Strategic media agency Film London has appointed industry expert Julian Scott as Animation & Television Consultant, tapping his wealth of experience in kids’ TV to forge new creative partnerships with key global markets. Scott will advise producers and investors on the facilities, skills and talent on tap in London, organize visits for foreign executives, and promote the UK’s tax incentives for animation and children’s programming.
“London’s animation industry is rich in skill and technical expertise while also possessing a rare gift for storytelling and the creation of memorable, globally-resonant characters,” said Adrian Wootton, Chief Executive of Film London and the British Film Commission.
“I’m delighted to welcome Julian to Film London to help us spread this message – I’m certain his experience developing original and branded content either side of the Atlantic and helping broker co-production deals will be of tremendous value to us and to the capital’s industry. His in-depth knowledge and experience will help inform our strategy as we work to highlight the fact that London is very much open for business when it comes to creating the best in animation and children’s television.”
Scott’s resume includes holding positions at companies such as Walt Disney International Television and Sesame Workshop, as well as consulting as a freelancer for Beano Studios, Winduna Enterprises, coolabi and King Rollo Films. An expert in branded content, global IP development, international co-production and finance, Scott has also served as Chair of the BAFTA Children’s Committee; an elected member of the BAFTA Television and on the PACT Children’s Committee.
Film London’s work in the animation sector is supported by the Mayor of London and the London Enterprise Panel. The organization works to support and develop film, television, video, commercials and interactive media projects.