Studio 100 Appoints Industry Veteran Tim Brooke-Hunt to Lead Flying Bark Productions

Schelle, Belgium, 10th February 2014:  Studio 100 is delighted to announce the appointment of Tim Brooke-Hunt as advisor to the Board of Directors of Studio 100 Group and as President of the Board of Flying Bark Productions in Australia.
In these roles, effective immediately, Tim will advise the group on its animation activities and will guide Flying Bark’s future development. He will work closely with Jim Ballantine, who remains General Manager and Executive Producer of Flying Bark’s TV and Feature Film projects.
Flying Bark is a leading producer of quality animation that has achieved significant growth as part of Studio 100 Group.  The studio currently has three TV Series in production, Tashi, Heidi and Vic the Viking, as well as two feature films : Blinky Bill and Maya the Bee. It is also developing two TV Series, Skippy and Lulu.
Tim Brooke-Hunt  is a veteran of children’s programming. For six years he was Head of Children’s Content for ABC TV and Controller of channels ABC3 and ABC4Kids.  Tim gained experience in animation development, financing and production during his eight years as Executive Producer with Pacific Vision and Sticky Pictures, and nine years as Executive Producer and Director of Yoram Gross Studios (now Flying Bark Productions).  Tim is also a founding Director of the Asian Animation Summit.
Hans Bourlon, CEO of Studio 100 Group, said: “After our phenomenal growth over the past four years we are excited to welcome Tim to the Studio 100 group. His wealth of experience will help take Studio 100 to new international markets and help us continue to build a sustainable business.”
Tim Brooke-Hunt said:  “I am delighted to assist the Studio 100 Group in their ambitious plans in animation and to be associated once again with the studio at which I worked throughout the 1990’s, and to guide the talented team at Flying Bark. Under the leadership of Jim Ballantine, Flying Bark has become recognised internationally as a producer of quality animation, and I look forward to helping to consolidate and extend the company’s position.”

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About Studio 100:
Studio 100, the leading global family entertainment company, was founded in 1996 by Gert Verhulst and Hans Bourlon. Its head office is located in Schelle, Belgium with offices across the world in the Netherlands, France, Germany, Hong Kong and Australia.
Studio 100 has built a truly 360º approach to family entertainment with five global brands at its heart: CGI-series Maya the Bee, which broadcasts in 134 countries and has over 300 licensees; Vic the Viking, which airs in over 60 countries; Heidi, which is currently in production with a new CGI series and live actions series House of Anubis & Hotel 13; as well as numerous entertainment properties aimed at local markets. Studio 100 has live action studios in Schelle and Londerzeel and CGI animation studios in Sydney & Paris with focus on Maya the Bee, Vic the Viking and Heidi.  Studio 100 has built a number of iconic brands in its Benelux home markets including Samson and Gert, Plop, K3, Mega Mindy and Bumba.
With content based on these characters at its core, Studio 100 integrates these into film, theatre, music, digital platforms, publishing, merchandising, theme parks, live action and animation to ensure multiple consumer touch points for each brand.
The company’s animation expertise is evident in its two pioneering animation studios – Studio 100 Animation in Paris, and Flying Bark, in Sydney.
Studio 100’s assets all adhere to its ethos of truth, family values and integrity and this morality has a global reach due to Studio 100’s family of licensees who are fundamental to the worldwide growth of Studio 100.
For further information, please visit the company’s websites:
www.studio100.tv
www.studio100animation.com
www.flyingbark.com.au
www.studio100media.com
@studio100group

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