What is Fubble?

Fubble is an Emmy® award winning company with demonstrated success in national entertainment television, web content development, new media based projects and live theater.

With a combined experience of more than 30 years, Fubble Entertainment, LLC® tells stories that people remember and share.

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Who is Fubble?

Longtime friends and colleagues, The Emmy® award winning team, of Teresa L. Thome and Patrick W. Ziegler launched Fubble Entertainment, LLC in December 2010. Prior to Fubble, the team served as Executive Producers of the children’s television show Come on Over! for Enthusiastic Productions for which it won 13 Regional Emmys and received a National Daytime Emmy nomination under their stewardship. In Fubble’s first year, the team raised capital to produce the first five episodes of a dramedy web series Backstage Drama, showcased at a leading international art festival, ArtPrize and developed and launched a subscription-based website for which they won an Emmy. Highlights since launching their company include presenting a staged reading of their original sitcom I’ve Got A Life In Kalamazoo with multiple award winners Ed Asner, Marion Ross, Vicki Lewis and Gregory Jbara and producing a new animation, Fashionista and Glamour Girl, with the late great Joan Rivers. The team served five years as executive and creative producers for the national festival of laughter, LaughFest, working in the first year as writers and producers for An Evening With Betty White. Additional projects are highlighted below.

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Fubble Past Projects

Teresa and Patrick served as Executive Producers with Enthusiastic Productions garnering 13 Emmy nominations for the children’s TV show “Come On Over!” The team also produced, in association with PBS Kids Sprout’s “Noodle and Doodle” sproutonline.com/shows/noodle-and-doodle and produced and directed a music animation pilot “Music AL”, with Four Boys Entertainment.(Patricia Heaton and David Hunt)

With Fubble, the team has served as Executive Producers for the national festival of laughter, LaughFest where they wrote and produced the creative portion of “An Evening with Betty White; wrote and produced “aLive from Grand Rapids, It’s Saturday Night”, with Martin Short, Alan Zweibel and Kevin Nealon. As well as worked with in subsequent years, Wayne Brady, Jonathan Mangum, Jay Leno and a host of other A-List comedians.

The company produced, in association with the Saugatuck Center for the Arts, “8, The Play” by Dustin Lance Black. And the same play, in association with Actors’ Theatre Grand Rapids.

The duo served as Executive Producers on an animated pilot featuring (and in partnership with) the late great Joan Rivers. Fashionista and Glamour Girl.

In December 2014, Fubble produced a television holiday special, Holiday Memories of Grand Rapids airing on both an NBC and ABC affiliate in West Michigan, as well as WKTV. They earned an Eclipse Award for their efforts. The following year, they reformatted the special, airing it again in West Michigan, then made it available for purchase at holidaymemoriesgr.com

Fubble Current Projects

Fubble currently holds in development a holiday movie, The Santa Hat with Ed Asner and Shirley Jones. Visit TheSantaHat.com to learn more about the project.

Fubble seeks a home for its sitcom, “I’ve Got a Life in Kalamazoo” (showcased in a staged reading at the Museum of Broadcast Communications in Chicago, with partners MBC, Me-TV, WCIU) The series features Ed Asner, Marion Ross, Vicki Lewis, Gregory Jbara and Patrick W. Ziegler. Learn more at www.lifeinkzoo.com

Early 2012, Fubble began distributing its first property “Backstage Drama”, an episodic web series that, in addition to being a for-profit venture for the company, also raises funds for community theaters. The series has earned an Emmy®, a Telly and an Eclipse Award. It is available at “Backstage Drama” at www.backstagedrama.com

Visit HolidayMemoriesGR.com to purchase the Holiday special that celebrates memories of Grand Rapids.

Fubble holds multiple properties for screens, big and small in development.

Backstage Drama
Backstage Drama Logo Backstage Drama Successfully funded through Kickstarter!

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!”

Her one woman show, "Warm Cheese" was met with sell-out shows and standing o's at the Hollywood Fringe Festival. warmcheese.com

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 Chicago, Michigan and Los Angeles.

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

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