Dublin-based animation Studio Brown Bag Films appoints international media entrepreneur Neil Court to its board of directors.
Dublin-based animation Studio Brown Bag Films has appointed international media entrepreneur Neil Court to its board of directors. He has been advising the company on original program development and production since November.
In 1997, Court co-founded Toronto’s Decode Entertainment, which became one of the largest international suppliers of children’s television series. When Decode became DHX Media in 2006, Court became president of the international distribution subsidiary and was appointed to the DHX board of directors. Following his departure from DHX, Court remained a non-executive board member until 2011. Previous roles include Managing Director of Nelvana Enterprises and director of his own international media consultancy company. Court is currently Chairman and co-owner of Peacock Alley Entertainment, a reality TV and prime time scripted production and distribution company.
Commenting on the appointment Court said, “I’m very pleased and flattered to have been asked to join the Brown Bag Films board. My role is to help the company develop its long term strategy while continuing to advise on its owned IP business. Brown Bag Films is the leading CGI animation studio in Europe and I’m looking forward to helping it achieve even greater success.”
Cathal Gaffney, CEO of Brown Bag Films said, “This is an exciting time for Brown Bag Films and we are delighted to add Neil to the board. We look forward to benefiting from Neil’s experience as we continue to invest in developing and producing original kids content for a global audience.”
Brown Bag Films recently celebrated three Daytime Emmy Award wins for their CGI animated series Peter Rabbit (Nickelodeon). Employing over 160 full time staff from their offices in Dublin and Los Angeles, Brown Bag Films is currently in production on a second season of Peter Rabbit, as well as the hit animated shows Doc McStuffins (Disney Jr), Octonauts (CBeebies), Henry Hugglemonster (Disney Jr). Brown Bag Films’ latest production Bing premiered on CBeebies in June 2014.
Source: Brown Bag Films
Jennifer Wolfe is Director of News & Content at Animation World Network.