files/pictures/picture-35.jpgPress Release from Little Airplane Productions
NEW YORK, January 18, 2011, -- Little Airplane Productions has named Tom Brown, Vice President, Production and Operations. The announcement was made today by Josh Selig, Founder and President, Little Airplane Productions.
Brown has been Head of Production for Little Airplane since 2004. He joined the company in 2002 as an Assistant Director and subsequently served as a Producer and Head of Production. Since joining Little Airplane, Tom has overseen the development and production of, “The Wonder Pets!” for Nick Jr., “Oobi!” for Noggin, “3rd & Bird” for Cbeebies, and the upcoming "Small Potatoes" for Cbeebies and Playhouse Disney.
In addition, Tom oversaw the design and construction of Little Airplane’s 12,000 square foot South Street Seaport studio, which includes production and audio facilities and a general store. Tom set up the company's UK office in 2009 and is directly responsible for the finance and management of both studios and their employees, including producers, artists, musicians and talent. Finally, Tom established Little Airplane's non-profit "Little Light Foundation," a 5013c, whose first project, "The Olive Branch," is currently airing on Nickelodeon in the US.
“Tom Brown is the rare executive who understands both operations and the creative process," said Selig, "His steady hand and his loyalty have been key to the success of Little Airplane.”
In his new role, Tom will be working to build strategic partnerships for Little Airplane and the Little Light Foundation in the areas of sponsorships, publishing, licensing, games, international co-productions and feature films.
Prior to joining Little Airplane, Brown worked on numerous commercials for clients including Polo, Ralph Lauren, NYSE, Canon and Pepsi. Brown has written an original feature film entitled “531” with partner Rob Goodman that was completed in 2001. A native of Allentown, PA, Brown is a graduate of Florida Atlantic University.
About Little Airplane Productions
Founded by Josh Selig in 1999, Little Airplane Productions created and produced “The Wonder Pets!” for Nick Jr. (winner of the 2009 Japan Prize for Best Television Series), “Oobi!” for NOGGIN and “3rd & Bird” for the BBC's CBeebies. Additionally, Josh Selig was the Head Writer for “Little Bill” on Nick Jr. He has received ten Emmy Awards for his writing on “Sesame Street” and was the Resident Producer of the historic Israeli/Palestinian “Sesame Street” co-production (winner of the 1998 Japan Prize). Josh writes a weekly column for KidScreen Magazine called "Planet Preschool" which can be read at www.kidscreen.com.
Little Airplane has also launched the Little Light Foundation (www.littlelightfoundation.org
). The mission of the Little Light Foundation is to create programming that will help children around the world learn about conflict resolution and mutual respect. For more information about Little Airplane Productions please visit www.littleairplane.com