teresa served as President of Enthusiastic Productions and Executive Producer for the Emmy® and Telly Award winning Children’s Television show “Come On Over!” She served as Executive Director of the Grand Rapids Children’s Museum for eleven years. Adorable Cartoon TeresaDuring her tenure, she and the Museum received numerous awards and honors. The Museum garnered the Governor's Award for Outstanding Cultural Organization and Teresa was chosen as one of 35 museum professionals from around the world to attend the Museum Management Institute, an offering of the Getty Leadership Institute. Teresa served as a participant in a Raising Capital Creatively round table at Johns Hopkins University representing her work with Enthusiastic Productions.

Teresa has performed in and directed more than 20 shows in the West Michigan area. She was a member of Last Minute Improv and is currently developing a one woman show. She is currently a member of the Endorsement Council for the Urban Institute of Contemporary Arts and is Vice President of the Downtown Improvement District Board. Teresa is an Emmy® Award and Telly Award winning producer for her work on “Come On Over!”

Patrick W. Ziegler

Co-founder & Managing Partner

Patrick served as Executive Producer with Enthusiastic Productions for the Emmy® and Telly Award winning Children’s Television show “Come On Over!’ After studying Theater and Communications at Western Michigan University he trained at the National Shakespeare Conservatory in New York City. He then went on to work at the New York Joseph Papp Theatre, Shakespeare in the Park and the Tony Award winning Roundabout Theatre. As a producer he worked with the Emmy® Winning production house Wunderfilm Design and helped produce main titles for “The Jamie Foxx Show”, “Cable Guy” and “The Wayan Brothers.” Adorable Cartoon PatrickHe founded, performed and directed the HBO Comedy Festival finalist comedy troupe “The Hollywood Players” after his training at the famed The Groundlings Improv in Los Angeles.

With his vast background in Theatre Patrick produced and directed the “I Love Lucy 50th Anniversary Stage Show” with CBS, Lucyfan Enterprises and the over seeing of Desilu, too, LLC. Patrick splits his time between Michigan and Chicago where he teaches improv and acting classes.

Patrick is an Emmy® Award and Telly Award winning producer for his work on “Come On Over!” He was also honored by Western Michigan University with being inducted into the distinguished Outstanding Alumni Academy.

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  • Producing
  • Directing
  • Michigan Film Incentives Consulting
Patrick and Teresa holding their awards Photo: Adam Bird Courtesy of: MI Biz West
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