Beano Studios has appointed Hat Trick’s Mark Talbot as its new Chief Creative Officer.

In his new role, Talbot will head up Beano Studios’ long form content development and production studio.
He will oversee Beano Studios’ expansion into scripted live action comedy and drama for teens and young adults.
Talbot joins from Hat Trick where he held the role of Head of Comedy Development. After joining the company in 2006 as a Runner, he became Development Producer in 2007, where he was briefed to bring in new talent and develop youth content for C4 and BBC3.  In his time at Hat Trick, he developed the BAFTA winning Revolting and The Revolution Will Be Televised for BBC Two, as well as recently producing  Flack starring Anna Paquin.
Mark Talbot said: “Beano Studios is a rapidly growing global powerhouse with huge ambition to make smart, contemporary shows that people of all ages can enjoy. I plan to channel the rebellious Beano spirit to create top quality shows to be proud of.”

Emma Scott, CEO, Beano Studios said: “Mark’s vision, drive and great comedy bones will super charge the development of Beano inspired shows for the early teen and young adult audience, as well as our continued passion for both older kids animation and digital-inspired entertainment shows.”

Staff Reporter

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