Peter Urie has been appointed chief corporate development officer for TV-Loonland, a Germany-based independent production and distribution company with offices in the U.S., Europe and the U.K. Urie will work out of the London office, managing strategic business development and sourcing potential acquisitions for the producer of such animated projects as The Cramp Twins and Heidi.
Urie joins TV-Loonland’s core team of CEO and president Selma Käppel, COO Olivier Dumont and CFO Karl W. Homburg. He will also serve as managing director of Metrodome, overseeing and managing its video and theatrical distribution business. Past Metrodome titles include the Oscar-winning feature Monster and the critically acclaimed cult hit Donnie Darko.
Before joining TV-Loonland, Urie spent 12 years with BBC in various roles. He then went on to co-found TSS Ltd. and Media Merchants Ltd., companies that specialized in creating children’s content for ITV and the BBC. Gullane Ent. PLC acquired both entities and subsequently sold them in 2002 to HIT Ent, where Urie served as VP and group head of production (Europe). At HIT, he was responsible for production activities encompassing such classic brands such as Art Attack, Thomas the Tank Engine, Fireman Sam and Sooty.