German children's entertainment producer TV-Loonland AG has appointed Celia Holman to the newly created role of head of development for the London office. Holman will be responsible for the development of all TV-Loonland's European-based programming and the maintaining and developing of contacts with independent producers, children's publishers and rights holders. Prior to TV-Loonland, she worked as project development manager for Network of the World (NOW), where she worked with potential children's content partners for a fully converged TV/Web environment. John Bullivant, TV-Loonland's director of programmes, said, "At the core of TV-Loonland's mandate is an on-going commitment to the in-house development and production of high-quality children's entertainment for international distribution. We are extremely excited to have Celia join TV-Loonland and her strong editorial skills combined with an invaluable background in children's publishing makes her a huge asset to our creative team." Holman adds, "I am looking forward immensely to working with new and exciting creative partners, re-establishing relationships with familiar and exciting creative partners, and generally delivering the goods in terms of innovative, engaging and quality programming for a worldwide audience."
Read Animation World Magazine's interview with John Bullivant to learn more about the state of European animation.