Target Entertainment announces that Oliver Ellis, Target’s director of children’s and family, and Helen Howells, commercial director, will be leaving Target Entertainment to set up their own prodco.
Press Release from Target Ent.
London: Target Entertainment announces that Oliver Ellis, Target’s director of children’s and family, and Helen Howells, commercial director, will be leaving Target Entertainment to set up their own prodco. Ellis will continue to act as executive producer on Target’s forthcoming pre-school series (to be announced shortly), while Howells will continue to support Target to ensure a strategic roll-out of the brand internationally. Ellis’ kids’ acquisition responsibilities will now be looked after by Ali Hill, director of TV acquisitions and Hannah Worrall, director of sales.
Alison Rayson, CEO, says: “While it’s always sad to see valued colleagues leave, we wish Oliver and Helen all the best for their exciting new venture and we both intend to continue our relationship albeit in a different capacity”.
Oliver and Helen added: “Target has been a great experience and both of us are sad to be leaving but it’s time for us to strike out on our own and we feel hugely exhilarated by the prospect. We look forward to continuing to work with Target wherever possible and are thrilled to be leaving on a high with the new production about to be greenlit. We’re sure Target will make this a huge success”.
Target Entertainment is a leading international production and rights management business. With offices in the UK and USA, it produces content and manages rights and brands. Target Entertainment was formed by CEO Alison Rayson as an international TV distribution company in 1998. In 2004 it launched entertainment production, licensing, and home entertainment divisions. Since then it has expanded further by setting up a children’s and family production division. In 2007 Target acquired UK distribution company Minotaur International. In August 2010 Target was acquired by leading all-rights distributor, The Metrodome Group.
More about Metrodome Group PLC:Metrodome Group PLC is an AIM-listed holding company which owns Metrodome Distribution and Target Entertainment.
Metrodome Group PLC is actively looking at further merger and acquisition deals, and has announced its intention to move into international film sales. Metrodome Group PLC plans to offer producers and rights owners a one-stop shop for international exploitation of their product, whilst continuing to expand its own production ambitions.
Metrodome Distribution is one of the leading independent film distributors in the UK, acquiring films and other product for exploitation in cinemas, on DVD & VOD, and via broadcast. Metrodome Distribution is also active in co-production, with its first two feature films slated for release in 2011, and has a first look deal with film production company Neon Park.
Target Entertainment is a leading international rights management business, representing producers and content owners across different genres and across all media and non-broadcast platforms. Clients include Living TV Group, MTV, BBC, Sony Computer Entertainment Europe and Chapman Entertainment.
Metrodome Distribution and Target Entertainment, wholly owned subsidiaries of Metrodome Group PLC, boast combined annual revenues of over £20 million.