Industry veteran will oversee the company’s growing slate of co-productions as well as future productions partnerships.
LONDON -- Leading kids’ entertainment specialist CAKE has announced the appointment of Rob Doherty as its new VP of production.
Working closely alongside CAKE’s CEO and creative director, Tom van Waveren, as well as VP Creative Emily Whinnett, Doherty will support CAKE’s growing slate of co-productions as well as overseeing ongoing and future production partnerships, which for 2018 include Space Chickens in Space, with others standing by for greenlight later in the year.
Doherty brings with him more than 25 years of experience in animation and children’s television, having worked for leading kids’ TV companies including Aardman Animations, Disney and ITV, developing and producing children’s series for the international market, as well as helping to recruit multiple animation production crews for key players.
“CAKE has been ramping up its development and production slate over the last few years and so we are delighted to welcome Rob to the team,” says van Waveren. “Rob brings with him a depth of experience as well as a strong international network, which will be invaluable in consolidating CAKE’s production partnerships on current and future shows.”
“I’m delighted to be joining such a well-established and highly-respected company at this exciting time for them and the industry,” says Doherty. “Having known Tom and the team for many years, it feels like a perfectly natural move on my part and I look forward to the challenges ahead.”