Animation and VFX studio Jellyfish Pictures has named Will Newis as its new Animation Global Head of Production.
Newis previously served as Executive Producer in the Animation division.
Prior to Jellyfish, Newis spent eight years working at MPC and his credits include 1917, Nope, Transformers: Rise of the Beasts, Chip ‘n Dale:Rescue Rangers, The Lion King, and Prehistoric Planet.
Commenting on the promotion, Natalie Llewellyn, Managing Director – Animation and Originals said, “Will brings production strength, prowess and experience to this executive role and will spearhead the production leadership in Animation to ensure the success of our global expansion efforts. He will work closely with the Jellyfish Pictures Senior Leadership Team to define and drive the overall vision and strategy for production, nurturing and developing our talent, and delivering progressive and reliable production solutions to our clients.”
Will Newis said of his new position, “I’m incredibly excited to take on this new role at Jellyfish Pictures, working with the truly world-class talent we have in London, Mumbai and around the globe. The team continue to produce outstanding work across a diverse range of high-profile projects, and I look forward to building and developing our production processes to deliver the best creative output possible.”
As Animation Global Head of Production, Newis will lead the Jellyfish Pictures production teams in London, Mumbai, and around the world, as well as provide support across the slate. He will work closely alongside Creative Director of Animation, Archie Donato, to ensure that the teams “continue to generate and deliver the high-quality work and artistic excellence that Jellyfish Pictures is known for.”
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