Toon Boom Teams with Bento Box
BAS will soon be providing animation production services for BBE on two high-profile television series—Out There with creator Ryan Quincy in conjunction with 20th TV for IFC, and The Awesomes with creators Seth Meyers and Michael Shoemaker in conjunction with Loren Michael’s Broadway Video for HULU. BBE’s plans to expand BAS’s production services with future projects soon to be announced.
Utilizing the Toon Boom and BBE digital pipeline, BAS will employ over 100 animators and production staff within twelve months, and is expected to expand to greater than 200 employees within three years. Both Toon Boom and BBE will be training local artists in coordination with the city of Atlanta and the State of Georgia.
Officials in Atlanta are thrilled with plans for BAS, and the mutual benefits the facility will bring to the local artistic and business communities.
“Bento Box Entertainment’s choice of Georgia for its new animation production service studio is a testament to the strategic and intentional efforts Georgia is making to ensure that the digital entertainment industry continues to grow in our state,” remarks Chris Cummiskey, commissioner of the Georgia Department of Economic Development. “Georgia offers companies like BBE access to a highly-skilled talent pool and other competitive resources, creating opportunities for companies in this industry to be successful in Georgia.”
Source: Toon Boom Animation