EQAL Hits Japan

Los Angeles-based EQAL, the production firm behind Youtube sensation lonelygirl15, said this morning that it has inked a licensing agreement in Japan. According to EQAL, entertainment company Shinto Tsushin will distribute lonelygirl15 and KateModern throughout Japan, and will create original content based on the franchise. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. EQAL said that Shinto Tsushin will distribute Japanese dubbed versions of the two online series, and also create an original, "social show" that will take place in Japan. The deal is part of a growing international expansion for EQAL, which also announced a similar deal in Poland in January.