Following the promotion of Finn Arnesen to head of program production for Cartoon Network Int’l, Jo Sweby has been appointed director of acquisitions for Cartoon Network, Boomerang and Toonami in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Her department will be renamed Original Animation and Acquisitions.
In the new position, Sweby will continue to acquire content for Turner’s European kids’ channels and will work alongside the European programming managers on programming strategy. She will also cooperate with the business development team on new business opportunities.
Daniel Lennard, director of animation for Cartoon Network, Boomerang and Toonami in Europe, will continue to drive Cartoon Network Europe’s commitment to original production. In addition to exec producing the second season of the hit series The Cramp Twins (set to debut on Cartoon Network U.S.) with co-production partner TV Loonland, Lennard is working on various pilots with British creators/production companies including Tiger Aspect and Aardman. Production has begun on the 26×30 original series Robotboy, a co-production with Paris-based studio Alphanim. It will also be broadcast on Cartoon Network U.S.