Production studio Jellyfish Pictures has appointed Natalie Llewellyn as Head of Development to lead Jellyfish’s latest push into creating its own children’s animation properties.
Llewellyn joins Jellyfish Pictures after a five year stint as Head of Global Strategy at Platinum Films Ltd. At Platinum, Llewellyn looked after the global distribution of Platinum’s children’s properties, including Matt Hatter Chronicles, Dream Street and most recently, Young Bear Grylls. Prior to working with Platinum, Llewellyn held senior positions at V&S Entertainment Ltd and Bentley Productions Ltd.
Phil Dobree, CEO, Jellyfish Pictures, said, “2018 is going to see Jellyfish Pictures really focus on the creation of our own IP. We have had great success working in collaboration with other production companies, and now is the time to take the lead. Natalie brings a great pedigree to the team. Her experience as an animation and drama producer and as a programming sales director means she is perfectly placed to help us reach our goals. This appointment signifies how seriously we are taking this side of the business, and I am looking forward to what’s to come out of Jellyfish Pictures in the coming months.”
Natalie Llewellyn added, “Jellyfish Pictures is known for its dynamic reputation and being a world-leading VFX and animation studio. The company has a fantastic culture – one that cultivates creativity, passion and new ideas – and I’m thrilled to be part of the team. My aim is to build on its already stellar offering and use my knowledge and expertise to oversee the development, production and international distribution of new animated kids’ properties that will be watched and loved by children all over the world.”
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