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Jellyfish Pictures Announces New Leadership Team

David Patton, Mark Warburg, Phil Greenlow, and Sharn Gondal join the Emmy Award-winning VFX/Animation company; Natalie Llewellyn expands her role managing all animation production.

Emmy and Annie Award-winning VFX and animation company Jellyfish Pictures has restructured its leadership team following Key Capital Partners’ minority investment earlier this year used to further the company’s ongoing global expansion.

David Patton, former Global President of Brand Experience and Advertising at Technicolor Creative Studios (where he led The Mill and MPC Advertising) joins Jellyfish Pictures as Chief Executive Officer. In this newly created role, Patton will work closely with Jellyfish Pictures' Founder Phil Dobree to spearhead long-term growth across the business. Their focus will be to broaden the studio's product offering, build-out operational efficiencies, expand into new markets, and nurture the company’s creative talent.

Jellyfish Pictures’ new Chief Operating Officer is Mark Warburg. Previously Global Head of Talent at Technicolor Creative Studios, Warburg will oversee all aspects of the company’s operations.

Phil Greenlow, formerly the Global Managing Director for Film at MPC, joins Jellyfish Pictures as Managing Director of VFX across film and episodic content. Greenlow will leverage his 16 years of industry experience to build upon content ranging from major feature films to the ever-expanding high-end TV market.

Natalie Llewellyn expands her role as Managing Director of Jellyfish Pictures’ Animation and Originals, overseeing all the studio’s animation production output and driving business development, client relationships and partner initiatives.

Former Global Head of Talent at MPC, Sharn Gondal, joins as Jellyfish Pictures’ Head of People, responsible for the development and expansion of Jellyfish Pictures’ global talent base.

Existing CFO Michelle David and Director of VFX and Animation Luke Dodd will support the leadership team and work closely with Patton on delivering the company’s ambitions and managing sustained growth.

Founder Dobree commented, “I’m delighted to welcome David as CEO to drive new growth opportunities and steer a new and refocused leadership team. Given our significant successes over the past few years, it's critical that we continue to strengthen and invest in our talent and technology - not only to continue to build scale but also to ensure that we are able to deliver the very best Tier 1 creative product and service to our clients across all markets.”

“Jellyfish Pictures is on an incredible journey and has tremendous ambition,” said Patton. “The new leadership team and structure we now have in place will enable Jellyfish Pictures to remain creatively agile, fast-paced and technology-leading. These set the platform for taking Jellyfish Pictures to the next level and I'm delighted to be joining the business at such an exciting time.”

Source: Jellyfish Pictures

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Whitney is a freelance writer focusing on VFX-driven fantasy film & TV as well as preschool animation.