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Jellyfish Ups Will Newis to Animation Global Head of Production

Previous animation division executive producer at the global animation and VFX studio will now lead studio’s international teams.

Global Animation and VFX studio Jellyfish Pictures promoted animation division executive producer Will Newis to Animation Global Head of Production. Before Jellyfish, Newis worked for over eight years at MPC and is credited for work on projects including 1917, Nope, Transformers: Rise of the Beasts, Chip ‘n Dale: Rescue Rangers, The Lion King, and Prehistoric Planet.

“Will brings production strength, prowess and experience to this executive role and will spearhead the production leadership in Animation to ensure the success of our global expansion efforts,” commented Natalie Llewellyn, managing director - Animation and Originals. “He will work closely with the Jellyfish Pictures Senior Leadership Team to define and drive the overall vision and strategy for production, nurturing and developing our talent, and delivering progressive and reliable production solutions to our clients.”

"I’m incredibly excited to take on this new role at Jellyfish Pictures, working with the truly world-class talent we have in London, Mumbai, and around the globe,” added Newis. “The team continues to produce outstanding work across a diverse range of high-profile projects, and I look forward to building and developing our production processes to deliver the best creative output possible.”

In his new role, Newis will lead the Jellyfish Pictures production teams in London, Mumbai, and worldwide, supporting its broad slate of productions while working closely alongside creative director of Animation, Archie Donato.

Jellyfish Pictures' current projects include an animated series for Netflix EMEA/Lime entitled Wereworld, based on a popular book series by Curtis Jobling, and an adaptation of Roald Dahl’s “The Twits” for Netflix. It has also recently started production on a new feature animation for a Hollywood studio.

Source: Jellyfish Pictures

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Debbie Diamond Sarto is news editor at Animation World Network.